Minnesota Nightlife

Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna – Up to 50% Off Comedy

CAMP Bar

$58 $29

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With a spot-on impersonation approved by creator Barry Humphries, Walters steps into Dame Edna's kitten heels for a night of laughs

Up to 48% Off Illusion Show

Burnsville Performing Arts Center

$38.04 $20

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Husband-and-wife magic team levitates and survives mind-bending illusions during shows filled with comedy and suspense

55% Off Bowling and American Food at Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

$110 $49

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

Jesters Comedy Improv – Half Off Comedy Show

Ol' Mexico Restaurante

$20 $10

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Six veteran improvisers transform audience suggestions into impromptu sketches

Comedy at the Courtyards – Up to 30% Off

Andover

$34.95 $25

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Comics from around the country follow a hearty buffet including brisket, pan-fried walleye, and a nacho bar

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

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

New Richmond

$30 $15

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

Up to 50% Off The Hookah Hideout

Roseville

$20 $10

Casual hookah lounge offers up over 50 Romman & Starbuzz tobacco flavors & five liquid additives including mango juice & milk

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

Up to 46% Off Cave Tour and Wine at 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

50% Off at Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill

Fridley

$30 $15

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Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pasta & steak served at a Sports bar with 43 pool tables, weekly entertainment featuring Bands, Djs & karaoke

Chelsea Handler — Up to 40% Off Comedy Show

Target Center

$76.47 $46

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Standup comic, "New York Times"-best selling author and host of E!'s "Chelsea Lately" shares raunchy tales of world travel

"The Doyle & Debbie Show" – Up to 50% Off Musical

New Century Theatre

$36 $18

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Musical comedy follows an aging country star and boisterous up-and-comer as they take one last shot at Nashville stardom

Mad Girl Productions Presents Sugar Art & Fashion Show – Up to 40% Off

Studio B at The Skyway Theater

$75 $45

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Festive evening of music, fashion, photography, and modern art champions the work of emerging and underground female artists

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Midwest Mountaineering can trace its origins back to 1970, when avid rock climber Rod Johnson found himself frustrated with the lack of climbing equipment available in Minneapolis. When Johnson returned from a voyage to California with a backpack full of gear, he decided to sell his accumulated goodies to friends and local climbers out of his own kitchen, calling his operation The Johnson Company. As his business grew, so did its inventory—expanding to include tents, skis, kayaks, and canoes. Rod’s business quickly became too big for his kitchen, eventually landing at its current location under the name Midwest Mountaineering.

Today, the store continues to equip outdoor adventurers with quality gear and apparel. A cheerful blue-and-red sign splays across its historic storefront, which houses racks of apparel and specialty equipment for an array of extreme sports that includes long-distance backpacking, paddling, and ice climbing. Kayaks and canoes, which customers may try out before purchasing during regular boat demonstrations, dangle from ceilings next to life preservers, and shoes, coats, and athletic gear line the exposed-brick walls. An enthusiastic staff of outdoor aficionados stands by to offer customers tips on finding optimal products and the best clothing lines to impress fashion-conscious wildlife, as well as lead regular instructional workshops, hands-on clinics, and special events.

309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
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In 1962, Lawrence William Yanz opened Hastings Bierstube, where he dished out German delicacies such as bratwursts, Reubens, and 6-ounce sirloin steaks. After his passing in 1983, his sons, Jim and Mike, started two new locations before forming a fourth with a family friend. The sons expanded Hastings Bierstube’s already extensive menu, introducing the Taste of Deutschland sampler platter, which features a selection of wienerschnitzel, sauerbraten, and house-made spaetzle.

Along with slinging authentic cuisine, the owners send lucky diners on vacations to Germany during giveaways, which fall on special occasions such as Oktoberfest and David Hasslehoff’s half birthday. For visitors remaining on American shores, the restaurants host weekly events, including bingo, open mics, karaoke, and live music.

7121 10th St N
Saint Paul,
MN
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With towering pillars and sweeping arches, the lobby at Paragon Chateau 14 resembles an official monument to the pleasures of moviegoing. Sony 4K HD digital projection systems flash current-run films onto each screen. In addition to a fully-stocked concession stand, the theater hosts The Lot, a lounge where moviegoers can order beer, wine, and soda served in hollowed-out Golden Globes and listen to live music.

3450 E Circle Dr. NE
Rochester,
Minnesota
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A tile on the floor inside Dubh Linh points the way to Dublin, warning that the journey is a long 4,657 miles. Despite that distance, locals needn’t travel at all to experience the energy of a real Irish pub. With house-brewed beers and tons of live entertainment, it’s not so hard imagine that just outside Dubh Linh’s doors lies its namesake city.

When creating the house’s beers, the brewmaster works in small batches, each of which makes about four to eight kegs’ worth of brew. To get your hands on a pint, you need only look to the wooden bar where each one resides. Spanning a variety of styles, the beers at any given time may include a citrusy double hop IPA, maple ale, a light peach radler, and a potato stout made from Idaho potatoes.

Alongside that labor of love, the kitchen plates a full menu of pub fare spiked with both Irish and local flavors. Fresh-smoked Lake Superior trout opens meals before diners move on to plates of tender corned beef and cabbage. Six unique wings platters require a choice between sauces such as Wexford buffalo and spicy garlic. Once stomachs are full, regular events keep the festivities going. Whether coming for trivia, free pool on game nights, or comedy shows, there’s something here for every taste.

109 W Superior St
Duluth,
MN
US

When the amusement value of people-watching starts to wear off, shoppers at the Mall of America can ascend to the fourth floor to Rick Bronson's House of Comedy for professionally dispensed laughs. In front of walls painted with off-kilter murals of the city skyline, nationally renowned comedians riff and banter on a thrust stage that makes it easy for audience members to offer hearty handshakes after each good joke. Meanwhile, guests munch pizza, burgers, and northern treats such as poutine and cheese curds. Past standup superstars include Norm MacDonald, Steve-O, Tom Green, and a who's-who of comics seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman.

408 E Broadway
Bloomington,
MN
US

Since 1956, Dick's Bar & Grill's welcoming waitstaff and suds-wielding barkeeps have filled bellies with classic American fare and frosty on-tap brews while its patrons socialize over bingo and other activities. Dick's menu brims with savory pub fare, from house-made pizzas ($9.25+) to a breaded pork tenderloin ($6.95+). Wild Turkey bourbon buffalo wings ($7.50) strum twangy tones accompanied by a percussion section of cool blue cheese. Chefs sizzle half-pound beef patties, melt monterey jack and cheddar, and stack crisp bacon slices for the Real Billy burger, sweetened with smoky barbecue sauce ($9.25). Reminisce about the days of barrel-transportation and 30-piece-choir telegrams with a cold draft beer such as local brewer Schell's dark beer ($4.50), Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss ($3.95), or Killian's Irish Red ale ($3.95).

205 Central Ave
Osseo,
MN
US