Nightlife in Farmington

$17 for $30 Worth of Lunch or Brunch for Two or More at Turf Club

Turf Club

Snelling & University

Renowned entertainment venue pairs live music with hearty burgers, flatbread sandwiches, and classic brunch dishes

$30 $17

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Led Zeppelin 2 at Varsity Theater on Saturday, January 3, at 9 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Led Zeppelin 2

Varsity Theater

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This popular tribute act re-stages famous gigs from Zeppelin’s storied history complete with Robert Plant-esque vocal histrionics

$19.95 $9.99

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Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall on January 29 (Up to 50% Off)

"Future Classics" or "Symphony in 60: West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet"

Orchestra Hall

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World premieres from the Composer Institute; Jets and Montagues duel with Sharks and Capulets in a “West Side Story/Romeo & Juliet” program

$29 $15

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"Show X" on Monday Nights at HUGE Improv Theater, Through December 29 (Up to 53% Off)

"Show X"

Huge Improv Theater

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Weekly show features veteran players in long-form improv performances

$29.78 $14

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“A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol” at New Century Theatre on November 28–January 4 (Up to 40% Off)

"A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol"

New Century Theatre

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Dickens’s holiday fable gets a Minnesota-style makeover in this musical about a grumpy bar owner who chooses snowmobiling over Christmas

$30 $18

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Children's Theatre Company Presents "Peter Pan The Musical" on April 30–June 21 (Up to 26% Off)

Children's Theatre Company presents "Peter Pan"

Children's Theatre Company

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Peter Pan sings and soars around the stage as he fends off the villainous Captain Hook with the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell

$38 $28

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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$27 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Take-Home Bottle of Wine at Wild Mountain Winery ($52 Value)

Wild Mountain Winery

Taylors Falls

While surrounded by the rolling landscape of the St. Croix River Valley, students learn how to appreciate, drink, serve, and store wine

$52 $27

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Beer Flight and Pint Glasses for Two or Four at Sand Creek Brewing Company (Up to 40% Off)

Sand Creek Brewing Company

Black River Falls

Enjoy flights of beer from a selection of 10 year-round and seasonal brews, such as Oscar’s Chocolate Stout and Sand Creek Hard Lemonade

$24 $15

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Sandwiches, 1/3-Pound Burgers, or Wraps with Beer for Two or Four at Bo's 'N Mine (46% Off)

Bo's 'N Mine

River Falls

Burgers made with Pierce County meat in nine varieties, including the Packer Backer bacon burger and the Jerk Burger covered in jerk spices

$35.40 $19

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"An Evening of Holiday Comedy" at Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts on Saturday, December 27 (Up to 51% Off)

An Evening of Holiday Comedy

Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts

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Storytelling funnyman C. Willi Myles performs with actor and former “SNL” writer Scott Novotny

$20.50 $10

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$43 for Beer-Flight Package with Growler at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. ($72 Value)

Lift Bridge Brewing Co.

Stillwater

Take home a pint glass, T-shirt, hat, and growler filled with Lift Bridge craft beer

$72 $43

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Whiskey Tour and Tasting for Two, Four, or Eight with Glasses at 45th Parallel Distillery (Up to 53% Off)

45th Parallel Distillery

New Richmond

Explore the complex amber flavors of a small-batch whiskey distilled from local grains, then aged and bottled onsite

$34 $19

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Cave Tour with Appetizer and Wine for Two or Four at Luna Rossa (Up to 46% Off)

Luna Rossa

Stillwater

Wine and Italian appetizers conclude a walking tour of 18th-century brewing caves that have been important in Stillwater’s history

$58.97 $32

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New Years Eve Special Event Featuring Kristin Anderson with Dinner for One or Two (Up to 50% Off)

New Years Eve Special Event featuring Kristin Anderson

Comedy at the Courtyards

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A standup comic (and auctioneer) spins tart tales of motherhood and relationships at a New Year’s party with dinner, dancing, and champagne

$60 $30

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Wine and Spirit Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery (Up to 50% Off)

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Eau Claire

After sampling small-batch wines and spirits, guests can enjoy a glass of wine at the Tasting Lounge, plus $10 off any bottle purchase

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles of Wine and Souvenir Glasses at Hinterland Vineyards (Up to 54% Off)

Hinterland Vineyards

Clara City

Made from Minnesota-grown grapes, this vineyard’s blended wines include two recent award winners—the Happy Creek Red and La Crescent

