A lot of people get excited about Labor Day Weekend because of the bonus day off of work that most of them get to enjoy. Sports fans, like us here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, get excited about the fact that Labor Day Weekend is the beginning of another college football season! Since this is the best place to watch sports in Des Moines and Iowa has two football teams that we love to cheer for, we’re dedicating this blog to the joy of watching football at the Boot!
First and foremost, you need to know when your teams are playing so that you can make plans to come in early and grab your favorite seat. Of course, with 17 TVs placed conveniently all around the restaurant, there’s really not a bad seat in the house. That also allows you to keep tabs on all of your other favorite sporting events happening at the same time.
Here’s a look at both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones season schedules this year. We only have to wait until week #2 to see them take each other on, which always has us a bit torn. (Is it wrong to cheer for both sides?)
Iowa Hawkeyes 2018
Iowa State Cyclones 2018
Here at the Boot, we have a fully stocked bar so we can mix up all of your favorite cocktails. Still, there’s something special about the pairing of beer and football together. Fortunately, we also carry an excellent selection of ice cold beers in the bottle plus 18 tasty brews on tap! The highlight of our draft beers for many is the fact that we always have a few spots reserved for our favorite Iowa-brewed beers. These tend to change occasionally, but currently, you can enjoy the following local beers on tap at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse.
- Firetrucker Uptown IPA
- Firetrucker Pumper Truck Porter
- Boone Valley Roxie Irish Red
- Confluence Des Moines IPA
- Confluence Farmer John’s
- Confluence Blue Corn Lager
- Peace Tree Blonde Fatale
- Peace Tree Grapefruit IPA
You’re going to want something to eat while you’re watching the games, and there’s nothing better to go along with Iowa football and Iowa beer than some good ol’ Iowa BBQ! We start serving lunch on weekdays at 11 am, but on the weekends we open early at 9 am with our delicious brunch options. That means that even when our teams play early, you can come in and get situated with plenty of time before kickoff.
During the Iowa games this Labor Day Weekend, we’re offering a few of our most popular “football foods” on special. For just $5 each, you can order the following three amazing appetizers along with $3 domestic tall boy drafts.
- 5 Wobbly Wings
- A half-order of Pulled Pork Nachos
- A half-order of our Famous Onion Rings
Order In Bulk To Go
If you’re planning your own opening-day party for your favorite team at home, make it easy on yourself. Skip all the prep work and cooking and simply order the best BBQ in Des Moines to go! A few of our savory hickory-smoked meats and pints or quarts of our homemade family-style side dishes will feed your friends nicely. In some cases, if you spend at least $100 and give us 24 hours notice, we may even be able to deliver it right to your door! Call 515-223-5700 to place your order and make arrangements.
We hope everyone has a very happy and very safe Labor Day Weekend this year. If you’ll be sticking around town, join us at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. We’ll be serving up all of your BBQ favorites all weekend long, and on Saturday, we’ll be cheering on Iowa right along with you!