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East Village

Des Moines, IA 50309
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Clichey shops, not much else except inadequate parking.

Ray Gun is there, which is why I even go to the East Village. Most stores are nice but very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pat B
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Shopping, dining, brewery, vintage video games and more!

Whether you are wanting to do some serious shopping, grab something great to eat, people watch or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ames, IA
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Des Moines' cutting edge, hip neighborhood.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ray Gun is there, which is why I even go to the East Village. Most stores are nice but very expensive for what you get. You can get most of the thing the East Village offers out west, with better more convenient parking and without...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are wanting to do some serious shopping, grab something great to eat, people watch or play vintage video games, the East Village has it all. Fun place to people watch too.

Thank Molly-Mayrose
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best area of downtown with a range of good restaurants and retail stores and bars. It's a small neighbourhood - but a nice spot to spend a few hours wandering the area and perhaps stopping for a drink or bite to eat.

Thank Damien G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The wife and I went on a date day for lunch and some shopping. On a Saturday we went to the east village had some lunch and did some shopping. Kind of reminds me of some of the bigger cities. Had great food. Picked up...More

Thank Gerrit V
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Many shops and eateries near the State Capitol in Des Moines. Plenty of tap rooms and bars. There's some up-scale dining.

Thank Lowell H
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Checking out the sporadic shops and restaurants here is just a fun way to spend a nice afternoon. The buildings themselves are interesting to look at. Love this little gem of a neighborhood so close to the capitol and the larger downtown right across the...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Lots of small, independently owned stores selling a wide variety of merchandise. Raygun and it's (sometimes snarky) T-shirts and other items is well worth a visit. Eden for body and bath products and so much more. Jett and Monkey's for all things dog and cat...More

Thank floramum
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 11 June 2017

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 June 2017 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
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Bonnie J
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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