Nightlife in Ames


Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone Through November 26 (Up to 62% Off)

Funny Bone Des Moines

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Upcoming acts include comics seen on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, and more

$40 $15

Mainstage Improv Show at The Last Laugh Comedy Theater, Friday and Saturday Through December 17 (Up to 51% Off)

The Last Laugh Comedy Theater

The Last Laugh Comedy Theater

Audiences help the cast create an improv show at a theater founded by a teacher and performer from Second City

$12.35 $8

Alan Jackson on Friday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Alan Jackson

iWireless Center

Classic country singer gets crowds boot-scooting with hits from his extensive catalog, including “Gone Country”

$74.50 $35

$39 for Date Night with Two Movie Tickets and $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card ($124 Value*)

Ultimate Date Night Package

Online Deal

Create your own ultimate date with movie tickets and a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card for dinner

$124 $39

Newsboys on December 11, at 6 p.m.

Newsboys

U.S. Cellular Center Theatre

Acclaimed Christian rockers tout their latest, Love Riot, in a set filled with greatest hits; The Afters and Ryan Stevenson open

$36.70 $20

$139 for Murder Mystery Dinner & One Night Stay for Two at Periwinkle Place Manor B&B ($270 Value)

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

$270 $139

Movie Theater Ticket Subscription Plans from MoviePass (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

MoviePass

Online Deal

Smartphone app lets users reserve movie theater tickets at major theaters nationwide, saving them time and money

$17.99 $12.99

Three of Five Anytime Tickets to See a Show by StageWest Theatre Company (Up to 48% Off)

StageWest Theatre Company

Downtown Des Moines

One of the area’s first resident theater companies presents award-winning shows like August: Osage County

$94 $49

$15 for $30 of Wagering Credit to Bet the Belmont at DerbyJackpot

DerbyJackpot

Online Deal

Bet on 100+ live horse races happening daily around the world; players pick a horse, place a bet, watch the race live, and can win real cash

$30 $15

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Tickets

Curious Incident of the Dog in

Downtown Des Moines

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$142 $142

$30 or $50 of Horserace Betting Credit at TwinSpires (50% Off)

TwinSpires

Online Deal

A website and mobile app allows horseracing fans to make wagers on a range of horse races around the globe, including the Kentucky Derby

$30 $15

The Sound Of Music Tickets

The Sound Of Music Tickets

Downtown Des Moines

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$142 $142

Fun Home Tickets

Fun Home Tickets

Downtown Des Moines

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$142 $142

Jersey Boys Tickets

Jersey Boys Tickets

Downtown Des Moines

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$175 $175

Mamma Mia! Tickets

Mamma Mia! Tickets

Downtown Des Moines

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$175 $175

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on October 8 at 5 p.m. or 8 p.m.

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy

Adler Theatre

Two stars of Blue Collar Comedy share “You Might Be a Redneck” and “Git-R-Done” quips during a night of common-sense hilarity

$71 $59.50

NFL Tickets - Online Only

SeatGeek Sale

Online Deal

$0 $0

Save On National Finals Rodeo Tickets Sale At Prime Sport - Online Only

Prime Sport Sale

Online Deal

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Free 2nd-Day Admission At Experiencias Xcaret - Online Only

Experiencias Xcaret Promo Code

Online Deal

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10% Off Last-Minute Ticket Purchases - Online Only

TicketNetwork Promo Code

Online Deal

$0 $0

Biltmore Estate-Beautiful Asheville Nc Tickets On Sale - Online Only

Biltmore Sale

Online Deal

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$10 Off - Vivid Seats Promo Code - Online Only

Vivid Seats Promo Code

Online Deal

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$20 Off SeaWorld San Diego Ticket - Online Only

SeaWorld Parks Sale

Online Deal

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One- or Two-Year Print and iPad Subscription to "New York" Magazine (Up to 60% Off)

New York Magazine

Online Deal

Magazine covers entertainment, politics, and culture with engaging commentary and celebrity profiles

