our dear old burch

Welcome to St. Burch Tavern — aspiring counterpart of the timeless taverns and supper clubs immortalized by the brilliant men and women who gathered together under their hospitable roofs! A glance at the mementos covering the walls reveals the tavern’s kinship with the town and University. St. Burch aims to attract people who appreciate the best of food served in cordial surroundings. Today, this tavern flourishes without sacrifice of dignity and old-fashioned ideals. It bids its guests relax and refresh themselves within its friendly confines.

We dedicate this establishment to the indomitable spirit of Burch the Bear, Iowa's original mascot, who left his Idaho home to attract the favors of the God of Chance to his beloved State University of Iowa. May he rest in peace and forever watch over us all.


Tel. (319) 341-7700
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Monday−Thursday  11−10
Friday−Saturday  11−10:30
Sunday  10−9

THE DEN - Open Every Night!
4 PM to Midnight


Host your next private event with us

The Den is a perfect spot for your next private event! Enjoy a customizable food menu, full bar, and lounge in a one-of-a-kind setting at Downtown Iowa City’s premier private event space. Join us for a meal upstairs, or cozy up downstairs in the Den — every day or night of the week!  

Call (319) 341–7700 from 11a – 9p daily, or book online.
Reservations required for parties of 8 or more.
For more information and general inquiries, please contact


Join Our Team!

We’re always adding to our extraordinary team in Iowa City. Whether you’d like to join us front-of-house as a host, server, or bartender or back-of-house as a dishwasher, line cook, or prep cook—we’d be privileged to consider your application.

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