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 Restaurant and Brewing Co.

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Court Avenue La Sirene , Court Avenue Cody Road rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Bock , Court Avenue DunLevey’s Stout , Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Court Avenue O’Bannon’s Bock , Court Avenue Honest Lawyer IPA 72, Court Avenue Blackhawk Stout 68, Court Avenue Pointer Brown Ale 48, Court Avenue Bičre de Mars , Court Avenue Belgian White 46, Court Avenue Two Rivers Light 23, Court Avenue Kaplan Hat Hefeweizen 47, Court Avenue Un-Tickled Fancy , Court Avenue Red Dawn Saison
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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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70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (731) 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 tv’s. They had 8 on tap with the hefe being a pleasant surprise. They have a few bottles but they’re main,you the BMC variety. The service was pleasant which is what I’ve come to expect in Iowa.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog  (699) Hampton, Virginia | June 26, 2005
May 2005: Excellent beer and food highlighted this brick-festooned brewpub in downtown. Good service, too.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
theisti  (495) Leawood, Kansas | February 9, 2009| Updated June 28, 2012
Visited for lunch on February 7, 2009. I was a large group of 11 which included 5 kids. The building itself is in a restored / renovated building in a nice part of downtown Des Moines. Very comfortable space with large tables in the dining area, and a big bar area. The two areas were nicely separated. I only had time for one beer, though they had about 6 regulars and a seasonal (Porter) on when I was there. Service was great, very attentive. Handled the kids very well, with fun games for them to play. Menu has nice diversity, and everyone was happy with the food they ordered. I had the Jambalaya on the recommendation of the waiter, and it was goodish. The Portabello sandwich looked great, I would likely get that next time. Overall, a nice place to grab lunch, particularly for a larger group.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
TwoSipDip  (413) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 8, 2011
Cool, old atmosphere with great service. The beers seemed to all be average or better. The best brewery to stop by if you’re in DSM.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BVery  (400) Burnsville, Minnesota | December 29, 2010
Solid brewpub. I love the atmosphere - dark and wood, my kind of place. Pretty good number of house taps, most of which are decent, but unspectacular. Seems like they are doing a little bit of "brewing for the masses", which is fine, but the beers themselves aren’t exciting enough to make this a "can’t miss" place everytime I’m in town.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen  (224) 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | November 12, 2006| Updated March 30, 2008
Been here many times. Located in a beautiful old brick building in downtown Des Moines a few blocks from the river. They typically have 8-ish of their own beers on tap including a cask version of one of them and at least one seasonal. As of Spring 2008 they are smoke free! Kudos for that. They offer a sampler of all their beers. The food is respectable. Service tends to be good even when crowded. One of the better brewpubs in Iowa.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77  (212) Urbandale, Iowa | December 7, 2004| Updated September 16, 2008
Ok beer with decent food. Friendly staff on my several trips. Smoky bar with a clean appearance. The best part about this place is that they have two beer engines. A typical brewpub selection. I will visit again on my next trip to Des Moines.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16  (202) Naperville, Illinois | August 19, 2008
Nice little patio out front, dark inside at the bar with a relaxed atmosphere. Music in the background. Beer label signs on the walls and brewing equipment on display. The proper dining area looked a little sterile and generic. 8 taps one seasonal, all basic styles and one cask offering. Also offered a Brewers reserve which was a slightly higher alc beer. Numbered mugs hang over the lacqured wood bar. Service was good on a slow Monday night. Mennu ranges over some varied options with local pork and beef products featured. Having binged on steak the past weekend I went with the fish and chips and brisket and barley soup, both were above average to quite good pub grub. Unfortunately the unambitious beer was the lowlight here. Still a nice stop.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale  (177) 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.

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