$51.90 $25

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Select Local Merchants

Mario and Nina Pelagalli use recipes passed down from family members from Rome and Naples as the blueprints for Casa Nostra Pizzeria & Ristorante's Italian cuisine. As the owners revealed to Sun Thisweek, Nina's mother creates the restaurant's sauces from scratch to ensure they carry on the family tradition of culinary excellence. Her concoctions blanket the 25 pastas on Casa Nostra's dinner menu, which also includes pizzas, paninis, and veal and chicken entrees. Having recently taken over a neighboring bar, the Pelagallis' restaurant now accommodates even more guests with roomier dining quarters and an expanded liquor stock. Evening entertainment includes Frank Sinatra tributes that pay homage to the crooner's singing ability and talent for intermittently firing blue lasers from his eyes.

20198 Heritage Drive
Lakeville,
MN
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From its humble origins as a soda fountain in 1930s Saint Paul, Green Mill Restaurant and Bar has grown into a franchise with more than 28 locations all over Minnesota and the Midwest. As TV screens blast sports news in the background, patrons at each eatery dine on a menu of classic American and pizzeria fare. Thick, hand-pressed burgers form bunned towers with hefty toppings such as smoked bacon, haystack onions, and chipotle mayo. Families looking to bond can practice fractions on regular, deep-dish, or thin and crispy pizzas or group juggling acts with samplers of juicy wings. In addition to pastas and salads, each location's bar carries a varied drink menu that includes draft beers such as Blue Moon and Samuel Adams alongside wine, martinis, and margaritas.

17733 Kenwood Trl
Lakeville,
MN
US

Sixty-four tables populate Shooters' 22,000-square-foot billiardland. Some are Valley and Diamond coin-operated tables, and others are Brunswick Gold Crown tables designed for professional play, with flawless felt and wood that welcomes elbows like the moon welcomes a handsome astronaut. Observe the physics of a well-played bank shot from the ample seating surrounding each table. Shooters' rates are hourly and depend on the number of people at a table. Before 7 p.m., one to four players play for $3.75 an hour per person; after 7 p.m., hourly rates are $5.25 for one player, $4.75 for two players, $4.25 for three players, and $3.75 for four players. On weekends after 8 p.m., rates rise an additional $0.25 per hour.

1934 Cliff Rd E
Burnsville,
MN
US

On any given night, the crowd at McKracken’s might be gobbling up appetizers and pizza from the late-night menu, available until 1 a.m., and hanging out until the bar’s lights go dim an hour later. As regulars often stay late playing pool or watching sports on the room’s many flat-screen TVs, the pub’s proprietors team up with Last Call Car Service on Friday and Saturday nights to bring customers and their vehicles home safely for free within 10 miles of the pub.

On afternoons and evenings, bartenders pour top-shelf spirits, cocktails, and draft and bottled beers that complement McKracken’s regular menu of pub classics. Smoked pig wings come from the kitchen tossed in sauces such as habanero or mahogany, the tasty alternative to licking a coffee table, and six burgers offer protein options from veggie to pork shoulder. As groups chat during McKracken’s weekend breakfast or into the night, the remodeled space keeps them entertained with flat-screen TVs, pool tables, darts, and live music every Friday and Saturday night.

3120 Highway 13 W
Burnsville,
MN
US

The shelves of Burnsville Ale House's kitchen are lined with secrets. Hand-formed Angus beef patties mixed with Guinness and a special blend of seasonings sizzle alongside meatloaf and pizza made from carefully guarded recipes, each allowing chefs to surprise and delight diners with every meal. Housemade cheese sauce canoodles with pasta in adult mac 'n' cheese, and subtly spiced mayo plays off the asian cucumbers in the chicken bahn mi sandwich. Less secret are the Ale House's other perks: karaoke, poker, and live-music nights entice guests for reasons other than the gourmet burgers, and an outdoor deck encourages the time-honored tradition of eating an entire pound of wings al fresco.

3809 State 13 West
Burnsville,
MN
US

The "Thunder" in Thunder Valley Bar & Grill is a reference to the sound of roaring engines just outside the bar's door, where bikers park their hogs before heading inside for a platter of homemade fried chicken or a whopping half-pound juicy lucy. These guys can't be satisfied with just a hamburger patty stuffed with cheese, so Thunder Valley fills its famed Ninja Lucy with jalape?os before topping it off with a spicy inferno sauce. The only thing that can distract them from the delicious food and cold beers is the bar's live entertainment, which ranges from trivia nights to broadcasts of the local moto-rugby team, the Minnesota Motorboyz.

3809 Highway 13
Burnsville,
MN
US