The Pelican Post is a locally owned bar and grille located West Des Moines. They offer amazing food, a great selection of beers and a full bar. Their atmosphere is relaxing and inviting and the perfect place for friends to meet, relax and have a good time.

"We are committed to providing our customers with excellent service and an unforgettable experience each time they come in. Whether you're looking for a casual lunch or a night out with friends, The Pelican Post is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal, local music and a cold beer. Come join us and see why we're quickly becoming the favorite hangout spot in town. I want The Post to be the place people think of when they want to go on vacation, but can't. It's always Summer at The Post!"

~ Tony Konecne, Owner - The Pelican Post

Where is The Pelican Post located?

The Pelican Post is located in West Des Moines just a few feet from the Jordan Creek Bike Trail. Take the 50th street tunnel and there is Bike World West!

The building began as Jesse's Embers West and spent most of its life as either that or with Riley Drive as Saints, Taco Hangover, and 50th Street Tap. It was also Irina's for a brief moment. After a very short run as Boomer's Bicycle Lounge, Tony purchased the assets in March of 2023 and opened as The Pelican Post Bar & Grille.

Who owns The Pelican Post?

Tony Konecne owns The Pelican Post. Tony is a 36 year veteran of the restaurant business. 26 of which have been spent in management.

Tony spent the last 8.5 wonderful years with Full Court Press where he began as a general manager for 2 concepts and ended as a district manager managing multiple units.

The Pelican Post will celebrate its one year anniversary on May 9th 2024.


Our Pelican Post $3 happy hour is currently Monday through Thursday from 11 AM to 6 PM. $3 domestic tallboys, $3 select draft beers, $3 shots of fireball, $3 off all appetizers.

We also host Free Beer Friday! We tap a keg at noon and when it's gone it's gone.

We have live music on Thursday Nights and weekends, as well as other special occasions. Watch our social media for weekly updates

Bicycle Friendly

Their huge shaded patio has High tops, low tops, bars, and lounge seating with3 TVs currently and bags games.

They have cold water available and happy to fill bottles for cyclists.

They offer Bicycle repair items and apparel like jerseys, hats, patches, and stickers.

There are many parks and scenic trails nearby and there is ample bicycle parking available.

A concession-style general store called "The Outpost" where cyclists can stop to enjoy grab-and-go items, slushies, burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches and more.

Community Involvement

We are members of the Ankeny and West Des Moines Chambers. In addition to Bike Iowa, and Thirsty Pigs, we are supporters of the Iowa Barnstormers, Best Buddies of Iowa, and many other charitable organizations.

Being new, we have not had as much opportunity to exercise our passion for community involvement as much as we want to, and we are eager to help and donate where we can.

We are excited to engage with the community and we are very interested in sponsoring teams and rides and charity events.


Their first big event (of many to come) that is scheduled is our Green Flannel Ride on March 16th 2024.

They will also be hosting bike nights with live music all Summer.



It's always Summer at The Post !

sponsoring BIKEIOWA since March 2024


The Pelican Post Bar & Grille
265 50th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265 MAP

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