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Top 11 Places to Get a Drink in Des Moines

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

Are you looking for chic hangout spots that serve amazing cocktails? We have sourced...and tried out, of course, the best places to get a drink in Des Moines that you won’t want to miss.

Favorite drinks at Bellhop, Bellhop margarita
Drinks at Bellhop

Best Places to Get a Drink in Des Moines

  1. Hello Marjorie—"The Prettiest Girls Live in Des Moines” is not a lie! This bar is classy and replicates a hip ’70s-era vibe. Happy hour is from 4-6 pm with $6 house drinks and cocktails!

  2. Bell Hop—Welcome to the jungle! Bellhop has a quickly changing bar menu and is constantly creating exciting, tropical drinks. The combination of bold colors and pastels will make you feel like you’re not in Des Moines anymore. Happy hour is from 4-6 pm with $6 margaritas.

  3. Juniper Moon—Are you into the Great Gatsby? This modern menu combined with craft beers has something for everyone. Happy hour is from 4-6 pm with half off mules and more!

  4. Coa Cantina—It's truly tequila time! Perfect for happy hour, this outdoor/indoor bar has HH from 4-7 pm with 1/2 beers and $7 Palomas.

  5. The Stuffed Olive—Martini time it is! With over 13 pages of martinis on the menu, you'll be sure to find a favorite.

  6. The Black Sheep—Are you looking for a speakeasy? This vampire-inspired private underground is perfect for date night…especially if you love good mezcal and tequila.

  7. Ceviche—A personal favorite for a spicy margarita and delicious South American food.

  8. Royal Mile—This British pub has a great English dinner menu and a large list of Scotch options! Happy hour from 2-6 pm with $1 off beer and well drinks...cheers!

  9. Noce—Ready to get off Court Ave? Head to the Noce Bar and listen to calming Jazz music while sipping on a fabulous cocktail.

  10. 300 Bar—If you’re looking to catch a great view of the city…this is the bar! Plus, head out to the rooftop on a Saturday night, and you may be able to catch live music. Happy hour is from 3-7 pm with 1/2 priced mules.

  11. Locust Tap—Are you looking for a dive? This bar embodies the word “dive-bar” perfectly. Be sure to add your name to one of the colorful walls.

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Local happy hour specials downtown Des Moines
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