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Best Date Spots in Des Moines, Iowa For Local Singles & Residents

08 Jun 2018

Picking out the perfect location for a first date can be hard, especially when you don’t know the person. Our team at Midwest Matchmaking has compiled a list of our Top 5 Date Locations in Des Moines, to give you a hand in the planning!


Bring out your inner child for a night of games and craft beers! Up-Down is DSM’s arcade bar that features 40 different arcade games (at only $.25 a game!) and an extensive list of local brews. Click here to visit: 500 East Locust Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309.


Located in the East Village area of downtown, Alba offers a creative twist on American classics. Safe for picky eaters and adventurous foodies alike, they are sure to have something for everyone. View map here: 524 E 6th St Des Moines, IA 50309.

Fong’s Pizza

You want pizza, your SO wants egg rolls?  Fong’s it is! Perfect for the couple that can never agree on where to eat. Compromising has never been so easy, in this fun laid back environment. View map and directions here: 223 4th St Des Moines, IA 50309.


Is there anyone who doesn’t like Latin food? Malo has been serving up Latin-inspired entrees since 2004 and has half-price margaritas every Wednesday night! Click for map: 900 Mulberry St Des Moines, IA 50309.


If romantic is what you want, Baru66 delivers. French Master Chef David Baruthio has served celebrities and royals before opening up his own spot to bring high-end French cuisine to the lucky locals in Iowa. Click here for directions: 6587 University Avenue Windsor Heights, Iowa 50324.