KUNG FU TAP & TACO
Des Moines, IA is home to a divey, Moto-friendly bar known as “the FU” to locals, or FTWco’s Kung Fu Tap & Taco to the rest of the world. Opening its doors for business in 2005, the Fu has enough decor/history on the walls and friendly faces of all ages sitting on the tree stump bar stools to keep you entertained all afternoon.
“Every Night is Bike Night” seems to be the common theme amongst bar goers, some who visit daily, others who stop by on busier nights when advertised events are in order. Nonetheless, nobody can deny the obvious passion for anything two wheels that the bar itself advertises.
What’s up with the food?
Well, they’ve got $2 pickled eggs, and tacos that are similar to a crunchy beef taco you’d find at a fast food Mexican joint, served up with lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, a packet of sour cream, and a variety of hot sauces of your choosing. I broke my pickled egg cherry upon visiting this place. I may or may not try one again, but that saves some pickled eggs for the rest of the midwest, where apparently these little boiled beauties are a bar food staple.
What’s up with the brews?
They keep them cheap and simple. As the t-shirts hanging on the walls state their beliefs: “Craft Beer Sucks.” Hamms, Coors Light and Heavy, and other common domestic beers are kept icy cold in the fridge, but you won’t find any $6 fancy beer here.
Simple food, simple drinks. What makes this place so great? It’s a down to earth, no frills biker bar. Whether you ride a motorcycle or not, you are welcomed here, as long as you aren’t a douchebag. Have fun with your friends. Share some road stories or learn something about motorcycles by talking to the guy or gal sitting at the bar next to you, or have someone school you at billiards on the pool table. It’s nothing but good times down at the Fu, and that’s how we like it too.
The Nitty Gritty Details:
Address: 210 Indianola Road, Des Moines IA
Hours of Operation: 7 Days a week 11am-2am
Motorcycle Parking: Plenty
Club Friendly: All patches welcome.
Smoking: On the Patio