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Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co.

American, Bar, Pub
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309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 282-2739
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We like to visit breweries and sample the different types of beer they brew. We really enjoyed CAB Brewing. They offered a flight of beers so we could sample the different types and flavors. It was very refreshing! We also had a pizza while there and it was very tasty.

Thank Anita M
Oakdale, Connecticut
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here's some important traveler news: at 8 PM on a Sunday you will have a hard time finding much of anything of anything open. The hotel recommended this place. In the evening, sidewalk dining is just the thing. Dinner and a beer were perfect. At noon, there is no one on the sidewalk. It's just too hot. There were enough... More 

Thank MBD1957
Madeira Beach, Florida
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246 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to come for a better meal while still experiencing the local vibe. We were in town for a few days and overall impressed with this area in Des Moines. This is one of many restaurants in the area and probably one of the better ones for a good quality meal. We had the prime rib which... More 

Thank Diana H
Des Moines, Iowa
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have business lunches here once or twice a month. The food is always very good, the service is perfect for business meetings. They have a daily special that I will usually consider, they have excellent soup I will sometimes get with a salad, and several things that are so good you will nap in the afternoon. Examples in this... More 

Thank HawkeyeAlum
Holton, Kansas
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142 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I expected normal bar food and was surprised by the quality of our appetizers and meal. We sat outside, had some great mixed drinks and enjoyed are prime seating on Court Ave. We walked by this place a dozen times before without trying it looking for something better than a bar to eat. We will not walk by again without... More 

Thank Dennis W
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel recommended this place because of the variety of options and the casual atmosphere. It's a cool place. It was a HOT night and humid inside. We had the piero goes appetizer, not great, and the Sesame tuna salad which was exactly as expected. What really brought the rating down was there was a bee on our table and... More 

Thank Nadine W
Maple Grove, MN
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155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Very attractive place. I had the CABco sandwich which was just as good as described. Great location, decent prices.

Thank Lomunchi
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Nipped in to this bar on a hot afternoon and were warmly greeted by the bartender ,can't remember his name, but he recommended some great beers and a fabulous restaurant in Chicago. Many thanks to him!!

Thank barney-rabbit
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

In town for a family birthday celebration. We were having difficulty finding an outdoor dining spot that could seat 6 people. After the hostess said "Sorry, we have no tables that will seat 6 on the patio." We walked across the street to find another restaurant. Clair ran across the street and said "Please come back, we want to make... More 

Thank travelbuggers5
Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

come into this place and just order all the beers on the menu. they will not disappoint as they make their own beer. Just make sure you don't pass out at the restaurant drunk lol, not that I am speaking from experience or anything ;)

Thank ead2016103

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 282-2739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?