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Holiday Deals for DSM Foodies

Holiday Food Deals

While you’re checking out holiday events and finding the best gifts and winding up your holiday shopping in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), don’t forget to stop in at a downtown restaurant, café or bar to take advantage of special deals and offerings (you can find specific Holiday Promenade deals through Dec. 15!). Here are just a few of the downtown restaurants you should check out to celebrate the season. Bring a friend or two to take advantage of these holiday savings during this festive time!

Special Deals + New Items at Downtown Des Moines Restaurants, Cafés + Bars

  • Big Grove Brewery: Recent new releases include Carrera 4.0 and Jingle Jam.
  • Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co.: Join the 2024 Mug Club for $49.99 per year to gain access to exclusive mug parties, bottle releases, 10% off your ticket, 20% off your ticket on Mondays and a beautiful mug to take home at the end of the year.
  • Daisy Chain Coffee: New diner mugs are now available.
  • Exile Brewing Co.: Check out the Strawberry Rhubarb Bohemian, a new beer at Exile. Not to mention, you should make reservations for SnowGlobe DSM, a Christmas-themed pop-up is located here now through Sunday, Jan. 7!
  • Fresko: Eggnog is back for the holiday season.
  • Full Court Press: Receive a $10 gift card when you buy a $50 gift card or receive a $20 gift card when you buy a $100 gift card through Sunday, Dec. 31. Offer good at the following Downtown DSM locations: Fong’s Pizza, High Life Lounge, University Library Café, Buzzard Billy’s, El Bait Shop, Ken’s Speakeasy, The Royal Mile, Hessen Haus, Iowa Taproom and Red Monk.
  • Horizon Line Coffee: Coffee boxes are now available, and the winter seasonal menu is now up.
  • Lua Brewing: The Lua lunch special — two sides and half sandwich — is now available six days a week (Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Mullets: Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 free.
  • Nosh: Drop by Nosh during new winter hours Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Orchestrate Hospitality: Receive a free $20 promotional card for every $100 in gift cards at participating properties through Sunday, Dec. 31. Offer good at the following Downtown DSM restaurants: Centro, Django, Malo, Gateway Market, Zombie Burger + Shake Lab.
  • The Walnut: Get one of the best burgers in the city for only $11 every Thursday.
  • Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar: Order from Tupelo Honey on Uber Eats and get a free buttermilk biscuit with a purchase of $35 or more.
  • Zombie Burger + Drink Lab: The KRAMPUS 2023 menu is live. All December long you can find the Feliz Zombidad Nachos, Roast Biest and El Fuego De Navidad burgers, the Red Cup of Krampus, Sugar Cookie and Fall of the House of Ginger shakes and, finally, the Mule Log and Krampus Party Punch cocktails.

The holiday season is the perfect time to shop local in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Support local businesses, creators and makers across the region. You can find ideas on where to shop using the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s #DSMlocal Guides and other regional business directories listed here.

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is a growing, vibrant community that offers the energy, sophistication, housing and attractions of a burgeoning city with a brilliant future. It’s also easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options. Find event information and follow @downtownDSMUSA on Facebook and Instagram for other news, tips and events happening downtown.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

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