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Top nightclub recommendations from locals

Restaurant
“Personally, my favorite cocktail bar in Des Moines if for no other reasons than the Caipirinha (not on the menu, be sure to ask), the hidden outdoor patio, and the occasional jazz on the weekends. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
“Interested in Salsa dancing? On Thursday nights, Lime has a salsa dancing night starting at 9pm till close. They offer a free 1-hour class taught by Salsa Des Moines, which begins at 8pm. All you have to do is show up!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“This restaurant is in the basement of our building. Tell them that you are an airbnb guest of the Kirkwood and they'll give you 10 percent off your bill! :)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“You just need to go there. If you like craft beer El Bait Shop is right next door. They share a kitchen, so the menu is pretty extensive.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“(2 miles away) Different artists displayed monthly. Live music (usually jazz) on Tuesday nights. Wednesday night 2-for-1 martinis for the young professional crowd. Thursday night pint night.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It feels like a classy 1930's hotel bar. I was here on Super Bowl Sunday and there were people dressed up and talking about theater! There is an old fashioned phone booth to use to call for pizza to be delivered to your table from Gusto, a couple of doors down.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Such a GREAT jazz joint. Swanky with a twist of the modern. This is a rare gem.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“More of the Gay Alternatives scene - but always some good people watching with a vibe like no where else in Des Moines ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Tobacconist