If I've learned anything about Iowa in the past three-and-a-half years, it's that Iowans love their beer! This morning I was scrolling through the website Thrillist, and I came across a list titled "The 31 Best Beer Bars in America." I knew immediately that at least one Iowa bar had to make the list, and I was RIGHT!

El Bait Shop in Des Moines is one of the bars featured on the national list, which does not include any chains or breweries. The article states:

"...it couples a delightfully divey roadhouse atmosphere with a massive yet well-maintained beer program (make sure you take advantage of any Toppling Goliath you find on tap), an impossibly friendly staff (this is Iowa, after all), and perfect beer-pairing bites like the crispy broasted chicken and Velvet Elvis dip (just get it, don't ask questions)."

I just looked at the El Bait Shop website, and they have 262 beers on tap! 262! And that's not even including their bottled selection! How do you even decide which one to get?

El Bait Shop is located at 200 SW 2nd Street in Des Moines and they're open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. To read more about the bar/restaurant, click HERE!

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