The Des Moines area’s fourth Saints Pub + Patio will open in early September at 87 NE Carefree Lane in Westwood Plaza. Like the other Saints Pub + Patio locations, it will offer an outdoor patio, numerous flat-screen televisions with expansive sports programming, and a full menu with many made-from-scratch items.
Scott Anderson and Marc Mundt, lifelong friends from the Ottumwa area, are the masterminds behind the Saints concept, which has grown to nine locations throughout Des Moines, Omaha and Kansas City. “We’ve been looking for a Waukee location for some time,” said Anderson.
Formerly Legacy Sports Bar & Grill, the space is undergoing a complete renovation, both inside and out. The parking lot has been expanded to 265 spaces and a pass-through has been added to the neighboring Taco John’s. A traffic signal was approved at the intersection of Dartmoor Drive and Hickman Road and will be completed by the fall of 2015.
Inside, a new main bar was built facing the inside wall with a granite top and real brick. Seventeen 60-70” flat-screen TVs will line the walls. The outside wall is transformed into an open-air community patio bar with seating both inside and outside with a bar height 40”-wide granite top and features two glass garage doors that will lift up from the center.
“The patio is important and we’re more than doubling its size. It will be enormous,” said Anderson.
About half of the patio will be covered by a metal awning, which will be installed by next spring. The uncovered patio space will be lined with 42” light pillars every eight feet to create a festive atmosphere. Eight patio TVs will be tuned to sporting events, and live bands will perform on the patio at times, as well.
Every Saints Pub + Patio offers a full menu, including burgers, tenderloins, wraps, paninis, salads, appetizers, and the popular Saints Chicken Sandwich. Breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9 am – 1 pm. Each location also features its own daily food and drink specials. This new Waukee location will offer a $1.50 slider special on Wednesdays and $1 taco Tuesdays.
Hours will be 11:00 am – 2:00 am on weekdays and 9:00 am – 2:00 am on the weekends.
Saints Pub + Patio is only one of the concepts owned by Anderson and Mundt’s business, Riley Drive Entertainment (which is named after the street they both lived on just outside of Ottumwa). They also own Tonic Bar (with locations on Court Avenue and in West Glen) and Beaver Tap in Beaverdale. Johnny Robb joined Anderson and Mundt as partners for the Saints Pub + Patio in Waukee and Beaverdale as well as Beaver Tap.