• Posted Nov 6, 2012

The Royal Mile aka "the Mile" is an authentic British pub and has been a local hangout for cyclists for years now.

Please Welcome the Royal Mile as BIKEIOWA's newest Sponsor.

It is a place you can Enjoy a traditional British Breakfast, or unique offerings, such as, Cornish Pasty, Steak and Guinness Pies, Scotch Eggs, The Earl of Sandwich, and Fish and Chips.

Order from an impressive 150 imported beers including 26 on tap and 115 single malt Scotches.

You want Belgium? The Red Monk is on the second floor offers over 80 Belgian beers.


The Royal Mile was one of the first bars to install bike racks in downtown Des Moines. They reside in the Court Avenue District and offer 2 levels as well as an outdoor patio.
The Mile is where the Tweed Ride calls home. Many rides large and small make their way through the doors of the Royal Mile each year.

Established: 2001

The Royal Mile opened on December 12, 2001 by local ownersFull Court Press. Described by the Des Moines Register as “Des Moines’ living room”, the Royal Mile has become the “local hangout” for many people in Des Moines.

Cozy up to the fire on a cold autumn day or enjoy our beautiful brick courtyard with friends and family. The Mile has a comfortable atmosphere, great beer selection, and wonderful modern and traditional British dishes. The Mile has 28 ales and lagers on draft, over 120 bottled beers and over 115 single malt Scotches. So raise a pint and a ruckus with your mates at downtown Des Moines’ favorite hangout. And don’t forget the Red Monk upstairs – Central Iowa’s only Belgian bar.


The Royal Mile has won many awards; “Best New Bar in Des Moines” – Cityview, “Best Bar (Overall)” – Cityview, “Best Downtown Bar” – Cityview, “Best Bartender” – Cityview, “Best Beer Selection” – Cityview, “Best Bar Food” – Cityview, “One of America’s Best Bars” – Esquire Magazine, June 2007, and Draft Magazine’s 100 Best Beer Bars 2010 and 2011.




Royal Mile
210 4th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 MAP
(515) 280-3771

Hours of Operation
Open Everday: 11am to 2am
except Sunday: noon-2am

Kitchen Hours
Monday thru Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sunday: 12pm to 9pm

Happy Hour
Monday thru Friday: 2pm to 6pm

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