Wellman's Pub & Rooftop

Wellman's Pub & Rooftop

Pub, Bar, and American Restaurant
597 Market St (at Mills Civic Pkwy), West Des Moines, IA 50266, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & Discover)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.8/10

Based on 216 votes

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    Justin E.
    "Make sure to go out on the rooftop!"(8 Tips)
    Erik R.
    "Perfect place to watch the Hawkeyes!!"(2 Tips)
    Abdul H.
    "Plenty of beers on tap and a great place to watch the game."(10 Tips)
    Juice Magazine
    "... of Ponderosa, enjoy a cocktail at the sleek bar or on the rooftop patio...."(2 Tips)
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  • rooftop
  • hawkeye
  • chicken wings
  • good for singles
  • trivia
  • trendy
  • happy hour
  • good for a late night
  • beer
  • brunch food
  • lively
  • steak
  • coffee
  • biscuits
  • casual
  • music
  • lunch
  • comedy
  • football
  • dinner
  • Michael S.

    Great patio!

    Michael Sadler · 2 weeks ago
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  • Thomas

    Expensive. If you were not one of the cool kids in school, you probably won't like it here.

    Thomas · July 25
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  • Erik R.

    Perfect place to watch the Hawkeyes!!

    Erik Rowley · March 12
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  • Justin E.

    Make sure to go out on the rooftop! Great place to go after seeing a comedy show

    Justin Ehrecke · December 27, 2014
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  • Ashleigh R.

    Did you know they have brunch? Delicious biscuits & gravy, coffee and mimosas

    Ashleigh Rader · December 8, 2014
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  • Mitch N.

    The guy running trivia is terribly slow. May not return.

    Mitch Nicholson · October 23, 2014
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  • Craig C.

    Watching Hawkeyes!

    Craig Clasen · September 27, 2014
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  • Jenn G.

    Rooftop patio rocks!

    Jenn Goodell · August 10, 2014
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  • Jacob V.

    Patio/rooftop cannot be beaten on a nice night. Solid food and good brew selection.

    Jacob Van De Weert · July 23, 2014
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  • Abdul H.

    A great rooftop that’s perfect for a relaxing evening outside with friends. Plenty of beers on tap and a great place to watch the game. © 2013 BuzzFeed, Inc

    Abdul Hakkim · December 31, 2013
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  • Andrew N.

    The juicy lucy is so so good.

    Andrew Nilges · December 15, 2013
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  • James T.

    Kitchen never gets your orders right. Burgers taste like mush. And they are terribly under staffed on Sundays. Blt not toasted and hot beer glasses

    James Tjaden · September 29, 2013
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  • Brydon P.

    mushrooms are awesome

    Brydon Papenberg · September 15, 2013
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  • Lando O.

    Seriously my food came before my beer...4 different waitresses ignored me for 15 minutes

    Lando Orange boat skipper · August 21, 2013
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  • Lando O.

    Waitress is not smart

    Lando Orange boat skipper · August 21, 2013
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  • Sarah C.

    Wonderful! Playing gun n roses! Love to you Wellmans

    Sarah Crow · December 28, 2012
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  • Sarah C.

    Bartenders are hot and quick.. love the bouncers but worst djs in West Des Moines. No requests. No rock (..even AC/DC) or country dance.... Bar would be perfect with universal dj! From Iowa

    Sarah Crow · October 19, 2012
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  • Nick

    If you want to see what a casting call for jersey shore looks like this is the place to be. "sweet tapout shirt bro, you must be a cage fighter!". D-Bag central.

    Nick · August 11, 2012
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  • Sarah

    The tuna wrap and sweet potato fries are surprisingly good for bar food.

    Sarah · August 11, 2012
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  • Eric M.

    The cooks love the last bathroom stall!!

    Eric Marshall · July 27, 2012
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  • Sarah C.

    Dj Eric. Ignores respectful requests. Rock music not allowed with him. Yet awesome bartenders. I'm torn. Get a new dj wells

    Sarah Crow · July 8, 2012
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  • Juice Magazine

    A popular after-work location on the west side with a beautiful rooftop patio. From 3 to 7 p.m. enjoy $2.50 wells, $3 import draws and $2.50 domestic bottles . Read more

    Juice Magazine · June 12, 2012
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  • Zach T.

