The Hessen Haus perfectly recreates the authentic atmosphere of an old-world German bier hall. The twenty-one imported German biers on tap, authentic German fare on the menu, and sounds of live music on the stage - including local bands and regional polka - create a lively yet cozy atmosphere where large crowds gather to pass the boot and small groups find themselves making new friends.
The Origin of the Name
A combination of a state in west-central Germany and the German word for house, the name Hessen Haus was chosen for its authentic origins and welcoming feel.
The state of Hessen which the bier hall is named for plays home to more than six million inhabitants - which are referred to as Hesses if male or Hessins if female. In English, occupants are known as Hessians - a term affectionately applied to our more frequent visitors to the restaurant.
101 4th St
Des Moines, IA