Waveland Tap

$$ • Dive Bar, Coffee, Tea

4704 University Ave, Des Moines
(515) 255-5171


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Reviews for Waveland Tap

A nice little bar. Great conversations. Friendly bartenders but they'll kick you out if you're trouble. Loud music on the Touchtunes / jukebox. 5 overhead flat-screen TVs. No food served but chips are available for purchase. Might even see an occasional Amishman come in and sell naked goods.. Pool table for those so inclined. Nice little place. Come on down to sit at the bar and read a book.

Would give zero stars if possible. Why this bar hasn't been shut down is beyond me. Before i walk into the bar, I see a woman fall face first drunk into the pavement. Walk out the back to see a drug deal going on. Bartenders never come out from behind the bar to clean tables. They expect customers to do it. If you want a real dive bar with good service, try the Greenwood on Ingersoll.

The Waveland tap is fun place to day drink on a Saturday afternoon. (From what I hear it is fun anytime you come in) CJ the bartender was super attentive. He checked on us consistently and made sure we had everything we wanted. A wide range of music was being played on touch toons. They also have a pool table in the back. The crowd was super friendly. There are few parking spaces out front on University. There is also a parking lot out back. They also had TV's showing...read full review

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Monday 10AM - 2AM
Tuesday 10AM - 2AM
Wednesday 10AM - 2AM
Thursday 10AM - 2AM
Friday 10AM - 2AM
Saturday 10AM - 2AM
Sunday 10AM - 2AM

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