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East Village

Des Moines, IA 50309
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Best Neighbourhood

Definitely the best area of downtown with a range of good restaurants and retail stores and bars... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Damien G
via mobile
it's an artsy atmosphere

The wife and I went on a date day for lunch and some shopping. On a Saturday we went to the east... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Gerrit V
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Des Moines' cutting edge, hip neighborhood.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 27 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
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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