Greater Des Moines Bars & Nightlife
As of August 27 and through September 20, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a declaration of disaster emergency closing bars in Polk County and five other counties in Iowa. Establishments that serve food and alcohol are required to stop serving alcohol at 10 p.m. nightly through the duration of the declaration.
Some bars, distilleries, and wineries may remain open for curbside takeout. Please inquire with individual establishments if you are interested in ordering to-go alcohol.
Catch neighborhood hangouts, upscale wine bars, dance clubs, sports bars, and breweries. With 50+ bars in Downtown Des Moines it's easy to kick back with friends. Find a favorite hotspot, things to do every night, and smoke-free establishments.
Dance the night away, enjoy the live music or pass the boot at Hessen Haus. Check out the Beer Genius at El Bait Shop or an Iowa Craft beer at The Iowa Taproom. Greater Des Moines bars and nightlife offers drink specials, laid back scenes, or the party you're looking for.
Hear from locals about where to eat, drink, and spend your time while visiting Greater Des Moines. Catch an insider look at events, suggested itineraries, places to shop, and a few of the many delicious restaurants. These are just a few of our recommendations! Check out an entire list of blogs here.