Fong’s Pizza

223 4th St
Des Moines, Iowa United States 50309
bar  3.35/5.0 7 reviews
Bar 11-2am/Kitch 11-2 sun-wed 11-3 thurs-sat

Bottles: 70
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72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Jow  (228) New York | January 31, 2016
So not really a beer desitnation but i was quite drunk at this point so perhaps it was better than i remember. crab rangoon pizza i had heard about on tv or something and it was quite nice way to end the night. i though i lost my work phone but i had just given it to bartender to charge and he was quite pleasant dealing with my drunken foolishness. definitly a unique spot worth a visit.
72
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (796) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | August 5, 2013
Obviously not the beer destination some of the other Full Court Press locations are but it’s still a fun place. The thing that’s great about Des Moines is that so many of these restaurants are in downtown. This is the place to go after you’ve been on the town all night and you want a couple of late night slices and some pizza. I love the whole pizzeria in a Chinese restaurant thing as well. This was a great capper to a really fun night.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
heemer77  (226) Urbandale, Iowa | May 12, 2012
Don’t waste your time unless you want tiki drinks. Small little place. Unique in the ambiance. The tap selection is very limited and boring. There is a decent selection of bottles, but it’s not worth going for beer. Mediocre pizza. Horribly slow and inattentive service. My only bad experience at a Full Court Press location.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
KAF  (100) Coralville, Iowa | February 6, 2012
The food was outstanding, but the service was lacking and a little rude. Beer selection was okay with some different Hitachino Nest products available. I would come back for the food alone, but if you’re looking for a place with a good beer selection look elsewhere.
50
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 6/20
SledgeJr  (106) Omaha, Nebraska | July 1, 2010
I really like the absurdity behind the business model here: find a Chinese restaurant, change nothing about its decor, and serve pizza. Good, but not great bottle selection. Very good food.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
beeronmypants  (12) Des Moines, Iowa | June 19, 2009
This is a fun place to go out and meet up with some friends. They have a good happy hour. Each time you get a drink you can have a slice of pizza. The slices are decent size and tasty. Their beer selection is constantly growing and expanding. They have been trying to get more asian beers in bottles for people to try out. I think their main focus is their tiki drinks which are always full of alchol and very tasty. The major problem with this place is it is very popular and can be hard to get a spot to sit. When they are busy or not so busy the service is very slow. They will say hello but it can take a long amount of time for them to come assist you and see what you want. I would just make sure you stop in when they aren’t so busy.
68
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers  (74) Pouring Bus, Iowa | June 8, 2009
I was hesitant to rate this place when it first got added, as it was a bar I enjoyed but the beer selection was fairly limited. I was however very happy to see the selection getting better and better each time I’ve gone in lately. This place used to be a Chinese resturant, and to my knowledge they didn’t do a whole lot of redecorating, the crane mural the left up is stunningly cool. The music is always good, if not excellent and they’ve got a super friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food is great, basically if you’ve ever worked in a pizzeria, the food that cooks come up with when they’re bored.... that’s what these guys serve. Delicious concoctions as of late include but are not limited to Jalapeno popper pizza, ruben pizza, honey garlic pizza, and various Thai inspired pizzas. A slice comes free with your drink during happy hour so that rules. Then there is the beer, they’ve got micros available in Iowa fairly covered. Lately they’ve been focusing on getting some Japanese micros, which is pretty awesome. They’ve got a few Baird beers, some Isekadoya beers and a few Hitachino Nest beers. It’s a fun place, not exceptional by any means but you can always grab some good beer and some good pizza.

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