Eat, drink and play locally.

Des Moines Alive helps you find and share the best locally owned places in Des Moines. If you usually visit chains and franchises, we have those too, but we're going to do our best to convert you to local connoisseurs like us!

Latest Additions

Linda gave Ranallo's on 3rd 3 Stars

Had the salmon special. All of the food was tepid, not hot. Salmon was overcooked. Coating of cheese, spinach, and artichoke hearts on top was not appealing. Mashed potatoes were dry and didn't have... (see full review)

R Brock gave Tonic 4 Stars

The best in all of the world. Been in 23 countries none can compare to the friendship, the service and the overall relationship that a lounge/bar has to offer. Try it for a week you will understand ... (see full review)

NC gave Denny Arthur's 5 Stars

This is definitely my go to place. Great people, generous drinks, and the ability to cut a rug without judgment

Terry W. gave Yankee Clipper 1 Star

Nothing like it used to be. Sunday afternoon and one girl working. Basically no service and at 3:00 in afternoon everyone there is three sheets to the wind. Too bad. Don't think I'll try it again.
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Smitha493 gave Cazador 5 Stars

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Charzard gave North End Diner 5 Stars

What up people. So yeah this place closed awhile ago, and is now a complete shit hole. But it's a great place to go and mess around and smash things if that's what your into! Also the hotel is very ni... (see full review)

Jeramey gave The Fremont 4 Stars

Nice and warm on a cold day best bloody mary

antbee gave The Cab 5 Stars

Jason was our bartender...he did an AWESOME job!! Friendly nice atmosphere ...friendly locals. Would recommend

Sandy gave Club Car Restaurant & Lounge 2 Stars

Although carrying personal insurance can be costly, QuotesChimp is not an expense that can reasonably be eliminated from your family's monthly budget. Failing to maintain adequate personal insurance c... (see full review)


Status Updates

NYC Pizza Cafe: We enjoy eating our pizza outdoors to enjoy the summer sounds of nature. Pull up a seat outside or call us for delivery! (515) 457-8200

Gusto Pizza: Hot enough out there for ya? We have air conditioning, cold beer and wine, and crisp, refreshing salads. #Get Some