High Life Lounge

Row 1

200 SW 2nd St (at Market St.)
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 280-1965
Bar, Café, American
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–2:00 AM


Foursquare Tips

  • Bacon. Wrapped. Tater Tots. --Adam Richman, Man v Food
  • Bacon wrapped smokies are addicting
  • Warm up with the chicken pot pie on a cold day.
  • Cheeseburger basket or fried pickles? Tough choice. . .
  • Cheese balls! Get it!!!!
  • Great place for Highlife beer... the champagne of beers!
  • Shag carpet, cheap shitty beer, and a 70's/80's theme. What more could you ask for?
  • Love the wood paneling.
  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Get a Tangermeister, a beguiling combo of Tang and Jagermeister. Or a High Life. That's good, too.
  • I love the retro atmosphere of High Life...takes you back to your "Old Uncles Basement"
  • Bacon wrapped tots: So popular that High Life Lounge burns through the equivalent of three to four laundry baskets full of the appetizer each week.
  • High Life Lounge keeps things simple and serves no beers created after 1979. This spot was voted #8 in our reader-determined Top 50 Bars.
  • Try the crispy pressure-fried chicken and bacon-wrapped tater tots, both of which were featured on Man v. Food, a show that explores the biggest & best eats across the nation.
  • I love this place!! Best place for comfort food!!!
  • Thursday: High Life Lounge, 200 S.W. Second St., hosts Crappy Beer Night each week with $1.25 cans of the best, crappiest, beer.
  • Shaggy carpet and vintage beer ads are so swag
  • $1.25 crappy beer every Thursday
  • Lenny fucking sucks here too.
  • The meatloaf sandwich is so damn good.
  • Attend the Groundhog Day celebration for free High Life, a weather forecast and good times.