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East Village

Des Moines, IA 50309
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hug out 2 day's in a row

went too wooly's the first night good music and good sound not a packed show but a good venue..good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Funky hip location.

Dining and shopping was amazing. My friends and I enjoyed the day in the East village... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Des Moines' cutting edge, hip neighborhood.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Reviewed 4 days ago

went too wooly's the first night good music and good sound not a packed show but a good venue..good drink price's for a live show also .

Thank overnitestay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining and shopping was amazing. My friends and I enjoyed the day in the East village. Unfortunately, I have forgotten the name of the restaurant, but is was great food. Shopping in unique stores is great for those who love that.

Thank Jayne and Edwar... T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a renovated area of Des Moines that has trendy shops and restaurants. It's fun to go inside and see some of the old building architecture. Interesting and diverse restaurants and clubs blend into a small sort of Soho experience. Marcydiner tantrum scale of...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The East Village is my favorite area of Des Moines. It boasts lots of local small businesses that offer everything from antiques, used books, old plumbing parts, specialty foods, pet stores, spas, and trendy boutiques. The East Village is the perfect location for a "Girl's...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 18 April 2017

To experience a true Phoenix part of Des Moines, in other words, a community that has been reborn from a once decaying neighborhood, make sure you explore this area when visiting our capital city. East Village, now named for the upscale neighborhood it has become...More

Thank patricia m
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The area's very vintage. Beautiful scenic routes as well as Lofts. Look forward to the additions from Vivid illusions.

Thank mdparker0410
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Very different from downtown....less parking spots and more to see while you walk around and explore. Place is filled with old building and small businesses that attract the curious eye. I love the restaurants and the streets there. Go there if you're Downtown and looking...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Surprise--Des Moines is home to sophisticated shopping and great places for lunch and dinner. Try "Open Sesame" for their Middle Eastern food and Aimee's for trendy clothes.

Thank dglass2016
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the East Village. There are a lot of nice restaurants, unique shops, theater and art options and interesting history. This is one of my favorite sections of New York.

Thank Rehsinup19
Reviewed 16 February 2017

EV is very trendy, but I'm not sure why. If you like shabby chic, then ok. Area very eclectic...lot's of old & nasty places, meet newer overpriced real estate. Very hip place for young people or old people trying to recapture their youth. Good bar...More

Thank Warren J
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Bonnie J
Tell me the best mexican restaurant that's also fun
6 July 2016|
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Response from TammyDesMoines_IA | Reviewed this property |
MALO is down town they are Latin American and have a great patio. It is very good. I love the food at Guadalajara Mexican in Ankeny but it is the same old atmosphere so probably not a good pick for what your wanting... More