Dingus Lounge

(Knoxville, IA)

Scooter’s 742nd bar, first visited in 2010.

Dingus Lounge, Knoxville

This was a place we had to go to just for the name alone. However it was a challenge to find. First problem: Google Maps had the location off by more than a block. Second problem: address numbers on buildings were view and far between. Final problem… the bar’s sign, which I later found in Street View, was missing. We finally managed to find the place after we flagged down a local in a golf cart and asked for help.

Inside the walls are painted cinder blocks, covered in years of graffiti similar to Zoo Bar back home.

There were a few customers at first but as we settled in to place some Golden Tee (which we had to abandon and go for Silver Strike as Golden Tee was broken), it emptied out. Nonetheless the staff were busily preparing, as races would be underway at the speedway across the street in a few hours and this place would be packed.

In addition to the Silver Strike / Broken Golden Tee, there was a pool table, video slots, and an ATM.

The bartender was unable to find any marker, but we dug some out of the car and made our own marks on the walls of the bar.

Dingus Lounge, Knoxville

Dingus Lounge, Knoxville

Dingus Lounge, Knoxville

Dingus Lounge, Knoxville

The poor toilet. It must be lonely playing second fiddle to the irresistable draw of a stainless steel wedge-shaped trough.

Dingus Lounge, Knoxville

By the way, I’d swear the chest-high sink here was even higher.

Dingus Lounge, Knoxville


713 N. Lincoln St.
Knoxville, IA 50138
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(641) 842-2010

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