Most states have made drinking alcohol at home illegal due to the proliferation of home facial-tattoo machines. Enjoy alcohol in public with today's deal: $7 for $20 of wine, beer, and cocktails at Sideshow Lounge.
Des Moines Social Club's in-house, cabaret-style bar hosts revolving sets of live entertainment from music to comedy while serving a broad, liquid array of drinks and cocktails. A specialty blood orange cosmo ($8) can play a sipping accessory while taking a break during salsa dancing on Monday's Latin Night, while stumped participants can seek an answer to Tuesday's Team Trivia night at the bottom of a Campari-based Jersey Shore ($8). Community pride manifests through 19 signature neighborhood beer and shot combos for $5 a pair, from the East Village inspired duo of Flying Dog Pale and SoCo Lime to the Ames coupling of Grainbelt and Goldschlager. Further drink options along with other recurring events can be found online. Absent an in-house spectacle, the expansive Pappajohn Sculpture Park with its chiseled works of mozzarella and pepperoni art is easily seen trough the façade of windows facing north.
The non-profit Des Moines Social Club, which also houses the Blackbox Theater and Instinct Gallery, dedicates space and resources to developing and sustaining local culture by providing a venue wherein the arts can thrive downtown. Join in the art-promoting festivities and help fellow patrons drink their way to a beautiful, cosmopolitan future.
- Support the arts by mellowing out with a cheap beer or interesting variety of wine. – Brianne Sanchez, Metromix
Downtown Des Moines
1408 Locust St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309Get Directions