Do you savor the tony nightlife with booze, music and well-dressed people? Then here are five stylish Minnesota nightclubs where chic personal style, killer confidence and dripping with success sets you apart from the crowd.

(credit: Prohibition)

(credit: Prohibition)

Prohibition Bar
821 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 597-2413
http://thelivingroom-prohibition.com

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Step off the elevator at the 27th floor and you are whisked back to a slinky lounge from the 20s. Notice the comfortable but lavish decor of bookcases, cabinets, ladders, space for sitting and chatting and a chaise lounge next to a window with a majestic, glittering million-dollar view of Minneapolis. The lighting is dim, the ambience is quiet but the views alone are worth the cost of the cocktails, which, by the way, are very strong. Save your cash at happy hour before the silver foxes and cougars arrive.

Living Room
825 Marquette Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 597-2413
www.thelivingroom-prohibition.com

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Park at a nearby ramp or on the street and pop in to Living Room before going to Manny’s Steakhouse next door. You are entering the realm of cool and grace. Socialize with a classy crowd at the bar, or settle in a giant cushy couch and order a top shelf specialty cocktail from a menu. Beer selection is more limited. You can even order from Manny’s menu in the lounge. The place begins to rock as the hours pass as the DJs up the tempo with driving dance music.

credit: Aqua)

credit: Aqua)

Aqua Nightclub And Lounge
400 1st Avenue N., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 232-3232
www.aquampls.com
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Dress Code: Fashionable attire

Enjoy life in the fast lane with limo service to and from Aqua, reserved VIP seating and choice of bottle service packages. Bottle service for a group of up to ten for only $300 may be no more expensive than your bar tab for a night at any other high-end night club, considering the price of mixed drinks. This set up is perfect for wedding parties, girls’ nights out or just a group of guys looking to invite some chicks over to their table. Aqua Facebook page asks that patrons dress to impress. Aqua bouncers exercise zero tolerance for baseball hats, hoodies, tee shirts, sandals, tennis shoes, shorts, sweats, jerseys, baggy or long clothing.

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

Dress Code: Unwritten, but very dressy

Make your evening memorable as you overwhelm your senses with atmosphere, aroma, taste and song. Not only does Dakota have the best jazz the Midwest offered nightly but it regularly gets four and five-star ratings on its fine dining in an intimate cabaret setting. Patrons can order a bottle of wine and appetizers, salads to die for or full-course meals. Cognizant gourmands say this combination of music and food is unmatched in the U.S.

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(credit: CBS)

Lobby Bar At The Saint Paul Hotel
350 N Market St.
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 228-3804
www.saintpaulhotel.com

Dress Code: Unwritten, but dress to impress

Mix with a milieu of wealthy travelers, theatergoers and the concert crowd. The leather-and-wood décor gives a sensation of comfort. A wall behind the bar is filled to the ceiling with the most expensive collection of liquors in the Midwest. Order from a plenteous wine list and enjoy some finger food as you listen to live music on a Friday or Saturday evening.

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Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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