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The Iron LakeTavern

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. A bar & grill, Popular with the local townsfolk.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A.  In the small town of Iron Lake, New York.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 1, of Season 9, "Cold Snap".

    Dexter goes there to meet Angela for a date. Entering, they notice a number of people line dancing, Including Esther.

    Angela takes a seat at a table as Dexter goes to the bar and orders drinks. He encounters several of the people he met before, Including Ramon, and Matt Caldwell, who is out partying with his posse,

    Dexter and Angela line-dance a bit, to Blondie's "Heart of Glass" (it's always somewhat embarrassing when Dexter tries to dance).

    Matt makes a second attempt to persuade Dexter to sell him the rifle without a background check, but Dexter refuses.

    Meanwhile, Angela meets a young girl at the bar who  is obviously broke, so she helps her out with a few bucks, and refers her to a local shelter.

    We see the Tavern again later in this same first episode, when Dexter arrives only to find a small demonstration underway protesting oil drilling.

    It turns out that a billionaire named Edward Olsen has shut down the tavern in order to hold his annual board meeting.

    Angela and her daughter Audrey are there. Dexter complains about not being able to get his regular tuna sandwich from the tavern. The billionaire comes out and attempts to charm the crowd, but doesn't get very far.

    Dexter spots a mysterious figure watching him from across the street, but it vanishes before he can take a closer look.

    The tavern shows up again in the third episode, when Dexter spots a drunken Kurt Caldwell outside the bar, and offer similar ride in his truck.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A bar & grill, only not in New York

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. In the real world,  this place is known as the West End Pub, And you'll find it directly across the street from the Iron Lake Police Department, at 16 State Street, in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

    It's on the east side of the river, right next to (just north of) the iron bridge.

    The pub is located in a two-story, red building, next to the bridge.

    Other than adding a fake sign and a few Christmas lights, they didn't change the exterior much for the production.

    I thought at first that they had actually filmed the interior scenes inside the West End Pub as well. But I've since learned that they shot the interiors 70 miles away, at the Bull Run restaurant in Shirley, Massachusetts. what fo f 5050led me at first were the lamps in the bar. They looked identical to the ones inside the West End Pub. But later I found a photo of the bar in the Bull Run during filming there, and they had That theut up identical lamps hanging over the bar, and other details made it clear that they had been filmed those inferior varsity at the Bull Run. The address for the Bull Run is 215 Great Road, Shirley, Mass.

    You can find the pub's website at:

    The Bull Run Restaurant's website is at

      Here is a Google StreetView of the pub:

      Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

      A. In the very first scene where the Tavern appears, we see the Iron Lake Police station first, and then Angela walks directly across the street from it to the Tavern.

      The only problem was that in the first shot of the building,  the buildingdoesn't look red, and it appears to be a one-story structure. But fortunately, when the tavern shows up again during the demonstration, there's a great shot from the bridge showing clearly that it's a red two-story building right next to the bridge.  It was then simply a matter of using StreetView to match things up.

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