    All around great bar

    Zach Tobis · May 17, 2012
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  • Juice Magazine

    In the Village of Ponderosa, enjoy a cocktail at the sleek bar or on the rooftop patio. Wellman's and its Ingersoll bar by the same name were voted 5th in our reader-determined Top 50 Bars. Read more

    Juice Magazine · April 24, 2012
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  • Phil J.

    Watch Cubs games here.

    Phil James · March 23, 2012
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  • Jon R.

    It smells like ambercrombie.....if you're in to that.

    Jon Riebhoff · March 18, 2012
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  • Jon R.

    Just got kicked to the back of the bus because I was not supposed to be smoking on the roof next to the "general public"

    Jon Riebhoff · March 18, 2012
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  • Jon R.

    Rooftop access is so VIP

    Jon Riebhoff · March 18, 2012
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  • Jessica B.

    Came for lunch. Not kid friendly at all. Nor was the staff friendly.

    Jessica Bormann · February 18, 2012
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  • Wes K.

    Check out the guy with the crutches

    Wes Kamerman · January 13, 2012
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  • Alexander J.

    Go to Johnny and ask for Root Beer Floats.

    Alexander J M · January 12, 2012
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  • Erika L.

    Bit of a warehouse, but you can see and be seen. And watch football. And drink beer, so who cares.

    Erika Luttenegger · December 26, 2011
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  • Becca T.

    If you want to hang out with the tool bags of DM, this is the spot.y

    Becca Templeton · December 4, 2011
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  • Kelsey J.

    Great place to hit up after work. Grab a beer and apps with co-workers and friends!

    Kelsey Jones · November 18, 2011
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  • Mary

    left. I signed my receipt which I left on the bar and kept the copy.

    Mary · October 19, 2011
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  • Mary

    Service sucks, bathrooms are dirty, and they double charge your card. They refunded the chargers so I'm happy about that. Ps- I didn't have to have an open tab for them to add charges after I had

    Mary · October 19, 2011
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  • joel m.

    Lenny sucks here too.

    joel meana · September 11, 2011
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  • Adam F.

    there are two smoking sections: the north & south railings on the rooftop

    Adam Fisher · August 18, 2011
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  • Jim L.

    Ask for Brooke Wagner. She's the beat ;)

    Jim Loffredo · August 12, 2011
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  • Shay H.

    Pay with cash otherwise you might end up with extra charges on your card.

    Shay H · August 5, 2011
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  • Dirk S.

    Terrible beers worse people the smell of axe body spray damn near killed me

    Dirk Sprouse · July 31, 2011
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  • Dirk S.

    Don't try and get a beer that tastes good

    Dirk Sprouse · July 31, 2011
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  • Kayla T.

    Pats the best! Shout it from the rooftop!!!!!!!

    Kayla Tracy · June 22, 2011
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  • Sarah C.

    Ask for pat, hes the beesneez

    Sarah Craig · June 20, 2011
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  • Julie L.

    Great spot for a quiet, low-key weekend brunch. Open at 11am, not 10am.

    Julie Leonard · February 28, 2011
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  • David S.

    Great place for lawyers to meet up and talk about negatively worded tips!

    David Svoboda · January 21, 2011
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  • Uncle B.

    Just had the best brunch and watching 3 games. Heaven.

    Uncle Buck · January 1, 2011
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  • Aaron V.

    "Oh, you can get 1 order of the reg. wings for more $ but we're not doing the all you can eat anymore".....despite the fact that several people in our group had ordered the wings and did not get them!

    Aaron Valley · December 23, 2010
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  • Sid V.

    Tug on Paul's rat tail and receive a free shot

    Sid Vicious · December 11, 2010
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  • Dino B.

    funny how people say don't open a tab as they charged my cc weeks later for something I never bought.. why was ur tab open in first place??? u really didn't this one through when posting lol ..

    Dino Buric · November 17, 2010
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