Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar

Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar


What a pleasure to be featured in this top class write-up by Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar in Iowa, USA!
Iowa’s best wine bars will serve you excellence! Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar, Lincoln Winebar, Della Viti - Ames, District 36 Wine Bar & Grille, The Jitney, The Wine Bar and Art Gallery
Dear amazing Brix, please send an alert when you have more Moody Blue. Thanks and love!
During the weekend the Best Case Wines team gathered to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Along with vittles from Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar, we dipped into some Champagne Vollereaux 2008 Cuvée Marguerite (standard and undersea versions), Domaine fourrey 2014 Grand Cru Vaudésir, Domaine Chante Cigale 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape "Extrait," Domaine Marchand-Grillot 2005 Gevrey Chambertin "Au Vellé," Domaine Pierre Clavel 2010 Pic Saint Loup "Bonne Pioche." Wines were glorious!

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Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar is the perfect place to grab a bottle of wine on your way to a last minute dinner or sit down and eat.
To maintain caution, they offer seating in the Up Cellar Room and outside on the patio.
Thank you so much for letting us showcase how beautiful the shop looks lit up at night!
This gorgeous establishment is located at 209 North Linn St opposite Market House.
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Our most sincere gratitude to Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar, Big Grove Brewery, and ReUnion Brewery for providing meals to Shelter House guests during COVID-19 vaccination clinics. These have been tricky requests, as vaccine delivery notices happen on very short timeframes. Quick turnaround requests like these are big asks. But goodness did they ever step up. Thank you, thank you, thank you to each of these wonderful teams that stepped up to the challenge.
Sit. Sip. Shop. Grow.

What started as a wine and cheese shop has grown into a full-service restaurant with a full wine store. Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar also offers seasonal wine classes, tasting events, special dinners. Pictured here is their duck leg confit mac & cheese.

Need help selecting that special bottle of wine? Brix in Iowa City's Northside Neighborhood is your place.

Local Libraries LIT to feature Award-winning writer Mira Jacob on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Presentation by The Tuesday Agency in partnership by the Iowa City Public Library, Coralville Public Library, North Liberty Library and University of Iowa Libraries.

Local Libraries LIT strives to spark actions to grow thriving communities which shine with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Support your local libraries and future endeavors by securing your reservation for $25, or $125 at the VIP level.
*VIP registration includes the virtual program link as well as a special refreshments package from Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar in Iowa City.

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The mushroom galette is out of this world!
(Not pictured: three other glorious courses!)
We are loving #ChampagneDay thanks to the genius of Brix.
Tomorrow is the last day to reserve your Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar refreshments package for Looking Forward, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. Register here for a night of literary delight with NPR book critic Maureen Corrigan and bestselling author Lisa Scottoline!
We're looking forward to Looking Forward with NPR book critic Maureen Corrigan and Bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. Register here for the event and a refreshments package from Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar!
Look at all these Northside Oktoberfest bags!! What a wonderful job by the Iowa City Downtown District and all our Northside businesses... and what awesome community support for our neighborhood. This really means a lot to us. Big shout out to all the work put in by Nancy Bird, Betsy Potter, Christopher Hunter & Joe Reilly from ICDD, plus the sponsors, the businesses & everyone else who was able to make this possible...

Johns Grocery, Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar, Pagliai's, The Eastern Iowa Airport - CID

(The final Northside Oktoberfest pickup day is next Friday, Oct. 2)


Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar specializes in quality cheeses, meats, wines and craft beers, available for take home retail or sit down enjoyment.

Operating as usual


(basically) FREE WINE TASTING THIS WEDNESDAY FROM 5:30-7:30. Jason Carlen from @scarpettawine will be joining our friends from @okobojiwines to share wine and stories about the great Italian lineup from Scarpetta. Get a glass for $10 and we’ll give you your money back if you take a bottle home with you! Call to sign up or just come on down on Wednesday 🥂


Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! We won’t be here on Sunday so stop in tonight or tomorrow to secure a bottle your mom would love. xoxo 🥂💐


See you all soon! Stop by our Spring Wine Party this afternoon any time between 2 and 5.

