Manned by professional drivers, the pedal-powered Traveling Tap carts up to 16 passengers around Minneapolis and Saint Paul via one of three routes listed here. It's up to guests to supply their favorite beers, wines, or malt beverages which the personal bartender pours into cups or stores in the bar-on-wheels’ built-in coolers. Throw on your ear-flap cap and goulashes for early season rides or let the misting system keep you cool on warm summer days. Traveling Tap also boasts adjustable seats to fit all sizes, seat backs, and a smooth ride even Grandma would enjoy. Listen to tunes from a six-speaker overhead stereo while you take in the sights and sounds of the Twin Cities on each 7-mile-per-hour trek.
Joke Joint Comedy Club packs its schedule with touring comics and local stars, restocking spectators' mirth supplies during several shows every week. Audiences can browse a wide selection of humorists, whose collective resumé includes appearances on Comedy Central and Showtime’s Louie Anderson Presents. Housed in the historic Diamond Jim's Supper Club, the auditorium seats up to 200 chucklers at tables, where they can comfortably rest their elbows and laugh-track cassettes during performances.
As the only on-site brew-it-yourself brewery in the Midwest, Vine Park provides almost all necessary equipment (wine, corks, helpful services) for a fun batch-brewing session for up to three people per kettle. Like a finely aged bag of chocolate cheese-puff mix, blended fruit wines take only 30 minutes to prepare but can be enjoyed after six weeks of aging. Savor flavors such as peach apricot chardonnay, wildberry Shiraz, or pomegranate zinfandel after completing the brewing supervised by a friendly brew coach’s expert eye (his left eye). After a half-hour wine-blending session, wine batches will ferment for six weeks before being bottled into 28 to 30 bottles. Bottles are not included with this Groupon (they cost $1.40 each, and a batch big enough for this session costs $42), but you are welcome to bring your own clean bottles and Vine Park will help you sanitize them onsite. This Groupon can also be used to upgrade to a regular wine brewing.
Hockey memorabilia covers every wall at Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub, and Tom himself makes appearances regularly. Come game days, the bar fills with hollering fans cheering for the player with the best figure eight. The kitchen's menu of grilled burgers, sandwiches, and hot dogs blends traditional and unique takes on the pub fare. The Jet Burger tosses Canadian bacon, provolone, and mayo on a patty, and the Montreal Toastie sees an all-beef dog buried in mustard, coleslaw, and chopped onion on a hamburger bun. Tom's beer selection includes Canadian and local options, and the wine list ranges from red to white with rosé in the middle.
Gorge on classic comfort fare while watching men play sports on a television with today's Groupon. For $10, you'll get $20 worth of grub and nonalcoholic guzzle at Skinner's Pub and Eatery, a neighborhood eatery specializing in bar bites and beverages.
Tucked in the basement level of a historic St. Paul building, the Artists' Quarter has a subterranean, classic vibe evoking a bygone era. The club is owned by working jazz musicians, who designed a sound, look and feel for the optimal live experience.