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High Life Lounge

200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4706
+1 515-280-1965
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Super fun with great food!

This is a favorite among Des Moines locals. It's perfect. You can get greasy bar food or fish... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
via mobile
Birthday lunch

This place is really great but leave your coat outside because you don't want to take the smell of... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
via mobile
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  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4706
+1 515-280-1965
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a favorite among Des Moines locals. It's perfect. You can get greasy bar food or fish tacos. The food is awesome, and the atmosphere is super fun! You will not want to miss out on this fun experience. Love it!

Thank tru2isu
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This place is really great but leave your coat outside because you don't want to take the smell of all the food home with you or back to the office. We had an assortment of items for lunch a hot beef sandwich was amazing as...More

Thank clbosco
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A friend recommended we stop in and see the place. Very interesting. Definitely a dive with accompanying greasy food. It helps El Bait Bar is located next door - makes for a fun evening. Worthy of a quick stop.

Thank TCstravels
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Seven of us went here for beers. For three, it was a first visit. ( I had been here a while back.) There is an unusually large selection of beers. It is very difficult to go over the menu of beers even within the categories...More

Thank redsoxbernie
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

While enjoying a drink, my friend and I indulged in a half order of El Bait Shop nachos and fried pickles. High Life Lounge offers a unique and cozy spot to unwind. I love that I can order from both the high life lounge and...More

Thank dejofe01
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Had a great time. Great 70s feel Frendly bar tender cook and staff. This is my new go to so in Des Moines

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

It's a terrific throwback to a much simpler time when your beer choices were limited to the likes of Miller High Life, Pabst, Olympia, Hamms, etc. Nothing wrong with drinking the classics every once in awhile. This place is a time warp from the wood...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Great prices and brands of beer not available everywhere. My favorite is PBR on tap but the selection is very extensive. The food is good old fashioned with great flavor in the hamburgers and fries. This menu didn't spare calories, but was good and reasonably...More

Thank Naomi H
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I love it when something lives up to the hype. After seeing this on Man Vs Food, I wanted to go here if I was ever in Iowa. So I was in Cedar Rapids, and took a day trip to see the Iowa Cubs. Well...More

Thank barmach
Reviewed 1 March 2015

My girlfriends and I stop in from time to time to grab a beer and some cheap food. Great comfort food menu all around. Chicken is fantastic, meatloaf is tasty and who doesn't like bacon wrapped smokies and tator tots?! It is quieter than the...More

Thank SunnySkiesDSM
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