MASON CITY – A Mason City neighborhood bar has closed.
The Sidewinder Bar, 810 South Pennsylvania Avenue, closed in the early morning hours on Sunday, November 30.
“I’m so sad the Sidewinder Bar has come to the End,” a Mason City woman said via social media. She planned to visit the bar later Saturday with friends.
The bar featured a lone pool table, a jukebox, some booth seating along with the traditional bar with bar stools. It was popular with the 30-something crowd and had its share of power-drinkers. You could expect to see a scuffle or two every now and then, but generally, most people got along at the place.
According to sources, the bar’s owner was pursuing other opportunities out of town and wanted the bar shuttered.