The Happiest Hours In Des Moines

Des Moines is known for having some relatively unique and interesting places to eat (i.e. Zombie Burger, Tacopocalypse, etc.) but something that isn’t as well known are the wonderful deals restaurants offer during their happy hours each week. Check out the list below and plan your next visit:


Happy Hour Time: 2pm-6pm Sunday-Friday

Deal: $5 select liquors, wines, beers and appetizers

Address: 200 10th St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Southern comfort at it’s finest. Bubba is on the higher end of dining here in Des Moines but making their happy hour something to pay attention to. The menu consists on anything and everything you’d find at a restaurant in the southern portion of the US. Not in the mood for southern cuisine? No worries, they have a cheese plate that is heaven and the best part? It’s only $5 during happy hour.

“My family is originally from the South and this is my favorite cuisine,” Chris Diebel, Owner of Bubba said. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

Bubba has a corner spot downtown and has a home-like atmosphere complete with couches, comfy chairs and coffee tables so you can be comfy while enjoying your southern comfort food.


Happy Hour Time: 4pm-6pm Monday-Friday

Deal: ½ off appetizers and tacos

Address: 900 Mulberry St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Since opening in 2014, MALO has been a staple in the Des Moines community. Describing themselves as having Havana cocktails to inventive Mexican dishes, MALO celebrates all the flavors of Latin America the cuisine at MALO is unlike anything else Des Moines has to offer. Because the apps and tacos are half off, start with the queso or guac (they have a smaller version of the one listed on the menu and it’s only $2) and finish with a few tacos. During happy hour, the tacos range from $2.25 to $3.50 so feel free to treat yourself without hurting the bank account.

Eatery A

Happy Hour Time: 3pm-6pm Monday-Friday

Deal: ½ off wine, beer and wood-fired pizzas

Address: 2932 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312

With a casual yet upscale feel, Eatery A has become one of the most visited restaurants by Des Moines residents. Not quite downtown, the Ingersoll restaurant opened in 2014 and is the go-to place for their Mediterranean inspired foods accompanied with wine. They offer a wide variety of wines and beers that would pair nicely with anything on the menu.


Happy Hour Time: 3pm-6pm Monday-Friday

Deal: Purchase a drink and get a free slice of pizza (Monday – Friday, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.). Fifty cents off bottled beer, tikis and well drinks. $2.75 off drafts and $9 off pitchers of Kirin and Bud Light.

Address: 223 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Choose from mac and cheese pizza, egg roll pizza or loaded potato pizza (just to name a few) when you check out Fong’s. There is literally nothing like it in Des Moines so enjoy it.

Whether you’re looking for a quick taco or a full on meal with an adult beverage, be sure to hit one of these hotspots up for your next happy hour.