Eat. Drink. Architecture. Comes to the Drake Neighborhood!

  • 3506 University Avenue, (then on to Varsity Theater & Lucky Horse) | Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Presented By: University Library Cafe
  • Dates: October 8, 2022
  • Location: Start @ University Library Cafe
  • Phone: (515) 669-5629
  • Start/End Time: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Price: $40 - must be purchased in advance at
  • Overview

    This pub crawl and tour will start at the University Library Cafe - study their new brunch menu while sipping a “Library Latte!” You'll then tour the Drake neighborhood & campus containing modernist landmarks and distinctive religious architecture. Between sites, enjoy more food and drink at the recently renovated Varsity Theater and Lucky Horse, another FCP eatery featuring a new brunch menu.

    Tickets are $40 & must be purchased in advance @  Purchase now as this event always sells out! 

    Eat.Drink.Architecture. is sponsored by the Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) and Full Court Press restaurants. Thanks to Jeff Bruning and FCP, 100% of the proceeds will help fund Iowa Architectural Foundation programming around the state, increasing the public's awareness of the value of architecture in building a better world. 

    Rain or Shine. Event will last approximately 3 hours from your scheduled start time.

    Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? The event is open to all ages, but you must be 21 or older to enjoy the adult beverage samples at each tour stop.

    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Street parking is available in the blocks surrounding the University Library Cafe.

    What can I bring into the event? Bring good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Feel free to bring your own water bottle and a camera to take pictures if you'd like as well.

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact the director of the Iowa Architectural Foundation, Laura Porter, with any questions:

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No need to bring your printed ticket. We will have a list of all paid ticket holders at the door.