The Bear Named “The 10 Best Wine Bars in Iowa!” (2017)

Featured on the “Best Things in Iowa” website by Brad Lane.

“Known simply as β€œThe Bear,” the Bear Coffeehouse & Wine Shop serves up two of your favorite beverage options under one roof in a uniquely comfortable atmosphere that invites you to stay awhile. Featuring every type of espresso drink you can think up, plus a full range of permanent and rotating wines to choose from, whether you head to The Bear to get some work done on your computer, or to wind down from a busy day at the office, The Bear has what you need to keep you going.”

Thank you to Best Things in Iowa for putting The Bear on the list! Click here to check out the full round-up.

Coffee, wine and a friendly little growl

Featured in the Spencer Daily Reporter on Saturday, September 29, 2012 by Randy M. Cauthron.

“It’s really exciting. It’s been a lot of work getting here. But having everyone in here drinking a cup of coffee or drinking a glass of wine, will be very rewarding,” Brunnette said. She continued, “We want it to be a real community gathering place. It’s going to offer a new vibe to Spencer. We want it to be a creative space.”

Click here to read the full article.

Your Personal Invitation to The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine Bar

Chances are you have heard the buzz, seen the Facebook status updates, and heard industrious noises from the heart of Gary’s on the River, as The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine Bar was under construction this summer. The wait is just about over: The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine Bar will be opening for business this week and you are invited to come visit!

The Grand Opening

The Bear will be open from 7 am to 11 pm on Saturday, September 29, 2012 – debuting a full menu of fresh beverages and food. Our Bearistas are serving up hospitality and top notch refreshments.

Plus don’t miss three outstanding sets by folk duo, The Host Country – starting at 8 pm!

In Case You Can’t Wait

We will be opening The Bear’s doors on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, with a sneak peek of our coffee and menu. Stop by for an unbeatable cup of Intelligentsia brew!

Click here for The Bear’s hours of operation and location details.

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