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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
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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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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171 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

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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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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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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 13 November 2016 via mobile

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

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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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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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

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Thank Anton G
Charleston, West Virginia
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214 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Wife and I were visiting for the marathon and stopped by for some beers and lunch. The food was very good and the beers were fantastic. The service was also excellent. Highly recommend this place.

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

Folks like you make our job fun! Cheers! More 

Wash DC
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great beer selection and the staff will give you tastes of different brews to help you figure out what to order. Very helpful staff! The food at the bar was tasty. Big screen tvs for sports. I had a good time as a visitor to the city.

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Thank AbeWashDC
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had the shrimp andouille pasta. It was excellent. Good beer selections and a varied menu. Nice environment and good service.

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Thank Russ S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Fusion
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:30
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?