Looking to enjoy an evening with a significant other listening to music in a lovely setting? Looking to enjoy a leisurely lunch and conversation with a friend without the intrusive noise and glare of televisions? Looking to enjoy a glass of wine or beer and an appetizer on the weekend? Well, look no further.

One of the coolest bars where one can enjoy all the above is Stone Cliff Winery. The location itself is a main attraction. Located in the Port of Dubuque, the previous Dubuque Star Brewery now houses Stone Cliff Winery in its magnificent building. To its north, preserved and standing tall, the Shot Tower salutes Dubuque’s past; to its east, the Mississippi sings its familiar tune, flaunting its powerful beauty. Customers, especially those sitting outside in the wine garden, are free to inhale all the surrounding beauty. Adding to the scene are the colorful hanging baskets and potted plants that adorn Stone Cliff’s patio.

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Residing in Dubuque, Sandra and Jim Evans have been married for 30 years and have raised two daughters. Currently, Sandra enjoys retirement, having taught upper-level high school English courses for 21 years in Southwest Wisconsin. As a “foodie,” she enjoys spending time in her kitchen cooking and loves to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in her backyard. Jim teaches marketing courses at Dubuque Senior, where he has taught for the past 35 years. He also teaches a college-level Customer Service class through NICC. Both Jim and Sandra enjoy dining out and trying new restaurants, which make them a good fit for the restaurant reviews.


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