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The Lift

222 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
+1 515-288-3777
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Great place to tie one off

Hung out here for a few drinks as per a suggestion from the wait staff at djangos down the street... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Adam T
Live music, friendly bartender

We stopped by after a Hoyt Sherman performance, to catch a new choro band. Small but very friendly... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
StephanyIowa
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8 Nov 2016
“Great place to tie one off”
16 Mar 2016
“Live music, friendly bartender”
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222 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Hung out here for a few drinks as per a suggestion from the wait staff at djangos down the street. Good beer selection and the bartender was very friendly. Extremely fair prices. Bought the house a round and it barely put a notch in my...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

We stopped by after a Hoyt Sherman performance, to catch a new choro band. Small but very friendly. Crowded but nicer that way.

1  Thank StephanyIowa
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This place is a gem. It is low key and at first glance and may even appear downright dead but don't let that fool you because their is magic happening here. The crowd starts to pick up around 9 and it is eclectic in nature,...More

Thank msmegancolleen
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Hands down, my favorite Des Moines haunt! The martinis are good and they will kick your butt. The Lift is my go-to bar and the vibe is always just right. Grab one of the couches with a date or group of friends. Martinis are 2-for-1...More

Thank Nathan W
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