Court Avenue Restaurant and Brewing Co.

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (1411) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 22, 2014
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Braudog  (884) Yorktown, Virginia | June 26, 2005
May 2005: Excellent beer and food highlighted this brick-festooned brewpub in downtown. Good service, too.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
theisti  (881) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (856) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | August 2, 2013| Updated April 29, 2017
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 mainly the BMC variety. The service was pleasant which is what Iíve come to expect in Iowa.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Drake  (796) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | May 28, 2017
Located within walking distance of some other solid places. Standard old-school downtown brewpub vibe, with a definite attempt at an English pub vibe. I had just eaten, so I didnít try the food. Solid service... bartender was friendly, helpful, and amply handling a decent crowd. Ordered a flight of 8 for $17. Kinda steep for the quality. Bartender was happy to give me decent sizes samples of the other 2 beers on tap. They also offer a 3 beer flight which is good for locals just wanting to try the seasonals. Drinking here is like drinking at two different breweries. This is the kind of place that says "hereís our core beers and a few rotating seasonals." The core beers were decently executed, but kinda boring. OTOH, the seasonals were interesting, inventive, and well executed. English DIPA, California Common and a quite nice guava Saison. If they pay a little more attention to the core beers it would be beneficial. Some decent deals on wings and pints when I was there, but seems pretty pricy otherwise. Overall worth a stop if youíre in Des Moines.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BVery  (648) Plymouth, 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 arenít exciting enough to make this a "canít miss" place everytime Iím in town.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen  (420) 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 youíre in DSM.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale  (355) 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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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen  (318) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Jow  (267) New York | January 31, 2016
stopped in as part a bit to epic beer tour of Des Moines. Lovely old building friendlt staff cool looking mug club. the beers werenít that good or extensive but they charged my phone behind bar so i stayed for 3.

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