Des Moines answer to big city night life

2700 University Ave
Governer's Square

West Des Moines, IA

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Aura in West Des Moines


Unprecidented style, service, and atmosphere put Aura ahead of the rest in the Des Moines area. This new club has quickly become one of Des Moines' most popular. Aura has a good sized dance floor and seating area, but even these become packed as the big crowd comes near 11. In addition to the live DJ Aura also offers booths off to the side which are reserved for groups ordering bottles. They also have table service, and the drink menu consists of a page each for red wine, white wine, mixed drinks, and martini's. Aura's attention to detail and commitment to style make it a must see when in Des Moines. The tables are lit by candle light, the drinks are garnished, and the service excellent.
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Live DJ
Booths by reservation
Dance Floor
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Mostly a younger crowd in their mid to early twenties, but also a fair number of middle aged club goers.
26 User Reviews & Comments
April 3, 2012 starstarstarstarstar
tittiestittiestitties...Bouncers are TOTAL douchbags though!!!
April 3, 2008 starno starno starno starno star
Went to see the Chippendales on a Friday night, only one thing to say about the club-DIRTY!
March 26, 2008 starno starno starno starno star
horrable it used to be better i was very dissapointed
June 17, 2007 starno starno starno starno star
how old do you have to be to get in to this place??
April 5, 2007 starstarstarno starno star
Used to be much better - was there 2-3 nights a week, but not anymore. Nate‘s gone, which sucks, they are closed on Thursdays - Shawna is often at other bars and not at Aura, and the crowd is predominantly one diversity anymore. Plus DJ Raj is garbage.
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