The Des Moines Girl’s Night Out Guide

There is nothing like a night out with your girls to wash your worries away! Here in Des Moines, there are endless options for a girl’s night out on the town. No matter what interests you, this list of locales is happy to host your next ladies’ night. So book a sitter and fire up the group text to start planning your next #GNO.

Smash Park

Come find your happy place at Smash Park, where you and your tribe can venture for a night of eating, drinking and playing. In addition to pickleball, you can also play a variety of other fun summer games including bocce ball, ping-pong, arcade games, board games, and so much more! After you work up a thirst or appetite you can head to the bar. During the summer months, you can cool down with a Clawtail or warm up with a smooth whiskey drink in the winter. Their delicious menu even has vegetarian, gluten-free, and other dietary restrictions are taken care of.

What The Ladies Of Des Moines Say About Smash Park

“We had a ton of fun with games. We did not reserve or play pickleball, but we did play bags, board games, and ping pong while we were there. We had a blast as a team. They even have an area right upon entering the cafeteria area that allows you to take free photos and boomerang type videos for free, and sends them to your email or social media.” - Jasmine

Board & Brush

Board and brush, located in Clive, is a great idea for anyone that loves a little DIY fun. During a girl’s night out, you can tap into your creativity with their wood sign workshop without having to deal with all of the supplies and mess. Your take-home sign will not only make a lovely addition to your home but remind you of the great time you had with your friends making it. Just be sure to be why BYOB.

What The Ladies Of Des Moines Say About Board & Brush

“My girlfriends and I wanted to have a fun girls night out and this place totally fulfilled the purpose! Our instructor Emily was so much fun to work with. Our group was the last one of the night and she was so patient and let us have our fun. If you are looking for something different to try with your family, friends, or your significant other-this is definitely a must-try. The nice thing is you walk away with something that you would actually want to hang up in your house and had fun while creating it.” - Kim

Jasper Winery

Just a hop skip and a beat from downtown Des Moines you will find the elegant estate-style winery known as Jasper. This stunning and delicious winery is perfect for breaking out that Little black dress you’ve been dying to wear and enjoying some full-bodied drinks with your girls. They are open seven days a week for tastings and you will love the tranquil views of the on-site vineyards.

What The Ladies Of Des Moines Say About Jasper Winery

“We had a wonderful time at Jasper Winery, I would 10/10 recommend for anyone traveling, visiting or living near Des Moines. They also have games available to play and fireplaces to keep you warm.” - Marie

Des Moines Playhouse

When you can’t convince your boyfriend or husband to take you to that new show at the Des Moines Playhouse that you have been dying to see, gather up your girls and head out for a fun night at the theater. Each year the playhouse features a fantastic variety of shows to meet any taste. There are also several great restaurants nearby including Louie's Wine Dive, Creme Cupcake & Dessert, and Gusto Pizza if you want to make it a night of dinner and a show.

What The Ladies Of Des Moines Say About Des Moines Playhouse

“Having seen multiple productions here now I can say they are top rate! The staff is always very friendly, helpful and informative. The cast of the productions is always amazing and exceptional when you meet them in person. The crew always pulls off a seamless show behind the scenes.” -Mary

The Rooftop

Located in the historic district of Des Moines is where you will find the city’s best frozen and traditional cocktails perfect for a lively ladies’ night out. The atmosphere is casual and sultry. The staff is friendly. The views of downtown Des Moines are decadent, especially at sunset when there is usually a great DJ or band performing. Everything you need for a fun girls’ night out on the town is waiting for you at The Rooftop.

What The Ladies Of Des Moines Say About The Rooftop

“The rooftop is a great place to grab drinks with friends while enjoying the nice weather! I love their bloody Mary's, and the oriental salad was delicious. I'm looking forward to trying some of their other food and signature cocktails.” - Dina S.

More Tips To Live Life To The Fullest In Des Moines!

There is so much to love about life in Des Moines. The nightlife, culture, food scene, and wonderful atmosphere for raising a family make this city one of the best and our beloved country. We are dedicated to helping you enjoy all of the best that Des Moines has to offer. Please subscribe and come back each week for more tips on how to live life to the fullest here in our darling Des Moines.

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