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“Good musing, drinks, but dirty”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Busted Lift

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The Busted Lift
Ranked #30 of 62 things to do in Dubuque
Type: Other
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Anamosa, Iowa
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117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good musing, drinks, but dirty”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Don't go here if you're looking for a nice night out with friends. This is more of a scroungy place to hand with girls/guys and drink, play pool, and listen to music.

Visited October 2012
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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97 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Funky!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

This is a place we make a point to slip into when in Dubuque with friends. Rugged and dungeon like. Good live music. Good drinks on tap; bartenders just need to fill the pints to the top. Always a place to go for people watching. Great outdoor space for smoke break or warm nights.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank L S
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

I have to stop here everytime I get to Dubuque - it was was jumping on this particular weekend with it being St Patricks Day! Great Fun - live music - just a cool place! Check it out if you get to town!

Visited March 2012
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3 Thank RinkerDSM
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Cuba City, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unique Irish Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

One of a kind for the Tri-State area. We attended a benifit here last week and very unique and cool! Beatiful limestone and gorgeous bar with blues band -local artists. Very eclectic! Very Unique! Very relaxing! Bar is always packed!

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank krayolasky
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Dubuque, Iowa
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148 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“neat little bar”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

nice place have great bands during summer... ck it out

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Thank Justatraveling69
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