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The High Life Lounge

5 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·

Tips from locals

November 8, 2018
You just need to go there. If you like craft beer El Bait Shop is right next door. They share a kitchen, so the menu is pretty extensive.
July 23, 2015
Best collection of nostalgic and vintage beer signs, darn good bacon wrapped tots and a fantastic retro atmosphere!
Sandra & Kevin
Sandra & Kevin
June 17, 2015
This place is stuck in an awesome time warp...bacon wrapped tater tots, goulash, and all of your comfort food favorites. Very casual joint that's fun to hang out in!
Peter + Lindsay
Peter + Lindsay
May 31, 2012
Cheap food, good times! Try the bacon wrapped tatter tots. It is also connected to another great bar called El Bait Shop which has over 100 beers on tap!
September 22, 2011
We have a lot of favorite bars, but this is probably our legit favorite bar. They don't offer anything made after 1979 -- and the food is very much home-style comfort food.

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200 Southwest 2nd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone+1 515-280-1965
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Saturday 11:00 AM