About Thunderhead Sportsbar

Thunderhead co-owner Ken Beister said the bar and restaurant will serve beer from Thunderhead Brewing Co. in Kearney, Neb., and from local brewers such as Confluence Brewing Co. in Des Moines and New American Brewing Co. in Ankeny.


Thunderhead Sportsbar and Grill in Ankeny, Iowa

The menu will be similar to that of the Chicken Coop, with the addition of items including Thunderballs, a chicken and pepperjack cheese bite wrapped in bacon and deep-fried; a Graziano sausage sandwich; a halibut steak entree; and a pasta, sausage and pepper dish.

The 5,200-square-foot restaurant will seat about 190. In addition, 29 flat-screen TV’s and surround sound will provide customers unparallelled access to watching their favorites sports from any seat in the restaurant. Beister’s partners in Thunderhead include his wife, Dawn Beister, Dean Pegg of Grand Island, Neb., and David Anders of Waukee.

 Employee Application

If you’re looking for a new opportunity in food service, then check us out. Thunderhead Sportsbar and Grill employs staff for hosting, bar service, wait staff and kitchen service. If you’d like to join the Thunderhead team, first download our application.

  Thunderhead Sports Bar & Grill Lunch specials

  • Monday Pulled Pork Sandwich-$6.99
  • Tuesday $1 off any entree salad
  • Wednesday Pork Tenderloin-$7.99
  • Thursday French Dip$8.99
  • Friday Fish Sandwich-$7.99
  • Saturday Chicken Philly-$7.99
  • Sunday Club Sandwich-$6.99

  The Thunderhead Sports Bar & Grill Happy Hour

Monday thru Friday 2pm till 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am til 6pm

  • $2.50 domestic drafts
  • $2.75 domestic bottles
  • $3.00 tall boys
  • $3.50 barwells
  • $7.50 pitchers