The Lift

Lounge, Wine Bar, Bar
$ $
222 4th St
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 288-3777
6:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
7:00pm - 2:00am
7:00pm - 2:00am


  • Be like Samantha from "Sex and the City" and drink a martini. Follow that up by sleeping with anybody at this bar!
  • Terrible service. It took way to long for us to order our drinks
  • Wednesday: Two martinis for $8 or $5 a piece ($6 if its an all liquor martini) at The Lift, 222 Fourth St.
  • Wednesday 2 for 1's is a great deal! Their Tuesday jazz nights also bring in local musicians for a nice martini atmosphere
  • Great Martinis, and the bartender looks like Orlando Bloom!!
  • 'Something Fruity' is SO GOOD.
  • I live for the Southern Cosmo. SoCo, Citron and Cran. #delish
  • Looking for a new martini to try? Order the S&M -- it's a refreshing choice in warm weather!
  • Try the S&M or Pineapple Slut
  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Order a vodka martini and ask them about the metal dome at the end of the bar.
  • Don't be a douchebag
  • Wednesday night=2 for 1 martini night! Try the pango martini-delish
  • Tip your bartenders.
  • I recommend the Southern Cosmo and the 4th Street Mimosa.
  • Nice low key place
  • My favorite Des Moines bar! These martinis will kick your ass. Grab one of the couches with a date or group of friends.
  • Nicolas Cage secretly owns this bar...
  • The locals favorite nightspot in town.
  • 2 for 1 cocktails on Wednesday's are always a good start while you wait to get into Fong's!
  • The jazz is really great.

Nearby places

223 4th St (btwn Court Ave. & Walnut St.)
210 4th St (btw Walnut & Court)
101 4th St (at Vine St.)