Up Down: Des Moines' Arcade Bar

Up-Down Des Moines features more than 40 arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s, pinball machines, three classic skee-ball alleys, Nintendo and Sega console gaming, and life-size Jenga and Connect Four.

All games cost just 25 cents. Our drink menu includes an extensive craft beer selection with 20 beers on tap and even more bottles and cans, as well as ‘80s and ‘90s inspired cocktails.


Monday – Friday 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

(Must be 21+ to enter)


Phone: 515-243-4322
Have a question? Shoot us an email


500 East Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309


Beer Menu

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Weekly Specials

  • Monday – $1 Off Domestic Tallboys, $1 Off All Tap Beer
  • Tuesday – Local Beer Night: $1 Off All Iowa Beer, Plus Three Free Tokens With Purchase
  • Wednesday – 2 For 1 Tokens All Night, $1 Off Domestic Tall Boys
  • Thursday – $2 Off Signature Drinks And Shots, 10 Cent Tokens All Night
  • Friday – FREE PLAY FRIDAY – First 100 People Get 20 Free Tokens (Excluding Monthly Coins For A Cause Event), Six-Pack And A Pound: $25 For A Six-Pack Of Domestic Cans And A Pound Of Tokens In An Up-Down Fanny Pack, Or $35 For A Six-Pack of Premium Cans Until 9PM, $20 Fireball/Candy Shot Skis (5 Person), $4 Blanka’s Electric Lemonades, $4 Fireball All Night, $2 Slices Until 8PM
  • Saturday – 2 For 1 Tokens From 2PM To 9PM, $20 Fireball/Candy Shot skis (5 person), $4 Fireball, $4 Candy Infusions
  • Sunday – Six-Pack and A Pound: $25 For A Six-Pack Of Domestic Cans, Or $35 For A Six-Pack of Premium Cans, And A Pound Of Tokens And A Pound Of Tokens In An Up-Down Fanny Pack, $1 Off All Bombs, 2 For 1 Tokens And $1 Off Domestic Tallboys All Day
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Games High Score Competitions Are Coming Soon!

Current Arcade Lineup

Games lineup is added to and rotated constantly.  Check back for new games!

Current Pinball Lineup


  • Classic skee-ball lanes
  • Game tables including life-size Jenga and Connect Four
  • Nintendo 64 games (rotating stock) on a giant projector screen
  • Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega console games (rotating stock)
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