Fans of traditional mainstream beer and simple, good food will be happy to hear that the Hawk's Nest on 415 3rd St. SE in downtown Cedar Rapids is now open.

The cozy new sports pub is located inside the Sokol building, adjacent to the Backpocket Brewery.

It seems you can't swing a dead cat in Cedar Rapids without hitting a new micro-brewery with thick dark beer, small plate portions and foods you can't pronounce.

This place is different by design. The Hawk's Nest features four big 55-inch TV screens above its bar that can be programmed to project one primary image, making the game literally larger than life.

And inside these small surroundings, it looks absolutely gargantuan.

The food is simple: nachos, wings burgers and sandwiches. And the beers are mainstream. For a non-micro-brew, regular-food kinda customer, it sounds like heaven!

The Gazette reports more renovations are coming to the Sokol space. "...across the hall, they plan to open a cigar lounge and smoking room....similar in concept to a hookah bar, except with cigars. In the basement, work continues on another bar, the "Speakeasy."

Let us know if you've had the chance to stop in. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

[source: The Gazette]

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