Up-Down: the Des Moines arcade bar.

We feature more than 40 arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s, pinball machines, three classic skee-ball alleys, Nintendo and Sega console gaming, and life-size jenga and connect four.

All games cost just 25 cents. Our drink menu includes an extensive craft beer selection with 20 beers on tap and even more bottles and cans, as well as ‘80s and ‘90s inspired cocktails.

 

Hours

Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

(Must be 21+ to enter)

Contact

Phone: 515-243-4322
Have a question? Shoot us an email

Address

500 East Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Events

Do you have skills? Stay tuned for more information on Up-Down tournaments and leagues!

Skeeball League Season 5 brought to you by Exile and Summit Brewing begins Monday, September 14th! Sign your three person team up at Up-Down today!

Weekly Specials

  • Birthday? Get $10 in free tokens on your birthday.

  • Feeling generous? We have gift cards! Up-Down merch is also now available, including t-shirts, hoodies, and fanny packs.

  • Now introducing: CANDY INFUSIONS.  Your favorite liquor infused with your favorite candies!

  • Monday – $3 Domestic tall boys, $1 off all tap beer, free token with any drink purchase
  • Tuesday – Local Beer Night: $1 off all Iowa Beer plus three free tokens with purchase
  • Wednesday – 2 for 1 tokens all night, $3 domestic tall boys
  • Thursday – $3.50 all signature drinks and shots
  • Friday – FREE PLAY FRIDAY – First 100 people get 20 free tokens (excluding monthly Coins for a Cause event), Six-Pack and A Pound: $25 for a six-pack of beer and a pound of tokens until 8pm, $20 Fireball/Candy Shot Skis (5 person), $3.50 Well Drinks, $4 Fireball all night
  • Saturday – 2 for 1 tokens from 2pm to 9pm, $20 Fireball/Candy Shot skis (5 person), $4 Fireball, Rotating Specials
  • Sunday – Six-Pack and A Pound: $25 for a six-pack of beer and a pound of tokens in an Up-Down fanny pack, $1 off all bombs, 2 for 1 tokens and $3 tall boys all day

Games High Score Competitions Are Coming Soon!

Extras

  • Classic skee-ball lanes
  • Game tables including life-size Jenga and Connect Four
  • Nintendo 64 games (rotating stock) on a giant projector screen
  • Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega console games (rotating stock)

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Drinks

  • Six-Pack and A Pound

    $35 for a six-pack of beer and a pound of tokens in an Up-Down fanny pack. Get them for $25 on Sundays!

Shots

  • Double Dragon Bomb Fireball, Dragonberry Bacardi, Red Bull
  • Finish Him Bac 151, Goldschlager, Jager
  • Slippery Banana Irish Cream, 99 Bananas
  • Cherry Cheese Cake Three Olives Cake Vodka, Cherry Skittles Vodka, Sprite, Cranberry
  • Hulkamaniac Lemonheads Vodka, Grenadine, Sugar Lemon
  • Secret of the Booze Bomb Green Apple Jolly Rancher Vodka, Apple Pucker, Pineapple
  • Fire Flower Bomb Red Hots Whiskey, Sutliff
  • Dr. Wario Bomb Grape Jolly Rancher Vodka, Grape Pucker, Sour

Cocktails

  • Up-Down Left Hand Milk Stout and Radler –layered Our namesake, toss it up and drink it down
  • Princess Peach Punch Peach Schnapps, Malibu, Pineapple, Splash of Cranberry
  • Gamer Fuel Three Olives Dude, Code Red
  • White Rush n’ Attack Kahlua, Vanilla Vodka, Rum Chata, Milk
  • Blanka’s Electric Lemonade Apple Pucker, Citron, Lemonade
  • Cherry Lime Crisis Cherry Jolly Rancher Vodka, Lime Juice, Sprite, Lemonade
  • Mike Tyson’s Drunk Out Lemonheads Vodka, Crispin Pear Cider, Splash Code Red
  • Luigi-rita Green Apple Jolly Rancher Tequila, Triple Sec, Sour, Splash OJ/Lime Juice
  • Kirby’s Dream Drink Watermelon Jolly Rancher Vodka, Pineapple, Lemonade
  • Captain America Grenadine, Lemonade, Blue Raspberry Vodka

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