Nightlife in Des Moines


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  • High Life Lounge
    Chow down on all of your pub favorites at High Life Lounge. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on High Life Lounge's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from High Life Lounge's full bar. High Life Lounge is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at High Life Lounge. Your large group can all sit together at High Life Lounge. High Life Lounge offers patio seating in the warmer months. No need to put on airs for a trip to High Life Lounge — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. High Life Lounge's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street. Locals flock to High Life Lounge for a meal they know will be high quality and low price. Head on over to High Life Lounge first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — High Life Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    200 SW 2nd St
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Lime Lounge
    The long stem of a martini glass serves a purpose beyond its elegant appearance—it keeps the concoctions it bears cold without ice, which can dilute even the most potent cocktail. A practiced bartending staff uses these slender glasses to hold the more than 30 martinis that dot Lime Lounge’s drink menu, each of which is infused with premium liquors. Mango purée and a hint of chili pair with Absolut vodka in the Mango Tango, a staff favorite, and classic gin and vodka martinis, prepared to each guests' specifications, contain blue-cheese-stuffed olives or cocktail onions. The Lounge's selection of frozen cocktails don't need a martini glass to stay chilled, instead blending rum or tequila with ultra-fine shaved ice to induce an intoxicating brain freeze. With cocktail in hand, patrons can roam the contemporary interior, taking in the lights-and-sound spectacle and tapping their feet in time to live music or DJ sets.
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    435 E Grand Ave.
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Nova 10 Cinemas
    At Nova Cinema, cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike nosh on popcorn while watching first-run movies projected on full-size silver screens. Nova Cinema’s selection of talkies changes weekly, with current high-octane thrillers, family flicks, and love stories showing seven days of the week. Recent selections include The Hunger Games, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, _ and _Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, as well as 21 Jump Street, a coming of age story about street signs learning to conquer their fear of heights.
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    4353 Merle Hay Road
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Hoyt Sherman Place
    Originally opened in 1927, the Genesee Theatre slowly deteriorated over the course of the century until its closing in 1989. But starting in 2001, a $23 million cash infusion from the city allowed 120 volunteers to restore the theater to its Gilded Age splendor. Its elegant trappings include authentic wall fabrics, an exact replica of the original marquee, and a 2,200-pound chandelier that gently spotlights the grand lobby and every audience member passing underneath to show how everyone is a star if you really think about it.
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    1501 Woodland Ave
    Des Moines, IA US
  • The Des Moines Ballroom
    Des Moines Dance teaches ballroom dance lessons both as group or private lessons. We teach in an academic style and provide a fun learning experience.
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    2745 Douglas Avenue
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Des Moines Playhouse
    The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers exciting entertainment on stage, volunteer opportunities both on stage and backstage, and theatrical education programs for students ages 4 to adult. Founded in 1919, the Playhouse is one of the largest and oldest community theatres in the US.
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    831 42nd Street
    Des Moines, IA US
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