Best Des Moines Sports Bars

Whether you are catching the NFL finals, the latest Hawkeyes game or the local soccer match, these sports bars in Des Moines offer the perfect setting to crack open a cold one, sit back and enjoy the game. 


With 32 flatscreens showing your favorite teams, a full arcade with a chance to win exclusive prizes (like a PS5), handcrafted cocktails and dishes made from scratch…what more could you need from a local sports bar? 

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165 Bar and Grill 

Kick back, relax and catch your favorite sports games at 165 Bar and Grill on the west side of Des Moines. The bar and grill house upscale versions of your favorite bar food, like the panko-crusted cheese curds and buffalo shrimp wings, and offers a beer, cocktail and wine menu to suit every drinking need. 165 houses multiple flatscreens to catch a game, and shows a variety of sports, including local teams. 

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The Station on Ingersoll

A family-friendly sports bar, The Station on Ingersoll is filled to the brim with flat-screen TVs to help guests catch the latest local and international games, a merch table featuring your favorite team’s jerseys, and a classic bar eats like wings, nachos and hot pretzels. The Station offers a cocktail menu with locally made spirits, in addition to its beer menu with local beers on tap and ice-cold domestics. 

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Johnny’s Hall of Fame

Known as Des Moines’ first sports bar since opening its doors in 1962, Johnny’s Hall of Fame sheds light onto every member in the hall of fame, with vintage memorabilia and photos of its famed players throughout the space. Johnny’s serves up breakfast and dinner and only has a beer menu featuring brews on tap, local bottles and ice-cold tallboys. The sports spot has multiple TVs to catch the latest game and a small merch store to buy some gear. 

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Francie’s Bar and Grill

Voted to be the best bar in Des Moines according to CityView Magazine in 2019, Francie’s Bar and Grill brings a laidback environment and American-style staples to Wakonda Drive. The sports bar is locally owned and operated, and serves up domestic beers and refreshing, handcrafted cocktails to pair with your favorite sports team (we recommend the Moscow Mule).  

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Saints Pub + Patio

With a vibrant atmosphere, a multitude of flatscreens streaming your favorite games, and a menu highlighting simple pub classics like “wings and other things,” sports fans are in for the perfect game day at Saint Pub + Patio. 

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The Chicken Coop Bar and Grill

Famous for its flame-broiled wings, The Chicken Coop Bar and Grill offers up to 15 wing flavors in addition to its famous charbroiled burgers and light bites. The Chicken Coop features enough flatscreens to cover every sporting event genre, a daily happy hour and only serves up the coldest draught beers and tallboys– no cocktails to be found at this sports bar.  

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