BIG GROVE BREWERY
Des Moines, Iowa
Big Grove LLC
DESIGN ARCHITECT, INTERIOR ARCHITECT OF RECORD
Pappageorge Haymes Partners
EXTERIOR ARCHITECT OF RECORD
Set Setting Studio & Boone Interiors
Big Grove Brewery in Des Moines is the brand's third location in Iowa. The first two breweries in Solon and Iowa City were also completed by PH in 2013 and 2017, respectively. The new venue sought to balance the brand’s familiarity while creating a unique experience for the state’s capital city.
An existing 1-story commercial building of 12,900 sq. ft. was altered and renovated for the long-term tenancy of Big Grove Brewery. The building’s program includes public and private dining spaces, a large bar, kitchen and prep areas, a brewery, a storage room, and restrooms. Roll-up doors allow the interior and exterior spaces to flow together in nice weather. On the exterior, the site redevelopment incorporated a facade redesign, new skylights and window openings, and a patio dining area with a covered canopy. The shape of the patio mimics the geometry of a larger masterplan that will focus on the redevelopment of the west side of downtown Des Moines. The masterplan anticipates significant residential, office, recreational, and retail uses, of which Big Grove is the first component to be built.