$49.97 $25

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  • Es Tas On Stanton
    Low-key Mexican fare at its best is found at Es Tas On Stanton in Ames' South Campus Area neighborhood. Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right. The happy hour at Es Tas On Stanton offers deals you won't want to miss. Seating is readily available at Es Tas On Stanton for those with large parties. Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape. Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the restaurant draws a crowd during the weekend. Leave the suit and tie at home — Es Tas On Stanton is business casual all the way. Es Tas On Stanton will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. Store your car on the street or in a nearby lot at Es Tas On Stanton. Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark. Es Tas On Stanton accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Everyone in Ames knows the secret to a great place for Mexican takeout is Es Tas On Stanton. Why not make tonight's dinner a Mexican fiesta with a trip to Es Tas On Stanton!
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    +15152681785
  • Wallaby's
    Grab a seat and dig in! Wallaby's Bar and Grill in Ames offers tasty eats everyone will enjoy. Wallaby's Bar and Grill serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Wallaby's Bar and Grill features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town. Your large group can all sit together at Wallaby's Bar and Grill. Head to Wallaby's Bar and Grill in comfort, where attire is business casual. If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit. You can also have Wallaby's Bar and Grill cater your next event. Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door. Wallaby's Bar and Grill is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30. Wallaby's Bar and Grill accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Wallaby's Bar and Grill, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
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    +15152921167
  • Project
    Flavorful Chinese cooking in Ames' South Campus Area district can be found at Project. Project is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Project is a great location to host a group dinner. Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Project with their complimentary wifi. It is not uncommon for Project to feature live tunes or a DJ. DJ fans will appreciate Project's frequent live mixes. Live music is often featured for visitors' enjoyment. Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go. Our customers come for our delicious food. They stay in our free parking. For those who travel by bike, Project offers bike racks for diners. Listen up, penny pinchers! Project serves lip-smacking dishes that are full of flavor for next to nothing. If you have a desire to munch and crunch on some traditional Chinese fare, head on over to Project.
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    Ames, IA US
    +15152927719
  • Welch Ave Station
    Welch Avenue Station is home to the familiar hot slice and relaxed pizza house atmosphere. This pizzeria also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. Welch Avenue Station offers an affordable happy hour. Weekend diners may find themselves waiting for a table, as Friday and Saturday nights tend to draw a crowd. At Welch Avenue Station, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm. Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the pizzeria. If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the pizzeria. Make sure to hit the ATM before heading to Welch Avenue Station — it's strictly cash-only. If you've had a long and hard week, come visit Welch Avenue Station and enjoy a pizza in a casual atmosphere. So load up a few pizzas with your favorite toppings at Welch Avenue Station and enjoy a night munching away with your friends.
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    Ames, IA US
    +15152922334
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    Whether you love them dunked in ranch dressing or smothered in barbecue sauce, the wings at Ames' Buffalo Wild Wings will fit any taste. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar. At Buffalo Wild Wings, diners can score happy hour deals. During the summer months, don't miss out on Buffalo Wild Wings' outdoor patio seating. For no extra charge, utilize Buffalo Wild Wings' free wifi. This restaurant is very loud, so prepare for a wall of sound. If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit. Ample parking is available in the area. Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Buffalo Wild Wings s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters. Buffalo Wild Wings has more than just wings, but you may not need much else!
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    Ames, IA US
    +15152329464
  • Thumbs
    Cater to your sweet side with help from ice cream shop Thumbs. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Making it through another workweek call for a drink at Thumbs. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Thumbs diners who prefer their meals al fresco. Thumbs will be able to accommodate your large party. Volume at this ice cream shop can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Thumbs during the slower weekday hours. Valet parking, street parking and garage parking! Oh, my! All of these options are available near Thumbs. The 21st-century is here at Thumbs. Enjoy our emerging cashless society by paying with any major credit card! Come visit Thumbs today and browse the selection of tasty ice cream.
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    Ames, IA US
    +15152681556

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