Food & Drink

Food and drinks in Iowa including best restaurants.

Best Des Moines Happy Hours

Contrary to popular belief, Iowa actually has a pretty buzzy bar scene. With local eateries, hole-in-the-wall taverns, and modern restaurants galore, there’s certainly no shortage of cocktails and light bite specials to enjoy all across the state. Here’s where to go to enjoy some of the best happy hours in Des Moines.

Top 5 Ice Cream Shops

It’s National Ice Cream Month, and what better way to celebrate than by trying the best shops in all of Iowa? From classic favorites to twists on tradition, there is flavor waiting to be tried for everyone.

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Big Grove Brewery to Open in Des Moines

With two successful locations already under its belt (one in Solon and the other in Iowa City), Big Grove Brewery has announced its newest brewery and taproom is slated to open in Des Moines in 2022. The project will be located on the eastern side of the Crescent Chevrolet Building.


Best Waterfront Dining

Nothing pairs better with a good meal quite like a great view—and Iowa has no shortage of either. Here are some of the best waterfront dining options to visit on your next night out.


Where to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Iowa

With Mother’s Day nearing, it’s imperative to get a plan in place so that you can celebrate your mother properly—whether that’s via unique events or fun dining experiences, there are plenty of ways to shower your mama with love. Here’s where you can celebrate Mother’s Day in Iowa this year.


Best Instagrammable Dessert Spots

Iowa has no shortage of charming boutique shops and locally owned restaurants all throughout the state—though none are quite as unique as the eclectic collection of dessert spots that are settled in cities like Cedar Falls and Dubuque, among others. Here are some of the most Instagrammable dessert spots to indulge in the next time you’re in Iowa.


Best Rooftop Bars in Iowa

As if Iowa wasn’t already beautiful enough—now, thanks to a number of iconic rooftop bars, you can take in the gorgeous sights of some of the state’s most beautiful cities via a bird’s-eye view too. Here are some of the best rooftop bars in Iowa to visit on your next evening outing.