UP Skybar

Restaurant of the Week: UP Skybar

Located at The Current Iowa hotel in Davenport, UP Skybar is a rooftop bar that serves upscale cocktails, frozen libations, beer, wine and even a few sips that are served as an adult version of a juice pouch. Besides the cocktail selection, UP Skybar also serves shareables that you can enjoy with someone or make it a meal for yourself.

This rooftop bar is perfect for either happy hour or a cocktail after dinner with your friends or significant other. Enjoy the beautiful panoramas of downtown, including rivers views and the downtown skyline. UP Skybar has indoor and outdoor dining areas, which has lounge seating with fire tables and bistro lights.

To start your evening, grab one of UP Skybar’s delicious cocktails. One of the favorites is The Housewife, with Absolut pear vodka, Cointreau, white grapefruit and citrus. This drink is very light and refreshing, with the right amount of citrus flavoring. Purple edible glitter tops off this fabulous cocktail.

If you are interested in a sharable or light bite, there are several choices for you to enjoy. The first being the bison meatballs, which takes a classic dish and adds a twist to it. The meatballs are very lean and covered in a Maytag bleu cheese sauce that is served with garlic crostini. The sauce adds a savory a tangy component to this dish. The Cajun grilled shrimp and grits showcase four large shrimp, Old Bay bourbon butter and smoked bacon cheddar grits. The smoky flavor instantly hits you as you dive into this dish. The shrimp are well seasoned and make for a beautiful presentation. Lastly, the C.B.L.F.R crostini features a breaded chicken cutlet, hickory-smoked bacon, arugula and honey aioli, served on a crostini and topped with a fried green tomato. This open-face sandwich is a unique dish that is packed with flavor.

UP Skybar is open for breakfast daily from 7 to 11 a.m.; Monday to Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 3 to 9 p.m. For more information about UP Skybar, visit www.thecurrentiowa.com/dining

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