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Exile Brewing, Des Moines, IA

Exile Brewing

4.8
4.8
380 Reviews
$30 and under
American

*Patio seating is not guaranteed. We will try our best to accommodate any requests.*

Beer fulfills our purpose. It cultivates our community of free-spirits, oddballs and outsiders. It ties us together and builds our festivities. The product of an unparalleled commitment to innovation and quality, it’s our labor of love for our uncommon family. Welcome to Exile, we’re far from ordinary.

We meticulously brew, package, and test all of our beer at our historic brewery in Des Moines. Exile is available for distribution throughout, and only in, Iowa.

Everything in our Beer Kitchen is locally sourced and made from scratch.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 883-2337

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Annie Ng

  • Catering

    Please email our event coordinator with any inquiries! Michael Thompson - mthompson@exilebrewing.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please email our event coordinator with any inquiries! Michael Thompson - mthompson@exilebrewing.com

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Parking details

    Street parking also available

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 380 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were on our way to the Symphony and made a reservation for before. The food is always good and this night was also. We love to go for a casual meal

  2. JW

    JodyW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They never disappoint. Beers are awesome. Friendly servers.

  3. K

    Kirli

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably didn't need a reservation for 11am on a Sunday. We were the first ones there, and the place was far from full when we left.

  4. RK

    RonK

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great server. Perfect order, lots of answers. Best experience at Exile yet.

  5. SM

    ScottM

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, food and beer! Everything was top notch!

  6. AF

    AlissaF

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    2 of us had the weekly special - burnt ends and a blackened snapper. My blackened snapper might be a top meal of all time - it was fantastic! Blackened snapper in a red pepper crème sauce with diced baby reds and asparagus- it was amazing! My husband really enjoyed the burnt ends sandwich. My daughter had the veggie ramen and said it was great - a little spicy, but great flavor overall. Great beers to top it all off! Excellent visit to Exile!!

  7. LL

    LisaL

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My husband & I love Exile. It’s in our regular rotation of restaurants. It has awesome beer & the food is on point. The service is usually very good but occasionally there’s some delays. I realize this is a common occurrence in the food service industry so it’s really not a big deal. I recommend Exile for a date night, outing with family/friends or a special celebration.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meeting old friends for a fun night out! First time for all of us to try Exile and we were not disappointed. Great service and excellent food and beer made a wonderful night out for all of us. Thank you!

  9. TC

    TraceyC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our server made the whole night. She was awesome! She told us all about the brewery and got us samples of some of the different beers since we had never been there before. She even thanked us and said that we made her night! She was great at recommending food options as well.

  10. CN

    ChrisN

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service in a fun atmosphere. Can't wait to go again.

  11. J

    Julie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Food was great. Service was good until the checkout process when the server wanted payment without presenting the bill detail. Sign on the table listing what time the next reservation was for that table was unnecessary and tacky/not welcoming.

  12. SH

    ShelbyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my husband and I’d first time at Exile. We sat at the bar and the bartender was super friendly and attentive, he was busy but made us feel like he wasn’t (I don’t remember his name). The service was great as well! The food was delicious, it surprised us! All around a great experience and will definitely be back soon!

  13. TO

    TODDM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent place and experience! Appetizers are awesome! Fried Brussel sprouts!! Bussin’!

  14. CW

    CindyW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    The beers are excellent but the food is unreliable and very over-seasoned. First time visitors beware! But the atmosphere and staff are great.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, beer, & service!

  16. KP

    KPtheNomad

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff. Great atmosphere.

  17. C

    Ciara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had excellent service. Food came very fast on a busy night and was delicious. We were seated instantly with a reservation

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have reservations that included great food and great service! Highly recommend!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food!

  20. N

    Nicole

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu but highly recommend the Black and Bleu burger! They were pretty busy Saturday night but with the reservation we got seated right away.

  21. LW

    LindaW

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food

  22. DT

    DenaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived 10 mins before our reserved dining time and were promptly seated. The food and service were fantastic.

  23. s

    scthawki

    Des Moines

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot for lunch. Service was prompt and food was delicious.

  24. JB

    JulieB

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Delicious buffalo chicken dip. So-so Nashville hot chicken sandwich. Delicious brisket sandwich and fries.

  25. KK

    KimK

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tour was excellent...beer and food are really good... service is outstanding. Outdoor dining as well. Will definitely be going back!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We decided to visit for the happy hour drinks and celebrate my husband getting a new job. Our waiter was nice and had some good drink recommendations. The food was fantastic and the month long happy hour deal, you couldn’t beat! We love visiting Exile and go there often because we are never disappointed!

  27. C

    megC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    SnowGlobeDSM was a real treat! Glad we could enjoy it for New Year's Eve!

  28. JD

    JennaD

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun NYE dinner with friends! Great service, food, and festive decor!

  29. CH

    CristaH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and fun holiday pop up experience.

  30. WH

    WaukeeHawk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good- Brussel sprouts, steak was excellent in the salad, Mac and cheese with brisket was popular. Beers were very good! Service was excellent and food came right away.

  31. d

    deons

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Nashville hotchicken sammies didn’t have any Nashville hot sauce. Fried brussel sprouts were soggy. Mac n cheese pastie. Loved the beer and festive drinks.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our 3rd anniversary (first date was at Exile, so special place for us), newly engaged and met up with old friends. Needless to say, it was a wonderful time! Really enjoyed all of the Christmas decor, too! We’ll be back again soon!

  33. CL

    CaseyL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Food was out quick but on the cold side. Rice was not cooked consistently with some grains under done. Better fish tacos and cheese curds elsewhere. Decorations were awesome and the server was great!

  34. MM

    MichelleM

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great success SnowGlobe was! It was our 2nd visit, and our friends' 3rd visit during this holiday season. We love Exile and love supporting its hard working and industrious local owner, RJ Tursi. Its a favorite of out of town guests, too. The shrimp scampi is a nice variation on the menu and is DELICIOUS! My husband loved his perfectly cooked blue burger and the seasonal drinks were great. See you again soon!

  35. MP

    MarcP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is excellent! Great beers too and the “snow globe” was beautiful!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Decor was great and service was excellent!

  37. BW

    BarbaraW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The side order of Brussel Sprouts was huge! The Fall salad was great and so was the Brisket dinner!

  38. DH

    DianeH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, good service. Waitress was very friendly and made good suggestions.

  39. BB

    BrookeB

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had a great dinner at Exile last night. The food was delicious, the Christmas decor was really fun, and the service was pretty good too.

  40. KR

    KatieR

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Despite making reservations well in advance, we were seated upstairs rather than on the main level to experience “the snow globe”. Our server was great however our burger and fries weren’t nearly as good as they have been in the past and the gluten free bun broke apart every time you picked up your burger.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided

FAQs

Exile Brewing offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 883-2337.

Exile Brewing is rated 4.8 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking also available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Annie Ng

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (515) 883-2337

  • Catering

    Please email our event coordinator with any inquiries! Michael Thompson - mthompson@exilebrewing.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please email our event coordinator with any inquiries! Michael Thompson - mthompson@exilebrewing.com

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