Eating at home is so relaxing your body may fall asleep mid-digestion—ergo, it's best to eat as close to a game of darts as possible. Worry your way into a well-digested meal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of drinks and pizza at The Underground, housed in a turn-of-the-century building in the vibrant East Village.
The Underground boasted four CityView awards in 2009, including Best Bartender and Best Bar Overall. The laid back subterranean space presents live music most nights, hosting both local and national acts. Hide away from the world and its impossible crossword puzzles with well drink ($3) or draft beer ($3–$4) flanked by helping of Frank's pizza ($8). The bar also offers a wide selection of wines by the glass ($7) and martinis that will leave you shaken, not obliterated ($7). This game-friendly drinkery also features billiard tables and dartboards for pool sharks and target tunas.
The Underground is 21 and over after 9 p.m. Most live music shows are free, but there is the occasional cover charge (not covered by the Groupon) so be sure to check the schedule before planning your rock-filled evening.
###Reviews Cityview readers named The Underground 2009's Best New Bar, Best Bar (Overall), Best Bar to Play Games, and home of the Best Bartender; it won runner-up honors for Best Jukebox and Best Place to See Beautiful People. Seven Metromixers give it a 3.7-star average, and 80% of five Urbanspooners like it. More than 700 Facebookers are fans of The Underground.
- Friendly staff, great entertainment and a cool atmosphere make it one of the best new bars in Des Moines. – MegF, Metromix
- The live music was perfect, the drinks were good and I appreciated the pools tables that had cues that weren't warped or damaged like what i"ve seem [sic] at other bars. – MaverickTI, Metromix
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