New Basement Bar Under Architectural Landmark

The Draftsman bar in the basement of the Historic Park Inn Hotel in Mason City features $5 burgers on Wednesdays. Other menu items are available from Markley & Blythe, the restaurant in the hotel’s main level. Photo: Follow the Piper.

The Historic Park Inn Hotel in Mason City, famously designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, just got another modern upgrade. Earlier this year, new restaurant Markley & Blythe opened in the hotel’s main level, specializing in upscale American tavern food. Now, the restaurant’s basement bar and lounge has officially reopened as the Draftsman to serve locals and travelers alike.

The name is a nod to its legendary architect. The space serves cocktails, local brews, wine and a curated food menu from its upstairs neighbors. You’ll find fun takes on classic drinks with the Markley Mule 10 and Mason City Manhattan. It also houses billiards tables and the occasional live music performance.

The Draftsman is open every night from 4 to 10 p.m. Stop in on Wednesdays for the $5 burgers all night. Read the full list of offerings on their menu here.

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