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

Packers, cheese and beer

Wear a cheesehead hat for an Instagram-worthy pic at this Wisconsin-themed bar. Wisconsinites, celebrate! If you want to experience a bit of Wisconsin in the heart of Iowa — complete [...]

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

Norm’s Pub

A Waukee bar where you can bank on having a good time. A 100-plus-year-old fixture located in the heart of downtown Waukee was formerly a bank, and, most recently, a [...]

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Posted December 04, 2019in Belly Up To...

Lumber Axe

Five bars, games are rolled into one. When entering the Lumber Axe on Southwest Sixth Street, a sign is posted with five options. Do you take a left to the [...]

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Posted November 06, 2019in Belly Up To...

Winchester in Valley Junction

Classic cocktails are shaken, with a spin. Take a walk inside the Winchester Pub in Valley Junction, and you’ll find the bartenders shaking things up — literally. After they’ve poured [...]

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