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Address: Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Night life in Des Moines

My first stop when I moved here; Loved the environment, the music and the bars - you can walk from one to the next if you get bored. Every bar and restaurant is different. I come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
David T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first stop when I moved here; Loved the environment, the music and the bars - you can walk from one to the next if you get bored. Every bar and restaurant is different. I come here at least 2-3x per month, but used to be there almost every weekend when I lived in the city. Farmers market is a... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you are looking for a leisurely lunch with large booths, then this is the spot. However, if you must be in and out within an hour, then you will need to inform your server right away.

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1 Thank Michelle L
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Court Ave is a great area of Des Moines where you can find different types of shops, food and nightlife. The farmers market is held in this area and there are other events throughout the year that take place here as well. If your in town looking for something to do, swing through this area and guaranteed you will find... More 

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1 Thank Alanda L
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Went to the first farmers market of the year and it was fabulous,the people were so friendly and inviting. Lots of selections and freebies!!! Wine was really good.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

It looks as if this area is in the midst of a revitalization project. There are many places to eat and drink and they are all very close to the civic center as well as a bit longer walk to the arena.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Every Saturday from April - October is the Farmers Market. Any night especially when the I-Cubs are playing or other events, which are many are happening. Shoot, we had the NCCA basketball tournament this year downtown, it was great. Check this city out, it rocks!

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1 Thank David W
Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Nice area for visiting eclectic shops, antique and specialty stores. A nice change from the larger shopping areas and malls.

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1 Thank Brenda J
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Court Avenue is centrally located. Easy access to restaurants, bars, hotels and the skywalk. A lot of food and drink choices to chose from.

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Thank Elizabeth D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Court Ave. has many restaurants, bars and other eateries. By-and-large it appears safe but now and again there are late night scuffles between those to over drink alcohol. There are enough places to eat to cover all budgets.

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Thank Doug P
Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Court Ave was fairly busy for a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Many restaurants and shops are located along Court Ave. I went to the brew pub (located in and old building which housed a saddlery & now renovated) I was completely satisfied with the service, the menu and the price. Lots of craft beers made by the brewery were available along... More 

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