Raccoon River Brewing Company

(Now Closed)
Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines
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  • Avery J.
    Avery JenkinsMay 25, 2012
    Try their Seasonal Beers, the Cherry Wheat was by far my Favorite Beer on Tap!! The other Beers are decent and would have to say that their IPA needs some work. The Cream Soda & Root Beer was Great!!
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa Marcano-KellyOctober 10, 2014
    The Vanilla cream ale is beautiful! I also really like the black bean fritters. Burgers and main dishes are OK. Come here for flavorful beer and inventive appetizers.
  • Suzana S.
    If you like sea food get calamari from the starters. So good!
  • Tony T.
    Tony TandeskiMay 12, 2011
    Great place for a night out with some great beer. Try something new from the house tap. Compliment it with the Brewer's Chips or Beer Cheese Soup.
  • Franco C.
    Franco CalizOctober 17, 2014
    This place has great bangers and mash. But if you want to go to heaven when you die; order the Manchester United.
  • Sabbath J.
    Sabbath JacksonMarch 31, 2012
    Love the cream soda - love the tamales - love the brewer's chips - love the service. Nice bartenders, great food.
  • John P.
    John PembleMay 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great pale ales here especially the loco double pale. Order their beer as a meal. The menu offers higher end bar food.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MartinNovember 10, 2012
    Thr Scotch Ale just came on line.... it's the best I've ever had!
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the Vanilla Stout. They mix the cream ale with the stout. It's delicious.
  • Chase R.
    Chase RuzekJuly 26, 2010
    The salmon is awesome..better than I expected. If you are thinking about it just get it, you won't be disappointed.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JOctober 10, 2014
    The burgers were pretty good, and the restaurant had a vibrant atmosphere.
  • Gregory H.
    Gregory HauensteinAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Southwestern Veggie Burger is amazing. Best veggie burger I've ever had.
  • Drew M.
    Drew McLellanAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their soups are incredible -- no matter how hot or cold it is outside!
  • Don L.
    Don LiggettOctober 25, 2012
    Bartender's Aaron and Adam keep me coming back. Well, that and the incredible beer.
  • Marissa B.
    Marissa BanksAugust 23, 2013
    Best artichoke dip ever! Let me repeat ..EVER!
  • Stacia Z.
    Stacia ZinkDecember 18, 2012
    I like the food and beer here, but the onion rings are just not my style. They are thin cut, hardly battered, and too oily.
  • Dusty N.
    Dusty NickellJune 14, 2015
    The beer cheese soup is wonderful!
  • Rhiannon H.
    Rhiannon HelferApril 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Homestead Red with Stonecutter Stout topper. MmmMmm!!!! Smooth!
  • Angelica C.
    Angelica CurtisJuly 13, 2014
    Saved a bunch $ with this free Coupon App – iphone: http://bit.ly/1vp2WTF, android: http://bit.ly/1mexCY8 Hope you can use it! Read more
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I anxiously await the moment each year when the Pumpkin Ale goes on tap
  • Brandon J.
    Brandon JamesMarch 23, 2012
    I sat at the door tonight for five minutes, not one server, bartender or anyone greeted me. I took my money else where. #shamefull
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WintersJuly 16, 2014
    The vanilla cream ale is wonderful.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DavisAugust 17, 2011
    Mix the Stonecutter stout with the Vanilla cream Ale. Tastes like cake.
  • Avolyn F.
    Avolyn FisherApril 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Mix the Amber with the IPA - fantastic!
  • Sally H.
    Sally HeytensApril 16, 2011
    Vanilla cream beer awesome - super service, too
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineDecember 31, 2012
    Try the Vanilla Stout or one of the seasonal offerings. Read more
  • Doug D.
    Doug DMay 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuna is great. Fish tacos!!
  • Tessa T.
    Tessa TorrezJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    That girl Tara is quite the server. And she's not too bad in the eyes.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BumgarnerFebruary 8, 2012
    Amazing food and great brews!
  • Summer L.
    Summer LybargerNovember 20, 2011
    Nice atmosphere & tasty food.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DayNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Vanilla Cream Ale is an easy drinker.
  • GurlM
    GurlMDecember 14, 2013
    Not a place to go I'd you want a friendly wait staff and welcoming atmosphere... They have neither. All employees look like they are miserable.
  • Greg
    GregFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for the Gluten-Free menu!
  • Mike E.
    Mike EdwardsOctober 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The brewer, Dave Coy, makes some outstanding beers! Try the Bandit IPA!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KelleherJune 20, 2010
    Beef Tips Gorgonzola is the bomb! Highly recommended!
  • George
    GeorgeJune 11, 2010
    You must try the brew chips. Potato cheesey goodness.
  • Daynegerous
    DaynegerousJuly 13, 2011
    The Raccoon Burger was pretty delish!
  • Dennis S.
    Dennis ShawOctober 26, 2013
    Try the bangers and mash
  • Jarad B.
    Jarad BernsteinJanuary 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    You won't be sorry if you order the Brewer's Chips. Their beer is pretty tasty too!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MatthesFebruary 12, 2011
    The vanilla beer is surprisingly good!
  • Doug D.
    Doug DApril 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Rarebit burger this week - Younkers tribute
  • Chaz D.
    Chaz DeckerNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Bandit is the best beer...
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy SyselMarch 2, 2013
    Say happy bday to Ed!!
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy SyselMarch 2, 2013
    Say happy bday to Ed Fallon.
  • Beth P.
    Beth PSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Adam makes an awesome bloody Mary!
  • Thang C.
    Thang ChauJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Their stout tastes like a coffee with happy endings!
  • Joe F.
    Joe FerinMarch 27, 2011
    Bandit IPA is outstanding
  • Adam P.
    Adam PirilloJanuary 9, 2010
    The beer cheese soup is the way to go!
  • Adam P.
    Adam PirilloJune 26, 2010
    I love beer cheese soup! Yummmm.
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FrankJanuary 5, 2012
    Stonecutter Stout is money
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