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Great Escape and Social temporarily suspends service to our valued customers effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12pm. With the extension of the National Guidelines for COVID-19, we plan to reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020. In the meantime, we may open Social for carry out. We will keep everyone informed via social media and our website.

Great Escape Is Your Home For Family Fun In Des Moines

Great Escape – The Ultimate Experience and Social – Eats & Crafts (new restaurant located in Great Escape) has recently renovated, rebranded and restructured the facility. The mission for this new business is to create a valuable experience every day, in every way, for everyone.

Great Escape specializes in group events, corporate group outings, team building activities, VIP boutique bowling suite, adult and youth birthday parties, open bowling, bowling leagues, laser tag, arcade, great food and great fun.

At Social – Eats & Crafts you will find a menu inspired by modern American cuisine. Social represents great food and a variety of craft beers. Social – Eats & Crafts offers 30 draft beers with 26 craft beers.  Learn more about Social.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 11am-12am
Actual close time dictated by business. Call first!

Open Bowling Times

Monday: 11am-5:30pm; 9:15pm-Close
Tuesday: 12:30pm-5:30pm; 9:15pm-Close
Wednesday: 10am-5:30pm; 9:15pm-Close
Thursday: 11am-Close
Friday: 11am-Close
Saturday: 11am-Close
Sunday: 9am-3:30pm; 7:15pm-Close

All reservations must be booked 48 hours prior.

Now Open!

50 Game Arcade

Prize Redemption Store

Virtual Reality

State-of-the-Art Laser Tag Arena

Come on in and check out all of our new attractions!

Celebrate your Group Outing or Event at Great Escape!

Great Escape is the premier choice for your upcoming holiday party or event! We have just what you need to make this year's event memorable.

From your company outing, office holiday party, or maybe your own family celebrations, Great Escape has the space, attractions (bowling, laser tag, arcade, etc.) and food to make all those attending happy!

Sounds pretty great right? Then don't wait and secure your date today!

Get more information about the experience now!​

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