The name says it all as Des Moines’ signature sports bar is perfect for fans to watch the basketball games. They always have a lively crowd, great food, and a full bar. Plus, if you like to play games while you watch, they’ve got ping pong, pool, darts, and more to keep you occupied. The bar stays open until 2:00am even on Sundays for those party animals looking to extend their big game festivities.
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
BWW is a great place to be on gameday! Red-hot wings, about 1000 TVs, ice cold beer, and plenty of basketball fans to boo and cheer with. Seriously, this place is going to be packed throughout March. It’ll almost feel like you’re at the game…
Normandy Park Ale House
This place is great for a more relaxing party. The contemporary design, combined with the warm and friendly atmosphere is great for those looking to avoid some of the more raucous gameday parties. They’ve got great food and rotating taps with some unique beer options like a peanut-butter cup porter or a big juicy IPA. Also, if you’re looking to bring Fido to gameday, the patio is dog-friendly!
Wake up early for 18 holes at Foster Golf Links, then head to the onsite restaurant, Billy Baroo’s, for the game! Billy Baroo’s offers a delicious BBQ buffet, 20 beers on tap, and plenty of TVs for your viewing pleasure. Plus, you’ll get a great view of the green while you’re chowing down on ribs and brisket.
Enjoy basketball and bowling at Bowlero Bowl! Get a couple games of bowling in before and after the game at Bowlero South Seattle. When it’s game time, head to the bar to catch all the action. Those in the know will tell you that Bowlero has plenty of great cocktails like the lagoon fishbowl, and a good selection of beers on top. The lunch/dinner menu is huge, so take your pick from wings, to sliders, to pizza, and everything in between.
TWIN PEAKS (21+)
Twin Peaks is so much more than your typical sports bar. This lodge welcomes every guest with the best in a sports bar and barrel-aged whiskey. The second you step inside, you’re surrounded by a lodge full of friendly and attentive Twin Peaks Girls. Twin Peaks never bunts when it comes to the menu. Whether it’s for lunch, happy hour or dinner, their guests can expect made-from-scratch menu items capable of satisfying every appetite. Guests visit their restaurants for many reasons, and the ability to see wall-to-wall TVs with sports from every angle is second to none. From title fights to spring training, you can always count on Twin Peaks to show every local rivalry and primetime matchup.