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Jef Spradley Playing At Davenport’s Quinlan Court Outdoors TONIGHT!

August 18th, 2022
Jef Spradley Playing At Davenport's Quinlan Court Outdoors TONIGHT!

Free music from local artists will rock Davenport’s newest riverfront venue, Quinlan Court and tonight they feature Jef Spradley! Front Street Brewery and local food trucks will be onsite for food and beverage purchases. Food trucks and beverages at 6:00 p.m. with music starting at 7:00 p.m. Learn more here: davenportiowa.com/riverfront Featured artists upcoming include: August 18 | Jef Spradley August 25 | Barley House Band September 1 | MVBS w/John Resch & Doggin’ Out September 8 | Lewis Knudsen September 15 | Mo&Co September 22 | FlatTop September 29 | TBD  Read More

Rock Island’s Bent River Debuting ‘Dawn And On Festival Ale’ Tonight At Jam Night!

July 20th, 2022
Rock Island's Bent River Debuting 'Dawn And On Festival Ale' Tonight At Jam Night!

Stop down to Bent River in Rock Island on Wednesday July 20 as Bent River taps their “Dawn and On Festival Ale” and the Wednesday Night Open Jam featuring The Channel Cats with featured artist # 209 The Low Down. As always, feel free to bring your instruments if you wish to sit in on the jam! Let’s get this Festival weekend started! DAO Festival Ale Session IPA is perfect for a summer music festival, brewed with Mosaic and Simcoe hops. It boasts low bitterness, with flavors of tropical fruit, mango, pine and citrus imparted by the hops.  Read More

Bent River’s Cherry Limeade Goze A Summer Beer To Make You Cheery

July 15th, 2022
Bent River's Cherry Limeade Goze A Summer Beer To Make You Cheery

Well, from the looks of things, between the stifling humidity, the oppressive sun between monsoons, and the constant harassment of gnats as persistent and unwelcome as guys hitting on newly single women on social media, summer seems to have finally kayaked into the Quad-Cities. And with that new season comes a desperate need for a beverage, known to those over 21 (and ONLY those over 21, of course) as “a beer,” to satisfy the full summer cravings of escape, levity and the blessed sainthood of responsible inebriation.Local brew pubs have, generously, proven up to this crucial task on the annual.... Read More

Doc Kaalberg Dishes On His Favorite French Fries In Illinois And Iowa

July 15th, 2022
Doc Kaalberg Dishes On His Favorite French Fries In Illinois And Iowa

In honor of National French Fry Day here is my quick list of my top 5 favorites in the QC. 5. Tacobar Nacho fries. Perfect for a drunk snack or a hangover. These babies are packed full of what a growing boy needs. 4. Duck City Bistro Duck fat frys… These fries are the reason ducks were invented. Don’t ask my the logic on that, just know it involves science. 3. Luli’s homemade chips. Not really fries, but since this is my page I’ll allow it. They are potatoes, they are fried, they are to die for. Pro tip get the spicy ketchup with them. 2. Bone Collector BBQ &... Read More

You Need A Hot Potato On A Cold Day

October 20th, 2020
You Need A Hot Potato On A Cold Day

Can you believe this crap? Snow, record cold, and it’s barely October? Man, I need a vacation, already. Unfortunately, I also need money for that vacation, and so that trip to warmer climes will have to wait. However, there is a way we can get some warmth on these frigid days. (No, I’m not coming over to spoon you.) (Well, ok, I’ll consider it. Message me.) Aside from that though, you can get a hot potato! No, not the kind of Idaho spud type, but the type that will warm you in a different way. A more alcohol-based way. You see, folks, Bent River has this little drink they call the Hot Potato.... Read More

Celebrate Christmas in July with Bent River’s Jingle Java

July 20th, 2020
Celebrate Christmas in July with Bent River's Jingle Java

It’s the most wonderful time for a beer! Jingle Java makes its summer return to Bent River Brewing Company (1413 5th Avenue Moline) this Wednesday Jul 22 for a little Christmas in July enjoyment! This winter favorite release will mark the unofficial kick-off to the return of the Uncommon Tour on Wednesday Jul 29. Starting this Wednesday, growlers and growler fills of Jingle Java will be available at both the Moline and Rock Island locations. Want to take the Christmas in July vibe to another level? A Christmas Dinner Special will be featured on Friday and Saturday at the Moline Bent River location.... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 19th: Cars, Bikes, Tractors and MORE!

July 19th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 19th: Cars, Bikes, Tractors and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Quad-Cities Downtowns Take Differing Steps to Welcome Back Customers

July 11th, 2020
Quad-Cities Downtowns Take Differing Steps to Welcome Back Customers

Saturday in the Arts is a comprehensive, in-depth feature on a topic, trend or personality impacting the Quad-Cities, posted every Saturday morning on QuadCities.com. This week we look at the various downtown businesses of the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities and how they’ve been impacted by, and have adapted to, the covid-19 pandemic.   The popular Rock Island Brewing Company (RIBCO), in the middle of The District at 1815 2nd Ave., has been through a lot since it opened in 1979. Hailed as a leader in Q-C live entertainment (its starry roster of guest acts includes Bo Diddley, The Wallflowers,... Read More

Bent River’s Raspberry Brings Summer To Fruition

August 22nd, 2019
Bent River’s Raspberry Brings Summer To Fruition

Well, from the looks of things, between the stifling humidity, the oppressive sun between monsoons, and the constant harassment of gnats as persistent and unwelcome as guys hitting on newly single women on social media, summer seems to have finally kayaked into the Quad-Cities. And with that new season comes a desperate need for a beverage, known to those over 21 (and ONLY those over 21, of course) as “a beer,” to satisfy the full summer cravings of escape, levity and the blessed sainthood of responsible inebriation. Local brew pubs have, generously, proven up to this crucial task on the annual.... Read More

Get Your Jingle Java! It’s Christmas in July at Bent River!

July 19th, 2019
Get Your Jingle Java! It’s Christmas in July at Bent River!

We’re halfway to the most wonderful time of the year, which means it’s time to celebrate by tapping everyone’s favorite holiday stout, Jingle Java! Bent River Brewing Company (1413 5th Avenue Moline) currently has the delicious holiday favorite, Jingle Java, on tap and available for growlers! In addition, there are some fun-filled holiday-related events going on this weekend. Friday Jul 19 and Saturday Jul 20, Jingle Java enthusiasts can enjoy Christmas movies on the patio, beginning at 9 p.m. both nights. Hungry? Late-night menu will also be available from 10 – midnight. Bent... Read More