Thanks for checking out this post on where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Des Moines. Our local alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can.
A list of the best liquor stores and wine shops in your area will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Des Moines wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in the region will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for your area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other posts on wine, liquor, and beer around this part of the country.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Des Moines
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Des Moines:
- Central City Liquors at 1460 2nd Ave
- West D Liquors at 5014 EP True Pkwy
- Tequila’s Liquor at 1434 Des Moines St # 5
- Super Quick Liquor Store at 1824 Hubbell Ave
- Wines of Iowa at 234 5th St
- Ingersoll Wine Merchants at 1300 50th St # 200
Central City Liquors is open from 10am to 10pm from Monday to Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. West D Liquors is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 9am to 10pm, and from Thursday to Saturday from 9am to 11pm.
Tequila’s Liquor is open from Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 9am to 12am and Friday to Saturday from 9am to 2am. Super Quick Liquor Store open every day from 9am to 12am, Sundays from 9am to 2am and Saturdays from 10am to 11pm.
Wines of Iowa is an independent wine retailer specialized in Iowa wines, wine accessories, and home decor founded in 2012. Ingersoll Wine Merchants, founded in 1987, offers wine tasting on Friday from 4 to 7pm at their two locations.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- 1717 Brewing at 322 E Court Ave
- Confluence Brewing at 1235 Thomas Beck Rd
- Mistress Brewing at 1802 N Ankeny Blvd #108
- Exile Brewing at 1514 Walnut St
- Lua Brewing at 1525 High St
- Peace Tree Brewing at 317 E Court Ave
- 515 Brewing at 7700 University Ave #c
1717 Brewing is open every day except Tuesday and Wednesday, while Mistress Brewing offers a tour of the Brewery and rented rooms for events. Exile Brewing has a patio and is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday to Saturday from 11am to 10pm and Sundays from 11am to 9pm.
Lua Brewing is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 11am to 11pm and Sundays from 11am to 8pm. Peace Tree Brewing had its beginnings in 2009 and now own 4 locations.
515 Brewing was founded in 2013, has a patio and offers private events and tavern rentals.
Wine Bars In Des Moines
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Louie’s Wine Dive at 4040 University Ave #a
- Cheese Bar at 2925 Ingersoll Ave
- Proof Restaurant at 1301 Locust St C
- Winchester Pub at 224 5th St
- Juniper Moon at 2005 Ingersoll Ave
- Wine Styles at 5515 Mills Civic Pkwy #120
Louie’s Wine Dive is open every day. Cheese Bar has a connection to The Cheese Shop of Des Moines with opening hours from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 9pm offering parties and events.
Proof Restaurant offers private events with opening hours from Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. Winchester Pub offers reservations with opening hours from Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 12pm and Sundays from 2pm to 10pm.
Juniper Moon has a happy hour from Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Jasper Winery at 2400 George Flagg Pkwy
- Summerset Winery at 15101 Fairfax St
- Snus Hill Vineyard & Winery at 2183 320th St
- Penoach Vineyard and Winery at 26759 N Avenue
- Covered Bridges Winery at 2207 170th Trail
- The Cellar at White Oak at 15065 NE White Oak Dr b
- Prairie Crossing Vineyard & Winery at 31506 Pioneer Trail
- Ackerman Winery at 4406 220th Trail
Jasper Winery was officially opened in 2009 offering space for private events and outdoor parties plus they also offer wedding planning. The rental includes audio/video equipment such as a projector/screen, an in-ear microphone, a DVD player, a sound system, and WiFi access. Event bartenders and staff provide a bar service consisting of beer and wine, as well as tables and chairs with cleaning services after the event, personalized service before, during, and after the event, and much more.
Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery has a large banquet hall with a dance floor that may be used for weddings, anniversaries, or private parties. Penoach Vineyard and Winery was originally built over 100 years ago and offers planning and rentals for events.
Covered Bridges Winery provides a beautiful and functional space for a variety of unique events. They also host regular musical, culinary, and wine tastings. Ackerman Winery has been in operation since 1956 with opening hours from 10am to 5pm every day.
Best Local Happy Hours
These local happy hours in Des Moines can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- Juniper Moon at 2005 Ingersoll Ave
- Hello, Marjorie at 717 Locust St
- Hessen House at 101 SW 4th St
- Bubba at 200 10th St
- Alba Restaurant at 524 E 6th St
- Cheese Bar at 2925 Ingersoll Ave
- Sakari Sushi Lounge at 2605 Ingersoll Ave
- Wisco Grub & Pub at 3015 Merle Hay Rd #1a
Bar Hello, Marjorie has a happy hour from 4pm-6pm. Hessen House provides live music in the venue, including local bands and regional polka. Restaurant Bubba has happy hour from 2pm to 6pm every Thursday. Restaurant Alba Restaurant has one of the best happy hours near you from 4pm to 6pm every Thursday.
Restaurant Sakari Sushi Lounge has a happy hour from 5pm to 7pm every Thursday where you can celebrate your special occasion with them in their private banquet hall, which can accommodate up to 30 guests comfortably.
Restaurant Wisco Grub and Pub has a local happy hour from 4pm to 7pm every Thursday. You can read more of our posts on:
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Des Moines
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Des Moines.