Typical chain restaurant feel and menu. Decent beer and decent food though, considering. Not a bad place if you are passing by.
bleeng (168) Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington | January 26, 2017
How the mighty have fallen. Poor beer selection. Their ipa was just watery and sad. The place had an odor like old socks. Good for a gueze I guess. Food was generic tgi Friday but the burger was actually good. Dead night. Last of a dying breed.
Very large and airy but still retaining a comfortable pub feel. Corporate feeling once you start to pay attention, but drink more and it will fade. Good prices and tasters, but the beer is just a bit underwhelming. This location has likely the only sours, but they are not quite up to snuff yet. I didn’t eat, but they have a huge menu and separate dinning area.
This was a nice Rock Bottom. Lots of unique beers on the menu, including a very nice coffee stout. We were a big party on a Friday night and our server took good care of us. Not much local flavor but a good beer place to bring the uninitiated.
sthlm (147) Blank, Alabama | December 10, 2013| Updated June 2, 2017
jcnielsen (321) Charlotte, North Carolina | August 11, 2012| Updated November 20, 2013
The food and the interior of this Rock Bottom is very similar to all the other Rock Bottom’s that I’ve been to. They also have the same main lineup of beers. The thing that makes this Rock Bottom standout in my mind was the specialty beers they had available. When I went, they had 8 specialty beers, including a bockbier aged in whiskey barrels, a sour ale, a saison with lavendar, a french farmhouse ale, an ipa with spruce tips added, and others. Really interesting selection of beers on tap! I wish I would have been able to try them all when I came, but I was just passing through town.
The reason to come here is due to their non-regular lineup of beers. The regular lineup is just like any other Rock Bottom, but the stuff that the brewer goes out on his own and produces are very good. The brewer is also friendly and willing to talk beer with you. Service is average and sometime bar service is a bit slow. The food is decent, but not the reason to go here. This is, imo, the best brewpub in the Des Moines area.
Great service and varied menu. This is the second Rock Bottom I’ve been to and it measured up to the one I went to on Minneapolis. Good selection of brews on tap; the Iron Horse Stout was very good as was the Lumpy Dog Brown Ale. Unlike many other brewpubs I’ve been to, they have collector pint glasses with the logos of the beers on them; I brought home an Iron Horse for my growing collection. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the Des Moines area.