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4/8/2021 2:51:00 PM Member News
Barrel House Coming to North Marion

Barrel House, an upscale tavern, will be the latest addition to the residential and neighborhood and commercial area that has recently seen completion of a 75,000-square-foot YMCA and will be home to the city’s currently-under-construction 20,000-square-foot fire station headquarters.

Founded by Jimmy Holt in 2011, Barrel House has two Davenport locations and one in Dubuque. The restaurant offers signature sauces, burgers and fries, traditional tavern favorites with "an upscale twist" and a dedication to providing “food that lifts your spirits.” Also on the menu are seasonal and specialty cocktails and an impressive selection of local beers on tap.

“I’m thrilled to bring our warm, fun and inviting 'taking care of people' concept to Marion,” Mr. Holt said in a release. “We look forward to getting to know our patrons and providing them with excellent food, including our award-winning gourmet burgers.” 

Barrel House will occupy 4,267 square feet on the east end of an existing first-generation retail/office building at 295 Tower Terrace Road. Up to 4,692 square feet of space remains available for lease in this 10,000-square-foot building and is listed by Angie Glick-Martin of GLD Commercial. 

Adam Gibbs, also of GLD Commercial, assisted the restaurant in securing their new location.

“Barrel House will be a wonderful addition to Marion and brings a much-needed amenity to this growing area,” Mr. Gibbs said. “There are 3,000 households within a one-mile radius, in addition to the fact Linn Mar’s high school, a middle school and two elementary schools are within walking distance.” 

Ultimately, Tower Terrace Road will connect Interstate 380 in Hiawatha to Highway 13 in Marion with upwards of 20,000 cars traveling this route daily. The completed stretch in Marion is already home to professional businesses including Edward Jones, The Esco Group, several medical practices and more.