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    Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Curious what the best bar in the DSM Metro is for watching ISU games? Something that isn't overrun by Hawks?



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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Been hearing good things about Twin Peaks...



    Sorry, not much actual help...



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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    It will probably be hard to find a bar that is specifically pro-ISU. There will be a mix at most bars with Hawkeye fans outnumbering ISU fans, but the difference should be less than ever.


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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Doesn't a former Cyclone FB player own a bar or restaurant in Urbandale or one of the other western burbs?



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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Keg Stand??



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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Keg Stand and Ridgemont will likely be pro-Cyclone.


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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Quote Originally Posted by carvers4math View Post
    Doesn't a former Cyclone FB player own a bar or restaurant in Urbandale or one of the other western burbs?
    Hezekiah (sp?) Jackson used to run a BBQ joint in Urbandale. It appears to have closed a year or so ago. Bad location for a restaurant.

    I went to The Ridgemont once for a ISU game watch (game when Arnaud went down). They had the Squakeye game on the big screen, and the 10 Hawkeye fans were loud, drunk, and obnoxious.



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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    Hezekiah (sp?)
    I went to The Ridgemont once for a ISU game watch (game when Arnaud went down). They had the Squakeye game on the big screen, and the 10 Hawkeye fans were loud, drunk, and obnoxious.
    No need to repeat yourself, you said they were Hawkeye fans.



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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Saints Pub in Beaverdale is Cyclone friendly, as is Trophys in Des Moines I believe.

    Edit: Confirmed that Saints is an official ISU game watching site by the Greater Des Moines Cyclone Club. There ya go.


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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    I've never been to Saints for a Cyclone game, but it is a nice place. Wall to wall TVs. Good food. They even have a little outdoor patio with TVs I believe.



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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Keg Stand and Ridgemont will likely be pro-Cyclone.

    This.


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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    I haven't decided it I"m going to watch at home or go out. I personally think it is more fun to have a mix of fan bases. We watched Seneca take down the Hawks in 2002 in bar that was about 50/50. That would not have been as enjoyable if it was all Clones IMO.

    If I do head out, I'm leaning towards heading to Court Avenue....especially if the weather is decent. Patios at either Mickey's or Legends would be fun....plus you have the added bonus of several other venue's (Johnny's HOF, 4th Down, etc) to choose from if the current environment isn't to your liking.

    Anyway, should be a blast!


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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Realized I didn't really answer the question as posted in the thread title. (first time anyone's done that:)

    According to Greater DSM Cyclone Club:

    The Keg Stand in West Des Moines and Saints Pub + Patio in Beaverdale, are the official homes of the Greater Des Moines Cyclone Club gamewatches. Cyclone Fans from all over central Iowa can gather here as a home away from home, to watch our team play when we are televised.

    Cyclone Friendly locations
    Murphy's Bar & Grill - 2675 100th Street, Urbandale
    The Ridgemont - 7460 Hickman Road, Windsor Heights
    Trophy's Sports Bar & Grill - 2701 Douglas Ave, Des Moines



    Greater Des Moines Cyclone Club | Events


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    Re: Best ISU bar in the metro area (DSM Metro)?

    Drive up to Ames. Pick a bar.

    Problem solved.



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