We’ll have 20 wines for you to taste as well as charcuterie to snack on. Tickets cost $50 per person and include a $25 discount on any purchase of a half case (6 bottles) or more.

We’re so excited to see you all! 🥂

Photos from Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar's post 04/30/2022

See you all tomorrow for our Spring Show! We’ll be around between 2 and 5, stop by while tickets last!!

$50 to sample 20 different wines and snack on some charcuterie with $25 off any purchase of 6 bottles or more 🥂


Spring is springing and it is time to party!!! Join us this Sunday, May 1, from 2-5 pm for our semi annual wine showing where you’ll have the chance to taste 20 different wines. Tickets cost $50 and include a $25 discount off a purchase of a half case or more from the showing. They can be purchased beforehand from us in the store, over the phone, or on our website under Classes/Events. We’ll see you then!! ☀️🥂💐


The Brix Family is going through some growing pains! We are hiring for the upcoming patio season and we need YOU!!!! Visit the store to fill out an application and join in on all our fun. 😉


Happy Birthday to our wonderful J.D.! We’re so lucky to have you! And Happy Earth Day to everybody else! 😉


Patio season is upon us! The best way to embrace the warm weather? Our Spring Wine Party on May 1! Join us that Sunday from 2 to 5 pm to sample 20 different wines, snack on some meat and cheese boards, and (hopefully) enjoy the sunshine! Call, visit in store, or visit our website to secure your ticket for $50, with a $25 credit back on any purchase of a half case or more. We can’t wait to see you! 🥂


Do you like cooking but wish to be a little more involved in other aspects of the restaurant?

Brix has an opening for a unique position that requires both kitchen and customer service skills. Our cheese mongers work front and center and are involved not only in food preparation but also help with service at our cheese counter.

Alcohol handling is a part of this position so applicants must be 18+ years of age.

This position spends more time 'out front' so to speak and has a heavier hand in the overall experience of our guests, which translates to a heavier dose of tips ;)


Serving and selling wine and food to our range of customers (dine-in, take-out, retail shoppers). Must be food/wine curious, personable, able to learn and adapt on the fly, work well with others and have the ability to self-manage. Previous restaurant experience is a plus but we are willing to train anyone with the right attitude. This tipped position can expect to make $15-20+ average per hour.


The Northside Outside is in full swing and we need to grow the team!

Our cook/cheese monger position is one of the more unique “kitchen” jobs out there. No hot line or fryers to ever have to deal with and you get to be out front and part of the service team as well.

Alcohol handling is a part of this position so applicants must be 18+ years of age.

Apply via the FB jobs post or email inquiries and/or resumes to [Email hidden] 🥂


We may not be feeling spring today but the flurries just make us even more excited for our Spring Wine Party! Join us on Sunday, May 1 to taste 20 different wines and celebrate the changing of the seasons. Tickets are $50 and include a $25 credit on any purchase of a half case or more of wine. Visit our website, stop in, or give us a call to reserve your spot.


Happy Tuesday!


Happy Friday!!! ☀️ Come enjoy a Barcelona board and a glass of wine to celebrate the beginning of the weekend!


Our Spring Wine Party is coming up on Sunday, May 1st from 2-5. Join us for a tasting of 20 different and a smorgasbord of cheesy snacks. Tickets are $50 each but we’ll give you $25 back when you take home half a case of wine to stock up for porch sipping season.

We’re closed today but you cash purchase tickets anytime through or online ordering pre-order menu (link in comments), or you can purchase in person or over the phone during regular business hours 🥂💐🧀💐🥂


It’s just about that time again! Let’s kick off spring together the only way we know how: with 20 different bottles of wine! Join us on Sunday, May 1 from 2-5pm to taste a few of our season favorites. Stop in, call, or check out our website to secure a ticket for $50, complete with a coupon good for $25 off any purchase of six bottles or more. We’ll taste, snack, revel in the weather, and have a wonderful afternoon to celebrate the changing of the seasons. We can’t wait to see you there!


