Willkommen im Des Moines Biergarten! Set among the mature trees of Water Works Park, Des Moines Biergarten is a family-friendly popup German-themed beer garden offering steins of beer and German inspired eats. Join us every Thursday through Sunday in September and October.


Get a flavor of Bavaria in Des Moines! Since the 19th century, beer gardens have been a staple of Munich. Traditionally, steins of beer have been enjoyed on picnic tables shaded by trees. We wanted to bring that German experience to Des Moines and have partnered with Water Works Park for a pop-up experience this fall. We'll offer local and German brews, German-inspired eats like hotdogs and pretzels, live music and yard games.


Every Thursday to Sunday in September and October, you can find us east of the Lauridsen Amphitheater under the tree canopy in Water Works Park. We're just off the bike trail and there's plenty of parking to the south. Restrooms and a natural playscape for kids are also nearby.

Opening times:

Thursday: 2-9pm

Friday: 2-9pm

Saturday: 12-9pm

Sunday: 12-9pm





Des Moines Biergarten will be open Thursday-Sunday through September and October, 2022.

What if it rains?

In case of inclement weather, Des Moines Biergarten will be closed. Follow our social media for updates.

Are children and dogs welcome?

Yes! Des Moines Biergarten is family friendly. Well behaved dogs on leashes are also welcome. We have picnic tables but feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Where do I park my bike or car?

A parking lot is located to the south of the Lauridsen Ampitheater. We're also just off the bike path that comes from Gray's Lake.

What can I bring?

Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, hammocks, your own yard games, and refillable water bottles.

Are there restrooms?

Water Works Park restroom facilties are located next to the beer garden. No porta potties here!

What forms of payment do you accept?

The Biergarten is cashless. Food and drink can be purchased using credit card, Apple Pay and Google Pay. The garden is free to attend.

Who manages Des Moines Beer Garden?

Des Moines Biergarten is brought to you by the same local team behind Dough Co. Pizza. We were inspired by our travels and wanted to bring a new, cool experience to Des Moines! Drop us a note at if you have feedback.