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El Bait Shop

Not Rated.
El Bait ShopEl Bait Shop
BA SCORE
97
world-class

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.62%
Taps: 105
Bottles: 115
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

200 SW 2nd St
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309-4706
United States
phone: (515) 284-1970

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @elbaitshop

Notes:
Open Everyday: 11 am to 2 am

(Place added by: bditty187 on 04-22-2006)
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4.24/5  rDev -3.9%

Huge selection, fun, funky vibe, reasonable prices, friendly, knowledgeable, staff... I try to make a trip every time we hit Des Moines.

Regularly have Toppling Goliath, which is nice, but it's a popular spot so many of the more in-demand items get gone through relatively quickly, which is to be expected. Really, no complaints, other than what I've had of the food is: this will do if I'm drinking, rather than: let's go eat at El Bait Shop!

errantnight, Jun 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

319Hawksfan, Jun 30, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -5.7%

Atmosphere: great atmosphere, looks like they host a tri with an added eating event. cool inside, mix between beer stuff and the things that make the city, especially biking stuff. great outdoor area and a sports bar style set up inside.

Quality: lots of high quality from various taps from toppling goliath to the greats of the west and east meeting in the middle. bottle selection with some jester king and even a 2 and a half year bottle of founders bolt cutter.

Service: not the strongest trait their but they get the job done

Selection: pretty tough to beat. great taps as mentioned before and impressive bottles too. offer bottles and growlers to go.

Food: good wings and nachos. great bar food.

Overall: this was my one stop in des moines on my way through. and I was not disappointed. would highly recommend this place to any one who wants a good beer.

SportsandJorts, Jun 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

timlyon, Jun 18, 2014
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El Bait Shop in Des Moines, IA
97 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.