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Down Under Bar

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) #51 of 59 Restaurants in Clive $$ - $$$
8350 Hickman Rd, Ste 1, Clive, IA 50325-4312
+1 515-278-6718
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible39%
Feb 27, 2017
“Pleasant Surprise”
Aug 12, 2016
“Ugh, time to shut the doors”
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$$ - $$$
8350 Hickman Rd, Ste 1, Clive, IA 50325-4312
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Came into town looking for a quick place to grab a bite and stumbled upon the Down Under. So glad we did! Great little neighborhood joint that was very welcoming. We were there on a Saturday and they had a great crowd. The mood was...More

Thank carington2006
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We came here over the years to watch football games when in town. Last time was pretty bad, but this time it was evident they have given up and are just taking money. It was filthy, open food served on pool table, bartender would not...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'm a long time customer. This place has reasonable prices for both food and drink and has been voted best bar food in Des Moines by City View magazine several times. If you are looking for white tablecloth dining, this is not your place. But...More

Thank Dale P
Reviewed June 15, 2015

this bar has fabulous bands EVERY Saturday nite; the mahi mahi is a nice addition to the menu and is excellent; the atmosphere and the energy is quite pleasant; it IS a bar with food...support your local family owned businesses..and order the onion rings made...More

Thank elouise2015
Reviewed March 25, 2015

It just seems like a place that has given up. I found it dated and depressing. The staff seemed uninterested in providing friendly or efficient service. The food we received was OK for bar fare but nothing special. There are better choices available. I won't...More

Thank Affable1
Reviewed October 24, 2014

Please don't waste your time and money here. Rubbish beer selection, weird patrons, almost inedible food. Des Moines may not be the World Capital of food/drinks, but it definitely offers far better places.

Thank Mauri_C10
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our waitress didn't tell us that on Friday nights the food bar was free with purchase of drinks, until AFTER we had ordered from the menu. She was VERY unattentive. It took her 20 minutes to take our order after taking the coupon. I ordered...More

Thank Cyndeetrek
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This bar has good food at reasonable prices. The night we went there was the added bonus of a live band. The service was average, but it was a big crowd so I didn't expect more.

Thank Mark R
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
2:30 pm - 2:00 am
2:30 pm - 2:00 am
2:30 pm - 2:00 am
2:30 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8350 Hickman Rd, Ste 1, Clive, IA 50325-4312
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-278-6718
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