Best Bars For Ladies Night Out In Minnesota

June 30, 2016 7:00 AM

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Free yourself, or at least reprieve yourself, from the rut of the daily grind with a ladies night out. After mobilizing your gal pals, be sure to dress your best. Don’t hesitate to try a bar or club that’s a departure from the ordinary or away from the usual. Twin Cities has many bars and clubs that appeal to women. The lovely and lively ambiance is hard to resist, even if it means anteing up once in a while.
Vieux Carré
408 St Peter St.
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 291-2715
www.vieux-carre.com

In a speakeasy atmosphere with new and old New Orleans inspiration, Vieux Carré is where the good times roll. It’s a great place to hang out during a ladies night out. Vieux Carré has zesty cabaret, New Orleans jazz, and a whirlwind of Minnesota talent across all music genres. If you’ve never been to New Orleans, here’s the chance to savor outrageously fabulous New Orleans creole cuisine. Gumbo with pheasant and quail, fried catfish po’ boy, king crab legs, glazed short ribs and marinated apricots stimulate rib-sticking soul satisfaction. The craft cocktails are a work of art and specialty cocktails can be crafted on request. The cabaret music club is best for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. Patrons must be at least age 21.

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-1010
www.dakotacooks.com

To say “Dakota cooks” is an understatement. It’s one of those Twin Cities hotspots that gets raves for music and entertainment. Every evening, the club has a new show. Many Grammy winning jazz artists and American song masters amp it up on the mic. The music itself is as varied as the food. The Midwestern comfort food dinner menu has dashes of New Orleans influence. The bar menu has a crafty selection of non-alcoholic craft libations in addition to craft cocktail classics.  Whether you’re a lady stepping out with friends, or a friend treating the ladies to an evening on the town, the food and music are worth the memories. Tickets must be purchased to attend music events. Dakota Jazz Club is the owner of New Orleans cabaret Vieux Carré. So ladies, you have a choice between the two! But you must be at least 21 years old.

Wild Onion Bar & Restaurant
788 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
(651) 291-2525
www.wildonionbar.com

Saturday is bachelorette party night at the Wild Onion. Single gals get a free gift bag with bachelorette apparel and a free souvenir glass with a choice of beverage. If your party has at least five in the group, you can get a free group photo. Unfortunately, Wild Onion has a Monday Man Night where guys get all the breaks in discounted foods and drinks. But Wild Onion has enough discount specials on food, drink and party events to wildly please any woman. Lunch, drinks, a T-shirt and a group photo are on the house on Birthday Tuesday if your birthday is during the same week. You can also celebrate your birthday with free or discounted amenities on Tuesday, Wednesday, or any day of the week on which your birthday falls. On Sunday, dance the night away to live DJ music starting at 9 p.m.

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Dancing Ganesha Indian Restaurant
1100 Harmon Place
Minneapolis MN 55403
(612) 338-1877
www.dancingganesharestaurant.com

Dancing Ganesha has a drink menu but there are no beverage descriptions. However, there is a daily “Karma” happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, the restaurant hosts Bollywood dance entertainment with DJ Sharabi. Different guest dancers are featured. On warm days, guests can dine al fresco on a beautiful outdoor patio and take in panoramic views.

Rouge At The Lounge
411 2nd Ave., North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-8800
www.rougempls.com

Rouge is definitely a place you, your gal pals and lady friends can enjoy. It’s an upscale nightclub with enticing rouge décor. On Latin Night Thursday, ladies get complimentary drinks from opening time until 11 p.m. On Sugar Saturday, it’s complimentary champagne for us girls until midnight. Gals and their gal pals can also sip classic and candy cocktails. The music and dancing are always great. DJs spin nearly every type of dance music from old school to the newest hits. The club has a strict dress code. So ladies, don’t chew up the scenery in tatters, athletic shoes, athletic wear or otherwise other unbecoming garb. Do wear your best femme evening attire and slip into glittery high-heeled shoes. Gentlemen friends must also comply with the club’s dress code, even if it’s not their night out at The Lounge.

Related: Best Bars With Ladies’ Nights In Minnesota

Linda Cameron has written home design, home improvement and lifestyle articles for The Boston Globe and City Shopper Magazine. She has related interests in the building industry, travel, real estate and financing. She is a contributor to Examiner, House Spot, Techsling and Behance, covering topics on career, people, businesses, education and technology.

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