It's All There...In LeClaire!

Have fun in LeClaire this month with Rock Star Bingo, Cocktail Cinema, trivia, and the AntiFreeze Outdoor Cocktail Party. Also enjoy live music, wine tastings, winter sales, and much more! There is plenty of great spots to wine, dine, tour and shop every day in LeClaire. Be sure to browse the whole newsletter to find special deals and start making plans to #VisitLeClaire today! More information about LeClaire, Iowa, can be found on our website at: www.visitleclaire.com

Winter Hours:
Bela: under new management. January-March - Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
Daffodil Row: January-March - Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique : Thursday and Friday 11am-3pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12-4pm.
Grasshoppers: Sunday-Wednesday 12-4pm, Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Call 563-289-4652 to request additional hours.
Isabel Bloom: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm; closed on Sundays in January.

JANUARY
Friday, January 18, 8-11pm: 129 has live music by Dave Ellis.

Friday, January 18, 8pm: Rock Star Bingo at Green Tree Brewery. Do you know your music? Play Rock Star Bingo - no cost, Bingo cards provided, and you can win free beer! What is Rock Star Bingo? Just like "regular" bingo, but they replace bingo numbers, like "B16", with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps - basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you're a winner! Presented by Think & Drink Entertainment

Saturday, January 19, 6pm/7pm: Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center to benefit the Glendale Cemetery in LeClaire. Doors open at 6pm; Trivia starts at 7pm. $10 per person / 8 people (maximum) at a table. 10 mulligans for $10 and a double down for $10 which doubles your points on one round. They are serving pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, and baked beans. To reserve tables, call Debbie at 563-349-4403 or e-mail smith5grand@gmail.com  

Saturday, January 19, 7:30pm: Cocktail Cinema at Mississippi River Distilling Company. What would be more fun than enjoying a delicious cocktail on the distillery floor with a classic hockey comedy? They'll setup up the screen, tables and the movie. They have the cocktails, you bring your friends, some food or order a pizza. Movies are free of charge. They do not take reservations.

Saturday, January 19, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Frankie Joe & Kinfolk.
 
Tuesday, January 22, 7pm: Play "Survey Says: A Friendly Feud Bar Game" at Green Tree Brewery.
There are 2 rounds of 10 questions. Each round ends with a multiplier question, where point values are doubled and tripled, respectively. Compete for house cash & free beer flights! $25 Gift Card for 1st Place, $10 for 2nd Place, and FREE beer flights for the Best Team Name and for the 1st & 2nd Round Winner! Play solo or as a team (up to 4 people). FREE to play! 

Friday, January 25, 8pm: Rock Star Bingo at Green Tree Brewery. Do you know your music? Play Rock Star Bingo - no cost, Bingo cards provided, and you can win free beer! What is Rock Star Bingo? Just like "regular" bingo, but they replace bingo numbers, like "B16", with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps - basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you're a winner! Presented by Think & Drink Entertainment

Saturday, January 26, 2-6pm: Mississippi River Distilling Company's AntiFreeze Outdoor Cocktail Party. Put your winter blues on the rocks at AntiFreeze! This outdoor cocktail party is for those just crazy enough to enjoy it. Join them on the patio for hot cocktails, mac & cheese bar, ice luge shots, ice carvings, s'mores, music and the most fun you can have in January! Advance "Bundle Up" discount tickets are available to save you some dough - https://bit.ly/2Swv8ar   . But you can still come without a ticket! There is no cover charge. Anyone who comes the day of the event can participate in everything, but you'll pay a la carte for each item. Win great distillery prizes for best hat, best Snuggie, or get in on one of their wacky contests with the master of ceremonies, Bobby Ray Bunch. SPECIAL RELEASE! They will have 125 bottles of Cody Road Bourbon Barrel Old Fashioned. One of their cocktail house favorites available by the bottle! Releases at 2 pm for AntiFreeze!

Sunday, January 27, 11am-6pm: Warm up with Wide River Winery's Chili and Wine Trail event. Rescheduled from January 20.
Enjoy a different chili and fresh baked bread to pair with 2 complimentary samples of wine at each of the 3 locations. Clinton, IA: Classic Midwestern Chili; LeClaire, IA: White Chicken Chili; Village of East Davenport: Texas Cowboy Chili. Check out the new Party Bus ticket!  Up to 16 people can take the deluxe, fun, pink party bus to all three locations on the Chili and Wine Trail. Individual Ticket with All Day Party Bus Ride - $35; Standard Individual Ticket - $15. Find Facebook event to purchase tickets: "Winter Warm Up Chili and Wine Trail".

