Uncle Buck's Bar: User Reviews
I went to Uncle Bucks for the first time last night and I was not a fan of having to pay cover and honestly didn't see what was so special about the place. So we go over to the mechanical bull and we see two girls riding it so my friend and I decide we are going to ride it together. My gay friend and his boyfriend wanted to ride it together too. So they walk toward it because it was their turn and the guy running it said they couldn't go together. So we found out that two girls can go on it together but not a guy and a girl and not two guys. REALLY?! So my drunken self proceeds to tell anyone standing around me about this outrage. This is just unfair. We asked the guy running it why they wouldn't let two guys ride it together and he said it would cause the bar to get a bad reputation. He said his boss told him not to let two guys ride it at the same time. Well in case he didn't know gay marriage is legal in Iowa!! So I think they should let two people of any gender ride together on it or only allow one person at a time. I just wanted to post this story so other people would know about it. I also wanted to say that I will never go back to that bar because of this.Report This Review
Been here four times, never had a good experience, and once had a bad one. Not the worst place in Des Moines, but other than the mechanical bull it really doesn't have any unique aspects about it. I've been happy to keep going to the bars farther north on 86th and leaving this place alone. If I'm going to be in a bar with cheap drinks and loud music, I'd at least like it to have a little character or personality. $3 tall boys do not make up for a $5 cover charge to a boring bar with a rude and unprofessional staff. It makes a decent bar for a quick party bus stop though, I will admit.Report This Review
I went with a few friends for a Bachelorette Party. I'm not sure if it was the plan to go to this particular club or not. We had a friend fall & break her nose out front, and the staff inside was very insistent on making sure she was okay (most likely part of their hoping not to get sued, but it came across to me as very caring - not that she would have sued in the first place). Not sure if was because of the Bachelorette Party or because of the injury, but we didn't have to pay the cover, which was nice.
On the other hand, it was so busy I was only able to make it to the bar twice to get a drink, and the price kept changing. It was $4 for the first one and $5 for the same thing about an hour & a half later. Later on, I found out that they were supposed to have drink specials on Saturday nights ($2 drinks/$3 tallboys on Fri & Sat nights). And the bartenders had the air of "how dare you be asking me to make a drink for you? Do you think it's my job or something?"
On that night, it didn't seem like there was any discrimination of any sort. I saw people of all skin colors, sizes and shapes.
All in all, it was okay. Nothing too exciting. I liked the country theme, but it was far from "country", and so loud you couldn't hear to the point your ears would be numb for a half hour after leaving. I think I'll stick to barhopping in smaller towns or to my regular bars where the bartenders know how to make my drinks/let me make the drinks myself and don't overcharge.Report This Review
it was our first time at fight night. we came looking for a good time and it started out that way. my boyfriend was kicked out for no good reason. the bouncer was unnecessarily rough. avoid at all costs.Report This Review
First off... 50 million people in the United States don't wear ghetto looking oversized football jerseys with a rapper's name on it. That's about 16% of the U.S. population. Yes, there is such a thing as dressing black and you are doing it. If I wore an Eight Ball jacket, had a pick in my hair and my baggy jeans came down to my knees, that's dressing black.
Regardless, they weren't denying you entrance for "dressing black", they were probably denying you entrance because you were dressed like a clown. You were dressed in a manner than anyone with an IQ over 80 looks at and starts laughing because you look ridiculous. Unless your play high football and wear your football jersey to school on gameday Friday, you need to dress age appropriate and stop wearing jerseys if you want to be taking serious by anyone.
Last, this bar blows anyway. You really shouldn't be that upset you didn't get allowed in. Consider the cab fare money a loss but the $40 bucks you would have spent inside would have been an even bigger disappointment.Report This Review
I went to Uncle Buck's Bar last night (March 27, 2010 saturday) with my girlfriend, her brother, and a gal friend of his. We took a cab, because we'd been enjoying the Des Moines bar scene prior. We approached the door and there was a security guard just inside. I was suprised when he said, "you can't come in." i said, "Why not?!". He replied, "Your shirt's too long. Our new policy" Ok, I rarely go out, and when i do, the club scene isn't really my type of thing, but when my girlfriend's brother said it was a good place i figured it would be. For the record, I was wearing a Tech N9ne Kansas City Chiefs Jersey. Size 2XL. I've read some other reviews, and it seems to me racism has been an issue. Yes i listen to rap music, but i am white. I dress like 50 million other people do. There is no such thing as "dressing black", but i guess Uncle Buck's seems to think so. I was so upset that we had just spent cab fare on the biggest disappointment, and to find out that West Des Moines is now the last place i'll refer anyone i know to party in. "Way To Go Uncle Buck's!!! Not!!!." Discrimination towards customers is No Way to run a business.Report This Review
i loove this bar! it's more of a "country" bar and its awesome that dsm finally has a place like this.Report This Review
Uncle Bucks, The ad says it all, It is place to hook up. The ladies are well worth going there, But you got to have the moves to impress. The bartenders could get an attitude change. Just because your busy doesnt mean you have a reason not to smile.Report This Review
I went to Uncle Buck's with a friend on Friday night (12-18-09). I am a black male, and my friend is a white male. We went to the dance floor to meet some other friends who were already in the club. I did the Cupid Shuffle and conversated with my friends on the dance floor. After that, I went to get me and my friend a drink and use the bathroom. Upon my return from the bathroom, I sat on a speaker on the floor and was texting on my phone! Let me tell you that there were people sitting on the speaker the whole time I was there, and there was a security guy standing on the speaker at one point!! The security guy who was standing on the speaker earlier came over and asked me to get off the speaker which I did politely! As soon as I stood up he told me that I had to leave the club, and he did not give me a reason!!! I am not one to play the RACE CARD, but read between the lines here!!! The owners of this club should not be allowed to have a license to run a club!!! I will do everything in my power to get this place shut down - TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you continue to frequent this bar, you are just as bad as the owners are...YOU SHOULD FEEL ASHAMED!!! Also, there was a black employee whom I know that was working that night...he can tell you that I am not the type who causes any problems whatsoever!!!Report This Review
We went to Uncle Bucks for their big Halloween bash Saturday night. We wanted to enter the contest for the best costumes. We were given the run around and then they announce finalists. We didn't even know they were judging. We were lied to and it was very upsetting. I don't plan to ever go back to this bar. It was so unorganized and seemed to be rigged. I'm very disappointed!!!!Report This Review
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