There is nothing like a small town bar. And the smaller the town, the more important the bar becomes to the members of the community. It takes on more of an identity than just a place for the adults to relax at the end of the day, but it can be a place of all ages to congregate. The Melsha Tap in Swisher is a place much like that.
Melsha is the ideal place to watch the Hawkeyes with friends, play cards, or to escape from the annual Swisher Days in August. My experiences have always been welcoming; relaxing with common Iowans.