Sunday, January 27, 3-5pm: Faithful Pilot wine tasting.
15 wines to taste for $15. The restaurant will be open until 8pm for regular dining. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve a glass for the wine tasting.

Tuesday, January 29, 5-7pm: 129 is hosting Tuesday Tasting. Call 563-729-1035 to reserve a glass!
 
FEBRUARY:
Friday, February 1, 4:30pm: LeClaire River Loft and Chateau Grand Reopening with LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 4:30pm. Enjoy hors d'oeurves and drinks (from local businesses) served at both locations.

Friday, February 1: First Friday
* Blue Iguana is celebrating with drink specials.
* Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm.
* Grasshoppers is open late.
* Green Tree Brewery has live music from 8-11pm.
* LeClaire Olive Oil Co. is open late.
* Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House:
    Free food and drink samples 5-8pm.
    Live music from 7-10pm.
* Razzleberries is open late.
* The Shameless Chocoholic is open late.
* Wide River Winery Tasting Room is open until 8pm.  

Tuesday, February 26, 7pm: Play "Survey Says: A Friendly Feud Bar Game" at Green Tree Brewery. There are 2 rounds of 10 questions. Each round ends with a multiplier question, where point values are doubled and tripled, respectively. Compete for house cash & free beer flights! $25 Gift Card for 1st Place, $10 for 2nd Place, and FREE beer flights for the Best Team Name and for the 1st & 2nd Round Winner! Play solo or as a team (up to 4 people). FREE to play!

MARCH:
Saturday, March 2, 1-4pm: Enjoy a "Taste of LeClaire!" Rescheduled from January 19.
Receive FREE food and/or beverage samples from various shops, restaurants, and bars. Discover many great tastes during Taste of LeClaire!
Participating businesses include:
Artswork - homemade cracker sample from The Crane & Pelican Cafe
Aunt Hatties - What BBQ & Bar King Cake sample
Bela - soup, bread, bon bons, and coffee mocha samples
Blue Iguana - Mexican Chili
Grasshoppers Gift Shop - dip and bread samples and Wooden Wheel wine tasting
Green Tree Brewery - 1 oz sample of any of their beer including Storm Chaser, the official craft beer of the Quad City Storm.
LeClaire Olive Oil Co. - dips, mustards, jams, olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting
LeClaire River Loft - LeClaire Canning Co. samples
Lettysdesigns-Decor.com - Caffeine Queen Espresso samples
Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House - free samples on every tour (take a tour at the top of the hour). Also, enjoy $2 off their cocktails on tap (Millions of Peaches or Cody's Harvest).
Riverview Roadhouse - Rum Chata Cheesecake shots
Royal-Tea - their NEW slightly carbonated tea
The Shameless Chocoholic - handmade candy sample
Wide River Winery Tasting Room - wine samples paired with a savory dip.

Other news:
Book a fun night at the Holiday Inn Express in LeClaire! Call the hotel direct (563-289-9978) and ask for Irish or Brandi. Choose from the:
"Full LeClaire Experience" package including -
* A Deluxe Room
* $20 Gift Certificate for Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House including tasting and tour
* $20 Gift Certificate for Green Tree Brewery 
* $15 Gift Certificate for Wide River Winery Tasting Room 
  * Two Passes to tour the Buffalo Bill Museum LeClaire IA valued at $10
* An 8 x 10 glossy autographed photo by Mike Wolfe American Picker of Antique Archaeology (in LeClaire) and American Pickers' fame - priceless!
* Full Express Start Breakfast for two the next morning at the Holiday Inn Express LeClaire valued at $20
OR "Dinner for Two & a River View" package including -
* Dinner for two valued up to $40 at the popular and historic The Crane & Pelican Cafe 
  * One night stay at the Holiday Inn Express LeClaire in their Executive Riverfront mini-suite including full, hot breakfast in the morning.
NOTE: Rates very based on date, availability, and room type. Book these packages from now through Feb 28, 2019. Three days notice required.

Have fun at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room! Wednesdays are "Double Punch Day". With each bottle of wine purchased, receive 2 punches on your frequent buyer card. Valid at all 3 locations.

