Nightlife & Music

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Rooftop Dining

On a beautiful summer day, we all want to be outside. That might mean grabbing a drink or dinner on a patio or rooftop. So, that got us wondering: Where’s the Best Rooftop Dining in Minnesota?

07/09/2014

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Best Bars With Ladies’ Nights In Minnesota

Hit these local bars, lounges and nightclubs to have a special night out with your favorite ladies.

07/03/2014

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Best Fourth Of July Parties In Minnesota

Summer is here again, and with it comes Fourth of July parties all across the state. Where will you celebrate?

06/26/2014

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Fourth Of July Cocktail Recipes

A few ideas for Fourth of July cocktails.

06/19/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: Katie Greeman, Of Spill The Wine

If you’re a wine lover, there’s nothing better than sharing a glass with good friends. Spill the Wine on Lake Street is a perfect hangout to do that.

06/17/2014

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Best Bars With Board Games In Minnesota

In Minnesota, several local bars are bringing back popular board games and making them available to bar-goers. Next time you’re in one of these neighborhoods, check out the local bar with the happening board games.

06/12/2014

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Best Bars To Bean Bag Toss In Minnesota

Recreational sports in bars make for good mixers. Bean bag toss is an especially good socializer because anyone can do it.

06/05/2014

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Best Rum Cocktails In Minnesota

The island is calling you. If you’re currently unable to answer, try a rum cocktail at these local lounges and bars instead.

05/29/2014

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Best Sports Bars To Watch World Cup Soccer In Minnesota

Everyone’s a soccer fan during the World Cup! Check out any of these bars that cater to the soccer fan and enjoy the games.

05/22/2014

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Best Late-Night Happy Hours In Minnesota

Five metro establishments stand out among the many that offer food and drink at desirable prices later in the evening.

05/15/2014

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Best Pop Dance Clubs In Minnesota

If looking to dance the night away, be it with a group of friends or completely alone, these clubs will keep you moving.

05/08/2014

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Best Electronic Bands In Minnesota

Plug in to these great electronic bands in Minnesota.

05/01/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Meat Raffle

Meat raffles are as much a part of Minnesota culture as hot dish and hockey. And if you walk into a VFW or American Legion on a weekend night, it’s a good bet you’ll find one in progress. But where can you find the best?

04/24/2014

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Best Bars For Cinco De Mayo In Minnesota

Party hard for Cinco de Mayo at these local bars.

04/24/2014

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Best Bars For Different ‘Scenes’ In Minnesota

Here are four trendy, artsy and exclusive watering holes where hipsters hang out, plus one bonus bar for everybody.

04/17/2014

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Best Boozy Brunches In Minnesota

You made it to the weekend, and you deserve a sumptuous brunch with drinks as good as the food.

04/10/2014

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Best Trivia Nights In Minnesota

As many as 40 bars host trivia matches every week night. Find one you like and join in the fun.

04/03/2014

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Best Cover Bands In Minnesota

These five popular Minnesota cover bands deserve a look.

03/27/2014

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Best Bars To Watch Hockey In Minnesota

Watch hockey in one of the hockey state’s best bars.

03/20/2014

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Best Bars With A Rotating Beer Menu In Minnesota

Appreciate a craft beer in a Minnesota bar.

03/13/2014

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Best 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Bars In Minnesota

No need to sit at home on St. Patrick’s Day with so many fun bars to visit.

03/06/2014

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Best Cigar Bars In Minnesota

For a classy place to puff on the world’s best cigars, check out one of these Minnesota cigar bars.

02/27/2014

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Best Bars For Billiards In Minnesota

The best places to have a drink and shoot some pool can be found right here.

02/20/2014

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Best Places For Day Drinking In Minnesota

If you’re looking for a solid place to drink while the sun is still out, try one of these local institutions.

02/13/2014

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Best Bowling Alleys For A Night Out In Minnesota

A night of bowling is always a good time. For Minnesota’s best bowling alleys, check out this list.

02/06/2014

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Kat Perkins Live With WCCO Radio!

Kat Perkins gave a live performance in the Cambria Gallery on 7th, hosted by WCCO Radio’s John Williams!

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Backstreet Boys At The Xcel Energy Center

Relive the Backstreet Boys’ glory days Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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Mumford & Sons Take On Sold-Out Crowd

During a slight lull between songs, Mumford and Sons looked out across the sold-out crowd of the Xcel Energy Center and asked a simple question: “Where were you in (2008) when we played the 400 Club to 12 people?”

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Pentatonix At Mill City Nights

It seems almost strange to see a crowd packed around a nearly completely empty stage — with only two small platforms and zero instruments. But half-way into the first song, you realize, you don’t miss the band at all.

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Joshua Radin At Mill City Nights

Joshua Radin performed at Mill City Nights on Thursday. Click here for a full Q&A with the indie singer.

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