The newest addition to the ever-growing East Village area in downtown Des Moines, Up-Down, is best described as a playground for adults. It’s located at 500 E. Locust St.
You must be 21+ to enter this “Barcade” that boasts just about every video game from your youth that you can think of like Mortal Combat, PacMan and The Simpsons.
Life-sized Jenga games and Connect-four can keep you busy for hours as you enjoy the wide craft beer selection as well as retro-inspired drinks like “Princess Punch” and “Super Mario-garitas”.
Play some Skee-ball or see how your pin-ball machine skills are holding up. I have faith that I was much better at Street Fighter when I was 15 than I am now. But it’s looks like I’ll get to practice a lot more now that Up-down is open.
living room set-up with coffee-table and all, where you can choose your game and play your heart out for free. Jenga and Connect four are also free.
hold a grand opening where the first 50 customers will get 10 free tokens each to play.
Check out Up-down for your next date-night, girls night out, or send the guys out for an evening of bonding. You’re sure to have some fun and most likely take a trip down memory lane.