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Lots of Events.

An eclectic mix of recurring events like trivia nights, dance parties, live music, and open mics. We also have a lot of one-time events spanning a variety of arts disciplines. And, you can even rent out the space for your own private party.


We feature domestic draws, craft beers, fine whiskeys, handcrafted cocktails, and a “couple of steps above dive bar” wine list. We also have a special drink menu for your imbibing pleasure.

Plus, the Rooftop!

The firehouse has one of the most picturesque views of downtown Des Moines. So, naturally we want to hang up there. We’ll have more events on the Rooftop Patio this summer and tables/chairs/umbrellas for lounging.

Special thanks to Juice Magazine and Register Media for their support of The Basement!