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Court has lots to do!!

Highly recommend Johnnies Hall Of Fame, and many of the surrounding bars. Outside patios are... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Justin G
Great community

This area is a community of sorts with some great restaurants and a farmers market every Saturday... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
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“night life” (6 reviews)
“farmers market” (22 reviews)
“hall of fame” (2 reviews)
Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Highly recommend Johnnies Hall Of Fame, and many of the surrounding bars. Outside patios are everywhere and lots of great food choices.

Thank Justin G
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This area is a community of sorts with some great restaurants and a farmers market every Saturday morning. Family friendly. Clean. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids. Also, there is a HyVee right down center here.

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Finding a place you will like on Court Avenue is easy. There are so many different bars to explore it can almost be like traveling to different countries. The patio at Mickey's Irish Pub is one of our favorites and it is worth it to...More

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Court avenue is the place to be in town for dinner or drinks. We love this area of downtown, so much to offer. Several options for lunch or dinner, they even have a grocery store downtown now.

Thank Mlg2
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It was very easy to start at one end of Court and sample the various pubs on the way. Outdoor seating was nice with the warmer weather.

Thank JL2z
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I would recommend the best time to visit Court Avenue would be in the late afternoon and evening timeframe. There are restaurants and bars that are in historical buildings within this downtown space. I would agree with a prior reader that the new HYVEE is...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Don't miss the Farmers market on Saturdays. Lots of food, enetertainment and shopping opportunities.

Thank Beachlady2017
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Court Avenue Area is already full of great places to eat, drink, and socialize....but The New HyVee Market will KNOCK your Socks off. There'a New Destination In Downtown Des Moines.

Thank ColoradoCommish1
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Court Avenue offers a wide variety of eating, drinking, and social establishments. Some are cheap-eats on up to formal dining. We have visited the area many times, but the last time we were there may be the last. There is an increasing level of conflict...More

Thank JAMESknoxville
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My first stop when I moved here; Loved the environment, the music and the bars - you can walk from one to the next if you get bored. Every bar and restaurant is different. I come here at least 2-3x per month, but used to...More

Thank David T
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10 October 2015|
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Response from Kathie S | Reviewed this property |
The bars are open to all ages, but serve alcohol to 21+ patrons. You can find great shows, and events at the Des Moines Social Club, close to Court Avenue.
12 April 2015|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of restaurants on this street and most open at 11:00 to late night. There are a few other business also. The Farmers Market is there on Saturday mornings. Sometime other events are happening just check for the... More