Located conveniently at the beginning of the High Trestle Trail in Ankeny, Trailside is the premier bar and restaurant to visit after a ride, for lunch, or after work with some friends!

Trailside promises to deliver a fun and exciting atmosphere with some of the best food and drinks in Des Moines! Come by sometime soon, we would love to see you!


16 beers on tap. 15 are local beers. they'll be rotating local beers throughout the seasons.

Happy Hour Limelights: Carafes of Trail-side Margaritas and House Sangria on the large out

Order online and check out their happy hour menu (pdf). Beer and drinks to-go too! Curbside pick-up available.

Does this place look familiar? It should if you were ever at the Pig-n-Pedal. The Trailside Tap resides in the same location and completely under new ownership and new menu items. Unfortunately the Pig-n-Pedal did not make it due to Covid-19.


Currently open for dine-in, carryout, and curbside! Guests are welcome to use our amazing PATIO as well!
Daily: 4PM-8:30PM. Hours will be expanded once Covid is under control. Follow along on the website and social media for up-to-the-date hours.

Trailside's Patio

The +/-80 seat patio is located right in the heart of Ankeny on the High Trestle Trail trailhead. Backing to Ankeny Market Pavilion, their patio overlooks the bustling Ankeny Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning during the summer.

With a gated sidewalk, walk your bikes into the yard and enjoy food and drink on the patio while listening to music and watching the market and trail-riders rolling by.

The patio will be open as long as the weather cooperates.

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Trailside Tap
710 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023 MAP

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