Family-Friendly Places to Watch Football in Des Moines

Family-Friendly Places to Watch Football in Des Moines

Sure, as autumn leaves change color, baseball season quickly becomes football season. Armchair quarterbacks eager to watch the big game with their kids are in luck. Plenty of local sports bars and restaurants in Des Moines offer up a fun atmosphere for catching the game complete with multiple big screens, great bites and maybe even a beer or two.

Looking for more ideas for dining out in the metro? See our Kids Eat Free List. And for more ways to have fun with the whole family, be sure to check out the dsm4kids Events Calendar.

Family-Friendly Places to Watch Football in Des Moines –

We’ve rounded up DSM’s best local venues where you can watch televised football games on the big screen AND grab some grub.


1908 Draught House – 8789 Northpark Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50131

The Beerhouse – 4810 NW 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Thunderhead Sports Bar and Grill – 1325 SW Oralabor Road, Ankeny, IA 50023

Saints Pub + Patio – 87 NE Carefree Lane, Waukee, IA 50263

The Other Place 12401 University Avenue, Clive, IA 50325

Truman’s KC Pizza Tavern – 400 SE 6th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Spectators Sports Bar & Grill – 3200 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, IA 50009

Food Depot Bar & Grill – 3000 SE Grimes Boulevard Suite 200, Grimes, IA 50111

Sports Page Grill – 1802 W 2nd Avenue, Indianola, IA 50125

The Chicken Coop Sports Bar & Grill – 1960 Grand Avenue #23, West Des Moines, IA 50265



What are some of your favorite, family-friendly spots for watching football in Des Moines?

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