Wednesday, April 1, 2015
B&S's 529 Bar in Carroll, Iowa
B & S 529 is a bar with a confusing name in a building that says Don's Place in the front. I've driven through Carroll Iowa plenty of times, and I couldn't remember this place being here. The IPPA listed its tenderloin as a finalist in its 2014 Best Tenderloin competition. Its right on the main drag through town, so a stop to grab a tenderloin was easy.
Location: 529 North Main St in Carroll, in Western Iowa.
Directions: Its right on one of the main corners of downtown Carroll, but watch for the storefront marked as "Don's Place".
Online at: facebook page is HERE
Price: $7.95 with a side.
Also on the menu: Its bar food with fried stuff and burgers with toppings
Service: I was in during a basketball game and the place was packed and service was slow, but that is like every bar in Iowa during basketball season.
Ambiance: This is a remodeled old bar with tons of televisions and lots of beer signage. The exterior still has the name of the last tenant, Dons Place.
Final Thoughts: This is a decent tenderloin that might be good or great if there is some kind of variance in quality or if I just caught them on a bad day. I don't think the bar itself was any better than the dive known as Kerps Pub that I visited in Carroll not too long ago.