Why We RecommendThe men behind 2Twenty2 Tavern are cousins Chris and Jake Mannos. These two grew up working in the restaurant industry for as long as they can remember. Their parents are the owners of the Chicago staple, Exchequer Restaurant & Pub which has been around for over 50 years. After working at bars in Iowa City while attending the University of Iowa, they were both inspired to open up a place of their own.
2Twenty2 Tavern offers a bourbon based cocktail list that features Templeton Rye Whiskey. Chris and Jake took a drive out to Templeton, IA and toured the distillery, which led them to the idea of bringing back the barrel aged whiskey.
The cocktail list at 2Twenty2 Tavern is based on Chris and Jake's personal palates for the Iowa whiskey. They now have the Templeton Rye 6-year on draft, which is used to make all house speciality cocktails.