Two popular bars in downtown Iowa City have been denied liquor license renewals. The Iowa City City Council voted last night to deny the applications filed by the owners of The Fieldhouse and Etcetera (Etc.).
Council members say too many underage patrons have been ticketed for drinking alcohol in the two bars. Iowa City Police recommended the liquor license renewals be denied, also citing the number of public intoxication arrests and fights associated with the two establishments.
The owners can appeal the decision to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division and keep their bars open during that process, which could take around six months.