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Within the lounge-style bar 515 Ultra Lounge, bartenders sling drinks to a raucous crowd dancing to ambient house-music beats. Each night, live DJs churn out thumping house music amid the club's sleek black walls accented by neon pink, green, and purple lighting effects. Posh couches lure partiers to ease into their sleek leather cushions or to push them together to build a dance-floor fort while sipping on vodka-and-Red Bulls ($6–$8.50) or rum-and-cokes ($4–$5). Visitors can relax at private tables as servers visit them throughout the night with bottle service, armed with 750 milliliters of Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, Absolut, or other comparably priced libations, so patrons need not fight their way through throngs of humans and cyborgs disguised as humans to snag cocktails.

5535 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines,
IA
US

5485 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Ranked in Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play in Indiana, the course at Prairie View Golf Club is situated on 206 acres of environmentally protected land along the White River with scenic prairieland and five lakes. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design features natural wetlands with a rushing stream that comes into play on four holes, forcing players to demonstrate deft control or gilled golf bags. On the front nine, the prairie setting invites harsh winds to blow across bentgrass fairways, often knocking shots off course. As players make the turn onto the back nine, they notice a marked difference in the environment, as open prairies give way to tall sycamore, oak, beech, and cottonwood trees lying just beyond the Kentucky bluegrass rough. Across the river lies Conner Prairie, a historical re-enactment village whose elegant, 1830s-era style was adopted for the design of the course's 15,000-square-foot clubhouse.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 7,073 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 74.5 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 138 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

400 Legacy Pkwy
Norwalk,
IA
US

Funny Bone Comedy Club's horseshoe-shaped stage braces itself for an oncoming whirlwind of hilarity delivered by a well-traveled cast of accomplished comics. The wildly expressive Greg Morton (April 25–29) uses his deep voice and malleable face to perform frighteningly accurate impersonations of Star Wars characters and to convey personal observations on various subjects, such as the obvious generation gap. Paul Mecurio (May 2–6), who won an Emmy as a writer for The Daily Show, turns up the volume with his raucous investigation of cultural disparities, fearlessly taking on issues of race and what he perceives as oversensitivity. Meanwhile, the suspender-clad Sandman the Hypnotist (May 23–27) transforms audience volunteers into the stars of the show during his hypnotism routines, which reach their comedic peaks with an impromptu Jerry Springer show and the frightening disappearance of reproductive body parts.

560 South Prairie View Drive
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Miss Kitty's is an Event Center located in the Heart of Iowa. Over 9000 sq. feet of space with everything needed to enjoy your night out on the town or your private wedding Celebration. Full Internet wireless Connection, 2 Power point video screens and projectors. Perfect for a business meeting and social gathers. 737 c

8800 Swanson Blvd
Clive,
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