United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Ferris (793) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 22, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nestled downtown in a great historic building, this place screams character. Service is great, they have lots of local taps and they know how to make you feel welcome. The food is good and well priced, the only problem with the place is the very safe and pedestrian beer.
ajnepple (108) Conifer, Colorado | March 29, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Gmku (27) Iowa City, Iowa | December 3, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (747) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | August 2, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
RobertDale (224) Lansing, Kansas | June 2, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
theLBD (5) , | May 13, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jcnielsen (259) Charlotte, North Carolina | May 11, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice downtown brewpub. The beers were above average for a local brewpub. I would definitely come back if I was in town.
iabeerguy (4) Iowa | February 22, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice brewpub in downtown Des Moines. Cool atmosphere, decent brew, and very good food.
KAF (100) Coralville, Iowa | February 6, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
csaso (166) Missouri | September 13, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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