Best Bar And Restaurant For Man-Groups: Butcher & The Boar
1121 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
B&TB gets noisy, but that is because so many people like to have fun in this hip atmosphere. Not to worry, because this establishment can accommodate your event with three unique spaces for any number of guests in a private and personalized setting. Prices are reasonable, while the ambience is outstanding. Man-sized menus offer sausage samplers, wild meats or oysters. Hearty eaters can choose well-aged bourbon to wash down any of the delicious smoked meats on the menu. A robust wine goes well with the mouth-watering rib choices. Eat, drink and be merry.
Classy Digs: The Foshay
821 Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Rent Wilbur Foshay’s private, full-floor retreat, or just reserve a table for a night to remember. First, feast at Hell’s Kitchen next door or Manny’s Steakhouse on the corner. Then go up 27 floors where you can enjoy Wilber’s speakeasy in the sky with breathtakingly magnificent views and heady cocktails. The chic décor and attentive staff make this a memorable evening.
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2539 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Pancho Villa has all the qualities for revelry on the groom’s last night of freedom. First is a festive backdrop as the bar attracts birthday party crowds. The staff packs large groups in with ease nightly. More importantly, with six or more in your bachelor party ordering entrées, your person of honor will get to spin the wheel to win a bunch of deals ranging from $5 off your meal to free drinks for the group. Come for happy hour Monday through Friday and get two for one margaritas or Dos Equis. The margaritas come in all sizes from small to jumbo fish bowl and all flavors from pomegranate to pineapple.
Cheap Fun: Liquor Lyle’s
2021 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Free parking in back, strong but inexpensive drinks and a kitchen that is open until 1:00 a.m. That may be all you need to know, but there is more. Top-shelf drinks are only fifty cents extra. Lyle’s divey charm attracts an eclectic and friendly crowd that creates a tolerable din. Add to that a lively environment created by the red vinyl booths straight from the 70s, televised sporting events, music, plenty of action emanating from the small game room in the back and board games. This is a good place to start before going to the classy joints.
Sports Night: Billy’s On Grand
857 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Billy’s is a good place for a bunch of guys who like to watch sports and wash some ballpark food down with a brew or two. There are plenty of seats and TV screens in this monster sports bar with a large summer patio. Everything about this place is grand; even the men’s room is large with twenty urinals just like the ballpark. Watch for food, drink specials every night, and even during Twins games.
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