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El Bait Shop

200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4706
+1 515-284-1970
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Best Craft beer bar I've ever been too!

Bar far the best craft beer bar I have ever been too! Over 265 taplines of amazing beer only... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
XLsDADDY
via mobile
Chicken Lickin Good

Oh my the broasted chicken was so good. We also had rarebit burger that was good. We went on a... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
ronsus
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Ottawa, Kansas
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“beers on tap” (13 reviews)
“beer bar” (2 reviews)
“local brews” (2 reviews)
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200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4706
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+1 515-284-1970
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bar far the best craft beer bar I have ever been too! Over 265 taplines of amazing beer only.... only one line had bud light lol, the rest were all small batch beers, rare beers from all over the country, local breweries beers and so...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Oh my the broasted chicken was so good. We also had rarebit burger that was good. We went on a Saturday night and was busy but got a booth right away. Fast service and friendly.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We ended up stopping here twice during our trip. The staff is very friendly and they have a LARGE selection of beer (and cider). It's a great place to try many local brews, but as a result it is also a little more touristy. They...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

If you are a beer lover this is the place with 222 beers on tap. Great vibe. Only downfall is that both of our IPA's actually had a chemical burn in the back of our throats. Only thing we could figure out was the taps...More

Thank Karen U
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We needed a late lunch/early dinner before an Iowa Cubs game on the 3rd and had been intrigued by the ambiance of the patio out back. I went with the broasted chicken, onion rings, and mac and cheese. All were incredible on their own regard....More

Thank Kimberly J
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Seems like it should be in the bar and restaurant section. Good food, excellent variety of draft and bottle beers available. Plentiful parking, good location just off of Mcvicker ( I 235 )

1  Thank JamersonRocks
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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful night with friends. The staff were knowledgeable and extremely helpful. A fun beer bar.

Thank iowabound
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

Many, many beers to choose from with a large beer menu where the Iowa brewery's are in bold. Very knowledgeable tenders and neat place all around. Ric Flair pic on the wall is huge bonus

1  Thank Jarrod T
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

First time here. Loved it! Food was very good. Over 150 beers on tap. You gotta find something you like! Large venue, noisy, but that was part of the fun. Party of 12, we were seated right away on a Sunday afternoon. Service was good,...More

3  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for the first time hoping for a tasty margarita since this place was listed as having Mexican food on a Google search. The only Margarita on the menu is listed as a Margarita "on the rocks" for $5.25. You can also buy a...More

2  Thank BluegrassFan61
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