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Dine at These 7 Relaxing Rooftop Patios in DSM

Dine at These 7 Relaxing Rooftop Patios in DSM

May 28, 2019

Nothing beats enjoying a delicious lunch with friends or grabbing after-work drinks outside when the weather is nice. What’s even better? When you can do it with fantastic city views. These seven rooftop patio locations in Greater Des Moines (DSM) bring scenic views, savory eats and summer cocktails together with an outdoor ambiance that you’re sure to love. 

300 Craft & Rooftop 

Address: 300 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Ste. 310 

Des Moines, IA 50309 

Hours: 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. M-F, 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. Sa-Su 

300 Craft & Rooftop in Downtown DSM overlooks Principal Park and the Downtown DSM skyline. Find performances from local acts throughout the summer months while sipping on your favorite craft beer or seasonal cocktail. 

Grumpy Goat Tavern 

Location 1 Address: 810 E 1st Street 

Ankeny, IA 50023 

Hours: 11 a.m. – Midnight M-Th, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. F, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Sa, 10 a.m. – Midnight Su The Grumpy Goat Tavern offers signature pizzas, sandwiches and burgers. Enjoy a beer on the patio this summer and well into the colder weather courtesy of the Grumpy Goat’s outdoor heaters. *The Grumpy Goat Tavern has three other locations across DSM, including on Walnut 

Street in Downtown DSM, 50th Street in West Des Moines and Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines. 


Address: 1300 SE 1st Street 

Des Moines, IA 50315 

Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. M-Th, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. F-Sa, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Su 

A bi-level patio offers twice the outdoor space at Mullets. Near Principal Park, with views of the Downtown skyline, Mullets is the perfect place to relax before or after an I-Cubs game this summer. 

Reed’s Hollow 

Address: 2710 Beaver Avenue 

Des Moines, IA 50310 

Hours: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. T, W, Sa 

4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Th, F 

Hours: From stuffed quail to bison, Reed’s Hollow has a unique offering of entrees for the adventurous diner. Found in the beloved Beaverdale neighborhood, Reed’s Hollow is an unforgettable dining experience. 

The Republic on Grand 

Address: AC Hotel by Marriott 

401 E Grand Avenue 

Des Moines, IA 50309 

Hours: 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. M-Sa, 11 a.m. – 9 :30 p.m. Su Located on the sixth floor of the AC Hotel by Marriott in the Historic East Village, The Republic on Grand offers a variety of brunch, lunch and dinner options. Local diners will recognize some of the drink offerings as they are named in honor of spots around DSM. There’s the Sec Taylor Smash, an ode to Principal Park’s original name, and the Sherman Hill, a drink referencing one of Downtown DSM’s historic neighborhoods. 

Wellman’s Pub & Rooftop 

Address: 597 Market Street 

West Des Moines, IA 50266 

Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. M-F, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Sa-Su From buffalo chicken mac ‘n cheese to a Cuban carnita on a fresh Cuban loaf, Wellman’s Pub & Rooftop is pub food you’ll love. Quality craft beers and rooftop cocktails are served up by Wellman’s mixologists. *Wellman’s also has a location on Ingersoll in Downtown DSM. 

Whiskey River Ankeny 

Address: 1350 SW Vintage Parkway 

Ankeny, IA 50023 

Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. M-Sa, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Su Located in the Prarie Trail District, Whiskey River Ankeny is a place to unwind near the Chichaqua Valley and High Trestle trails. The rooftop patio is the place to enjoy late night offerings like the Rueben egg rolls or fried pickles and Iowa craft beers, too!

Find more information on restaurants and nightlife in and around DSM, as well as outdoor recreation to enjoy this summer.

Named as the #1 Metro with the Most Community Pride by Gallup, Greater Des Moines (DSM) is the fastest growing metro in the Midwest. Learn more about what it’s like to live here.

Jordan Bries

Jordan Bries is the marketing and communications specialist at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. After graduating from Iowa State University, he moved to Downtown Des Moines (DSM) to kickstart his career.