Draft Beer and Arcade Games at Up-Down (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

East Village

276 Ratings

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$24 50% $12
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In a Nutshell

Players sip draft beers while battling on '80s- and '90s-era Nintendo and Sega games, pinball machines, and other arcade games

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid with other promotions. Not valid for happy hour specials. Second option valid any day, but only before 8pm Friday and Saturday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $12 for two draft beers and $10 worth of arcade tokens, valid anytime Sunday–Thursday ($24 value)
  • $15.50 for two draft beers and $10 worth of arcade tokens, valid anytime Sunday–Thursday, or Friday or Saturday before 8 p.m. ($24 value)
  • $50 for $100 worth of arcade tokens


True to its name, Up-Down is filled with the sounds of glasses being raised or placed on tables, and arcade cabinet joysticks clicking to and fro. The combination bar-arcade features more than 40 games and pinball machines, including Dig Dug, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Terminator 2, as well as three skee-ball alleys and Nintendo and Sega console games. To complement its entertainment, the bar serves 20 regional and local craft beers on tap, and cocktails—with names such as Vega's Bomb and Princess Peach Punch—that serve as sippable nods to retro games. The bar also hosts regular events, which include a monthly Wednesday-night pinball tournament.

Customer Reviews

276 Ratings

Sunday and Wednesday are great days to go
Courtney B. · December 14, 2015
Mostly a guy's hang out Great place for ladies to hang out and have a great time and an ale
Heather R. · December 11, 2015
SO much fun!
Amy M. · December 4, 2015
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    East Village

    500 E Locust St.

    Des Moines, IA 50309


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