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The Importance of Happy Hour (It Does a Body Good!)

Taking a break from work stress and home responsibilities every once in a while is important for maintaining good mental health. That’s what the best Happy Hour in Des Moines is here to help you do! As a matter of fact, studies have shown that enjoying Happy Hour can be good for your physical health in some ways too.

Happy Hour Origins

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse didn’t create the concept of Happy Hour (although we have done a good job perfecting it!) “Happy Hours” were originally created as a form of entertainment to distract men out at sea from the day to day workings on the ship and keep them in good spirits. Rather than drinking, they would box, wrestle, enjoy music, or watch movies. During Prohibition, the term “Happy Hour” was picked up to describe the time when people would secretly meet for a few pre-dinner cocktails in private homes or speakeasies […]

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Iowa BBQ & Iowa Beer – A Match Made in Heaven!

You’ll find an impressive selection of ice-cold beer not only in our cooler but also on tap at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. Among the 18 different draft choices we have in store for you, many of those include the best locally brewed craft beers in Iowa.

Nothing pairs better with BBQ than a flavorful and refreshing Iowa beer! Our draft choices change seasonally, but right now, here are the amazing breweries represented at the Boot along with the beers we currently offer from them.

Front Street Brewery

Having been in continuous operation for nearly 25 years, this is the oldest brewpub & 2nd oldest brewery in the state of Iowa! They have been serving the fine community of Davenport since 1992. Their humble beginnings started with a 7-barrel brewhouse in a basement and today has more than doubled in size and widened their distribution. We proudly serve their

Cherry Bomb Blonde

 

Confluence Brewing Company

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse calls the […]

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The Perfect Way to Unwind – Happy Hour at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse!

We all need a break once in a while, and some weeks, more than one break is necessary! Every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive gives you the perfect chance to relax, unwind, and have a good time during the best Happy Hour in Des Moines. With great drink specials, delicious food, plenty of TVs playing all the games, and fun people to hang out with, the Boot knows how to distract you in all the right ways!

Why We Love Happy Hour

There are lots of reasons why a good Happy Hour will improve your outlook on life. For one thing, it’s a nice change from being stuck at work and it can even make your job seem easier to handle. If you invite a few co-workers along you can get to know their fun side a little better. Once you fit a visit into your regular schedule […]

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Turn Up the Heat With Spicy Foods at the Boot

International Hot & Spicy Food Day falls in the month of January (January 16, to be exact,) not to be confused with “National” Hot & Spicy Food Day that happens in the United States in August. (Apparently, we love spicy food so much we need to observe its glory twice a year!) Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive has our fair share of these types of menu items to offer, so we’re always ready to celebrate this taste sensation with you. In today’s blog, our Des Moines BBQ restaurant also has a few reasons why eating hot and spicy foods is actually good for you too!

Hot & Spicy Eats

If you prefer your food on the spicy side, we’ve got a few delicious options for you to choose from. In addition to the best BBQ in Des Moines, you’ll also find these tasty treats that will leave your appetite fully satisfied! Some are on […]

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The Intriguing History of Happy Hour

With a name like “Happy Hour,” you expect it to bring a smile to your face, right? Well, the best Happy Hour in Des Moines does exactly that for a few glorious few hours after the chaos of work and before heading home to your responsibilities there. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive offers that wonderful time every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm, and it’s the perfect place to meet up with old friends and maybe even make a few new ones!

The First “Happy Hours”

It all began with the crew aboard the USS Arkansas in 1913. They would schedule regular periods of entertainment to keep everyone in good spirits. The crew referred to these scheduled distractions as “Happy Hours.” Various forms of entertainment took place during these, including boxing, wrestling, music, dancing, and movies. By the end of World War I, the entire United States Navy had picked up the practice.

Secret Speakeasies

Prohibition brought […]

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5 Reasons Why BBQ Makes You Happy

Everyone working here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive seems happy almost all of the time, and as we look around the room of our BBQ restaurant in the Des Moines area, our customers look extremely happy too. It could just be a coincidence, but it’s much more likely that it has something to do with the BBQ! What would make us think that? Well, here are 5 very good reasons and we believe you’ll agree.

The Aroma

All it takes is opening the front doors of our family-friendly restaurant in Des Moines and the glorious scent of hickory smoke puts a smile on your face before you even realize it’s there! Once you shake yourself back to reality, you may notice the other scents of the various menu items being served around the room. Now that happiness turns into excitement about getting seated and ordering your own delicious-smelling dish.

The Flavor

Next comes that glorious, […]

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Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is More Than Just Amazing BBQ…

When you hear the name Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, your mouth probably starts watering thinking about all of that savory, tender, hickory-smoked BBQ on our menu. That is, after all, what we’re most known for. We’d also like for everyone to know that the best BBQ in Des Moines isn’t the only thing you can enjoy here at the Boot. In addition to that, we’ve got so much more in store for you too!

Non-BBQ Menu Items

If you happen to have a friend that isn’t quite the BBQ-lover you are, or if you’re simply in the mood to try something new once in a while, there are plenty of other items on the menu at our family restaurant in Des Moines to satisfy everyone in your group. For “starters,” our appetizer menu offers those Famous Onion Rings,  Spinach & Artichoke Dip, and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms.

Since we’re located in the great state of […]

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