On the day before Thanksgiving 1946, The Dug Out opened on a 90-day lease by by a young Warren Bonus. Warren, literally, dug out beneath the existing building to create the lounge.
Now in its 4th ownership, local owner Beau has taken up the reigns of the Lighthouse Lounge and is taking the Dug Out into its 70th year in the Des Moines Waterland Community. The mission is to create your new favorite neighborhood lounge with good food, good music, and good times! Renovations continue on the space as Beau moves forward with refreshing and revitalizing an establishment that has been a local watering hole for 7 decades.
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