Armored Gardens – BBQ, Brews, Fun!

Armored Gardens, located at 315 Pershing Ave, opened up in downtown Davenport in late October of 2017. After being open almost a year, it has quickly become a fun hotspot for all types of people, for many reasons.  Armored Gardens features craft brews, with over 100 beers on tap, and BBQ but with a few delicious twists. The bar holds the most tap handles over any other business in the Quad Cities Area. To keep up with their ever-changing list, one can download an app called “Digital Pour”, that shows just what they have on tap and how much is left, as well as various other little tidbits relating to each beer. Customers order their beers at the bar by number.

The food served at Armored Gardens is inspired by different kinds of Southern BBQ, featuring a white sauce and a mustard based-sauce, as well as their house-made BBQ. The menu features various smoked meats and treats but also has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free offerings, unusual for most BBQ joints.

Burnt Ends, Potato Salad, House made Pickles

Armored Gardens also has a gigantic 5000 square foot outdoor patio space and tons of fun awaiting to be had. It has plenty of seating, three TV’s, a putting ring, beer pong tables, a life size chessboard, shuffleboard, and ping pong tables. If you have a big group and want to reserve space, you are welcome do so on their website. Children are welcome at the restaurant until 8pm.

Armored Gardens also features different events on their patio. Currently they host Saturday morning Yoga on the Patio for $5 from 10-11am. Thursday nights bring the Ping Pong League, social league is from 6-8pm, the more serious players are from 8-10pm. Keep track of their upcoming events on their Facebook page.

Armored Gardens is fun addition to the downtown Davenport scene and is a great destination for those coming from all areas of the Quad Cities. I highly recommend a visit!

FYI – They are closed on Mondays.


About the author

Deborah Davis Deborah Davis, otherwise known as QCAlegirl, was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, where she currently resides. A self-proclaimed craft beer fanatic, she spends her days either working at a local nano-brewery or researching and writing for her blog, While she’s not traveling around the Midwest in search of new experiences, she also enjoys yoga, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

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