The Foundry at Valley Junction, an 1890’s railcar barn and iron Foundry, is reclaimed as a distillery, food + beverage hall, commissary kitchen, and place to connect!

Designed to create a one-of-a-kind experience, the Foundry is comprised of an eclectic mix of vendors and seeks to highlight the strength of the Greater Des Moines’ craft and maker culture. We hope to serve as a place that inspires creativity and collaboration within the community.


The Foundry is home to a unique blend of three vendors, each with it's own different story. These stories merge within the Foundry to create something special for our patrons. Discover each vendor's story by clicking the links below.


A non-profit commissary kitchen with a social mission to fight hunger, homelessness and provide skills training. Opening Fall 2018.


A food & beverage hall featuring over 50 taps, rotating food truck menu, pop up space and beer garden.

MON : 3pm - 10pm
TUE : 3pm - 10pm
WED : 3pm - 10pm
THU : 11am - 11pm
FRI : 11am - 12am
SAT : 11am - 12am
SUN : 11am - 10pm


MON - WED : 5pm - 9pm
THU - SUN : 11am - 9pm


An experiential distillery that features a 29' tall still, tasting room and multiple bars and event spaces. Now open for tours and events!


Past Events

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September 2018

Beer Garden Bingo

September 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Up in Smoke BBQ & Sunnyside Express

September 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Live Trivia at The Hall

September 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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515 Pi & Curbin’ Cuisine

September 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Deez Greenz

September 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Deez Greenz & Sunnyside Express

September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Heavenly & Deez Greenz

September 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Heavenly, Deez Greenz & Up in Smoke BBQ

September 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hotsy Totsy, Big Red Food Truck, Deez Greenz & Up in Smoke Gangnam Style

September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Curbin’ Cuisine & Taza Fresh

September 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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The Foundry’s greatest asset is the neighborhood it calls home. Historic Valley Junction is a vibrant gathering place that features a unique variety of shops, restaurants and art galleries. We’re committed to the long-term investment in the community and the economic growth of Historic West Des Moines. We pay homage to the hard work that the Historic Valley Junction Foundation and merchants along 5th Street have done to preserve and develop this dynamic community.


111 S. 11th St.
West Des Moines, IA

The Foundry was created as a destination for all of Greater Des Moines to enjoy. Once here you’ll uncover detail after detail that pays homage to the rich history of our vibrant and creative community. Thousands before you have entered these walls, and this place is home to a small piece of each of their stories. We hope you’ll visit us and craft part of your story here, too.