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Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co.

$$ - $$$
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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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Cieszyn, Poland
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove to Des Moines from Chicago and were really tired so the only thing we wanted was a decent burger and something good to drink. We got more than that! Friendly and fast service, nice interior, really good food and such a wide variety of drinks! You can sit by the bar and watch the game or choose a... More 

Thank dwidenka
Marion, Iowa
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and an excelent beer and wine selection. Great service and friendly patrons. Close to many other bars

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

MtDuffy, We're glad you liked the rueben and felt welcome. We are fortunate to have great folks inside these walls; both patronizing and working. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Sidenote: If you order that rueben or any other entree before 11:30am, Monday through Friday you will pay 1/2 price! See you soon! More 

Mount Vernon, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although no one can guarantee Gluten Free I am very sensitive and did great with there Pork Chops, vegetables and macaroni/chees!!! Thank you!!!

Thank robertbC2503PG
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

We're glad that you can enjoy a carefree night out with us! Always let us know ahead of time and we will make any adjustments we can to make sure while you're at CABCo, you get just what you need! More 

Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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172 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not believe the size of their flight of beer. Usually a flight comes with 4-5 beers, this came with 8. They let you sub out ones that you may not like.. The food was also really good. I definitely recommend it.

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

Eric, We've got a Vanilla Irish Red on right now that people are loving! Stop back and see us for a pint! More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon, and we were seated outside which is always a plus. Great jumbala, with nice selection of in house beers to pair it with.

Thank tdog20
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

Early lunch, standard lunch or late lunch, stop in whenever and hang out with us! We love having you! Thanks for choosing CABCo! More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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

Cool! We want your party to be a success every time you choose to celebrate with us. Your compliment means a lot to us. Thank you. To book parties in the future email our Banquet Manager Caroline Raemakers at caroliner@courtavebrew.com or just give us a call at 515.282.2739. Thanks again! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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425 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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

glhenry, I'm glad you were pleased! The Saddlery Building was built in 1881 as just that, a saddlery. It has served many different purposes over the years but the last 2 businesses occupying the first floor have been restaurants. Our restaurant opened in 1996 and is built upon the belief in positive relationships. We're glad to embrace you as one... More 

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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

DJ, Great to have you! Chef Neil works hard to deliver a multi-faceted menu that delivers consistency and value to our guests. We're pleased that you were pleased. If you think the sampler rack was a good deal, stop in for 3-4-5 Happy Hour. From 3-6PM Monday through Friday we offer $3 beer, $4 Moscow Mules (We make the ginger... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?