By Jared Curtis firstname.lastname@example.org
Saints Pub & Patio
Beaverdale's newest destination
Although Saints Pub & Patio in West Des Moines is still fairly new, business
was great, so the idea of another location was born. After looking at numerous
spots, the owners found their new home — the Beaverdale neighborhood.
" The old Michael's building had been sitting empty, so it seemed like the perfect location," said manager Wes Dorsch. "Beaverdale is a great neighborhood, but we felt like it needed something more. So far we've had some great crowds, and the neighborhood has welcomed us."
The space was completely renovated.
" We leveled everything, added a new kitchen and raised the ceiling," Dorsch said. "It was a lot of work, but it looks great."
One of the main draws to the building is the patio overlooking the street. Patrons have a choice of sitting in the four seasons patio or venturing out under the sun on the outside patio.
" Opening the patio garage door draws people in; they love it," Dorsch said. "Now that the weather is nicer, everyone wants to enjoy it."
The bar offers a menu filled with a wide variety of options including burgers, sandwiches, salads, entrees and appetizers. Specials include Steak Night ($9.99) on Monday, $5 burgers on Tuesday and $1 sliders on Wednesday. On Saturday and Sunday, Saints serves breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, enjoy $4 Bloody Marys.
" We offer some great food at an affordable price," Dorsch said. "People enjoy our breakfast, especially the Saints Bowl, which has a little bit of everything in it. Plus, we have cereal."
Happy Hour takes place Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and all day Sunday. The bar offers 20 beers on tap, and patrons can enjoy $1 off draws and wells and $2 off pitchers. Stop in through May and enjoy $5 Moscow Mules.
" We offer Happy Hour during the weekend because it lets the people who can't stop in during the week enjoy the same specials," Dorsch said.
The bar has 18 TVs and includes the MLB Package and a place to watch a former Hoover star take the mound.
" We'll be broadcasting all the Tampa Bay Rays games, especially when Jeremy Hellickson pitches," Dorsch said.
While at Saints, try the house shot — the 301 — a sweet concoction that packs a punch.
" It has plenty of complimentary flavors and is very tasty," Dorsch said.
Although there are numerous restaurants/bars in Beaverdale, Dorsch believes Saints Pub & Patio adds a missing element to the neighborhood.
" We're a friendly, family oriented neighborhood business where you can catch the game, enjoy some tasty food or sip a drink on the patio," he said. "We're part of a great hub of bars and restaurants, so we're the perfect neighborhood to spend the day or evening." CV
caption: Manager Wes Dorsch pours the house shot, 301, at Saints Pub & Patio, 4041 Urbandale Ave. Hours are 11 to 2 a.m., Monday through Friday and 8:30 to 2 a.m., Saturday and Sunday. 270-6175.