"MARS CAFE is a locally-owned and operated artisan coffee shop near Drake University. We serve coffee, espresso, tea, wine, beer, locally baked goods, fresh sandwiches and paninis and delicious desserts. We are open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We exclusively sell Kickapoo Coffee, a Fair Trade artisan roaster located in Wisconsin. In addition to operating as a cafe, we often rent out our space for small events and gatherings. Our open-concept space and industrial feel lends to unique events, exhibitions, and parties. – Mars Café
Des Moines, IA
85 cocktail style
$50 – $100 per hour
Public events can be hosted for free.
Modern, Minimalistic, Industrial
Birthday Parties, Cocktail Parties, Business Events
SPACES & COSTS
Rental of Mars Café includes their large, open shop space, a small patio, and bathrooms.
85 cocktail style
$50 – $100 per hour $0 for free public events
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All alcohol (beer & wine only) must be purchased through Mars Café.
Mars Café may be rented for events year-round.
Clients should book Mars three weeks in advance.
Mars has an open catering policy.
Mars is able to host unique ceremonies in their shop.
Costs & Fees
Mars Café rents spaces by the hour. Rates are $50 – $100 per hour for private events, and Mars can offer the space free of charge for free public events.
Mars will offer their space for free if the event is free and open to the public.
Duration of Rental
Rental time varies depending on how many hours chosen. All rentals must be finished by the time the
Renters are not required to purchase event insurance.
Miscellaneous Rules & Information
Mars also offers onsite coffee service for events at any venue.
Mars Café does not have the capability to host large outdoor events, although the small patio outside may be used during parties.
Renters are not required to hire event security.
To learn more about reserving Mars Café for your event, contact:
2318 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 8pm
Weekends: 7:30am – 8pm
Mars Café is located near Drake University.