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Buzzard Billy’s

Des Moines’ favorite Cajun/Creole restaurant. Recognized year after year for its dishes including gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp creole and many other classics. Menu also includes seafood, steaks, pastas, fantastic appetizers and desserts. For something wonderfully different try our Armadillo Eggs or the Fried Gator Fingers. From the bar try a Category 5 Hurricane or one of the many craft beers on draft or in bottles. Home of “Crappy Beer Night.”

615 3rd St.
Des Moines, IA

(515) 244-2899

dan@buzzardbillys.com

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The Chicken

Classic roadhouse joint just south of the Highway 5 Bypass in what was once Orilla, Iowa. Located right off the Great Western bike trail, it’s the perfect stop mid-ride. Our menu has something for everyone, serving southern chicken specialties like Broasted Chicken, the Hot Chicken Sundae and Nashville Hot Chicken, as well as classics including burgers, salads and sandwiches.

4221 SE Orilla Rd.
West Des Moines, IA

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El Bait Shop

Beer is kinda our thing. With over 260 American Craft Brews on tap and more than 75 more in bottles, you are sure to find something to enjoy. Our menu of tasty Mexican favorites, wings and sandwiches is sure to please. We are Des Moines’ bicycle headquarters. Rated “Exceptional” by Beer Advocate; voted Draft Magazine’s 100 Best Beer Bars 2008-2016; voted by Des Moines as Best Bar (Overall), Best Beer Selection and more; featured on The Cooking Channel’s “Sandra Lee’s Taverns, Lounges & Clubs” in 2012.

200 SW 2nd St.
Des Moines, IA

(515) 284-1970

info@elbaitshop.com

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Fong’s Pizza – Downtown Des Moines

Home of the original Crab Rangoon pizza and other zenfully delicious appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches and desserts. Think Chinese Cheesesticks, Thai Chicken pizza, a Suffering Bastard tiki drink and Raspberry Cheesecake egg rolls for dessert. Located in the home of Des Moines’ oldest Chinese restaurant. Featured on the Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, Pizza Today top 100 Independents and most recently mentioned by Alton Brown as his favorite stop on tour.

223 4th St.
Des Moines, IA

(515) 323-3333

desmoines@fongspizza.com

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Fong’s Pizza – Ankeny

Fong’s Pizza has an Ankeny location as well, in the heart of the Prairie Trail District! Come experience the same Chinese flavor, Tiki drinks and famous Crab Rangoon Pizza in a spacious, family-friendly atmosphere. Plus, enjoy our selection of over 40 beers on tap.

1450 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ste. 120
Ankeny, IA

515-243-8888

ankeny@fongspizza.com

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Fong’s Pizza – Cedar Rapids

The Fong’s Pizza in Cedar Rapids is a full service restaurant specializing in Asian-inspired and traditional pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches, salads and desserts. We proudly feature all Iowa beers on draft and a super happy fun terrific good time tiki bar!

1006 3rd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-320-9992

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Fong’s Pizza – Drake Neighborhood

Fong’s Pizza on Forest Avenue is a foray into a more quick service restaurant style, featuring a slimmed down menu, and pizza slices available during all hours of operation. This Fong’s is perfect for guests looking for a takeout order or that quick slice on the go when they’re in the Drake Neighborhood.

3018 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA

(515) 277-3664

desmoines@fongspizza.com

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Hessen Haus

Grab your lederhosen and turn up the polka! Enjoy a menu full of traditional German food, including favorites like Wienerschnitzel, Spaetzle, Kävetelli, Currywurst and Schweine Flugel. We have the largest German bier selection in the country with 50 on draft and over 100 in bottles. Share a boot with your friends. Prost!

101 4th St.
Des Moines, IA

(515) 288-2520

info@hessenhaus.com

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High Life Lounge

Take a trip back in time to this 60s style corner tap. The Champagne of Bars knows nostalgia and retro like no one else! We are the home of Tangermeisters, Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots and Thirsty Thursdays. Featured on Travel Channel’s “Man Vs Food” 2010; highlighted in the travel section of the New York Times; voted one of the best bars in America by Esquire Magazine; voted by Des Moines as Best Bar Food, Best Fried Chicken and more.

200 SW 2nd St.
Des Moines, IA

(515) 280-1965

elbaitshop@yahoo.com

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Iowa Taproom

120 Iowa beers on tap from over 30 Iowa breweries. The Iowa Taproom supports the growing tradition of diversity, creativity and excellence in Iowa beer. Our menu has unique Iowan-inspired selections and American favorites, including Iowa Chops, Morning Farm Burger, Hand-Breaded Pork Tenderloins, Iowa Ham Balls, Chicken Wings and much more. All Iowa Beer, One Amazing Place!

215 E 3rd St., Ste. 100
Des Moines, IA

515.243.0827

iowataproom@gmail.com

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Ken’s

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Ken’s – a not so secret speakeasy is named after Des Moines’ most notorious bootlegger during Prohibition. Located under the Iowa Taproom, come enjoy a classic Old Fashioned or Gin Rickey at this basement bar. Open 5 pm – midnight daily with a full bar, craft beer, classic cocktails and wide whiskey selection!

215 E 3rd St., Ste. 100 – an extension of the Iowa Taproom
Des Moines, IA

515.243.0827

iowataproom@gmail.com

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Lucky Horse Beer & Burgers

Beer & Burger joint in the Drake Neighborhood with an underlying theme of music! Featuring dine-in and to-go food, cocktails and beers. Come enjoy this new neighborhood restaurant and bar with a comfortable saloon atmosphere. Set in a historic Dogtown building, just east of Drake University.

2331 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA

(515) 344-4343

luckyhorsedsm@gmail.com

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The Red Monk

Hidden away above the Royal Mile, this quiet bar features 90 Belgian style beers for you to enjoy. One of the best selections of Belgian beers in the Midwest with 12 Belgian and Belgian styles on draft and many more rare and unique bottled offerings. Rated “Excellent” by Beer Advocate.

210 4th St.
Des Moines, IA

(515) 282-2012

royalmilebar@gmail.com

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Rita’s Cantina

New to the East Village in the summer of 2020 and with a full menu of tacos, chimichangas, burritos, quesadillas and more! Come enjoy our margarita and queso flights. Patio and indoor seating available!

401 SE 5th St.
Des Moines, IA

ritascantinadsm@gmail.com

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The Royal Mile

Downtown’s premier British Pub opened in 2001, the Mile features a menu of favorite English dishes, British beers and an extensive Scotch list. Enjoy a pint of bitter with your bangers and mash! Voted “One of America’s Best Bars” by Esquire Magazine; rated “Exceptional” by Beer Advocate; voted Draft Magazine’s 100 Best Beer Bars; voted by Des Moines as Best Downtown Bar, Best Bar Food and more.

210 4th St.
Des Moines, IA

(515) 282-2012

royalmilebar@gmail.com

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Truman’s KC Pizza Tavern

A pizza tavern, with a focus on Kansas City sports teams. It’s the hangout for Chiefs and Royals games. Enjoy delicious pizza and a craft beer from KC-based, Boulevard Brewing Company, while you’re here. Try the hand-tossed thin-crust pizza or stop by for a unique weekend breakfast menu.

400 SE 6th St.
Des Moines, IA 

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University Library Cafe

Craft beer and creative homemade takes on traditional bar fare. Consistently voted by Des Moines for Best Local Nachos. An intimate neighborhood bar with 41 beers on tap. Serving unique breakfast dishes on Saturday and Sunday.

3506 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA

(515) 255-0433

info@thelibrarydm.com

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