LINC at Gray’s Station welcomed a Des Moines staple to the community earlier this year: Mad Meatball. The popular pizzeria and pub was located downtown on SE 5th until 2019, and we are excited that it has found its new home in Indigo Living’s LINC at Gray’s Station.
“While leaving the building we’ve called home for so many years wasn’t an easy decision, we know that this prime location at LINC will give us a great connection to downtown residents and visitors as well as more space to grow,” said Andy Hartman, co-owner of Mad Meatball. “Our improvements took longer than anticipated, but we’re extremely excited to reopen and welcome back our many died-hard Mad fans.”
Mad Meatball is known for its eclectic and retro feel, great pizza (and meatballs) and family-friendly, sports-themed environment, The location definitely has style, with a vintage and trendy atmosphere. – making it the perfect addition to LINC and the rest of the Gray’s Station community. It is joining Craft Bru and Iowa Spine + Performance at the location. Mad Meatball has customized their space into booths, a three-sided bar, and an outdoor patio that overlooks the downtown skyline, one of the many perks of being in its downtown location.
With weekly events and specials, Mad Meatball provides the perfect excuse to get out and give it a try. It has a happy hour every day from 2-6pm every single day with $5 appetizers, as well as trivia night on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm ($50 to the winning team) accompanied with all you can eat wings starting at 5. Mad Meatball has 17 different wing options, including dry rubbed and sauced wings.
Wondering more about the menu? Mad Meatball has everything Italian (more than just pizza); meatballs, sandwiches, and pasta are all staples of the menu. Not to mention breakfast offered every Saturday and Sunday.
The perfect place to watch sports, Mad Meatball hosts watch parties for a variety of sports, from the collegiate level to professional. Combine this with the full bar (including scotch) and you’ll see that it is the place to be on the weekends during any season, even giving you the opportunity to eat away your favorite team’s loss.
In addition to downtown access, Mad Meatball is near trails, Gray’s Lake Park, and the upcoming Pro Iowa Soccer Stadium. There is something for everyone in LINC’s newest restaurant, but don’t take our word for it. Stop by and check out Mad meatball, whether for trivia, happy hour, basketball, or just a good meal.
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