You’re of legal drinking age (or about to turn 21) and you’re looking for a special place to celebrate your upcoming birthday. The question is, where should you go to celebrate? The simple answer to that question is somewhere you enjoy, doing something you enjoy doing. But if you’re open to suggestions, give the following venues a shot (and they may just give you one in return in honor of your birthday).
3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
If you’re looking for a good laugh on your birthday, head on over to ComedySportz, located in Calhoun Square. ComedySportz features improv-style comedy where two teams of actors compete for your laughs. Grab a beer or a glass of wine and prepare to be bombarded with hilarious entertainment. There is a minimal fee to see the show, but if you register for ComedySportz’s Birthday Club (see website for details), you will receive a ticket good for one free admission. With showtimes at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., you can easily grab a bite to eat prior to the show or continue your party afterwards in one of Calhoun Square’s several fine dining establishments.
The Shout House Rock ‘N Roll Dueling Pianos
650 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Head on over to the Shout House on the Tuesday of your birthday week for Birthday Tuesday. Bring along at least three of your besties and you will get free drinks and your crew will get $2 Miller Lights and $3 Crown Royal drinks. And because it’s your birthday, you’ll also get a free t-shirt and a commemorative cup. If you dare, you can also reserve a spot for an on-stage roast. Can’t make it on a Tuesday? Check out The Shout House’s VIP packages and let the staff at the Shout House throw you an entertaining birthday bash.
Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge
1900 Marshall St. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55418
If you’re looking for a unique, themed venue to celebrate turning another year older, why not throw a tiki-inspired bash at Psycho Suzi’s? Psycho Suzi’s is a tropical paradise (in Minnesota), complete with fountains, grass hut-style umbrellas, bamboo accents, carved wood, a large, scenic patio overlooking the river and a wide variety of tropical punch cocktails. If you’re looking to go all out, why not rent out one of Psycho Suzi’s upstairs bars? With three fantastic rooms to choose from – Shrunken Head, Port of Paradise and Forbidden Cove – each possessing a unique menu tailored to the space, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your birthday celebration.
1601 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55104
If a cozy dive and live music are what you crave on your birthday, head on over to the Turf Club. Rock out to awesome, live local music on your birthday and grab a stiff drink in the Clown Lounge between sets (that is, if you’re not totally creeped out by the clown memorabilia that adorns the walls). From rock to jazz, indie to folk, the Turf Club books a unique mix of genres on a weekly basis. Who knows? You might just discover a fantastic new band on your birthday.
Brit’s Pub & Eating Establishment
1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Perhaps for your birthday you’d prefer a more sporty venue. Brit’s Pub is known locally for hosting lively games of lawn bowling, so if a friendly game is what you had in mind, be sure you and your crew sign up for a game. Celebrate your birthday in British style at “Minneapolis’ own little corner of the UK” with tasty pub eats and drinks. Brit’s possesses a lively atmosphere, an ideal place to celebrate a fun-fueled birthday. Grab a fantastic brew at the bar and cheers to your birthday.
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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.