Nightlife in Minnetonka

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 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

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

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

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

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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Hopkins Tavern gives customers plenty of reasons to stop in, offering 32 local, regional, and craft beers on tap and pub fare ranging from wings to cheese curds. But the staff knows how to keep patrons entertained as well as satiated. Along with daily happy hours, the tavern hosts birthday beer bash Fridays and bar bingo nights. Twins fans can look forward to watching each game live on the bar’s TVs alongside the affordable drink specials that flow during each live game.

819 Mainstreet
Hopkins,
MN
US

Conversation at Mainstreet Bar & Grill moves in buzzing orbits around pool tables, live musicians, and big-screen and projection TVs broadcasting Minnesota Viking games. Banter slows to a halt as half-pound burgers and chicken sandwiches arrive with occasional adventurous twists, such as sliced pineapple or Cajun spices. Button-tufted red leather booths line one wall, where patrons chow down under railroad crossing signs and vintage soda signs. Thursday nights acoustic open mic shows let songwriters try out new songs when cover bands aren’t performing past hits or reading aloud from Elvis’s partially completed crossword puzzles.

814 Mainstreet
Hopkins,
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

When it comes to grilling meat, The Prairie Tap House's executive chef, Phil Dvorak, draws upon the traditions of Baltimore to craft pit meats, which he marinates for three days with a secret housemade spice recipe. Afterward, he slow-cooks each cut over an oak-fired grill, thinly slices it, and serves it on a locally baked Kaiser roll.

With this meticulous method, Dvorak sears 10 meats, including pork served with buttermilk slaw and beef served with crisp white onions and house made creamy horseradish sauce. The rest of The Prairie Tap House's menu sticks to more traditional pub food, albeit with an upscale twist, from Korean beef lettuce wraps to handmade pastas tossed with lobster, bacon, and creamy toasted-fennel sauce. Along with 30 wines, bartenders complement feasts with 35 draft beers and more than 50 brews doled out in bottles, cans, or a server's gloved hands cupped together.

8251 Flying Cloud Dr.
Eden Prairie,
MN
US

In a series of black and white portraits that pop against the backdrop of rich burgundy walls, smiling farm workers stationed around the world stand amid their crops, tools in hand. The photographs are the first hint at Peoples Organic Coffee & Wine Café's mission to link ingredients back to their source. The second hint is the menu, which boasts a roster of local farms: the ham comes from Fischer Farm, the chicken sausage from Schultz Farm, and the bison from Eichtens Family Farm. Chefs spotlight these free-range meats in wholesome burgers, wraps, and salads, which they enhance with fresh, organic veggies and housemade sauces. To complement meals, the café boasts a beer menu filled with choices from local breweries such as the limited-supply Surly and Fulton. Additionally, its wine selection runneth over with biodynamic, organic, and sustainable varietals, which are tastier than their unsustainable counterpart, unicorn tears.

3545 Galleria
Edina,
MN
US

Over the last 50 years, The Park Tavern has perfected the convivial trifecta of eating, drinking, and bowling. A menu of gourmet burgers and traditional pub fare mingles with a drink menu of domestic and imported beers and wines for between-frame refueling. On Mondays, the alley fills with high-energy tunes, and bowling balls careen all night during the $5 all-you-can-bowl nights. The Park Tavern rolls out its varied bowling buffets for corporate events, birthday parties, or the anniversary of the end of bowling prohibition during the Nixon administration.

3401 Louisiana Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US