508508 1st Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 55403 +1-612-339-0036
Perfect for a night out that won't break the bank, 508 is committed to providing guests with a fun atmosphere and affordable food and cocktails. With two levels, three bars, comfy booths and high-top seating, there is plenty of room for large crowds. Nightly drink specials offer price breaks on already affordable cocktails, and the bar often features $2 taps. A fun martini menu is available, featuring everything from a classic Grey Goose martini to a Jack Daniels-based martini. Pick your poison and soak up the atmosphere at this friendly, relaxed club.
508 Bar and Restaurant508 1st Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55402 US +1-612-339-0036
DOWNTOWN. Popular with sports fans for its beer selection and plenty of wide-screen TVs, the 508 transforms into a dance club on Fridays and Saturdays. A great place for singles, the 508 has fantastic happy hour prices and no cover charge.
Acme Comedy Co.708 N 1st St Minneapolis, MN 55401 US +1-612-338-6393
WAREHOUSE DISTRICT. A hot spot for stand-up comedy, this club showcases nationally recognized comics as well as unknown locals and well-worth-seeing newcomers. Acts range from energetic and clean (but sarcastic) observations of life and relationships to witty, risk-taking commentary. Dinner and show packages are available; call for details.
Annex528 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403 +1-612-338-1730
Energetic and lively, Annex is one of the most popular dance clubs in the Twin Cities area. DJs play a wide variety of music, including top 40, house, rock and hip hop, and the dance floor is always crowded. Drink specials are popular, and the state-of-the-art audio/visual system provides the perfect club atmosphere. If you're hungry, dine at the adjacent Lone Tree, featuring an extensive menu of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and wraps. Stop by between 9:30 and 10:30 on Friday and Saturday nights for free drinks!
Aqua400 1st Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 55401 +1-612-232-3232
Dress to the nines and head out to Aqua for a stylish night on the town. Attracting celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jesse Metcalfe, Mandy Moore, Shaquille O'Neal, Holly Madison and even Prince, Aqua is definitely one of the top clubs in Minneapolis. The blue-tinted club features decidedly modern décor and three levels of VIP access. Aqua also boasts a popular assortment of weekly events, hosting exclusive special events like the Ducati VIP Party. Don't plan on wearing your tennis shoes and jeans-the dress code is taken seriously at this Minneapolis nightspot.
Bar Abilene1300 Lagoon Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415 US +1-612-825-2525
UPTOWN. Ropes and saddles foster a Southwestern theme at this upscale hangout, furthered by delicious Tex-Mex cuisine and a truly exhaustive tequila selection (about 100 brands). A pleasant patio provides a place to eat and drink on temperate evenings, but you'll probably want to move inside as the night progresses and the singles scene picks up. Choose from a healthy array of beers on tap, or get in the spirit with a signature margarita like the Green Iguana one of over 25 'rita choices. DJs get your toes tapping on weekends.
Barbette1600 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55408 US +1-612-827-5710
UPTOWN. Named in honor famed French circus performer Vander Clyde, this edgy-yet-cozy neighborhood spot is a terrific place to soak in some European vibes, enjoy expertly-prepared cookery, and sample amazing selections of wine. Local and organic ingredients figure prominently in the daily offerings, whether it's a delicious breakfast-something or free-range organic pork. Other tidbits worth noting: great happy hour prices on appetizers, wine and taps Monday-Friday and frequent live music.
Bar Fly711 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403 +1-612-333-6100
A popular downtown spot, Bar Fly features two rooms and a number of talented DJs, providing a lively and fun club experience. Located inside the Skyway Theater, this dance club has a vibe that's all its own, and hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. From go-go dancers to various nightly cocktail specials, you'll find it all at Bar Fly. Enjoy an exclusive night in the VIP lounge or mingle with the patrons in the Boom Boom Room; the night is yours for the taking!
Bev's Wine Bar250 3rd Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55401 +1-612-337-0102
Situated in Minneapolis's Warehouse District, Bev's Wine Bar is a small establishment with a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere that makes everyone feel at ease. Bev's intimate interior space is dimly lit with exposed-brick walls and comfy chairs. Pop open a bottle of vintage wine and enjoy some quiet conversation as you munch on one of Bev's small plate items. The mushroom pate and exotic cheese plate are especially good choices, though everything on the menu is delicious. Bev's is a welcome break from the many busy, crowded and often pretentious Twin City hangouts.
Bobino Café and Wine Bar222 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55414 +1-612-623-3301
Situated across the river near downtown Minneapolis, Bobino Café and Wine Bar is an incredibly romantic spot for a date or an intimate group gathering. Guests can dine in their cozy indoor dining area, or, when the weather is nice, dine outside on a lovely outdoor patio. Choose the perfect bottle from their extensive wine selection, or drink by the glass and try a few different varietals. Menu options are equally tempting, ranging from grilled halibut to juicy steaks and flavorful dessert sorbet. Bobino's is perfect for a relaxed meal accompanied by some of the finest wines available.