It's All There...In LeClaire!

Have fun in LeClaire this month at First Friday, the Taste of LeClaire, trivia, and the AntiFreeze Outdoor Cocktail Party. Also enjoy live music, wine tastings, after-Christmas 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.

S hopping Specials:
Aunt Hatties has New Years sales.
Dwellings has all holiday d├ęcor 75% off.
Grasshoppers has all Christmas items 50% off.
Isabel Bloom is having a Blow Out sale on holiday and retired sculptures and Holiday accessories. While supplies last. They will be closed on Sundays in January.

Winter Hours:
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 4, 2-5pm: LeClaire's Silly Chili Bowl. Wear a silly hat and receive FREE chili samples at participating LeClaire businesses! You will then vote on your favorite.* Enter the 50/50 drawing for a chance to win the cash prize! *Make Letty's Designs & Home Decor your last stop to receive a poker chip to vote and purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets. Participating businesses include: Razzleberries Fine Gifts, Letty's Designs & Home Decor, Royal-Tea, Ulmie's Nest, Aunt Hatties with Caffeine Queen Espresso, The Artswork - LeClaire, and Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique.

Friday, January 4: First Friday
  • Blue Iguana is celebrating with drink specials.
  • Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm by the Lewis Knudsen Band.
  • Grasshoppers is open late and has all Christmas items 50% off.
  • Green Tree Brewery has live music from 8-11pm by Jordan Danielsen.
  • LeClaire Olive Oil Co. is open late.
  • Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House: Just because it's January, that doesn't slow down First Friday! Come celebrate a new year of First Friday Festivities this Friday night from 5-10pm!
    • Our own distiller Ryan Burchett is providing the music with some of his best (and more talented) musical friends as Ryan & The Moonshiners take the stage from 7-10pm!
    • Chef Steph will have free samples of Cody Road Maple BBQ Sauce and Cody Road Maple Bacon Brownies from 5-8pm. A special "Double Buzz Iced Coffee" cocktail will be available for you to try. Don't miss it!
       
  • Razzleberries is open late with Wickles Pickle samples and chili samples.
  • Wide River Winery Tasting Room is open until 8 pm and offering samples of a creamy goat cheese, bacon and date dip.  
Saturday, January 5, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Lewis Knudsen.

Saturday, January 12, 9am: Winter Flea Market at the LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S. Cody Road.

Sunday, January 13, 5pm: Green Tree Brewery has Harry Potter trivia.

Monday, January 14, 5-6:30pm: Join Mississippi River Distilling Company for a special book signing! Native son Micah Melton left Davenport to become one of the world's foremost cocktail innovators at Grant Achatz's Aviary Cocktail Bar in Chicago and NYC. Micah brought a little home along with him as he features special hand picked barrel selections of our Cody Road Rye at both his Chicago and NYC locations. Micah has been a key player in assembling the Aviary Cocktail Book, a collection of amazingly creative cocktails. The Aviary Cocktail Book brings them to life with stunning photography and detailed chemistry to blow your mind and your bar. You'll even find Cody Road Rye in the book hiding "in the rocks" of one of Micah's recipes. Meet Micah and purchase a copy of his book as they say thanks to one of the world's best right at the distillery. Then stay tuned for special limited edition collaboration bottles from Micah and MRDC later this year.

Tuesday, January 15, 6:30pm: Green Tree Brewery's Monthly Euchre Tournament. $10 buy in. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place.

Saturday, January 19, 1-4pm: Enjoy a "Taste of LeClaire!" Receive FREE food and/or beverage samples from various shops, restaurants, and bars. Discover many great tastes during Taste of LeClaire! Participating businesses include: The Artswork - LeClaire - food sample from The Crane & Pelican Cafe , Bamboo Baby Boutique - TBD, Grasshoppers Gift Shop - dip and bread samples and Wooden Wheel wine tasting, Green Tree Brewery - TBD, Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream - TBD, LeClaire Olive Oil Co. - dips, mustards, jams, olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting, LeClaire River Loft - TBD, Letty's Designs & Home Decor - Caffeine Queen Espresso samples, Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House - free samples on every tour, Royal-Tea - their NEW slightly carbonated tea, The Shameless Chocoholic - handmade candy samples, Wide River Winery Tasting Room - TBD, and more!

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. 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.

Sunday, January 20, 11am-6pm: Warm up with Wide River Winery's Chili and Wine Trail event. 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".

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!

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!

FEBRUARY:
Friday, February 1, Time TBD: LeClaire River Loft and Chateau Grand Reopening with LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres  and drinks (from local businesses) served at both locations.

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:
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
First Friday
Cocoa Crawl
14  Valentine's Day
16  Trivia at Civic Center

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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
Monday - Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: Noon- 12-3pm

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

129  has $6 burger baskets on Tuesday evenings from 5-9pm.

 
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.

LeClaire Community Library Programming and Activities for All Ages! www.leclairelibrary.org 


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.