Food & Drink / füd ənd dringk / noun

Definition: Any nourishing substance that is taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy and promote growth.

Giant Scrabble, shuffle board, the old school’s scoreboard in the bar;  fire pits, music, bags game and overhead string lighting on the patio

The Periodic Table  Hotel Grinnell’s on-site bar and patio.

Beverage Service Hours

Sunday – Thursday | 11 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday | 10 am – Open until midnight

Food Service Hours

Light Complimentary Breakfast  | Monday through Friday  | 7 am to 9 am
Lunch & Dinner | 11 am to 9 pm Sunday through Thursday | 11 am to 10 pm Friday and Saturday


Download or Print the Menu

This may be an old school building, but our on-site bar is nothing like your school cafeteria! Our drink menu is much more extensive than your junior high days of choosing between white and chocolate milk.

The Periodic Table is an urban eatery and drink lab where guests and locals converge to savor handcrafted cocktails, single origin fair trade coffee and specialty shared plates. Pull up to the bar, to enjoy a huge selection of sports channels or retreat to an intimate seating area.

Grab a chair on the patio by the fire. Blankets made at the Amana Colonies Woolen Mill near by are available on cool nights as are bags games and music outside.


 Chemistry is Our Favorite Subject.


We partnered with a nearby business, Kahawa Cup, to serve fair-trade certified coffee. Their specialty coffees are sourced from all over the world and enable farmers to earn fair wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and provide an education to their children.

We serve Blue Bunny ice cream, which is made in LeMars, Iowa, the Ice Cream Capital of the World. More ice cream is made in our home state than anywhere else on Earth!