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50s flair

Great cocktails, nice beer and wine selection, and funky vintage decor. Glad my wife and I found... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Go307240
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Definitely a flashback

Really unique decor with a throwback look and feel. Good atmosphere. Wait staff was great and... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
James G
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Marshalltown, Iowa
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717 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3707
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Great cocktails, nice beer and wine selection, and funky vintage decor. Glad my wife and I found it to cap off a rare date night.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Really unique decor with a throwback look and feel. Good atmosphere. Wait staff was great and were timely yet not annoying. Comfortable couches and not so noisy that it was difficult to talk with others. Will definitely come here again.

Thank James G
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Sort of a bar, sort of a lounge. Clever decor with minimal warmth. Furniture uncomfortable, but the bar folk competent and friendly. Charging for the snacks seems irresponsible when you're pumping them full of alcohol -- that's not a cool policy. Otherwise, a good place...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Easy to miss but can be found in the old Des Moines Register building. it is a must stop along Locust to select beer, wine or classic cocktails. Many of the drinks have a journalism slant to their names. It is a very loud place,...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

,This is the coolest place.The bar décor is set in the 1960's. All of the furnishings are retro and so comfortable. The drink menu is very good, great mixed drinks. Beer and wine menu is extensive and has a wide range of items. This is...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

I stopped in here for a cocktail (or two) before dinner downtown. They have a great classic cocktail menu. It is a very loud place, so don't come here for quiet conversation. The only miss was that they did not have any Creme de Violette...More

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Stopped by for drinks after a great night of jazz. Great atmosphere and drinks. Attentive, friendly staff, even when it was packed!

Thank slrpryor
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Great place to enjoy craft cocktails and beer. Everything is very 50s and 60s, from the old style kitchen furniture to the swag lamps and collection of mid century wall clocks. They have some wine on tap as well. As the pink neon sign says...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for done after dinner. The decor is so cute, love the that the theme is carried throughout. The drinks were delicious, and the service was spot on.

Thank southernmelle
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Hello, Marjorie is a great addition to the cocktail bar scene in Downtown Des Moines. Inspired by the building's former tenant (The Des Moines Register), many of the drinks have a journalism slant to their names - and they're damn good, too. Imagine an estate...More

Thank Nathan W
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