Skip to content

Top bar recommendations from locals

Bar
“Sports bar with awesome burgers & hot dogs to boot! Service is always great and theres plenty of TV's to catch the game. There's some seating outside for summer. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
$$
“Bowling, arcade games, mini golf, laser tag, beer, and late night bites. There's something for everyone here. Special deals every day.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Want to try a flight of Iowa bourbons, they have it! The bartenders know their products well and loving giving suggestions for new drinks to try. Live music and game nights as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“High end fine dining Italian bistro. This is a great place for families or a date. The service is impeccable & the food is outstanding. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“This is fun place for wine lovers. A self serve wine bar filled with so many choices. Don't worry, the bartender will walk you though the process & then you're free to try new wines. They have a full bar & appetizers as well. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Small plate menu & gorgeous drinks that change with the seasons. Romantic place for an evening out, or a small gathering of friends. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Classy hamburger restaurant with a great bar. Nice place to hang out. Great outdoor seating in the summer”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
$
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
$$
“They have a really great lunch hibachi deal Monday - Saturday. Only $8.00 until 2 pm. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Within walking distance. Great place to eat, drink, watch sports, or enjoy a night out.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
$
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
$$
“We love to go here because of all of the different types of beer available. They have a beer tour where you get to try a bunch of different types of beer. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“McFly's is a 80 retro themed bar located just off of the Main Street Cultural District. Offering Hot food, karaoke, live music, pub trivia, and Ames' only Mega Jenga!”
  • 1 local recommends