Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Brewery and American Restaurant
4508 University Ave (btw 50th & Valley W Dr), West Des Moines, IA 50266, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.9/10

Based on 169 votes

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    Jeremy S.
    "Chicken fried chicken is the best."(3 Tips)
    Drew V.
    "Made with local honey from Spring Valley Honey Farm in Perry, IA."(2 Tips)
    Susan A.
    "Stop by June 17th- tapping Summer Honey Ale!"(2 Tips)
    Whitney B.
    "I crave the pretzels with spicy cheese dip! Yum!"(5 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • beer
  • spring valley honey farm in perry
  • chicken fried chicken
  • pretzels
  • good for dates
  • lobster
  • happy hour
  • meatloaf
  • bourbon
  • great value
  • good for groups
  • crab
  • pizza
  • Arnold Palmers
  • BBQ pulled pork
  • spicy food
  • outdoor seating
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • Mike H.

    Beer,appetizers,burgers!

    Mike Hancock · March 2
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  • Jeremy S.

    Chicken fried chicken is the best. Ever never get anything different

    Jeremy Shuey · January 25
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  • Dale A.

    Pretzels to die for!!!

    Dale Andres · July 11, 2014
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  • Tall Dave

    Chicken fried chicken is excellent

    Tall Dave · June 25, 2014
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  • Ryan D.

    The Dampfbier is amazing.

    Ryan Day · June 1, 2014
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  • Derek P.

    Meatloaf was great... love the mixture they used. Excellent Arnold Palmers as well.

    Derek Pillie · March 27, 2014
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  • Jennie R.

    Awesome Grub!

    Jennie Rosales-Wolfgeher · November 3, 2013
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  • Cetara M.

    Amazing salads!

    Cetara Miles · October 15, 2013
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  • Angela P.

    PUMPKIN SPICE BEER OUT SEPTEMBER 17th! YUM! Ask for Dewey! He's the best

    Angela Poldberg · September 15, 2013
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  • Susan L.

    Wost service ever. Shucks. Liked the beer but both the bar and wait staff was awful and slow. :(

    Susan Lowenberg · August 4, 2013
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  • Jeff S.

    The hickory bacon cheddar chicken sandwich was very delicious!

    Jeff Sonnenburg · August 4, 2013
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  • Ashley S.

    The place wasn't busy, service wasn't great, food was bad. At least they have decent beer. Over priced crap.

    Ashley Sampson · August 4, 2013
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  • Jen C.

    Chipotle Agave Salmon ... Absolutely delicious!

    Jen C. · August 3, 2013
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  • Blake W.

    Ask for Aaron he's great.

    Blake Warlop · July 31, 2013
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  • Casey A.

    Don't order the Guacamole... Easily the worst guac I have ever bad.. dry and blan, nasty all around!

    Casey Anderson · July 29, 2013
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  • Taylor F.

    They need to bring back the Ballpark Pretzels! They were the main reason we came here!

    Taylor Frame · June 27, 2013
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  • Ryan M.

    Good Food and Brew.

    Ryan Moredock · April 13, 2013
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  • Dani Jugga D.

    was always good when we ate here and love the seasonal beers

    Dani Jugga Dorsey · April 11, 2013
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  • Dana B.

    The black and blue burger is amazing!

    Dana Brown-Warrick · April 6, 2013
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  • dandee d.

    So-so food. Won't hurry back here again. Pricey for what you get.

    dandee dbb · March 16, 2013
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  • Galen E.

    Courtney Rocks!!!!

    Galen Eby · January 14, 2013
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  • Juice Magazine

    A chain, but locally brewed. Try the honey ale, a light brew featuring subtle undertones of clover honey, sourced locally from Spring Valley Honey Farm in Perry. Read more

    Juice Magazine · December 31, 2012
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  • Lacey R.

    Don't get the bacon chicken Mac...it sucks. Stick with the chicken Mac instead!

    Lacey Ritter · December 22, 2012
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  • Steven B.

    Great food selection! They also have a Rewards Program, so make sure to sign up! I can't wait to go back. Good food and friendly staff! Oh, the GIANT pretzels are amaaaazing!

    Steven Brown · December 19, 2012
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  • Tammie S.

    No longer has half price burgers on Wednesday :-)

    Tammie Swain · September 15, 2012
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  • Drew V.

    Summer Honey Ale is fantastic. Made with local honey from Spring Valley Honey Farm in Perry, IA.

    Drew Van Woert 🍺 · July 2, 2012
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  • Susan A.

    Stop by June 17th- tapping Summer Honey Ale!

    Susan Appler · June 17, 2012
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  • Ian C.

    Great place with awesome pizza, juicy chicken tenders, and great BBQ pulled pork. Definitely our favs here.

    Ian Coon · June 16, 2012
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  • Melissa R.

    Lobster and Shrimp tacos. Do it.

    Melissa R · May 24, 2012
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  • Drew V.

    American Homebrewers Association members get 10% off food and drink!

    Drew Van Woert 🍺 · May 15, 2012
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  • Susan H.

    The Lavanda Saison is delicious!

    Susan Hurst · April 17, 2012
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  • Steve W.

    In case you don't know, beer is food!

    Steve Wren · February 29, 2012
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  • Susan A.

    Try the lobster & shrimp tacos- superb!!

    Susan Appler · February 21, 2012
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  • Josh A.

    Great beer..

    Josh Anderson · January 22, 2012
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  • Angie G.

    Mmm winter wheat with the cinnamon sugar rim!!

    Angie Garrett · December 29, 2011
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  • LanDy L.

    Mmmmmm Red Ale...

    LanDy LanDy · December 24, 2011
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  • Whitney B.

    I crave the pretzels with spicy cheese dip! Yum!

    Whitney Bellinghausen · December 17, 2011
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  • jojogray

    Try the Pumpkin Ale if still available. They rim the glass with cinnamon sugar. Yummo!

    jojogray · November 14, 2011
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  • Eric G.

    Request the "Lumpy Dog Brown" Maybe they'll bring it back if enough of us harass them about it! :)

    Eric G. · November 13, 2011
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  • Dennetta G.

    Join the mug club for awesome deals.

    Dennetta Groomes · October 1, 2011
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  • Skip C.

    Liquid sun! Great with an orange tasty!

    Skip Craig · September 4, 2011
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  • Molly M.

    Try the asiago crab and artichoke dip for an appetizer..It's delicious!

    Molly Martin · August 30, 2011
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  • Eric E.

    Best brew in town plus pretty girls!

    Eric Ennen · July 27, 2011
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  • Paul K.

    Ask the freshness of their fries...can be old and raggy sometimes

    Paul K. · July 10, 2011
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  • Paul K.

    Ballpark pretzels are the.best thing on the menu!

    Paul K. · July 9, 2011
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  • Beth P.

    Chicken fried chicken is amazing! The gravy isn't what you would expect, but it's really good!

    Beth P · July 6, 2011
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  • Susan A.

    2am burger is very good!

    Susan Appler · June 29, 2011
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  • Matt E.

    No longer serve Titan toothpicks. What a shame! Need to add them back onto the menu.

    Matt Elliott · April 2, 2011
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  • Dylan W.

    2 am burger is great after a night on the town.

    Dylan Walter · February 27, 2011
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  • Collin C.

    good food. better beer... try the monthly special...

    Collin Caffrey · December 2, 2010
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