Best Bars With Ladies’ Nights In Minnesota

July 3, 2014 6:00 AM

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Ladies’ nights ran into trouble a couple years back when there was an attempt to ban them. Luckily, the themed evening, and the discounts they entail, have survived and there are still places that dedicate nights to the women of the Twin Cities. While guys might tag along, everyone knows it’s not a night for them. Ladies’ night is the best excuse to get the girls together and have a few (discounted) drinks, and be damned the trials of everyday life. There’s nothing wrong with that.

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Eat Street Buddha Kitchen and Lounge
2550 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 886-2468

Ladies can drink free champagne Friday nights from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. while dancing the night away in the casual elegance of this new Eat Street hot spot. The food isn’t too shabby either. Catch up with old friends over dinner and when the lights turn low, enjoy that champagne on the dance floor. If you’re looking for something a little stronger, the two-for-one specials on you-call-it drinks will keep the night flowing and make sure your night out with the ladies is one to remember.

The Tangiers
116 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 599-2651

Drinks and appetizers are cheap from 9 to 11 p.m., and ladies get $6 Champagne cocktails and martinis from 9 p.m. to midnight. You can’t have ladies’ night without hitting the dance floor, and featured DJs make it easy to move. Grab your glass and hit the dance floor. You don’t need a partner. It’s ladies’ night. Put on that swanky dress you never thought you’d get a chance to wear and party in the atmosphere that recalls the elegance of 1920s Manhattan.



The Wild Onion
788 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 291-2525

One of the best values for ladies in the city is Thursday night with drink specials to suit any taste. Five-dollar Cosmos or $2 Champagne? Malibu drinks are only $3 and if you feel like switching it up, bar pours are $2.95. Your tab doesn’t have to reflect how much fun you actually had. The Wild Onion is also one of the best destinations for birthday girls (Birthday Tuesday offers the wildest night in St. Paul for those celebrating their birthday) and bachelorette parties.

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Rouge at The Lounge
411 2nd Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-8800

For one of the best midweek parties anywhere, the Lounge gets it going Wednesday nights with with a dance scene. You won’t find a better spot. Best part? Ladies are in for free until midnight. Bring your girlfriends out and get over the hump at Rouge. Sometimes you have to let loose on a Wednesday. And if you can get in for free, well, all the better.

Aqua Nightclub and Lounge
400 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 232-3232

Every Saturday night has women drinking free champagne until two in the morning. One of Minneapolis’ largest, and often wildest, nightclubs can often be the place where bad decisions get made. Make sure you have your friends by your side, and dance the night away with a champagne flute in hand. No need for a quiet night at home with “Scandal” reruns when you can hit the town have an unforgettable night you might not remember.

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Adrian Schramm is a resident Saint Paul writer with a passion for all things local. Through his work with Saint Paul Almanac and Minneapolis Examiner at, as well as in the kitchens of bars and restaurants around town, he has discovered what truly makes the Twin Cities tick.

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