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The Lumberyard **Rated 8.75 out of 10**

    • Location/Phone: 1504 NE 54th Ave, Des Moines, Iowa; 515-265-1019
    • Hours: Mon. - Thur. 5 PM to 3 AM, Fri. - Sat. 3 PM to 4 AM, Sun. 6 PM to 2 AM
    • Door Charge: $10
    • Discounts: FREE Mon. - Fri. 5 PM to 7 PM, Sat. 3 PM to 5 PM
    • Age Limit: 18
    • Drinks: BYOB (bring your own beer)
    • Dress Code: Come As You Are
    • Nude: Yes
    • Number of Stages: 4
    • Average # of Girls: 12+
    • Ethnicity of Girls: Variety
    • Lap Dances: Yes, standard 3 minutes
    • Private Shows: Yes in VIP Lounge
    • Host Parties: Unknown
    • Specials: Shower Show


This place was impressive right off the bat! The first impression was that it was very big inside, and this was substantiated once we walked through the door. This place is HUGE! There are a ton of girls, and all range from decent looking to absolutely gorgeous! Each of the girls knew how to dance, and they weren't shy about it. They greeted you with a smile whether they were on stage or not, and all were very approachable. Each of them has their own routine that just kept getting more and more impressive. One of the other things that really impressed me was that each time the girls got up to dance they did something different. This way when you are watching them you are not bored because you have already seen them do this dance before; very refreshing.

This is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer) place, but they have big bins that you can put it in (they look like barrels with a metal bowl in them). Then they have someone who comes around and stocks your bin with ice for you free of charge. The music is not too loud, and they have a huge TV projection for Sports and other broadcast events.

The lap dances were topless and a g-string. Several had a few different dances, but by the third song they were repeating some of the routine. This is not that bad since most people don't get multiple dances consecutively from the same dancer. Even with multiple visits I never saw them use the shower stage? this is where they lost some points. Their website also sucks, BAD. This is why I did not link the picture at the top. There is no information on it, and it is just a place for advertisements for other sponsors. If you would like to see it just do a google search for it.

Overall, if you are in Des Moines, Iowa do yourself a favor and hit this club! If your experiences are like mine were you will not be disappointed.