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Court Avenue

Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Home town place to go

Court avenue is the place to be in town for dinner or drinks. We love this area of downtown, so... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Urbandale, Iowa
Lots of Pubs

It was very easy to start at one end of Court and sample the various pubs on the way. Outdoor... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Average15%
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Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Court avenue is the place to be in town for dinner or drinks. We love this area of downtown, so much to offer. Several options for lunch or dinner, they even have a grocery store downtown now.

Thank Mlg2
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It was very easy to start at one end of Court and sample the various pubs on the way. Outdoor seating was nice with the warmer weather.

Thank JL2z
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I would recommend the best time to visit Court Avenue would be in the late afternoon and evening timeframe. There are restaurants and bars that are in historical buildings within this downtown space. I would agree with a prior reader that the new HYVEE is...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Don't miss the Farmers market on Saturdays. Lots of food, enetertainment and shopping opportunities.

Thank Beachlady2017
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Court Avenue Area is already full of great places to eat, drink, and socialize....but The New HyVee Market will KNOCK your Socks off. There'a New Destination In Downtown Des Moines.

Thank ColoradoCommish1
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Court Avenue offers a wide variety of eating, drinking, and social establishments. Some are cheap-eats on up to formal dining. We have visited the area many times, but the last time we were there may be the last. There is an increasing level of conflict...More

Thank JAMESknoxville
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My first stop when I moved here; Loved the environment, the music and the bars - you can walk from one to the next if you get bored. Every bar and restaurant is different. I come here at least 2-3x per month, but used to...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are looking for a leisurely lunch with large booths, then this is the spot. However, if you must be in and out within an hour, then you will need to inform your server right away.

1  Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Court Ave is a great area of Des Moines where you can find different types of shops, food and nightlife. The farmers market is held in this area and there are other events throughout the year that take place here as well. If your in...More

1  Thank Alanda L
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Went to the first farmers market of the year and it was fabulous,the people were so friendly and inviting. Lots of selections and freebies!!! Wine was really good.

Thank barney-rabbit
Nearby Restaurants
Fong's Pizza
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.16 km away
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Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co.
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.06 km away
Hessen Haus
200 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Downtown Farmers Market
281 reviews
.34 km away
Des Moines Civic Center
144 reviews
.24 km away
Science Center of Iowa
220 reviews
.31 km away
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
52 reviews
.26 km away
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10 October 2015|
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Response from Kathie S | Reviewed this property |
The bars are open to all ages, but serve alcohol to 21+ patrons. You can find great shows, and events at the Des Moines Social Club, close to Court Avenue.
12 April 2015|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of restaurants on this street and most open at 11:00 to late night. There are a few other business also. The Farmers Market is there on Saturday mornings. Sometime other events are happening just check for the... More