• Posted Aug 14, 2017

Life is a journey, and Whiskey River at The District is your rest stop along the way. A bar that always has your favorite game on, a menu of mules, and enough spirits to lift yours.

Unwind ‘til close! The Whiskey River at The District is located in Ankeny’s Prairie Trail entertainment district near the Chichaqua Valley Trail ,High Trestle Trail and Gay Lea Wilson Trail.

Great food, Cold drinks, Patio Seating. Walk-ins Welcome. Good for Groups. Adjoined to The District Venue, our two-story, all-inclusive reception hall.


Owners Nicki and Joe Romare, who also owns the bicycle-friendly Founders Irish Pub along the Chichaqua Trail in Bondurant. They know how to cater to cyclists!

The Whiskey River at the District is a 10,000-square-foot building that features a full bar, restaurant, a ground level patio and a rooftop patio.

There are at least 24 handles of beer on tap, including local beers, then some more widely known brands. We also stock a couple hundred varieties of liquor.

Daily Specials

There are Daily specials for each day of the week ranging from $2 crappy beer, to $4 craft beer, "2 fers" to lunch and dinner specials. Don't miss their Sunday Bloody Mary Bar and Breakfast for $10! Check out their Daily Specials !!


Monday - Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

10:00 am - 2:00 am

Reception Hall

Looking for a place to host a reception? The District Venue is be located inside Whiskey River as a reception hall that has a capacity of 300 people..

It is available for all sorts of events from weddings to corporate events and anything else you'd like to book it for. It has its own bar, a full catering menu and fully functioning event space.


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Upcoming Events

Whiskey River at The District is hosting Ankeny's 1st Annual Country Music Bash on August 26th.

The line-up is Frankie Ballard, Corey Cox, and Ted Stockton.


VIP TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!! Includes stage side roped off area, exclusive bar, and private restrooms. Hurry up and grab your tickets before they're all gone.

The Bash is an outdoor event in the green space to the SOUTH of Whiskey River Ankeny – NOT in The District Venue

Fight Fans - AFTER the BASH, Watch the MAYWEATHER VS McGREGOR EPIC fight! Come out and witness the most talked about fight in all of combat history! Watch YourTube Trailer.





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