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East Village

Des Moines, IA 50309
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Don’t Bother on Mondays

We visited the east village based on reviews. We made the mistake on visiting on a Monday. Most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DeAnna S
via mobile
East Village visit

Visited the East Village because had read allot about it. It was ok way to stroll around and pass... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
kcblues2
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Liberty, Missouri
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Des Moines' cutting edge, hip neighborhood.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“zombie burger” (16 reviews)
“unique shops” (12 reviews)
“open sesame” (3 reviews)
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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"zombie burger"
in 16 reviews
"unique shops"
in 12 reviews
"open sesame"
in 3 reviews
"local small businesses"
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"stores selling"
in 2 reviews
"cool neighborhood"
in 2 reviews
"hip place"
in 2 reviews
"staybridge suites"
in 2 reviews
"young professionals"
in 2 reviews
"fun area"
in 3 reviews
"state capitol"
in 7 reviews
"out of towners"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 reviews
"downtown des moines"
in 7 reviews
"old building"
in 2 reviews
"great food"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the east village based on reviews. We made the mistake on visiting on a Monday. Most places were closed. We didn’t see many people out walking either. We got our exercise in, but didn’t see the eclectic edge others commented on here. The...More

Thank DeAnna S
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Visited the East Village because had read allot about it. It was ok way to stroll around and pass the day. It was our first time there so maybe we missed allot but I thought it was just average place to shop. I do want...More

Thank kcblues2
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed at The AC for our time in Des Moines. The neighborhood is walkable and has fun bars, restaurants and shops. It was honestly much more modern and sophisticated than we expected. We will stay in the East Village again if we have cause...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

What a wonderfully fun array of shops and restaurants, unique in its local flavor and feel from anywhere else in the Midwest. We stayed at Staybridge Suites for the weekend and ventured around. A few standout stops: a spiked shake @ Zombie Burger, the fun...More

Thank juliafrey
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Would like to go back to check out more of the shops and restaurants. Some music venues and a very family friendly area.

Thank davidcD6303VO
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

If you want to see unique, this is the area to walk and shop. There are all sorts of places, from restaurants, like Open Sesame to Quintons and many more and the Ray Gun shirt shop with a YUGE selection of interesting shirts, including those...More

Thank init4keeps
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Fun area to discover unique shops. Be sure to check out allspice for a fantastic selection of spices, vinegars, and oils.

Thank Greengal06
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Ray Gun is there, which is why I even go to the East Village. Most stores are nice but very expensive for what you get. You can get most of the thing the East Village offers out west, with better more convenient parking and without...More

Thank Pat B
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Whether you are wanting to do some serious shopping, grab something great to eat, people watch or play vintage video games, the East Village has it all. Fun place to people watch too.

Thank Molly-Mayrose
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best area of downtown with a range of good restaurants and retail stores and bars. It's a small neighbourhood - but a nice spot to spend a few hours wandering the area and perhaps stopping for a drink or bite to eat.

Thank Damien G
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Bonnie J
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Response from TammyDesMoines_IA | Reviewed this property |
MALO is down town they are Latin American and have a great patio. It is very good. I love the food at Guadalajara Mexican in Ankeny but it is the same old atmosphere so probably not a good pick for what your wanting... More
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