Best bars in Des Moines area

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  1. azhuth09

    azhuth09 Member

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    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!
     
  2. michaelrr1

    michaelrr1 Well-Known Member

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    Lumberyard.
     
  3. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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

    azepp Well-Known Member

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    I prefer Outer Limits.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. I went there after the Packers and Steelers Super Bowl... never, ever again.
     
  7. azhuth09

    azhuth09 Member

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    Went to Hessin Haus once, it was pretty good. Gotta love das boot
     
  8. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    Johnny's hall of fame.
     
  9. dosry5

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    Lots of hot chicks at Blazing Saddle.....
     
  10. 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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    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    Bait Shop and Keg Stand.
     
  12. I cannot believe I forgot the Keg Stand....
     
  13. dmclone

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    El Bait shop
     
  14. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. CyBroncos

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    Beaverdale and West Glen are other options not yet mentioned. Both feature a group of bars in a small area, easy to bounce around
     
  16. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Places that haven't been mentioned (El Bait/High Life are my favorites)

    Carl's
    Cooney's
    Library
    Shorty's
    Greenwood Lounge
    Alpine Tap
    Locust Tap

    If you like to drink, go to these places.
     
  17. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Ingersoll is a good bar district as well. More "downtown" than Beaverdale, less yuppy than West Glen.
     
  18. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    Good ones so far. An idea though...start at The Greenwood (Ingersoll) and head toward downtown. Grab a beer at every bar on the way, and see how far you get. There are a ton of 'holes' down that street. Good bars tho.
     
  19. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    I figured you'd be around. Ingersoll is the way to go though, IMO.
     
  20. CyBroncos

    CyBroncos Well-Known Member

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    Forgot about Ingersoll. West Glen can draw kind of that 'yuppie' crowd but that's like shooing people away from downtown because trashy people hang out down there. West Glen can be a good time
     

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