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Burke’s Bar & Grill now offers two locations


This news story was published on March 25, 2016.
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Burke's Bar & Grill, at second location on 6th SW

Burke’s Bar & Grill, at second location, 631 6th SW

MASON CITY – A favorite North End eatery and bar has now expanded to a second location.

Burke’s Bar & Grill has served Mason City at 1221 North Federal Avenue for 26  years and remains open and thriving at that venue.

Recently, an opportunity to expand this profitable businesses presented itself to owner Dan Burke, who calculated his chance for success and decided to take the leap.

Mr. Burke tells NIT that opening a second location for Burke’s Bar & Grill came to his attention in recent weeks, as Wise Guys sports bar was moving from 631 6th SW to its new location.  The vacancy  intrigued Mr. Burke, who inquired about a lease there.

“The price was right, the lease was right, and the location is pretty good,” Mr. Burke tells NIT.  “I decided it was a great opportunity, and we went for it.”

Burke’s Bar and Grill has now been open at 631 6th Street SW since March 2.  There was an inspection and all the legal work and other requirements were completed prior to the new name going on the sign out front.  This weekend, he will be painting the inside of his new bar blue, just as it is at his other bar.

Burke's Bar & Grill 1221 North Federal Avenue

Burke’s Bar & Grill
1221 North Federal Avenue

Mr. Burke says things are picking up and business remains strong at the North End venue.

“Things are good.  I hope to install a full kitchen here at the 6th Street bar,” he says.  He is applying for city permits to accomplish that.

Until then, he serves tacos and enchiladas at the 6th Street SW bar.  At the 12th Street bar, breakfast is served open until close, as well as a full menu and daily specials.

631 6th Street SW

Hours: Monday through Friday, 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM.

Food: Tacos and enchiladas, currently served open till close with a possible full kitchen on the way (pending permits).

1221 North Federal Avenue

Hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM everyday

Food: Breakfast and full menu open till close

Closed Easter Sunday.

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Check out the new website for Burke’s Bar & Grill at http://burkesbar.net, designed and hosted by BreakthroughWebdesign.com.

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4 Responses to Burke’s Bar & Grill now offers two locations

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

    remember when there was a gas station or bar on every corner in town

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 25, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Wohoo I loves the blue! Great bar And the second one rocks too!

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 25, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Can I just say, blue is a non-welcoming color for a bar or a restaurant… but at least there are good people serving there.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 25, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Good luck to you Dan!