Buddy's Corral

88% love it
Mixed gay-lesbian-straight
Next door to uber-gay Blazing Saddle, this cash-only bar hosts a diverse range of ages and genders.


    • Best Dive Gay Mixed Crowd in the Midwest!!!
      CASH ONLY,.. Fun Mixed Crowd,.. Good Vibe. Jukebox, Buddy is a Fun guy. Cute Bartenders, Crowd runs Sane to Kooky,.. , DO NOT COME to Des Moines IOWA without Stopping here... Buddys Corral is a Fun Neighborhood " Feel" Bar... I have enjoyed a many PBR's and a Glass to drink from in this Bar.. Thanks Buddy n Crew.. Love this BAr...

    • Fun at the Corral
      A nice place to meet friends. older crowd for the most part, friendly to everybody. Not a great place to date.

    • DougFromDSM
      DougFromDSM Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Years of Fun
      My friend poodle loves Buddies Coral so much that sometimes I wonder if I will have to pry his cold dead hands from the bar just to try someplace else. It seems to be enjoyable and open to EVERYONE!

    • kudos2ya37
      kudos2ya37 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      one word to describe this place BORING
      been in it about 5X and never again rakew nover by str8ties as well. i think it'sa conspiracy that str8ts are taking over gay places to boot us gay etc. out of the scene... If i opened up a gay bar it would be gays only no str8ta allowed it's bad enuf i have to live around them but to go out and be around them is intolorable...but buddies is a hole in the wall and the service from barteneds goes down hill as more patrons come in... anything for money instead of treating ur regs with respect... i haven't steped foot in either of those 2 places since 2007 and never will.. i don't party anymore in po dunk DSM at all because of the BS.. and to much clickyness there.. and no one is nice... and it too smells like BAD BO...even with doors open up..

    • canuck
      canuck Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Place
      I had a great time, friendly place. Prices great, relaxed easy going crowd with enough of a buzz and laughter to stroke my interest. Karoke brings a lot of people out lots of laughs. Would drop in any time I am in Des Moines.

    • JudyM
      JudyM Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love it!
      Great prices. Well-made mixed drinks. Friendly and attentive staff. Ecclectic bunch on Friday Night. Mellow Saturday nights. Perfect place for us gals to meetup, visit and peoplewatch. Karoke on Fridays and can the boys sing!

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Never a dull moment
      You never know what to expect here, but it is friendly. Drinks are cheap and bartenders are friendly.

    • asbehtora
      asbehtora Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hey Kevin!!
      It's the only place I feel comfortable hanging out. Don't know many people there, but it's fun anyway. I always have fun giving the bartender crap.

    • 1DSMgayMAN
      1DSMgayMAN Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Buddy's Corral
      Cramped, noisy, smoke filled air, some staff problems. atmosphere, like being an old garage of basement.

      THEDUDES Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice bar needs to work on staff attitude.
      Nice place could get staff a litle more energized. All on all a good place.