El Bait Shop
Taps: 105 / Bottles: 115
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
4.24/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
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!
06-30-2014 20:08:43 | More by errantnight
4.16/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $
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.
06-18-2014 20:13:36 | More by SportsandJorts
El Bait Shop in Des Moines, IA
96 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.