Locating a bachelor party in Minneapolis during the summertime is as easy as walking with your head up along Nicollet Mall or Hennepin Avenue on a Saturday night. Oftentimes, a bachelor party and a bachelorette party cross paths in-between nightclub stints and simply high five, giggle, or hoot and holler. As someone who has planned, executed, and survived a rousing bachelor party in Minneapolis, this article is packed with insider knowledge, hidden gems, and necessary stops. It’s also worth noting that Minnestay, one of the state’s largest vacation rental management companies, has a fleet of luxurious city lofts on all four corners of Downtown Minneapolis, most notably in North Loop. Today, we’re going to provide you with a plethora of Downtown Minneapolis bachelor party ideas, including where to eat, where to dance, and where to laugh.

Bachelor Party in Minneapolis: Live Entertainment

On the surface, seemingly every bachelor party in Minneapolis is precisely the same: you explore the city, you eat, you drink, and you dance. However, it’s important to keep in mind that many restaurants, bars, and event venues truly stand out among the rest. It’s always a good idea to center your long-awaited party around an event, whether that’s a Twins win, a live performance at Prince’s former playground (First Avenue), or a summer music festival. Below, you’ll find five entertainment options, including a “self-guided brewery tour.” North Loop boasts Modist Brewing and Inbound Brewco, but feel free to branch out to Surly Brewing, Lakes & Legends, and 56 Brewing if you have a sober ride (or some Uber bucks).

  • Self-Guided Brewery Tour

Top 5 Downtown Nightclubs

There’s certainly no shortage of nightclubs in Downtown Minneapolis, especially along Hennepin Avenue. And, to avoid wasting time bar-hopping, we’ve compiled our five favorite clubs that even your mother would find savory. Remember: many clubs have a dress code. So, tell the boys to dress business casual (no hats and certainly no Twins or Vikings gear). We always direct guests to The Pourhouse on 5th Street. This multi-level sports bar transforms into an adult playground after dark on weekends. A hidden passageway through the second-level bookshelf leads to a secret room and the back-alley “Hideout.”

Top 5 Dining Options

There are over 100 restaurants and bars in and around Downtown. So, of course, it’s never easy selecting just one destination that best suits your group of guys. However, the five selections (as seen below) are perfect for just about every type of bachelor party in Minneapolis. Remember to book a reservation several weeks (or months) in advance to ensure a table for the whole gang. Whether you’re looking for prime steak (Murray’s), mouthwatering Italian (Bar La Grossa), or outdoor seating (The Freehouse), you’ll find that Minneapolis has it all.

Luxurious Group- Friendly Lofts in Minneapolis

Our worldly concierge team gets asked quite a bit about potential bachelor party ideas in Minnesota, and they typically point those travelers in the direction of Downtown. However, the Brainerd Lakes area and Lake Minnetonka are both alluring in their own right. Give us a call today at 612-216-5511 to get matched with a vacation rental that aligns with your group’s size, budget, and desired location. You can also check the availability of our Minneapolis condos and Lake Minnetonka house rentals at any time. Book our waterfront rentals in Minneapolis here!