Court Avenue Restaurant and Brewing Co. | Des Moines, Iowa
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Court Avenue Restaurant and Brewing Co.
Exceptional based on 29 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

309 Court Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa United States 50309 [ print map ]
515 282 2739

courtavebrew.com

Hours: Sun-Thu 11AM-Midnight, Fri-Sat 11AM-2AM


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Court Avenue Honest Lawyer IPA 74, Court Avenue La Sirene , Court Avenue Cody Road rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Bock , Court Avenue DunLeveyís Stout , Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Court Avenue OíBannonís Bock , Court Avenue Blackhawk Stout 68, Court Avenue Pointer Brown Ale 48, Court Avenue BiŤre de Mars , Court Avenue Belgian White 46, Court Avenue Two Rivers Light 23, Court Avenue Kaplan Hat Hefeweizen 47
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29 reviews for Court Avenue Restaurant and Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  81%
 Selection  65%
 Food  75%
 Value  65%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  81%
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78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple  (100) Clear Creek, Colorado | March 29, 2014
I stopped in about noon on a Friday. Plenty of tables and bars stools available. Very nice looking interior with a small brewing operation tucked into the corner. 8 of their own beers on tap, 2 seasonals. Great service at the bar. 8 tasters was about $17 or so. The food was a little on the pricey side, I didnít eat. Pretty cool place, I would come here again when in town.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
Gmku  (27) Iowa City, Iowa | December 3, 2013
Wish the offerings matched the excellence of the ambiance of the great old building this is in. Itís really a pretty sweet spot, well laid out and everything inside. But the beers are mediocre and the food is just not very good.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (732) Pennsylvania | August 2, 2013
Located in downtown Des Moines just a few blocks down from the capital building. The brewpub has a restaurant side that bright and cheery and a pub side that has a number of tvís. They had 8 on tap with the hefe being a pleasant surprise. They have a few bottles but theyíre main,you the BMC variety. The service was pleasant which is what Iíve come to expect in Iowa.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale  (188) Lansing, Kansas | June 2, 2013
Nice brewpub in downtown Des Moines. Decent house beers. Service was friendly and knew their stuff. Did not have any food. The seasonals were well above average. Nice place worth a look.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
theLBD  (5) , | May 13, 2013
Not a bad place, but way overpriced. An average bar. The food is good, and they have house brews that are stellar, but everything else is very mediocre.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen  (230) Charlotte, North Carolina | May 11, 2012
Pretty nice downtown brewpub. The beers were above average for a local brewpub. I would definitely come back if I was in town.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
iabeerguy  (4) Iowa | February 22, 2012
Really nice brewpub in downtown Des Moines. Cool atmosphere, decent brew, and very good food.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
KAF  (100) Coralville, Iowa | February 6, 2012
Knowledgable bar tenders, but they donít pay much attention to you when your glass gets empty. The beer is average to good, but nothing that would make me drive the hour and a half to Des Moines just to get it. IMO this is the second best brew pub option in the Des Moines area, the first being Rock Bottom, and I would rather go to El Bait Shop or Hessen Haus before here. If youíre in the area you may as well stop by for a flight and judge yourself.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
csaso  (155) Missouri | September 13, 2011
Came here for lunch today, while in town for work. Decent selection of beer - varied styles. Food menu was fair, the slad I had was good though.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm  (136) Minnesota | August 14, 2011
Stopped by on a Saturday night. Surprisingly, it was easy to find two seats at the bar, and the bartender was quick to serve us. Bartender was also very friendly, so service gets an easy 10. Nice ambiance, but it is really dark at the bar. Not that I expect it to be bright, but a little more light would be nice. Didnít try the food, but it looked very nice. Beer prices were very reasonable, but food prices are high--expect around $10 for the cheapest starter. Selection was good, with three barrel aged beers on tap, along with their regulars and seasonals. A little more upscale than I was expecting, but overall a nice place that I definitely plan on revisiting...for beer anyways, I canít afford the food at this point.

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