Whenever the topic of Chicago-style pizza comes up, the conversation inevitably turns towards which restaurant is the best. Lou Malnati's...Girodano's...Uno...and Gino's East. Well, guess what, gang? Gino's East is going west...all the way to the Novelty Iron Works Building in the Millwork District. Yeah, they're coming to Dubuque.

As part of the opening, Gino's is also opening up a comedy club called The Comedy Bar.  No word on when the pair will open, but let's meet in line opening night, huh?

Here's the official press release info:

Gino’s East & The Comedy Bar Announce New Locations in Novelty Iron Works Building


Dubuque, Iowa (January 17, 2018) -- Gino’s East, the iconic Chicago-based pizzeria known for its famous deep-dish pizza, will soon open a new location at 10th and Washington Streets, in Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District. Owners of the Foundry Restaurant and Bar are partnering with Gino’s East to bring this offering to the restaurant’s current dining room space. As for the Foundry, with the rapid growth of Millwork Ballroom business and the expanded space for events and meetings opening later this year, Foundry is expanding its kitchen facilities and will focus on the event and catering business exclusively.


Along with Gino’s comes their partner, The Comedy Bar. The Comedy Bar started out as a show in a downtown bar back in 2011. It quickly gained popularity and began to expand its programming schedule to meet the demand. In 2015, the club joined forces with Chicago staple, Gino's East, in River North. At the current flagship, they offer 7 days of stand up a week, a full menu of authentic Chicago food and in-house brewed craft beer from Gino's Brewing Company. The showroom and bar are currently under construction with their box office and entrance adjacent to the restaurant space. The operation leaders plan to bring high-caliber talent and programming to their Dubuque location leveraging their regional talent booking power.


“We’re excited for this announcement and to bring Gino’s East and The Comedy Bar to the Millwork District. Guests will experience not only the deep-dish Gino’s is known for, but if you’re familiar with Gino’s East, you know they’re world-famous for their tradition of letting all of their customers leave their mark on the restaurant. This will also be the case at our location. In conjunction with Gino’s East, we’re also very excited about The Comedy Bar, which will feature live stand-up comedy shows. Gino's East – Dubuque will be your one stop shop for the ultimate Chicago experience outside of the Windy City,” stated Kim McDermott, CEO of Novelty Iron Works and Millwork Marketplace.


“As a company, we believe that sticking to the basics and doing them really, really well is the best path to success. It is exemplified in our name, our programming and even the venue itself. We offer great comedy, for a decent price, in a beautiful room that serves quality food/drinks with exceptional guest service,” says Kyle Lane (owner) “People don't visit our venue just for the comedians on our stage, they come to us for an EXPERIENCE. The Comedy Bar's motto is ‘Comedy Done Differently’ and we stick to this principle in everything we do.”


While construction is underway, the opening date for the Gino’s East Dubuque location will be announced at a later date.

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