• Your favorite neighborhood bar

    The cozy atmosphere, delicious food, great beer selection and knowledgeable staff will make the University Library Cafe your favorite neighborhood hangout.

  • Craft beer and the classics too

    With over 20 beers on tap, there's always something new, interesting and local to try. And if you're just looking for a classic like PBR, we have that too.

  • Voted Best Nachos in Des Moines!

    Fresh flour tortillas topped with pinto beans, shredded cheddar cheese, monterey cheese sauce, salsa, pico de gallo, mild banana pepper rings and sour cream. What's not to love?

  • Des Moines’ Hidden Gem

    A hidden gem in Des Moines’ Drake Neighborhood; serving up craft beer and creative homemade takes on traditional bar fare.

  • Get the official University tee!

    Available in men, women & kids styles.