Cocktail Lounges Ankeny IA

Local resource for cocktail lounges in Ankeny. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to cocktail lounges and bartenders that serve wine, beers, cocktails, martinis, shots and drink recipes, as well as advice on how to use mixers with rum, vodka, whiskey or tequila.

Jakes
(515) 965-9513
132 SE Shurfine Dr
Ankeny, IA
Description
Jakes - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Jakes is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Elbow Room Saloon
(515) 963-9414
1165 1/2 SW Ordnance Rd
Ankeny, IA
Description
Elbow Room Saloon - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Elbow Room Saloon, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Elbow Room Saloon will do the trick.

O'Malley's Pub
(515) 964-9620
7012 NE 14th St
Ankeny, IA
Description
O'malley's Pub - If you're looking to kick back, O'malley's Pub, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Croz Nest
(515) 963-8338
2139 S Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
Description
Croz Nest - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Croz Nest is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Rosie's Pizzaria
(515) 289-4591
6594 NW 6th Dr
Des Moines, IA
Description
Rosie's Pizzaria - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Rosie's Pizzaria, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Rosie's Pizzaria will do the trick.

Roadhouse 69
(515) 963-9669
110 N Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
Description
Roadhouse 69 - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Roadhouse 69, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Yankee Clipper
(515) 964-9484
312 SW Maple St
Ankeny, IA
Description
Yankee Clipper - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Yankee Clipper will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Andy's Bar & Grill
(515) 965-3446
1912 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA
Description
Andy's Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Andy's Bar & Grill will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Picketts Pub
(515) 270-9806
6014 NW 59th Ct
Johnston, IA
Description
Picketts Pub - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Picketts Pub is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Nest Bar & Grill
(515) 331-0472
5800 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston, IA
Description
Nest Bar & Grill - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Nest Bar & Grill? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Gotta love those cocktails

By Russ Cobbe

With Valentines day fast approaching we turn our thoughts to everything about love. Many couples go out for a special dinner to celebrate each other's companionship. While out and about you may want to try some cocktails that are a bit different and have a Valentines theme. Whether at dinner or at a bar/cocktail lounge after dinner, the following are sure to please.

American Sweetheart Recipe

1.0 oz. Bourbon
1.0 Sour mix
1.0 oz. Southern Comfort
1.0 dash dry Vermouth

Shake with ice. Serve in a rocks glass.
Love Birds Recipe
0.5 oz Grenadine
1.0 dash Dark Rum
2.0 oz Sweet and Sour mix
1.5 oz Vodka

Pour the vodka, sour mix, dark rum and grenadine into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed or shaven ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, and serve.

Chocolate Valentine Recipe

1.0 splash Club Soda
1.0 splash Cream
0.75 oz Brown Creme de Cacao
0.75 oz Vanilla Vodka
0.5 oz Cherry juice

Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass

Always remember to drink responsibly including not drinking and driving. For more cocktail information you can visit http://www.idrink.com

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