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. We’re open Wednesday through Sunday every week through October. Part of the money from every purchase will go to the Water Works Park Foundation to support additional programming and growth of the park.

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.

Wednesday to Sunday through October beginning at noon, 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. The Biergarten will close during inclement weather and when the park hosts large concerts. We suggest following the Biergarten on social media for updates.


Join us on Sunday’s in the Biergarten for Local Bands, Bikes and Brews!

Bike, family and pet friendly – Local Bands, Brews and Bikes at the Des Moines Biergarten at Water Works Park is the perfect place to enjoy it all. Come on out for local live music every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. through October. Ride your bike, grab a cold brew, and enjoy the free live local music.