Welcome to Metromix, Des Moines’ newest and best online local entertainment guide.
Add this site to your favorites list today and tell your friends, because on our site you'll find:
- Hundreds of great restaurant, bar and club listings, from the city hot spots to the small-town diners. Search the entire site, or break it down by categories including town, price range, food type, entertainment venue, music genre, bar style and more.
- Extensive event listings, from happy hours to local band gigs, so you're in the loop on all the fun. Use our calendar to plan your week and share your faves with your friends.
- Reviews of the latest movies, albums and TV shows, with photos and showtimes. Should you see it in the theater, add it to your iTunes library or set a season pass on your DVR? We'll let you know.
- Interactive maps on all the venues and event pages so you know exactly how to get where you're going and help you find cool places nearby. And when you get home, come back and let us know what you thought. Share your photos, comments and ratings all over the site.
Metromix Des Moines is part of a growing national network of sites, dedicated to providing local entertainment info to people like you. With our partner sites, dmJuice.com (a lifestyles and networking hub for young professionals in Des Moines) and DesMoinesRegister.com (Iowa's online news and information source), and our Metromix family across the nation, we'll bring you everything you need to know before your next night out.
We want to hear what you think of the site. Really, we do. So e-mail us.
Coming up, there will be plenty of Metromix events to attend and get connected with other Metromix users. So stay tuned!
Metromix Des Moines
Q: What is this new desmoines.metromix.com Web site and why would I want to use it?
A: Metromix is you local places to go and things to do guide for Des Moines. Now you can quickly find the latest information on local restaurants, bars, clubs, events, music, movies and TV. Metromix also gives you photo galleries, in-depth venue reviews, and search functions to find it all fast.
Q: How do I search for bars, clubs and restaurants in my favorite neighborhood?
A: You can get local real quick by using the facets on the restaurant, bars and clubs, events and music pages. On the left-hand side of each page there are preset categories that allow you to search by location, price and venue amenities.
If you are looking for a more traditional method of finding a venue, the streamlined search function lets you search all the content on the site in one convenient location. No need to choose which category you want to search within. For example, type "east village" in the search box on any page on the site and your results will appear. Then decide if you'd like to dine at a local restaurant in the neighborhood, such as Lucca, or hit the Locust Tap for a night at a beloved dive bar.
Q: Who finds all this information and posts it for us?
A: Our trusty producers and freelance staff who live, work and play in Des Moines pound the pavement to find the latest and greatest places to eat, drink, dance and chill. They love nothing more than living in Des Moines and sharing it with their fellow Des Moines residents.
Q: How can I interact with the site?
A: With Metromix you can easily submit reader reviews or upload your own photos for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Additionally, you can create your own social playlist to plan a night out for you and your friends. Build your playlist to let your friends and other Metromixers know what you’re doing this weekend or where you like to go in Des Moines.
Q: Do I have to sign my life away to view the site?
A: No registration is necessary to view the content on the site. Registering is only required to post written reviews and upload pictures and such. And of course you can sign up for rss feeds for up-to-date info sent directly to you.
Q: Is Des Moines the only city cool enough for Metromix?
A: Nope. Check out Metromix.com in all of these cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Honolulu, Jersey Shore, Louisville, Nashville, New York, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Twin Cities, and Washington D.C..
Q: How can I get in touch with Metromix to offer my feedback?
A: E-mail us and give us your two cents.