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    Best bars in Des Moines area

    I have some buddies coming down all the way from Wisconsin and we're planning on doing some bar hopping in Des Moines. I don't know much about any of them in the area so I'm calling upon Cyclone Fanatic's expertise. What are some of your favorites? Any of them that are can't miss? Thanks for any suggestions!



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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    If they're true Wisconsonites they'll like High Life/El Bait Shop.



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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

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    I prefer Outer Limits.



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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by azhuth09 View Post
    I have some buddies coming down all the way from Wisconsin and we're planning on doing some bar hopping in Des Moines. I don't know much about any of them in the area so I'm calling upon Cyclone Fanatic's expertise. What are some of your favorites? Any of them that are can't miss? Thanks for any suggestions!
    If you like Beer El Bait Shop is a good place to go. Over 100 different beers on tap, good food (Fish Tacos and Philly Steak Nachos are awesome), and a good atmosphere.

    Hessin Haus is good if you like german beer.


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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    I prefer Outer Limits.
    I went there after the Packers and Steelers Super Bowl... never, ever again.


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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by Bret44 View Post
    If you like Beer El Bait Shop is a good place to go. Over 100 different beers on tap, good food (Fish Tacos and Philly Steak Nachos are awesome), and a good atmosphere.

    Hessin Haus is good if you like german beer.
    Went to Hessin Haus once, it was pretty good. Gotta love das boot



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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    Johnny's hall of fame.


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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    Lots of hot chicks at Blazing Saddle.....



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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Lots of hot chicks at Blazing Saddle.....
    I love being in a serious relationship so hot chicks do not get in the way of my love of beer.


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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    Bait Shop and Keg Stand.



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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

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    Bait Shop and Keg Stand.
    I cannot believe I forgot the Keg Stand....


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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    El Bait shop



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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    Blazing saddle is a gay bar for anyone that didn't get that joke by dosry

    I love El Bait/Highlife and Hessen too. Haven't been yet, but would like to go to Up-Down (retro arcade style gaming bar from owners of Wooly's) in East Village.



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    Re: Best bars in Des Moines area

    Beaverdale and West Glen are other options not yet mentioned. Both feature a group of bars in a small area, easy to bounce around


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