Looking for a place that’s not only suitable to take your whole crew, but accommodating of a larger crowd? Whether you’re looking to enjoy a fantastic view or are seeking a spot with plenty to keep your gang entertained, read on for some suggestions on bars great for groups.
700 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
With its sleek, modern design, Seven is an ideal destination for groups seeking an upscale vibe. And with one of the most coveted rooftop views in the city, you and your crew will want to snag seats on Seven’s cozy cabana couches, kick back and enjoy the sights. Make your evening extra special and up the ante with bottle service if your outing is in celebration of a special occasion. Or if the weather isn’t cooperating on your group’s outing, head inside and experience the luxury of the Ultralounge.
Brit’s Pub & Eating Establishment
1110 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Brit’s is a huge, multi-level British-themed pub that is the perfect destination for larger groups looking to get rowdy. With tons of seating, you and your crew can snag a table and enjoy whatever game is on, then head to the rooftop to challenge group members to a game of lawn bowling. If the weather isn’t cooperating, cozy up to the indoor fireplace or shoot some pool. With a fun, open and friendly pub atmosphere, your group may gain a few more members by the evening’s end.
1111 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Grumpy’s is like a divey playground for adults, and with three convenient locations around the metro, each featuring different activities and specials, you’ll find the perfect fit for you and your crew. The Downtown location is known for fun games like $50 Pyramid, Bingo and more. And no matter what location you find yourself at, you can challenge your group members to a game of pool, darts or some type of fun arcade game.
10 S. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
This prohibition-themed nightclub that regularly features live and DJ’d music is a great place to bring groups, especially if dancing is on the agenda. If you and your crew share a love of sports, snag some seats and enjoy game-day specials on drinks and eats during the game. A plethora of bars line the space so acquiring a refill is a breeze. Head outside and hit the patio to challenge group members to a rousing game of beer pong or bean bag toss.
3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Looking for a no-frills place for you and your crew to grab some drinks? Check out Republic (with two city locations). Snag the coveted couch, a spacious booth or push a few tables together amidst the spacious bar area for you and your group. And with a daily happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight, drinks and appetizers won’t cost you and your crew an arm and a leg. Beer lovers will appreciate the selection, with rotating taps regularly bringing new brews appropriate for the changing seasons.
A Minnesota native that was born and raised Up North, Minneapolis is where Christina Kalinowski currently calls home. Christina appreciates irony, loves bacon, enjoys a hearty libation (drink responsibly, folks), and is an avid proponent of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.