Nightlife in Fridley

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

Huge Improv Theater – Up to 50% Off Improv Show

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Huge Improv Theater

$22 $11

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Weekly show features veteran players in long-form improv performances

Jesters Comedy Improv – Half Off Comedy Show

Jesters Comedy Improv

Ol' Mexico Restaurante

$20 $10

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Six veteran improvisers transform audience suggestions into impromptu sketches

Joke Joint Comedy Club – Up to 34% Off Standup

Joke Joint Comedy Club

Joke Joint Comedy Club

$38 $25

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Local and touring comics take the stage while audiences enjoy appetizers

48% Off Burgers and Drinks at Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub 

Tom Reid Hockey City Pub

Tom Reid Hockey City Pub

$28.90 $15

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Hockey great Tom Reid's pub grills up traditional and unique burgers, pairing them with local brews and tasty wines

53% Off Hopkins Brew Fest at Hopkins Tavern

Hopkins Brew Fest

Hopkins

$40 $19

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From complimentary glasses, guests sample up to 60 beers from 30 breweries while live music plays at outdoor brew and raspberry fest

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy – Up to 53% Off

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy

South Loop

$40 $19

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TV-tested comics such as Ian Bagg from Comedy Central and Sarah Tiana from Reno 911 light the stage

Up to 56% Off Whiskey Tour and Tasting

45th Parallel Distillery

New Richmond

$30 $15

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

Up to 46% Off Cave Tour and Wine at Luna Rossa

Luna Rossa

Stillwater

$58.97 $32

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

55% Off Painting Event with Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate

Next Chapter Vineyard

Lanesburgh

$130 $59

Sip on wine paired with cheese and chocolate while using acrylic paints to create take-home masterpieces; 11 dates in August available

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting

Wild Mountain Winery

Taylors Falls

$59 $29

Tour the rolling landscape of the St. Croix River Valley, taste wines, and take home a bottle and souvenir glasses

Up to 40% Off at Sand Creek Brewing Company

Sand Creek Brewing Company

Black River Falls

$24 $15

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

46% Off Burgers and Beer at Bo's 'N Mine

Bo's 'N Mine

River Falls

$35.40 $19

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

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Hinterland Vineyards

Clara City

$51.90 $25

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

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Steel Toe Brewery's founder was a home brewer, fermenting beer in his bedroom overnight, until the gurgling sounds of the carboy began to disturb his wife's sleep. Origin stories like these are just one of the attractions of Taproom Tours' brewery tours, which also explore the Belgian yeast of Boom Island Brewing, celebrate session ales at 612 Brew, and enable sud savoring in the wood-paneled taproom at Indeed Brewing Company. Visitors taste sample brews at each location, and, helped along by a knowledgeable guide, explore the breweries' inner workings until they have learned every yeast strain's first name and favorite sports team.

10821 Kumquat Street Northwest
Coon Rapids,
MN
US

In 1996, the Pro Billiards Tour declared Jimmy Wetch to be the fifth-best billiards player in the world. Now, the pro circulates among the 20 emerald felt plots at Jimmy's Pro Billiards, chatting with fellow billiards enthusiasts. At 9-foot and 7-foot Diamond and Gold Crown tables, players sink colorful spheres, and snooker tables encourage them to yell “snooker” as loud as they can. The staccato snap of the cue against a ball rhythmically fills the 10,000 feet of airy, high-ceilinged space. In the kitchen, the staff slices deli meats and pairs hand-pattied burgers with hand-cut french fries and beers with manually placed bubbles.

4040 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Since 1986, 7th Street Tavern, formerly known as Champps Americana, has served up burgers and classic American dishes, satiating sports fans and families with a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Amid the sunlit dining room, diners at wooden tabletops have views of 25 TVs broadcasting sports games, competing with a cluster of arcade games for eyes' attention. Chefs cater to taste buds by plumping up pastas with chicken, shrimp, and vegetables and piling rolls with beef patties, barbecued pulled pork, and spicy buffalo chicken. Behind the bar, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails and margaritas and fill goblets with an expansive selection of draft beers and wine. The bar and grill draws guests with regular specials and events throughout the week, including daily happy hours, Thursday-night trivia, and Sunday brunch. Every Tuesday, the restaurant serves up free meals to children, as a magician saunters table to table, entertaining kids with tricks and balloon art, crafting replacement siblings on request.

2397 Palmer Dr
Saint Paul,
MN
US

The year 1927 saw Babe Ruth’s Yankees dominate pro baseball and the precursor to Big Louie's Bar and Grill—Main Street Tavern—open in Minneapolis. In addition to depicting athletes from that bygone era, the Big Louie’s menu catalogs an array of traditional American bar and grill fare. From boneless wings to fish ‘n’ chips, the cuisine roster has even more depth than the famed Yankees lineup of ’27. The restaurant further establishes its entertainment value by hosting karaoke and bingo and by not allowing recitations of real-estate-law books.

790 County Rd. D
New Brighton,
MN
US

In 1960, James Welsch's grandfather purchased a then 56-year-old tavern, breathing new life to an old establishment and kicking off what would be a longstanding staple in the Arden Hills community, Three Welsch generations later, the eatery—now more than a century old—still dishes up a menu of comfort food ranging from housemade pizzas to open-faced meatloaf sandwiches. In addition to serving up drinks at the bar, the establishment regularly hosts live comedy events, including improv-style readings of the daily specials.

4703 U.S. 10
Arden Hills,
MN
US

Under the tutelage of Energy Dance Center's skilled instructors, groovers and twirlers ages 1–18 can actively engage in the art of dance. Tots and toddlers in the Rising Stars Summer Sessions I and II can work on coordination and basic motor skills during the Creative Movement class ($50) or try ballet and tap ($55). Young gents ages 4 and up can perfect moves at the Boys-Only Hip-Hop class ($55). Session I's Ballet, Jazz, and Tap classes for ages 5–7, 7–9, and 9–11 (all $68) use positive reinforcement to build graceful boogying skills, while Session II's Recreational Hip-Hop classes for 5- to 8-year-olds ($55), 9- to 12-year-olds ($55), and kids 13 and up ($55) inspire students to break out into spontaneous pop-and-lock routines during family road trips.

235 County Road 81
Osseo,
MN
US