Nightlife in Johnston


$14 for a Distillery Experience for Two at Broadbent Distillery ($20 Value)

Broadbent Distillery

Broadbent Distillery

Sample the complex flavors of artisan-made spirits such as the Bella Limoncello or Orangecello, or the Two Jay’s Iowa corn whiskey

$20 $14

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Wine-Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine and Wineglasses at Dale Valley Vineyard (50% Off)

Dale Valley Vineyard

Stuart

In a renovated 19th-century schoolhouse, visitors sample eclectic red and white wines crafted from locally grown ingredients

$32 $16

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Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Summerset Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Summerset Winery

Indianola

Tour-goers can sip wine and eat cheese and crackers

$40 $22

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

$26 $13

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Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Annelise Winery

Annelise Winery

Guests at a scenic family winery can sample premium selections before taking a bottle and souvenir glass home with them

$34 $20

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 45% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$32 $19

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Snus Hill Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Snus Hill Winery

Madrid

Award-winning red, whites, rosés, and dessert wines from American and French–style grapes

$26 $15

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at John Ernest Vineyard & Winery (Up to 45% Off)

John Ernest Vineyard & Winery

Tama

Tasting packages include one glass of wine and a souvenir glass for each taster, and a take-home bottle of wine per pair

$31 $18

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Murder Mystery for Two or Four, or Dinner and Overnight Stay at Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa (Up to 49% Off)

Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa

Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

$170 $89

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Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at The Waverley Palace Theatre (50% Off)

The Waverly Palace Theatre

The Waverly Palace Theatre

Surround-sound system booms audio of first-run releases as viewers in plush seats snack on popcorn and soda

$27 $13.50

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Select Local Merchants

As reported by the DesMoinesRegister.com, Pickett's pub could be carved from the timber of an enormous tree, with stacked log walls, a fireplace, and a menagerie of mounted moose heads. Though moderately unobtrusive from the road, diners are greeted to pool tables, video games, darts, and a large horseshoe-shaped bar where mixologists sling beers as well as concoctions of mixers and fruity schnapps. Pickett's also grills up juicy full-pound burgers and daily specials such as jumbo shrimp and full-pound top sirloin steaks.
6014 NW 59th Ct
Johnston,
IA
US
Viva La Bamba's saves flailing tongue buds from edible ennui with its menu of authentic Mexican dishes, specials, and mixed drinks. A combination of tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and vegetarian eats make for steadfast meal mates ($6.25–$7.75), while inventive house specials tantalize palates, such as the Viva La Bamba, a fajita love fest that marries chorizo, shrimp, chicken, and rib-eye steak in delicious matrimony ($12.50). Those looking to sturdy their sea legs sans restrictive sailor suit can choose a pescatarian plate such as the camarones a la diabla, a serving of shrimp piqued with spicy red sauce ($9.50), or the sautéed salmón Viva La Bamba ($9.25).
4531 86th St
Urbandale,
IA
US
Bombay Bicycle Club, a vintage rock 'n' roll bar, fills up starved stomachs and eardrums alike with its decadent menu and floor-stomping live musical acts. Hum along to an eternally rotating roster of blues, punk, and country artists through a crunchy mouthful of deep-fried pizza dunked in homemade batter ($5) or pickle chips served with chipotle ranch ($3.50). Rhythmically wash down decadent eats with a cascade of one of 30 tap beers ($3–6) or a brown paper bag-clad 40-ounce brew ($8). Nose-ringed nostalgists can relive their mohawked childhoods with the After School Special, a deep-fried peanut butter and jelly ($4), while famished impersonators can use the peanut butter and bananas of the deep-fried Elvis sandwich ($5) to smear gourmet sideburns on their cheeks.
8410 Hickman Rd
Clive,
IA
US
Enjoy a hearty meal of steak and potatoes at Windsor Heights' Front Row. Front Row does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Front Row's full bar. Front Row caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Front Row and order great food. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed. Take it nice and easy at Front Row, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to Front Row. You can eat for next to nothing at Front Row, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15.
6555 University Ave
Windsor Heights,
IA
US
Twenty-three televisions line the wall, and the crack of pool balls colliding resounds while nearby a cheer erupts as a dart hits the bull's-eye. Rookies Sports Bar & Grill is a haven for the sports fan, demonstrated on parts of the menu dubbed “pre-game warm-ups” and “big leagues.” Chefs hand bread their onion rings and stuff sandwiches with blackened chicken and sirloin steak. They flip an octet of all-star burgers including the texas burger, a half-pound patty smothered in chili, cheddar cheese, and grilled onions. In addition to cooking American mainstays such as ribs, the staff presents karaoke and trivia, which ought not be combined into one event, lest someone sings the names of the president to a Boyz II Men melody.
2180 NW 156th St
Clive,
IA
US
Wig and Pen Pizza Pub is home to the familiar hot slice and relaxed pizza house atmosphere. If you're looking for a mean slice or a piping plate of pasta, the pizzeria is home to a generous number of offerings. Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Wig and Pen Pizza Pub, a local favorite. The bar at Wig and Pen Pizza Pub is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Grab the kids when you head to Wig and Pen Pizza Pub — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. Skip long waits and head to Wig and Pen Pizza Pub with your large group for easy seating. Getting online is easy with Wig and Pen Pizza Pub's free and convenient wifi. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Wig and Pen Pizza Pub diners who prefer their meals al fresco. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Wig and Pen Pizza Pub's cooking from the comfort of their own home. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. Free parking is readily available for hungry diners at Wig and Pen Pizza Pub. Taste the greatness Wig and Pen Pizza Pub is serving up with meals around $30. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
2005 S Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny,
IA
US
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