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

Smithe713 gave Old Chicago 5 Stars

Thank you for some other informative website. Where else may I get that type of info written in such an ideal way? I've a mission that I'm just now operating on, and I've been on the look out for such... (see full review)

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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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