Draft Beer and Arcade Games at Up-Down (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Des Moines

97% of 156 customers

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Over 860 bought
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In a Nutshell

Players sip draft beers while battling on '80s- and '90s-era Nintendo and Sega games, pinball machines, and other arcade games

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid with other promotions. Not valid for happy hour specials. Second option valid any day, but only before 8pm Friday and Saturday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $12 for two draft beers and $10 worth of arcade tokens, valid anytime Sunday–Thursday ($24 value)
  • $15.50 for two draft beers and $10 worth of arcade tokens, valid anytime Sunday–Thursday, or Friday or Saturday before 8 p.m. ($24 value)
  • $50 for $100 worth of arcade tokens


True to its name, Up-Down is filled with the sounds of glasses being raised or placed on tables, and arcade cabinet joysticks clicking to and fro. The combination bar-arcade features more than 40 games and pinball machines, including Dig Dug, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Terminator 2, as well as three skee-ball alleys and Nintendo and Sega console games. To complement its entertainment, the bar serves 20 regional and local craft beers on tap, and cocktails—with names such as Vega's Bomb and Princess Peach Punch—that serve as sippable nods to retro games. The bar also hosts regular events, which include a monthly Wednesday-night pinball tournament.

The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:


97% of 156 customers

  • “Excellent place offering a good selection of craft beer and awesome games. ”

  • “good beer, good service! had a super fun time playing classic arcade games! it was our first time there and we will definitely go back again.”

  • “Lots of fun and great beer selection!”

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    Des Moines

    500 East Locust Street

    Des Moines, Iowa 50309


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