• Posted Nov 6, 2012

The Nite Hawk is the #1 bicycle hang-out in Slater. From its food, cold beer, watching a football game or outdoor live music, you'll have a hard time pedaling past this cyclist's hang out.

Please Welcome the The Nite Hawk Bar and Grill as BIKEIOWA's newest Sponsor.

If you've ridden the High Trestle Trail this year, you've most certainly saw the "Nite Hawk" as you passed through Slater. Located at 105 Greene Street (under the Water Tower), it is literally within feet of the High Trestle Trail and a few blocks away from the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail.

The Nite Hawk Bar and Grill opened it's doors in March of 2012. Formerly the Slater City Hall, the Nite Hawk has undergone months of renovation, and in their first year of business, they've quickly become the #1 bicycle hang-out in Slater.

The city of Slater is no slouche to becoming a "bicycle hub" It is not only resides on the popular High Trestle Trail, it connects with Ames via the bicycle lanes on highway R38 and the limestone Heart of Iowa Nature Trail that will take you East of town to Huxley, Cambridge, Maxwell and Collins. Slater certainly sees it's fair share of bicycle traffic.

Whether the Nite Hawk is your destination, or a rest stop on your way to Madrid or Ankeny, It's a great place to hang outside, drink a few beers, get some food and watch fellow cyclists on the trail.

Features, Food and Amenities

The Nite Hawk features an indoor and outdoor bar where patrons can dine, drink, or come in and relax with a cold beer after a long ride, or join us for an afternoon game.With eight large screen TVs in both the inside and outside bar; ample seating, pool table, electronic darts, buck hunter, golf and bowling games, an ATM, and juke box, or an open concert on the patio, the Nite Hawk offers something for everyone.

Owners Shawn Birdsall and Tammie Harris take pride in the full-service and take out menu offering broasted chicken, pizza, burgers, appetizers, etc. Noon specials all of which are homemade (down to peeling and mashing our own potatoes) and evening specials along with a variety of homemade desserts are a daily occurrence. Keeping the menu new and changing is our goal with seasonal specials and good ol' home cooked comfort food.

The Des Moines Register mentioned our Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes as a "must have", so stop in for lunch on Friday and try it out! Daily drink specials and our killer Bloody Mary's are also available daily.

Additional amenities include ample bike parking, an air pump on hand, as well as an igloo cooler filled with ice water to refill water bottles.

Follow us on Facebook to see our daily specials, photos and upcoming events.

Great Hosts

In their first season, the Nite Hawk has hosted several bicycling events including the Dwolla Bike Up in September.

In addition to bicycling events we also have hosted a classic car night, frequent live entertainment, and community charity events. Winter activities are planned for the avid snowmobilers as well events for the 2013 season.

Check out their selection of t-shirts, hoodies, hats, koozies and bandannas too!

We aim to not only make the Nite Hawk a fun place to stop, but a memorable one as well.


Nite Hawk Bar & Grill
105 Greene Street
Slater, Iowa 50244 MAP
(515) 228-3500




"We feel any business worth patronizing is one that is always "a work in progress", sokeep the suggestions coming, we'll listen."
~ Shawn & Tammie.

Stop in and tell 'em that BIKEIOWA sent ya!

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  • Modified: Nov 7, 2012 by ss

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