ABOUT THE LiFT

The LiFT is a bohemian bar located in downtown Des Moines’ Court Ave. District, featuring an award winning martini menu, extensive beer selection, top-notch cocktails, exquisite local art and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Inspired by its historic location in the Kirkwood Hotel, the LiFT is named for the elevators that originally occupied the building. An antique elevator cage acts as the centerpiece of the bar, complemented by the patina of the elevator’s original ironwork. Globe lights inspired by those that originally dotted Court Ave. subtly illuminate the LiFT’s turn-of-the-century color palette, while its meticulous tile work evokes the structure of its surrounding streetscape. The walls at the LiFT are lined with artwork by a rotating cast of talented Des Moines artists. Opening exhibits featuring new art collections are held regularly with works of art often being available for purchase.

Since opening on May 30, 2001, the LiFT has challenged the conventions of a typical bar. It was one of the first notable bars to be non-smoking (seven years before the smoking ban), original local artwork hangs on the walls rather than neon beer signs, no televisions are blaring, and from the beginning has prominently served a wide selection of import and specialty beers alongside wildly popular martinis.

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SPECIALS

HAPPY HOUR

$1 off everything,

Monday – Friday until 7 p.m. You can bring in your own food.

SUNDAY

Movie night. Happy hour til midnight.

MONDAY

Mona’s Pub Quiz 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Movies on all other nights. Live Local Bands and DJs on the Second and Fourth Mondays. $2 PBR, $2.50 all other bottles except Framboise.

TUESDAY

Live Jazz hosted by TJ.

$5 PB&J (PBR + Jameson Shot). Sour Tuesdays — $3 all sour cocktails or sour beers.

WEDNESDAY

Martini Night —

2 martinis for $8 or $5 a piece, all liquor martinis $6.

THURSDAY

Pint Night —

Check out our rotating selection of microbrews. All pints are $3

DRINK MENU

Award-Winning Martini Menu
Martinis
All Liquor Martini Menu
All Liquor Martinis
Classic Cocktail Menu
Classic cocktails
Tap Beer Menu
Tap Beers
Bottled Beer Menu
Bottled Beer
Wine Menu
Wine

NEWS & EVENTS

Tuesday, June 23

Dave Brohl Quartet — part of Jazz Night

He is playing with Aretha Franklin on July 4!

This Friday April 3rd we’ll be hosting a reception for artist Jennifer Mitchard starting at 7pm.
Her work will be hung through the month of April, we hope that you will join us for a cocktail and some conversation.

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Our good friends Bob and Marc will be spinning vinyl from 9pm on. No Cover. Stop by anytime to ring in the evening with us.Lift_NYE


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 Monday – Friday: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

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