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Posted May 04, 2022in Belly Up To...

Stevie C’s

After visiting Stevie C’s half a dozen times with friends, I suggested writing a Belly Up column on this dive bar-ish place. My friend cautioned, “No! We don’t want people [...]

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Posted April 06, 2022in Belly Up To...

Secret Admirer

A century-old boiler room in downtown Des Moines is the latest to become a cocktail and patio bar — and it’s the envy of local downtown historic developers. After Des [...]

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Posted March 02, 2022in Belly Up To...

Pots & Shots

At Pots & Shots in West Des Moines, you won’t find any weeds in the multitude of plants in this unique cocktail bar/plant store. However, you’ll find a variety of [...]

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Posted February 02, 2022in Belly Up To...

Blue Shark Ale House

When looking to watch the game at a neighborhood sports bar, you want more than ESPN scores scrolling and play-by-play action on the big screen. You want it all — [...]

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Posted January 05, 2022in Belly Up To...

New Northwestern Cocktail and Wine Bar

Take a stroll along the downtown streets of East Village and peek into the tall windows at the New Northwestern Cocktail & Wine Bar located at 321 E. Walnut. Inside, [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Belly Up To...

The Garden

New location with a spotlight on dinner theater After 36 years, the Garden Nightclub moved from its old warehouse location on S.E. Fourth Street to a new location in East [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Belly Up To...

Ambro’s Roadhouse

Take a road trip to De Soto for food, drinks, music and a sense of familiarity. Do you ever walk into a new place that seems familiar, but you swear you’ve [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in Belly Up To...

Lua Brewing

Five fantastic features at this Sherman Hill hotspot A nearly-new brewery, Lua Brewing is quickly checking off the boxes on its list of must-have brewery highlights. The first item on [...]

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

Whiskey House & Bourbon Grill

Ankeny venue is a winning trifecta of liquor, food and live music. When you’re searching for a date night or a fun evening with friends, you might have to go [...]

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