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The Republic on Grand

401 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1919
+1 515-518-6070
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
401 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1919
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to meet for a drink before dinner. Creative menu of tasty cocktails named for areas/neighborhoods in Des Moines. Nice wines to choose from. Outstanding view / vantage point - wish it hadn’t been raining so we could have been outside on one of...More

Thank Iheartkitties
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for all of your wonderful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed our drinks and view. We are also happy to hear your server was helpful. We hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant/bar is a perfect additional space at this great hotel. Located on the sixth floor, it provides great views of eastern Des Moines and all the refreshed buildings that have recently been renovated in this area; and fresh air as the bar is open...More

Thank Houlihan2
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so pleased that you enjoyed exploring the AC Hotel as well as The Republic on Grand - and what a perfect description! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us, it is most appreciated and we hope to...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in early Saturday night for a drink and we were pleasantly surprised as first time visitor’s from MN. Marissa was a great bartender; she asked if we wanted to try samples of wine before ordering. My friend ordered a Rose she didn’t like and...More

Thank NikkiA179
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

We're pleased to hear that The Republic could be part of your very first Iowa visit! We love the photos you took as well :) Thank you for taking the time to say such great things about us and we hope you'll come back the...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018

My husband and I went to the Republic for late night drinks and we were pleasantly surprised. Very nice wine list with several by the glass choices. The atmosphere was very chill and slightly elegant in nature. Made a great place to sit and have...More

Thank Sunshine7643
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at The Republic On Grand! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing, food and drinks are really good! If you are looking to have a nice and chill place at Des Moines this is your place

Thank Jesus R
MKSparkman, Guest Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Jesus - Thank you for the review, rating and the picture of your group - looks like a good time was has by all. We invite you to join us again soon.

Reviewed July 27, 2018

Here for lunch with business associates. We all had different salads and they were good and very large. Cocktail menu offers good selections. The best part though, is hanging out on a rooftop in the East Village, especially on a nice day. There are comfortable...More

Thank Pigeonherder
MKSparkman, Guest Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Dear Pigeon- Thank yo for joining us and for taking the time to rate and review us. We appreciate that you took the time and we love that you enjoyed the atmosphere as much as the food and drink. Come back again anytime.

Reviewed July 22, 2018

We did not eat at the Republic but had delicious drinks with friends. I had a dry martini with blue cheese stuff olives. They were freshly hand stuffed. Very good.

Thank Connie R
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Connie - Thank you for joining us at the Republic - we invite you to join us again and try the menu we have a lot of options and many of them go well with a dry martini. Hope you will join us again soon.

Reviewed July 16, 2018

We were here for July 4; our 28th wedding anniversary. This has been on my to go list for some time and decided it was time. We arrived about 5 pm there was plenty of places to sit and chose a high top; which I...More

Thank davidjensen399
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Christa, Thank you for choosing Republic on Grand to celebrate your anniversary! We're so happy that you enjoyed our drinks, food and music and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed June 24, 2018

The bartenders here are awesome, they are making some insane craft cocktails in a patio environment that is great. Had the best dirty martini and great charcuterie board.

Thank Laura V
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Hi Laura, thank you for your 5-star review! We are so glad you loved our dirty martini and charcuterie board. We are also happy to hear you loved our bartenders as much as we do. We hope you stop by again soon!

Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Lovely view! Super selection of cocktails, craft beers and wines. Eclectic appetizers. Terrific service.

Thank Dana C
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Republic on Grand, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Hi Dana, thank you for your positive feedback. We are so glad you loved our view, drinks, and appetizers. We are also pleased to hear your service was terrific. We hope you stop by again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Meals
Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-518-6070
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Description
Sip. Relax. Repeat. Sit inside - or check out the 6th floor outdoor lounge overlooking the downtown city lights. Pair a craft cocktail with artisanal chef favorites - featuring eclectic American cuisine.
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