• The Red Monk
  • The Red Monk
  • The Red Monk

The Red Monk is Iowa’s only bar dedicated to the most interesting beers in the world, Belgian style beers. The Red Monk opened in June of 2004, by local owners of Full Court Press. The bar is hidden away on the second floor of the Royal Mile Pub 4th Street, Downtown Des Moines.

The Red Monk serves over 90 different Belgian Imports and Belgian style beers from American Craft Brewers. There are a dozen terrific beers on draft including two unique towers. A Delirium Tremens tower (a silver column topped with a ceramic pink elephant) and a Gulden Draak tower (a stone-like tower topped with golden Viking dragon boat with the tail used as a draft handle).

The decor is church-like with stained glass windows, dark wood work, tapestries, and beautiful artwork. The Red Monk is a terrific place to enjoy the world’s best beers in a comfortable and a hidden away place.