The Lift

Row 1

222 4th St
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 288-3777
Lounge, Wine Bar, Bar
$ $
Mon: 6:00 PM–2:00 AM Tue–Fri: 5:00 PM–2:00 AM Sat–Sun: 7:00 PM–2:00 AM

Foursquare Tips

  • Thursday is $2 pint night
  • Enjoy the art and try all the martinis
  • 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
  • Try a bloody martini. They're bloody good.
  • 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.
  • Loo-lah, the housemade coffee liqueur at The Lift. A sensuous mixture of vodka, molasses, coffee grounds, simple syrup.
  • 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.