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Des Moines or bust!

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boston
posts: 47
reviews: 9
Des Moines or bust!

I am meeting a group of about 8 friends for a weekend in January. We will just hang out and need a good sports bar because the NFL playoffs are that weekend. First can anyone recommend a good hotel within walking distance to restruants and sports bars? Also need a good place to watch the games?

Edited: 1:49 pm, October 06, 2012
Ankeny, Iowa
Destination Expert
for Mexico City
posts: 598
reviews: 73
1. Re: Des Moines or bust!

I would stay downtown- Hotel Fort Des Moines, The Renaissance, Embassy Suites, Marriott all are walkable to restraurants. Sports Bar- probably Legends although Americana, Court Ave Brewery and Racoon River Brewery (and others) all have televisions in their bar area as well. West Des Moines would be another option.

boston
posts: 47
reviews: 9
2. Re: Des Moines or bust!

Thanks I really appreciated the help

Ankeny, Iowa
Destination Expert
for Mexico City
posts: 598
reviews: 73
3. Re: Des Moines or bust!

If you have any other questions let me know, I live just north of DSM.

Des Moines, Iowa
Destination Expert
for Des Moines
posts: 454
reviews: 25
4. Re: Des Moines or bust!

There are some options out in the suburbs and near the airport, but I second the recommendation to stay downtown since you'll be here during the coldest part of the year. Downtown DSM's skywalk system is nice for getting around in the cold weather.

boston
posts: 47
reviews: 9
5. Re: Des Moines or bust!

Than you for your help

Iowa
posts: 86
reviews: 4
6. Re: Des Moines or bust!

I agree with staying dowtown, you can get your hotel and if the weather is bad use the skywalk system and go to the sports bar. Lots of nice places to eat.

Check it out -

https://www.downtowndesmoines.com/businesses

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