Happy Friday!! Come celebrate the end of the week and join us for a glass! We just restocked our newest red (right), the Portuguese Bovida red blend, full of dark fruit and floral notes. The most recent white to hit the menu is the 2021 Rieslingfreak No. 33 (left), complete with beeswax, acid, and light minerality. Both easy to drink and delicious. Come in and say hi! 🥂


Gloomy weather got you down? Come cheer up with a nice, warm spicy grilled cheese and a cup of our red pepper-tomato soup. 🧀🍅

The spicy comes set with sharp cheddar, smoked gouda, tomato confit, and spicy pimento spread, but is even better when you add Molinari pepperoni. 😋


All-Iowan board hits the spot on a Friday afternoon 😋 Milton Prairie Breeze cheddar, La Quercia prosciutto, crostini, house nuts, and Brix made apple jam & pimento cheese.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You don’t just have to celebrate today with beer, and we’ll be here till 9 with all the wine you need. Cheers!!! 🥂☘️🍻



Warm weather giving us a peak into salad season !

Photos from Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar's post 03/15/2022

Emma here! I’m checking in from Austin, TX where I’m on spring break and attending South By Southwest. At the store ran into some familiar territory when I spotted the unforgettable Stump Jump label! Just wanted to remind you all we’re still pouring this friendly Australian Shiraz by the glass. Tastes just as good in Iowa as it does in Texas 🥂


March is Women's Month, each year Downtown Iowa City celebrates by featuring a nominated Downtown Woman of Impact every day. The campaign is part of a larger month-long campaign during Women’s Month to celebrate the large impact women have on the downtown area as business owners, employees, volunteers, and supporters.

Our Downtown Woman of Impact today is Kathy Kessler. Kathy is the owner and general manager of Goosetown Iowa City and has been a driving force in the development of the historic Northside neighborhood. Her commitment and leadership have made a tremendous impact in shaping and growing our vibrant community. She is an outstanding advocate, and champion, for the continued development of the area and strives to make sure everyone feels welcome.

Collaboration is a strength for Kessler, and her skills in this area have positively impacted both the Northside and Downtown. She actively partners with other businesses in programming that helps to create, promote, and sustain our community.

Kathy is an outstanding example for all of us, serving her community with intelligence, intention, compassion, and dedication in everything she does.

The honorees were nominated by employees, employers, peers, and friends as someone that has a major impact on Downtown Iowa City. Stay tuned each day for all 31 nominees.


This week we raise our glasses to Alain Graillot, who passed away this week at age 77. His incredible work in the Rhône Valley helped to shape and redefine the Northern Rhône region of Crozes-Hermitage. Take his current 2017 vintage off our shelves at $72 in house, or home with you for $36. 🥂


More celebrations! Headwinemaker Sarah Hedges Goedhart over at @hedgeswine has crafted the family’s Red Mountain Syrah. Find their 2015 vintage on our top shelf and give Sarah a cheers! 🥂


Salmon Niçoise salad 😋


Come cozy up with us and away from the snow for our Monday night $5 holler - open any bottle for only $5 more than its retail price. We’ll be in shop any time from 3-9 pm 🥂


Happy ! This March we’ll be highlighting some of our favourite women in wine. @waterkloofwines’s Cellar Master Nadia Barnard produces the False Bay Slow Chenin Blanc, one of our favourite glass pours right now. Filled with notes of golden tree fruits and acid, this South African white makes for an incredible celebration for any March night! 🥂


The cold and clouds might be back but our trusty soups are still here to warm you right up! Today we’ve got French Onion and Southwestern Corn Chowder (plus our classic Tomato & Red Pepper).


Looking for something to celebrate? Our Up Cellar room is available to rent out for parties year round! Grab some boards, some bottles, and a good group of friends and let us help!

The Up Cellar can be reserved for two hours at a baseline of $250. We can comfortably seat up to 30(ish) guests but love small parties just the same. Bring any decorations or supplies you want and let’s get to partying!!


We’re still cheffing up our pastrami on rye soecial! Gruyere, stone-ground mustard, and baby pickles on our toasty rye bread congeal to make the most perfect pastrami you’ll ever come across. 🥪😋 (seen here with a side of our house 🥗)

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209 N Linn St
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 3pm - 9pm
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 11am - 9pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 9pm
Saturday 11am - 9pm

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