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  • Address: 500 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA, United States
  • Timings: 12:00 am - 02:00 am Details
  • Phone: +1-5152434322
  • Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Adults

Up-Down is an underground bar in Des Moines, IA. This is one of the popular places in the city as it carries a retro theme creatively. You can find more around fifty arcade games here. Skee-ball alleys, life-size Jenga, pinball machines and Nintendo are enough to make you nostalgic. Games from the 1980s and 1990s add a charm to this place. Even the cocktails follow the trends of the past and are a must try. Their craft beer is exclusive and is always in demand. Go here with your friends to unwind and have a great time. Do not forget to call them before visiting as it tends to get super-crowded in the evening.

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  • Bus 1, 4, 10 to E Locust St / E 6th St, DSM bus stop

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  • Up-down Address: 500 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA, United States
  • Up-down Contact Number: +1-5152434322
  • Up-down Timing: 12:00 am - 02:00 am
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Up-down Reviews & Ratings

  • Absolutely splendid! You feel like you are right back in the 90s! Went for birthday and the wonderful staff/patrons just keep giving me free tokens to play. Great customer service by bartender (don't know his name *sad face*). Loved the experience so much!

  • Got a little drunk and had an awesome time playing video games with my boyfriend! Great bartenders and bar back! The barback was hilarious! Met new people and enjoyed the whole time there! Great for all ages! Will be back for sure! Keep up the good work Up Down!

  • Amazing! Great atmosphere, wonderful attentive bar tenders. Super fun games!!! Not all the games cost tokens either so if you'd rather spend your $ on drinks you can and still have fun.

  • Very awesome place to hangout and have fun. Amazing variety of local beers as well as great national brands. The games are only a quarter/token to play! Loads of classic arcade games, pinball, skeeball, and classic console games. The pizza is incredible. Super tasty and super cheesy 😋

  • Very cool place if you're into all the retro arcade games. Everything only costs a token ($.25) and they have all types of different deals. Def worth a stop if you're into video games

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