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POSTPONED Eat.Drink.Architecture 2020

Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF)

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

POSTPONED Eat.Drink.Architecture 2020

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee
EDA 2020 - 12:00 pm Tour Apr 18, 2020 $40.00 $0.00
EDA 2020 - 12:30 pm Tour Apr 18, 2020 $40.00 $0.00
EDA 2020 - 1:00 pm Tour Apr 18, 2020 $40.00 $0.00
EDA 2020 - 1:30 pm Tour Apr 18, 2020 $40.00 $0.00

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Iowa Architectural Foundation's progressive food, drink and architecture tour of Downtown Des Moines


Celebrate 10 years of Eat. Drink. Architecture. in Des Moines! This year's event will start at Full Court Press’ newest venue, Ken’s, a speakeasy in the lower level of the Iowa Tap Room. Fortified by food and drink, you will then set out on your architecture tour through the East Des Moines Industrial Historic District, crossing the River on the Red Bridge to the neighborhood where Fort Des Moines was initially laid out. Your second food/drink stop is Hessen Haus, the old world German bier hall in the historic Rock Island Depot complex. After a taste of what they have to offer, the tour will head towards the beautifully restored Polk County Courthouse, catching some of Des Moines’ earliest surviving skyscrapers.  Your second stop is upstairs at the Royal Mile, after which the group will head east through the Court Avenue Entertainment District and along the Principal Riverwalk to view the Capital City’s Beaux Arts wonders. The tour will return to Ken’s for a sweet treat to end the day.


Participants will have 4 separate starting times, so no delays. Departure times will be at 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm or 1:30 pm. Please select your preferred tour time below when you register. 


Each stop will feature appetizers, beer samples and conversation with the tour volunteers. Along the tour route, you’ll have fun socializing, while enjoying a guided walking tour of the architecture in downtown Des Moines. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance.  Purchase now as this event always sells out!


Eat.Drink.Architecture is sponsored by the Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) and Full Court Press restaurants. Thanks to Jeff Bruning, FCP, 100% of the proceeds will help fund Iowa Architectural Foundation programming around the state, increasing the public's awareness of the value of architecture in building a better world. 


Event Details:

Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Rain or Shine. Event will last approximately 3 hours from your scheduled start time. 

Route begins at Ken's, downstairs at the Iowa Taproom, 215 East 3rd Street, Des Moines

Tickets are $40.00 each and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are limited, so order quickly.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The event is open to all ages, but you must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer samples at each tour stop. 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking is available in the blocks surrounding the Iowa Taproom in the East Village. You may need coins or the city parking card for some meters.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Feel free to bring your own water bottle and a camera to take pictures if you'd like as well. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact the director of the Iowa Architectural Foundation, Claudia Cackler, with any questions:

PH: 515.244.1888 or Cell: 515.669.5629. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No need to bring your printed ticket. We will have a list of all paid ticketholders at the door.


Have questions about POSTPONED Eat.Drink.Architecture 2020? Contact Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF)

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When & Where

Ken's, a speakeasy at the Iowa Taproom
215 East 3rd Street
Lower Level
Des Moines, IA 50309

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF)

Founded in 1989, the Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) is a charitable organization in Iowa promoting the awareness and appreciation of architecture and design. IAF engages the public with architecture and design through youth and adult education, community design charrettes, and public awareness programs. 

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