Grinnell Chamber

Couples Night Out Progressive Dinner

Experience downtown Grinnell through food. 

Hit the town with your partner or friends to experience the flavors of some of the locals' favorite independent restaurants. With so many great selections, make it an evening by sampling four different restaurants. Everything is within walking distance, so park your car and enjoy the evening in downtown Grinnell!


Happy Hour

Take a step underground and back in time at the Canary Underground Speakeasy, located in the lower level of Prairie Canary on Main Street. Indulge in their expansive menu of handcrafted cocktails and mocktails and enjoy the discreet ambiance of being somewhere forbidden.





Head two blocks over to Hotel Grinnell’s Periodic Table for a round of appetizers. Their menu is specially crafted to be shared, featuring street tacos, charcuterie board, stone fired pizzas and more! Enjoy the early evening outside by the fire on the patio or try your hand a skee-ball or giant scrabble inside!​​​​​​​



Main Course

Enjoy your main course at a Grinnell staple - Pagliai’s! Serving made-from-scratch Italian dishes, Pagliai’s (pronounced Pol-ee-i’s) has been a must stop in Grinnell for three generations. Try their Baked Cavatappi with a homemade meat sauce or a Pag’s Hero featuring ham, capocolla, salami and pepperoni. Don’t forget a side salad, topped with “Liquid Gold” - Pagliai’s homemade ranch! ​​​​​​​




The best way to end the night is a drink and a fresh chocolate chip cookie from Solera. The cozy wine bar offers a variety of hand-picked wines for all palettes and a great selection or craft and domestic beers. The addition of a piping hot cookie is icing on the cake. ​​​​​​​




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