Up-Down

Arcade, Bar
500 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Monday
5:00pm - 2:00am
Tuesday
5:00pm - 2:00am
Wednesday
5:00pm - 2:00am
Thursday
5:00pm - 2:00am
Friday
5:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday
2:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday
2:00pm - 2:00am

Tips

  • Fun! But just like when I was a child, some of the games are broken, and all the good ones are taken :(
  • All my old favorite games and nice and grungy like my old fave arcade in the day. Also good selection of draft beers.
  • Hand your cash to the man in the dark corner by X-Men and he will give you quarters.
  • Check groupon for deals on drinks & tokens.
  • Great place to go to feel like a kid again!
  • Great place! They have so many classic arcade games, pinball machines, a comfy couch to play classic Nintendo games (Super Mario 3), and some of the first Wrestlemanias playing on the TVs.
  • Games are only .25 and a drink gets you a token (one game) lots of games and everyone's very friendly and energetic. A full bar and creative beers and mixed drinks and shots.
  • Bring a roll of quarters before arriving! They'll be gone before you leave :-) .
  • Looking to hang out with other retro game lovers? Grab two friends & sign up for Up-Down's skeeball league, held Monday nights. Just ask one of the ever-friendly bartenders when the next one starts!
  • An N64 connected to a projection screen! BEST BAR EVER! Mario Kart 64 done right!
  • Soap in the men's room would be a bonus!
  • Watch for daily specials. On Fridays they have been giving 10 free tokens to the first 100, and Wednesday they have been doing 2-for-1 tokens. Drink specials, too!
  • Games eat your money. Employees are to busy to help.
  • $15 minimum on credit cards. Wtf. Everything else about this place is amazing.
  • Ski ball, signature drinks and shots, great atmosphere
  • Great beers and great games
  • Likely the coolest bar I've ever been to. Where else can you watch old school Guts and WWF?!
  • Good beer selection
  • Noisy, fun, crowded, and fun. Tokens are crazy cheap and the beer selection is great.
  • Pack man fever!

Nearby places

434 E Locust St (at E 5th St)
300 E Grand Ave (at E 4th St)
504 E Locust St