Nightlife in Mankato

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

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

Up to 55% Off Bowling and American Food at Park Tavern

Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

$50 $29

Up to six people can enjoy an hour or bowling while munching on cuisine such as bacon-cheeseburger pizzas, chicken-dijon paninis, and salads

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

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

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

Tree Town Music Festival – Up to $213 Off Brad Paisley and Others

Tree Town Music Festival

Heritage Park

$179.76 $115

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Headliners include Brad Paisley and Toby Keith, plus rising stars Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert, Scotty McCreery, David Nail, and Tyler Farr

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

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

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Inside the family-owned Jumps & Downs, youngsters aged 1–8 tumble into a capacious ball pit, 5,000 balls strong—one of the many attractions that pepper the 3,600-square-foot facility. The indoor play center’s inflatables encourage airborne activities, building kids' motor skills every time they leap in one of the bounce houses, dive down the giant plush slide, or climb up the obstacle course. Groups of kids unleash cake-fueled manias on the playscape during birthday parties that come complete with all manner of festive accoutrements, including a private room, paper goods, invitations, and a copyright lawyer to make sure no scofflaw children sing "Happy Birthday" for free.

1155 Shakopee Town Sq.
Shakopee,
MN
US

Located roughly 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Canterbury Park is a popular destination for horseracing, poker, and casino games. The venue will transform into a stadium to host the AMA Pro K&N Filters Grand National Championship, a flat-track motorcycle race as fierce as an unloved naked mole rat in stiletto-heel boots. The all-day event begins with a vendor trade show and exhibition. Practice runs and an autograph session fill the afternoon, but the true action comes at 6 p.m., when the races begin. Riders will mount their custom-built bikes to race in mile, half-mile, and short-track heats on the sandy one-mile oval track. In all there are five heats, four qualifiers, and two championship races, which total 99 laps of racing. The victors will claim the ultimate title in flat-track racing but will not be granted pardon from outstanding library fees. Check out the day's full schedule here.

1100 Canterbury Rd S
Shakopee,
MN
US

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 Dr
Lakeville,
MN
US

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 27 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

After 13 years as a skydiver, Joseph Johnson leapt into a new mission: to become the first franchised skydiving operation in the country. With two locations in two states under his belt so far, he aims to rise above his competitors by offering distinctive features such as a choice of altitudes (13,000, 18,000, or 24,000 feet) and pre-jump training that equips skydivers with the ability to deploy, steer, and land their own chute, even when they’re flying tandem with a licensed instructor. Planes can carry as many as 17 people in one trip, making it ideal for group outings and airborne performances by jazz orchestras, and helmet cams capture the audio and visuals of the entire flight.

3234 230th St
Winsted,
MN
US

Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that compose America can unite in the common cause of toppling a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $4 value).

12200 Singletree Ln
Eden Prairie,
MN
US