The High Life Lounge

$$ • Dive Bar

200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines
(515) 280-1965


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for The High Life Lounge

We messaged the High Life twice about this issue & never heard back. In a nutshell, my family went out of our way via Uber to go to High Life, celebrating my coming nuptials & got there around 10:40. We said we were ordering food & got drinks, though the server was not at all welcoming. She came back 10 min. later with drinks & said she forgot that we had to order off of the late night menu, so she supposedly went to find those menus. Several minutes passed & she finally full review

The food was horrible. Meatloaf over cooked and dry. Plates were cold. Side portions were small. Mashed potatoes also terrible and cold. Only bright side was the fried chicken was decent and the server was kind. I regret spending the money I did on this meal. I woke up that night sick to my stomach and didn't sleep well. I won't return to the High Life Lounge again.

Stopped in here for some sunny day drinking before a local Iowa Cubs game. It is certainly very well known (it looks like), with lots of indoor and outdoor seating. A tried and true dive bar, this spot is unapologetic and I love it. The staff were so friendly and hilarious (and fast!) Very chill and down to earth folks who were dancing a little and enjoying their time. We had a few rounds, but didn't have the option to stay for food (this time). I heard from several folks full review

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Monday 11AM - 11PM
Tuesday 11AM - 11PM
Wednesday 11AM - 11PM
Thursday 11AM - 11PM
Friday 11AM - 12AM
Saturday 11AM - 12AM
Sunday 11AM - 11PM

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