DES MOINES, Iowa – Patrons at a West Des Moines bar were surprised when celebrity couple Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore showed up unannounced and partied until closing time at 2 a.m.
Kutcher is a native of the eastern Iowa town of Homestead and was visiting family with Moore and her daughter, Scout. They received a text message from Los Angeles-based disc Jockey, DJ AM — Adam Goldstein — who was performing at the nightclub Aura on Sunday evening, the couple told bar patrons.
Moore and Kutcher split their time between an isolated VIP booth and the DJ booth, where Kutcher jumped around enthusiastically.
They drank Voss water, Red Bull, Heineken and Corona. And when Moore visited the restroom, the bar cleared it for her.
Moore was not friendly to those attempting to take pictures, telling them to get away. Some patrons taking pictures were asked to leave the bar.
As the bar was closing at 2 a.m. Kutcher tried unsuccessfully to arrange for a helicopter to take his family home.
"I contacted every pilot I know, and I couldn't get a hold of anyone with a helicopter," bar manager Mike Caudle said.
Kutcher also couldn't find a limo on short notice, so Caudle had his security personnel drive the group the 100 miles home in his Cadillac Escalade.