El Bait Shop

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Beers At El Bait Shop

Moonlight Meadery Kurt’s Apple Pie16.8%1/15/2017
Bent River Jingle Bell Java Stout0%1/15/2017
Alluvial Hop To Be Square IPA6.7%1/15/2017
Stillwater / Cigar City 21st Century Means8.5%1/15/2017
Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury - Bourbon Barrel8.4%1/15/2017
Kickshaw Pipo7%1/15/2017
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale0%1/15/2017
Brewski Passionfeber7%1/15/2017
Urban Family Gentleman Caller6%1/15/2017
Mikkeller SpontanBeetroot7.7%1/15/2017
Mikkeller SpontanLingonberry7.7%1/15/2017
Funkwerks Bramble7.6%1/15/2017
Bell’s Brett Berliner Weisse3.9%1/15/2017
Madhouse V.I.P. 9%12/28/2016
Grimm Super Going4.8%12/28/2016
Grimm Rainbow Dome5%12/28/2016
Two Brothers In the Flesh Blueberry4.2%12/28/2016
Boulevard Love Child No. 78.2%12/28/2016
Goose Island Gillian9.5%12/28/2016
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%12/28/2016
Bell’s Traverse City Whiskey Neptune12.2%12/28/2016
Bell’s Traverse City Whiskey 355 E Stout8.8%12/28/2016
Bell’s Traverse City Third Coast Old Ale12%12/28/2016
Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Rosé)5%10/25/2016
Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Sour: Flanders/Oud Bruin7.2%10/24/2016
Peace Tree Grapefruit No Coast7.5%10/22/2016
Iowa Citra Pale Ale5.2%10/22/2016
Exile Giving Tree IPA0%10/22/2016
515 OJ IPA5.2%10/22/2016
Moonlight Meadery Wicked13.3%9/30/2016
De Proefbrouwerij Sour Barrel #36.2%9/29/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial7.5%8/14/2016
Funkwerks Dry Hopped Provincial4.2%7/20/2016
Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble4.3%7/9/2016
Exile Gose Shore5%7/7/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Pincha-Discos6.5%7/3/2016
Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale10%6/20/2016
Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #7 - Session Saison4.5%6/20/2016
Surly Pentagram6.66%6/20/2016
Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin7%6/17/2016
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin7%6/17/2016
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin7%6/17/2016
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA7%6/17/2016
Firetrucker 2 Alarm Red8%6/17/2016
Keg Creek Olde XX0%6/17/2016
Turner Alley Czech Village Pilsner5.5%6/17/2016
Surly Asator Viking IPA6%6/17/2016
Lion Bridge Workman’s Compensation4.7%6/7/2016
Lion Bridge The Disaster at Meaux6.6%6/7/2016
Stillwater / Arizona Wilderness Stillwater Is Nothing Big Bunny Is Everything8%6/6/2016
Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Raspberry6%6/5/2016
Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)7.2%6/5/2016
Surly Blakkr9.99%6/5/2016
Tallgrass Raspberry Jam Berliner Weisse4.3%6/5/2016
Omnipollo Fatamorgana Oat/Wheat IIPA8%6/4/2016
Omnipollo Abrahadabra6%6/4/2016
De Molen Mout & Mocca (2011-)10%6/4/2016
De Molen Moord & Doodslag10.7%6/4/2016
Westbrook / Evil Twin Mini Growler12%6/4/2016
Clown Shoes The Barista8%6/4/2016
De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell)12%5/17/2016
Exile Blood Orange Sour Bohemian5%5/8/2016
Tallgrass Top Rope IPA6%5/3/2016
Way Sour Me Not Graviola4%4/24/2016
Alluvial King Of Spades DIPA8.9%4/21/2016
ÆppelTreow Blackbird Berry-Apple Cider 5.5%4/12/2016
Central Waters / Lowlands Centraal Quadder0%4/10/2016
Grimm Super Spruce4.7%4/7/2016
Bos Hammer Smashed Cherry 6.5%6.5%4/7/2016
Founders Backstage Series # 7: Mango Magnifico con Calor10%3/31/2016
Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús12%3/31/2016
Bent River Jalapeño Pepper Ale 4.6%3/31/2016
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero9%3/31/2016
Prairie Funky Gold Simcoe7.5%3/30/2016
Wilson’s Orchard Goldmine6%3/29/2016
Alluvial Nebulous Imperial IPA8.7%3/29/2016
Grimm Echoplex5.3%3/28/2016
New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA6%3/25/2016
Alluvial Ox-Eye Oatmeal Stout7%3/17/2016
Nómada / Stillwater - Stoufft9.4%3/1/2016
Schell Noble Star - Apparent Horizon Rye Berliner Weiss5.1%2/26/2016
Against the Grain / Dry & Bitter Your Lytest One10.2%2/25/2016
Funkwerks Paisley7%2/25/2016
Grassroots Arctic Soirée6%2/25/2016
Bell’s Bear Hug8.4%2/16/2016
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Chocolate Ale - Raspberry9.1%2/16/2016
Schell Bock Series: Heirloom Bock 5.2%2/16/2016
Schell Bock Series: Pre-Prohibition Style Lager Bock7.1%2/15/2016
West O Infinite Black7%2/1/2016
Alluvial Ishihara Imperial Red7.7%1/31/2016
Mikkeller 12" Winale8.1%1/29/2016
Boulevard Early Riser Coffee Porter5.2%1/29/2016
Argus Cidery Fermentables Ciderkin4.5%1/21/2016
Argus Cidery Fermentables Ginger Perry4.5%1/17/2016
Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré4.8%1/14/2016
Buxton Extra Stout7.4%1/8/2016
Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake - Bourbon12%1/6/2016
De Molen Spanning & Sensatie9.8%1/6/2016
Sierra Nevada Hellraiser Chocolate Chili Imperial Stout9.8%1/6/2016
Siren / Arizona Wilderness / Mother Kelly’s Mum’s the Word5%1/6/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (729) Tampere, Finland | October 25, 2016
Amazing number of beers on tap. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Lot of bicyclists visiting this place. IA beers well presented. Flights of 4 available. Pretty decent food. Very positive experience.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Shag  (81) Chattanooga, Tennessee | June 25, 2016
The best beer bar for selection in the area and probably the midwest? When I went there it was a bit crowded but it got better as the evening progressed. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Amazing selection. A must visit in Des Moines is a total understatement.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
northropfrye  (260) Steinbach, Manitoba | March 30, 2016
Awesome place in Des Moines. World class and better than many beer bars in larger cities. 180+ taps. And bottles. Frequent rotation. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Open really late even on weekdays. We were there after one on a Tuesday. I will definitely make a point of going through Des Moines next time I’m heading south.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
AirForceHops  (193) Epping, New Hampshire | March 22, 2016
This is the best dive bar I have ever had the honor of walking into. Stopped in on Wednesday 16 March, 2016 and had a wonderful time. The bartender was enthusiastic about beer and chatted with us for a good 20 minutes. I’m also really glad we decided to check this place out on a week night because we were told it is three people deep on a Friday, Sat or Sunday night. A few harder to find brews (MOSTLY because the taps were not kicked yet) I would recommend. Love this place!!
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Jow  (257) New York | January 31, 2016
Dive bar with biggest selection of beers ive seen. i was quite drunk by this point and only took notes on one beer as i made a bunch of random friends oddly. nothing i noticed was super exciting but if you’re trying to drink midwest breweries from all over this is the place. staff was attentive despite being quite busy.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ajnepple  (131) Denver, Colorado | December 25, 2015| Updated December 26, 2015
Incredible selection of draft beer. 4 tasters of anything for $10. Nice sized pours to boot. Go Hawks!
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
deyholla  (588) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 16, 2015
An amazing beer bar with World Class selection. Decent sized spot that looks like it has been there for a while. A bit worn on the inside but has a nice character to it. Service was great despite the place being hopping on a Saturday night. Selection is world class. I was in awe by the number of taps (with a quality selection no less plus they do flights) and the bottles were great too. I was so in awe by the selection I didn’t even notice if they have food or not. Prices seemed very reasonable. A World Class bar in my opionion
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ads135  (270) Omaha, Nebraska | August 19, 2015
A really good beer bar. Plenty of great beers with a ton of taps. Can buy some hard to find bottles to bring home with you as well. Really good food too.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Strebs  (218) St. Louis, Missouri | July 24, 2015
Very impressive selection on tap and in bottles...the drafts are reasonably priced, but the bottles are prohibitively expensive. Food was better than expected...tending towards the higher quality end of the spectrum for bar food, but still bar food. I appreciate dive bars, but it looks like the owners of El Bait tried too hard and it comes off as a bit too contrived. I was hoping to finally try a Toppling Goliath, but they didn’t have any on tap. Nonetheless, I was very pleased with my choices.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Atom  (192) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 23, 2015
Pretty cool spot, nice to say hello briefly to CanIHave4Beers. Damn near as many taps as I’ve ever seen any where. Cool divey backyard feel. Wish I’d have gone early as it was nuts when I went around 9pm. Will revisit this place next time I’m in town.

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