Rock Bottom Brewery
This West Des Moines brewery offers not one, but two giant pretzels, coined "Ball Park Pretzels," to its patrons ($8.25). The restaurant is decked out in pub-like nostalgia, both family-friendly and fun in design. Offering up beer brewed exclusively on site, it's a must-visit spot for any beer lover. And the best part about Rock Bottom's pretzel offerings? It's served with a side of spicy jalapeno spinach cheese dip. Yes, you read that right — it's served with a side of awesome.
Find it: Shoppes At Three Fountains, 4508 University Ave, West Des Moines
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - midnight.
Between all of the restaurants and bars in the Jordan Creek and West Glen areas, Bar Louie serves up the best pretzel on the block ― hands-down. Called "Baverian Pretzel Sticks," this appetizer comes in four long, gooey stick and is served with a side of traditional queso, honey mustard or cinnamon butter ($8.95). These sticks come off as the sweetest app on the list — the crispy finish leaves you licking your lips for more.
Find it: 7105 Mills Civic Pkwy #150, West Des Moines
Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. daily