Save the Date!
February
1     First Friday
9     Cocoa Crawl
14     Valentine's Day
16     Trivia at Civic Center
24     Buffalo Bill's Birthday Party

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LeClaire, Iowa is located at the intersection of Highway 67/Great River Road and Interstate 80 at exit 306. This charming town is just a scenic 2 minute drive to Lock & Dam 14, just off of highway 67, along the Mississippi River. Lock and Dam 14 is only a few miles from all the LeClaire hotels and is known for some of the BEST eagle watching & photography in the country. 
 
LeClaire is a quaint river town full of historic surprises. LeClaire offers the Twilight Riverboat 2 day Adventures, Mississippi River Distilling Company, The Buffalo Bill Museum, unique shopping and wonderful restaurants, which make LeClaire the must visit town in the Quad Cities area. 
 
LeClaire is only 30 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport and is also the home base location for Mike Wolfe, owner of "Antique Archaeology" and the host of "American Pickers," a cable TV show on the History Channel. 
 
LeClaire has award winning hotels, guest houses, and bed and breakfasts with views of the Mississippi River. 
 
If you're looking for charming and friendly, the downtown shops in LeClaire will delight you. 
 
Also, If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Tourism Manager at 563-289-4242 x 61135 or email: info@visitleclaire.com  
 
Free Wireless Internet Access is available to visitors downtown at Happy Joe's Pizza, the LeClaire Information Center, or the LeClaire Community Library (3rd and Wisconsin), which has 7 public access computers.
 
If you have any questions or need more information, visit  www.visitleclaire.com or contact us at info@visitleclaire.com.   
LeClaire Information Center
117 South Cody Road
OPEN: Noon -3pm daily
Weather Permitting 

Voted "Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests"  in the 2018 Quad City Times Reader's Choice Poll for the 7th year in a row!
 
Go to 
www.visitleclaire.com for details on everything that is going on in LeClaire, Iowa throughout the year.
 
  
 
On-Going Events: 
 
LeClaire Rec Center Events See www.leclairereccenter.com   for details
 
NEW Blue Iguana Specials!
  • Tuesday: $7.50 - Any 2 Tacos any way you want them with your choice of rice, refried beans, or soup.
  • Wednesday: $6 - Queso Quesadilla. Your choice of chicken or steak with Chihuahua and cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chipotle mayo with your choice of rice, refried beans, or soup.
  • Thursday: $5 - Diablo Chicken Salad. Seared chicken in tomatillo sauce, jalapenos and cilantro mixed on a bed of lettuce, Chihuahua cheese, tomatoes, and avocado slices with a side of avocado ranch.
     
  • Friday: $8 - Torta. Full torta on pambazo bread with your choice of meat, queso, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapenos, avocado slices and beans with your choice of rice, refried beans, or soup.

Hungry Hobo: Don't forget about our family night special! Get a Baby Bo Meal for $.99 with the purchase of any menu item & a combo pack every Wednesday after 5pm. No coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. www.hungryhobo.com 

Faithful Pilot Hours:
Monday-Friday 3-10pm;
Saturday 11am -11pm;
Sunday closed
Weekly Specials:
- Happy Hour: - Monday-Saturday 3-6pm; 1/2 off shareables; $2 domestics; $5 wine 
- Tuesday: Taco Tuesday - $5 Margaritas, $3 Tacos
- Wednesday: 1/2 Price wine night; Live Music 6:30-9pm
- Last Thursday of the Month: Wine Class; 4 Flights $35
- First Friday: Live Music 8-11pm

Monday and Tuesday is Family Night at Happy Joe's Pizza - get the Family Meal for under $20. www.happyjoes.com  
  
The Buffalo Bill Museum is a great place to take visiting family and friends and "free admission" is a benefit of your membership! The gift shop is also a great place to pick up unique items as well as books about local history, "Buffalo Bill" sweatshirts and t-shirts, and other items you can't find elsewhere! WINTER HOURS: open Monday - Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm, and Sundays 12:00-4:00pm. www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com   
First Friday of each Month: 
First Friday 5:30-8:00pm Downtown LeClaire - beverage and food samples, live music, shops open late, and more!

Monthly Trivia Nights at the LeCl aire Civic Center benefiting Local Non-Profits. Usually 3rd Saturday of the month: See calendar for details.