4950 NE 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: (515) 266-6800
Fax: (515) 299-8866
Bars & Cafes
The Krazee Kafe certainly lives up to its name and is as crazy as it can be. Playing different roles and catering to diverse clients, this venture has excelled in everything it does. An unique combination of hair salon,tattoo center and a cafe, its patrons are mix of young and middle-aged groups. While some come here to get inked, others head here for a night out with friends along with martinis. So a beautiful lady getting her hair styled whilst enjoying a cocktail is a regular sight here. The owners did not stop here, but went ahead and added some extra zing to this place by inviting artists/bands from all over to play here. Apart from that, it also features DJ sessions, Karaoke nights and parties on a regular basis. Call for more details.
801 Chophouse is an upscale steakhouse in Des Moines. The restaurant offers fresh vegetables and meats from the best cuts. At a flat rate, you could take advantage of the Prix Fixe menu options that allows you to savor a variety. Try out the Bone-In Delmonico or the Lollipop Veal Chop. The Maytag Blue Cheese Potatoes make a great side. The restaurant has an extensive wine list, so take your pick and have a great meal!
RōCA, short for Restaurant on Court Avenue, is located in downtown's Historic Court Avenue District. Nestled in a century-old building, it retains the old-world charm with exposed brick walls, art, antiques and photographs to complement rustic-chic furnishings. Their signature shared plates include Oysters “Roca”Feller, Escargot In Potato Shells and Hoison Marinated Ribeye Skewers and entrees like Beef Stroganof and Stuffed Pork Chop. Pair your meal with artisan cocktails like Gotham Sour and Slippery Slope or opt for fine wine, craft brews and spirits.
With an extensive variety of beers bottled and on tap and a diverse crowd to match, the Royal Mile is one of America's favorite bars. The decor is reminiscent of an old English pub with a dark wooden interior and outside patio seating, but the crowd is lively and filled with eccentric regulars. If you love beer with a slice of England pub life on the side, the Royal Mile is your place.
A dark and cozy atmosphere, with no cigarette smoke around, you sit back sipping your drink, admiring pretty faces around. Girls in school uniforms serving you drinks, at reasonable rates, a price every average person can afford. As you admire the detailed decor, the DJ starts playing the music, and you feel like shaking your body to it. This is the Liar's Club. Situated in the heart of Downtown Des Moines entertainment district, Liar's club was founded by three friends with the purpose of bringing to you the all exciting ideas they came across in their lives. Give the place a try and feel the difference.
The Red Monk will have beer-snobs singing its praises with more than 60 Belgian beers and their speciality, Unicum, a Hungarian liquor. Patrons are surrounded by gargoyles and stained glass. The Gothic demeanor of the bar is evident in the interiors. The location of the bar hidden above Royal Mile adds to the mystery appeal.
With over 100 beers on tap in addition to an already impressive selection of over 150 bottled and canned beers, El Bait Shop boasts what is easily one of the world's most extensive selections of American craft beers. While the staggering array of taps behind the bar will surely dazzle you, the decor is a conversation starter in itself. Vintage posters, games and curious knickknacks line the walls of this lively watering hole. Apart from serving as a haven for beer lovers of every caliber, El Bait Shop also serves up a variety of delicious Mexican and American treats including bar favorites like chicken wings, tacos and juicy burgers, alongside broasted chicken, salads. soups and other tasty bites. Although bustling, lively and brimming with cheer all through the week, the live musical performances held here are especially popular and draw crowds of cheerful revelers. Keep an eye on their website for the latest updates on their ever growing beer selection and event schedules.
Gas Lamp is Des Moines' quintessential bar-next-door and a favorite joint among locals and those in the know. One of the most happening spots for live music in the city, the stage sees local bands and emerging talent cover blues, country, folk and alternative rock, among a host of genres. Grab a pint from domestic and international brews on offer and enjoy weekly open jam nights. The place is unpretentious and has a certain old-world, motel-esque vibe going for it. Dimly lit with only a hint from LED signs, the decor features wall-mounted animal heads, exposed brick walls, intricate ceiling and funky graffiti art on the lavatory interiors.
Mezzodi's serves Italian food that is delicious. The food here is prepared from home-style recipes that have been reinvented to include some of the local ingredients and tastes. The fast selling item here are the pizzas and burgers and the special rate martinis that are served all day! For your main meals, try out the Wild Mushroom Risotto or the Italian Chops. The Sunday brunch is quite famous among the locals.
As its name suggests, The Wine Experience at Jordan Creek prides itself on its wine collection. With over 400 varieties on offer, guests can enjoy their selection at the restaurant, or take home a bottle from their retail store. Savor wine by the glass with small plates, appetizers and cheese platters. Follow that with specialties like Mac & Cheese, Turkey Bacon Swiss, Sausage Panini, pastas and pizza.
Try the Prime rib-eye, succulent steaks or the Tenderloin Carpaccio, riddled with ample of flavors only at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Serving one of the finest steakhouse fare in all of Des Moines, the restaurant has emerged as a popular destination for people to celebrate their special events in life. An exceptionally tasteful wine selection also makes an appearance to aid the perfect finish to your meal. Service is helpful and friendly and not in a rush to get it over with. So take your time and relax in its sophisticated ambiance and enjoy your company.
Mug's Pub and Grub is a neighborhood bar in West Des Moines. Popular among locals and visitors alike, this laid-back dive bar features an array of beer and spirits. Unwind with a chilled pint and enjoy classic pub grub. Their outdoor patio is great in the summers.