On December 12, 2001 local company Full Court Press opened their first (but certainly not last) downtown establishment, The Royal Mile. Described by the Des Moines Register as “Des Moines’ living room”, the Royal Mile has become the “local” 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.