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Posted March 03, 2021in Belly Up To...

Warehouse Pub

When seeking out a bar for Belly Up, I was intrigued with the name of the bar, the Warehouse Pub. Was this warehouse similar to big box stores that are [...]

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Posted February 03, 2021in Belly Up To...

Kinship Brewing Company

Imagine a place where you can bring your dog, park your bicycle, eat fresh food, view original artwork, enjoy live music and drink craft beers, all in one location. Look [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Belly Up To...

The Hall

In West Des Moines’ Valley Junction, a 120-year-old former railcar building houses a three-for-one treat. It includes The Hall, a beerhouse; the Foundry, a distilling company; and a community food [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in Belly Up To...

Ken’s — a not-so-secret speakeasy

As I walked down the dark staircase to Des Moines’ newest speakeasy, I expected a muscular guy decked in a pinstripe suit with a cocked fedora hat, questioning me, ‘What’s [...]

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Posted November 04, 2020in Belly Up To...

Urban Cellar

If you’re looking to experience a relaxed vibe in the heart of West Des Moines, visit the Urban Cellar. With tall dark wood and tan colors, the Urban Cellar is [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Belly Up To...

Gilroy’s Kitchen + Pub + Patio

For more than 25 years, Jimmy’s American Café served the West Des Moines neighborhood as a lively nightspot with cool drinks and innovative bar food. Since Jimmy’s shuttered nearly a [...]

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Posted September 02, 2020in Belly Up To...

Rita’s Cantina

Are you up for something with a tropical feel while sipping margaritas on a breezy patio designed to cure coronavirus blues? Then head over to Rita’s Cantina. Located off S.E. [...]

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Posted August 05, 2020in Belly Up To...

The Station on Ingersoll

Walking into The Station on Ingersoll created a feeling of nostalgia, not for the previous bar, Zimm’s, but for the one from decades before that — the Duck Blind. The [...]

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Posted July 01, 2020in Belly Up To...

Pour Choices: New Grimes establishment is open!

Temporarily shutting down a new neighborhood bar less than a month after it opened is not how the owners of Pour Choices envisioned their restaurant debut. But they are glad [...]

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Posted April 01, 2020in Belly Up To...

That Dam Pub

Gnarly, dude! A totally rad pub located in Beaverdale offers a bar, dining area and a game room. Sweet! The Dam Pub opened in 2019, boasting a 1980s and 1990s [...]

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