Up-Down: the Des Moines arcade bar.
We feature more than 40 arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s, pinball machines, three classic skee-ball alleys, Nintendo and Sega console gaming, and life-size jenga and connect four.
All games cost just 25 cents. Our drink menu includes an extensive craft beer selection with 20 beers on tap and even more bottles and cans, as well as ‘80s and ‘90s inspired cocktails.
Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
(Must be 21+ to enter)
Have a question? Shoot us an email
500 East Locust Street / Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Do you have skills? Stay tuned for more information on Up-Down tournaments and leagues!
Up-Down Pinball Tournament first Wednesday of each month! Sign up at 6:30pm, start at 7:00pm – $5 entry + coin drop, 100% payout!
Up-Down Skee-Ball League begins Monday, September 8! Assemble your three person team and secure your spot by signing up at Up-Down!
Birthday? Get $10 in free tokens on your birthday.
Feeling generous? We have gift cards! Up-Down merch is also now available, including t-shirts, hoodies, and fanny packs.
Now introducing: CANDY INFUSIONS. Your favorite liquor infused with your favorite candies!
- Monday – $3 Domestic tall boys, $1 off all tap beer, free token with any drink purchase
- Tuesday – Local Beer Night: $1 off all Iowa Beer plus three free tokens with purchase
- Wednesday – 2 for 1 tokens all night, $3 domestic tall boys
- Thursday – $3.50 all signature drinks and shots
- Friday – FREE PLAY FRIDAY – First 100 people get 10 free tokens, Six-Pack and A Pound: $25 for a six-pack of beer and a pound of tokens until 8pm, $20 Fireball/Candy Shot Skis (5 person), $3.50 Gamer Fuels all night
- Saturday – 2 for 1 tokens from 2pm to 8pm, $20 Fireball/Candy Shot skis (5 person), Rotating Specials
- Sunday – Six-Pack and A Pound: $25 for a six-pack of beer and a pound of tokens in an Up-Down fanny pack, $1 off all bombs, 2 for 1 tokens and $3 tall boys all day
Games High Score Competitions Are Coming Soon!
Current Arcade Lineup
- Street Fighter II
- Track & Field
- Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
- Tekken 3
- Killer Instinct
- Ms. Pac-Man
- Pac-Man Battle Royale
- Dig Dug
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Terminator 2
- Blitz 2000
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Area 51
- Crazy Taxi
- NBA Jam
- House of the Dead
- Ivan Stewart’s Off Road
- Lucky & Wild
- Mortal Kombat 2
- Marvel vs Capcom
- House of the Dead II
- Mario Bros.
- Burger Time
- Double Dragon
- Revolution X
Games lineup is added to and rotated constantly. Check back for new games!
Current Pinball Lineup
- Classic skee-ball lanes
- Game tables including life-size Jenga and Connect Four
- Nintendo 64 games (rotating stock) on a giant projector screen
- Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega console games (rotating stock)
Suggest a game.
What games do you want us to get?
Six-Pack and A Pound
$35 for a six-pack of beer and a pound of tokens in an Up-Down fanny pack. Get them for $25 on Sundays!
- Double Dragon Bomb Fireball, Dragonberry Bacardi, Red Bull
- Finish Him Bac 151, Goldschlager, Jager
- Slippery Banana Irish Cream, 99 Bananas
- Strawberry Shot Cake Three Olives Cake Vodka, Strawberry Skittles Vodka, Sprite
- Hulkamaniac Lemonheads Vodka, Grenadine, Sugar Lemon
- Secret of the Booze Bomb Melon Skittles Vodka, Steigl Radler
- Fire Flower Bomb Red Hots Whiskey, Sutliff
- Dr. Wario Bomb Grape Jolly Rancher Vodka, Grape Pucker, Sour
- Up-Down Guiness and Radler –layered Our namesake, toss it up and drink it down
- Princess Peach Punch Peach Schnapps, Malibu, Pineapple, Splash of Cranberry
- Gamer Fuel Three Olives Dude, Code Red
- White Rush n’ Attack Baileys, Vanilla Vodka, Milk
- Blanka’s Electric Lemonade Apple Pucker, Citron, Lemonade
- Cherry Lime Crisis Cherry Skittles Vodka, Lime Juice, Sprite, Lemonade
- Mike Tyson’s Drunk Out Lemonheads Vodka, Ace Pear Cider, Splash Code Red
- Luigi-rita Green Apple Jolly Rancher Tequila, Triple Sec, Sour, Splash OJ/Lime Juice
- Kirby’s Dream Drink Watermelon Jolly Rancher Vodka, Pineapple, Lemonade
- Captain America Grenadine, Lemonade, Blue Raspberry Vodka