Carl's Place

★★★★☆

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Greatest little dump in town. Love it there.

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★★★★★

Greatest little dump in town. Love it there.

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Carl's is a hoot!!! Once you walk everyone glares at you as if your not welcomed, but the glares quickly diminish as soon as you find your place in the bar. Great bar games with darts (4 boards), pool table, buck hunter, and some 1980 video games that don't fit. The seating is kind of weird, have to make your own. Also the crowd is very random. You have your so called locals with their boots and blue jeans and Jeff Gordon jackets, but you also get some Des Monies professionals with their pants, buttoned shirts, and moose for days hair. But everyone is welcomed. It's a great time and a great atmosphere.

My only advice, is to keep your eyes peeled the entire time. I have been there twice and have seen two fights. The latest was the worst with a local literally pummeling another patron into an unconscious state. The bar tender kicked out the bloodied man and then closed the bar early. O yea, and a friend of the man who got beat up had to clean up his multiple piles of blood which leads me to say that Carl's is not the cleanest.

This bar is casual, low key, and always seems to be a place for a fight to break out. So enjoy the local flavor and keep your eyes peeled.

4
★★★★☆

Carl's is a hoot!!! Once you walk everyone glares at you as if your not welcomed, but the glares quickly diminish as soon as you find your place in the bar. Great bar games with darts (4 boards), pool table, buck hunter, and some 1980 video games that don't fit. The seating is kind of weird, have to make your own. Also the crowd is very random. You have your so called locals with their boots and blue jeans and Jeff Gordon jackets, but you also get some Des Monies professionals with their pants, buttoned shirts, and moose for days hair. But everyone is welcomed. It's a great time and a great atmosphere.

My only advice, is to keep your eyes peeled the entire time. I have been there twice and have seen two fights. The latest was the worst with a local literally pummeling another patron into an unconscious state. The bar tender kicked out the bloodied man and then closed the bar early. O yea, and a friend of the man who got beat up had to clean up his multiple piles of blood which leads me to say that Carl's is not the cleanest.

This bar is casual, low key, and always seems to be a place for a fight to break out. So enjoy the local flavor and keep your eyes peeled.

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This bar is about a block away from my friend's place in Des Moines. The best thing about it is - you can roll out of bed (in your pajamas) and go straight to the bar and not feel underdressed.

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★★★☆☆

This bar is about a block away from my friend's place in Des Moines. The best thing about it is - you can roll out of bed (in your pajamas) and go straight to the bar and not feel underdressed.

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Carl's is like the Cheers of Sherman Hills. It's a dive bar by all definitions with a very "come as you are" attitude. You never know what you will encounter on a night at Carl's but you will definitely have a good time in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Carl's is like the Cheers of Sherman Hills. It's a dive bar by all definitions with a very "come as you are" attitude. You never know what you will encounter on a night at Carl's but you will definitely have a good time in a relaxed atmosphere.

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