Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Posted October 08, 2014in Belly Up

Come home to the Copper Cup

Going to a bar can feel so formal and anonymous. You walk in, show your ID to someone who will forget your name the second they hand it back to you, stand in line at the bar and watch as four or five other customers who came in after you

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Posted October 01, 2014in Belly Up

Explore the flavors of Italy with a visit to Centro

If you’re familiar with the popular food and drink scene of Des Moines, chances are you’ve heard the name George Formaro more than once or twice. He’s the well-known chef and restaurateur behind a slew of prime eateries, including the Italian-inspired Centro. The restaurant has an elegant yet relaxing feel

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Posted September 24, 2014in Belly Up

Spice up your Thursday nights with salsa dancing at Lime Lounge

As you may have heard in the news, “Dancing With the Stars” returned last week, and we went salsa dancing at Lime Lounge to try out our ballroom skills. Or, more accurately, to check out the ballroom dancing skills of the other patrons. Lime Lounge pairs with Salsa Des Moines

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Posted September 17, 2014in Belly Up

Experience the finer things in life at Proof

No matter how hard we try to prove otherwise, Iowa still seems to have the reputation of the typical Midwestern farm state, known for miles of corn- and soybean-lined gravel roads. It’s not surprising, then, that the stigma carries over into most movie, book and any other media portrayals we

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Posted September 10, 2014in Belly Up

Dinner, drinks and groceries in one trip at Food Depot

How many times have you gone out to dinner and realized you forgot to pick up groceries? But you’re tired from the big meal you just ate, and you don’t really want to make another stop. What do you do? Well, if you’re at Food Depot Bar & Grill, you

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Posted September 03, 2014in Belly Up

Beer is more than a beverage at Firetrucker Brewery

In case you have been living under a rock, craft beer is kind of a big deal right now. Breweries have been popping up all over the country, and Iowa hasn’t missed a beat in keeping up with the trend. According to the Brewers Association website, Iowa has at least

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Posted August 27, 2014in Belly Up

Malo: The ‘bad’ bar that’s really damn good

Naming a restaurant “bad” might seem like a strange way to start out a business, but for downtown Des Moines’ new Latin-inspired bar and restaurant, the name couldn’t be more opposite of its reputation. Malo opened its doors in May next to the Des Moines Social Club in an old

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Posted August 20, 2014in Belly Up

Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar: not your average live show

One piano is good. Two pianos are better. But two pianos, a drum set, maybe a guitar and definitely some comedic relief in the form of parodies and improvised songs? Now you’ve got something. That’s what Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar and Restaurant has to offer its customers. On weekend

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Posted August 13, 2014in Belly Up

Hessen Haus proves glass shoes aren’t just for Cinderella

“Das boot! Das boot!” That’s the cheer of a group ready to take on the Haus Rules and share a glass boot full of beer. On the list of “Passing the Boot” rules: “Drink without pointing the toe away from you…and you drink again”; “Splash yourself while drinking from the

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Posted August 06, 2014in Belly Up

Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop offers the right space for all occasions

Every friend group needs a go-to spot outside of their living space. For the “Friends” crew, it was the Central Perk; for “How I Met Your Mother” it was MacLaren’s Pub. There are four requirements to finding your group’s own special place: the environment needs to allow for conversation (i.e.,

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