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The Ideal curates an expansive selection of over 100 different spirits, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic options. Our award-winning craft cocktail program centers around fine spirits and fresh ingredients, and we proudly put out an all-new cocktail menu every season. For our latest cocktail creations and specials, please check out our Facebook page.

Winner of the 2023 Cedar Ridge Cocktail Classic People's Choice

Our #1-selling cocktail, the Old Fashioned, is made using our secret recipe and is so popular that we put it on tap! Finished with two types of bitters, an orange twist, and one of our homemade bourbon-soaked candied cherries, The Ideal Old Fashioned (on tap!) is a must-try.

Home of the Old Fashioned on tap featuring Cedar Ridge bourbon


Indulge in our exquisite charcuterie boards, featuring a delightful selection of meats, cheeses, fruits, and more, perfect for any occasion. Complement your experience with our irresistible desserts, including the ever-popular "cute little cheesecakes."

CHARCUTERIE by the Hangry Lady

Our ever-changing charcuterie boards are made of only the freshest, most exciting meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, dips, spreads, and more! There are always multiple sizes available, and any board can be packed up and taken to go for a picnic, party, or casual snacking.


Private rental clients may opt to have a very large charcuterie spread – or grazing table – constructed for their event. These jaw-dropping creations are a beautiful, classy alternative to traditional appetizer options.

by The Cheesecake Lady

Our single serving, “cute little cheesecakes” are immensely popular, as are our other sweet treats! The Ideal is open late, so the next time your late-night cravings hit, you know just where to go.


An elegant Old Fashioned cocktail on a wooden bar counter at The Ideal Theater & Bar, with a warm, inviting atmosphere

Exquisitely Crafted Cocktails​​

Discover the art of mixology at The Ideal Theater & Bar,
where our expertly crafted cocktails feature premium
spirits, fresh ingredients, and unique flavors. From classic favorites to innovative creations, each meticulously prepared drink offers an unforgettable experience, elevating every moment. VIEW FULL MENU

A slice of rich, creamy cheesecake with layers of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla, served on an elegant glass plate at The

Rich, Creamy, Irresistible Cheesecake

Indulge in our delectable cheesecakes, crafted in partnership with The Cheesecake Lady to bring you the finest homemade flavors. Each bite offers a rich, creamy experience that perfectly complements any occasion

Assorted charcuterie board with artisanal cheeses, fresh fruits, and gourmet meats at The Ideal Theater & Bar, Cedar Rapids

Gourmet and Savory Snacks

Gourmet and Savory Snacks Indulge in our curated snack selection, featuring gourmet treats that perfectly complement our drinks. Enjoy a variety of delicious options, from artisanal cheeses and charcuterie to savory mixed nuts and house-made popcorn, designed to enhance your dining experience. VIEW FULL MENU

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