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Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co.

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American, Brew Pub, Bar, Fusion
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309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2245
+1 515-282-2739
11:00 - 00:00
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a party of 14 our server did a great job of taking care of us. The food at the table was varied and everyone was pleased. The relaxed atmosphere lent itself to an enjoyable fun evening. Will return.

Thank Harry S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent business trip to Des Moines, my companion and I went here one evening for dinner. The location is in an old historic building. The decor is typical of most brew pubs. The staff was just great. We really enjoyed visiting with them. They were so friendly and helpful. I had a burger and it was great. We... More 

Thank glhenry
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This great bar and grill is just a half mile from the convention center. I had the cranberry club and my date had their version of a French dip. My entree was good but I was jealous of that shave prime rib. I only got a bite but mmmm. There was plenty of local brew on tap. I tried their... More 

Thank D J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Been here multiple times and have yet to try something I didn't like. The pizza was by far my favorite but we've also hosted get togethers and ordered all of the appetizers for carry out and they were a hit. Definitely stop here on a nice day and eat out on the patio and people watch on Court Avenue.

Thank vacagirl2016
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in! Don't forget to bring your coworkers down any Monday through Friday between 3PM & 6PM to take advantage of our 3-4-5 Happy Hour! $3 Craft beer $4 Moscow Mules $5 Appetizers You can't beat it in Downtown Des Moines! More 

Largo, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Excellent local brew. And the food was decent too. The Blackhawk stout had several ingredients with a taste of oatmeal, coffee and chocolate. It all came together nicely. I also had the Jambalaya. It was decent. Not the best I've ever had, but I wasn't in New Orleans either. Meals were between $20 and $30

Thank gwleach32057
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in! Remember that Monday through Friday we have our 3-4-5 Happy Hour! From 3pm-6pm you can enjoy $3 craft beers, $4 Moscow mules & $5 appetizers. See you soon! More 

Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We've walked past this place a few times and thought we would stop in and try it...glad we did. I( had the best Reuben sandwich I've had for a long time. It was toasted and not soggy with just the right amount of sauerkraut and dressing with quite a bit of very good pastrami. The atmosphere is great and service... More 

Thank David H
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

David, We think it's great you gave us a shot, hope to see you again soon! Pro tip: Stop in for our Wednesday lunch special, Hot Pastrami on light rye with swiss cheese and topped Pittsburgh style with coleslaw and french fries. Order your sandwich before 11:30am for dine in and get 50% off it or any entree! CHEERS! More 

West Branch, Iowa, United States
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139 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Court Avenue Brewing just might be our new DSM favorite when we attend shows at the Civic Center...it's close and the food is great. The building is a history lesson, starting in 1881 as a saddlery company, housing a number of businesses after that. It had 19 feet of water in the flood of 1993, then became CABco in 1996.... More 

Thank Glenda1947
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

The staff was stoked to here your compliments. Thanks! We love seeing you before Civic Center shows. Pro tip: Save room for dessert after the show! Return to CABCo for bread pudding, chocolate mousse or apple crisp with a cup of coffee. While you enjoy yourself the post-Civic Center traffic will dissipate, allowing you smooth sailing home. Cheers! More 

West Union, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Took some friends down to Court Avenue Brewing for steaks. C.A.B. Did not let us down. Great steak specials and pasta. Their own beer choices are diverse and tasty. Service was very good. Wish it was easier to get to. Parking downtown kind of limited

Thank Duane98
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

We love that you loved it; hope to see you again soon! When you next come down don't forget the city parking ramp at 4th & Grand, 2 blocks away. Cheers! More 

Bellevue, Nebraska
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meals at Court Avenue! The pot roast was excellent! The Pork tenderloin was wonderful too!

Thank Susan C
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

Susan, I'm glad you enjoyed your food at Court Avenue. I am however confused by your title. Please contact me directly at justinb@courtavebrew.com to let me know more. JB Berkley GM, Court Avenue Brewing More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

In town on an impromptu road trip. Stopped in with a friend while checking out the local brew scene and had the beer sampler. Decent selection and good for price. Would return (and sample the food menu) next time in Des Moines

Thank Anton G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-282-2739
A casual brew pub that fits all occasions. Stop in for a quick beer, bring the family for a round table dinner, or have that workplace pow-wow your employees deserve! Call ahead for reservations, or just swing on in.

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