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Throw a Holiday Bash Inside These Private Party Rooms

Roaring fires, afghan walls and delicious food

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The coolest and coziest restaurant spaces to host an event
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As holiday season approaches, calendars across the Twin Cities are starting to fill: everything from end-of-year office parties to cocktail hours with close-knit friends, there are no shortage of events coming up in November and December. At these restaurants across Minneapolis and St. Paul, find private dining and event spaces of all shapes and sizes--seating groups from eight to eighty.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Barbette

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1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 827-5710
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At this newly opened space adjacent to Uptown’s longtime favorite French bistro, Barbette, Trapeze’s cozy, sunlit space fits up to 20 and caters to every need: from wedding shower to happy hour. Create a specialized bubbly program to pair with cheese plates, seasonal crudités, terrines, and more.

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2. The Lynhall

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2640 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-2640
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For larger groups, the Lynhall’s side room with the roaring fire fits up to 85. From hot-from-the-hearth breads and tartine to a rotating selection of rotisserie meats and seasonal salads, build a menu suited to everyone.

A large white room with bookshelves, exposed wood beams, and a long farmhouse table set for dinner Photo courtesy of The Lynhall

3. Mercy Bar & Dining Room

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901 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 252-7000
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Located at Le Méridien in downtown Minneapolis, Mercy has a number of private and semi-private dining spaces available, both within the restaurant and in the hotel at large. Particularly of note is the Library Lounge downstairs: dark wood paneling, long leather couches, book-lined walls and a full bar.

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4. The Bachelor Farmer

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50 N 2nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 206-3920
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With four distinct rooms seating parties from six to sixty, The Bachelor Farmer offers a full menu of Nordic-inspired options like the smørrebrød course served in the restaurant. Plus cocktail and open bar layouts are an option for appetizer-centric events. Don’t miss the seasonally rotating desserts.

The unique chic of old blankets on the walls at The Bachelor Farmer
The unique chic of old blankets on the walls at The Bachelor Farmer
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5. Wilde Cafe & Spirits

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65 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-4544
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With its idyllic St. Anthony Main view of the Mississippi River, the Wilde Cafe’s private Parlor Room accommodates small to mid-sized groups of 6-36, and provides catering from the restaurant’s full menu: like duck fat fries seasoned with smoked salt and rosemary, or a “Juicy Lucy” variation with gouda, served on a brioche bun.

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6. Red Stag Supperclub

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509 1st Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 767-7766
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In Northeast Minneapolis, the Red Stag Supperclub’s private event space, the Clubroom & Courtyard, offers an open-air warehouse space with catering options tailored to holiday events: with family or buffet-style service and canapés.

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7. The Happy Gnome

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498 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 287-2018
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Hidden upstairs at the Happy Gnome, the Firehouse Room is a beautiful banquet space, holding up to 80 and serving both buffet and a la carte options for everything from a weekend brunch to a late-night cocktail party. Don’t miss the braised short ribs.

Picture of old firehouse. The Happy Gnome [Official]

8. Parlour St. Paul

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267 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 207-4433
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Parlour’s St. Paul location can reserve all four of its dining rooms serving for private events: from the dynamic, kitchen side diner to the plush booths and smaller tables in the Lounge. Get the classic Parlour burger and the flourless chocolate cake: rich, fudgy, the perfect start to a holiday season.

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9. Holman's Table

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644 Bayfield St
St Paul, MN 55107
(612) 800-5298
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Nestled in the curve of the Mississippi River, Holman’s Table’s sleek, modern space is a beautiful place to grab a nightcap and watch planes take off at nearby St. Paul Downtown Airport. With its appetizer and share plate-heavy private dining menus, it’s also the perfect venue for group gatherings: particularly at lunch, when the sun streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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1. Barbette

1600 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Trapeze/Facebook

At this newly opened space adjacent to Uptown’s longtime favorite French bistro, Barbette, Trapeze’s cozy, sunlit space fits up to 20 and caters to every need: from wedding shower to happy hour. Create a specialized bubbly program to pair with cheese plates, seasonal crudités, terrines, and more.

1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

2. The Lynhall

2640 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A large white room with bookshelves, exposed wood beams, and a long farmhouse table set for dinner Photo courtesy of The Lynhall

For larger groups, the Lynhall’s side room with the roaring fire fits up to 85. From hot-from-the-hearth breads and tartine to a rotating selection of rotisserie meats and seasonal salads, build a menu suited to everyone.

2640 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

3. Mercy Bar & Dining Room

901 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Located at Le Méridien in downtown Minneapolis, Mercy has a number of private and semi-private dining spaces available, both within the restaurant and in the hotel at large. Particularly of note is the Library Lounge downstairs: dark wood paneling, long leather couches, book-lined walls and a full bar.

901 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

4. The Bachelor Farmer

50 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The unique chic of old blankets on the walls at The Bachelor Farmer
The unique chic of old blankets on the walls at The Bachelor Farmer
The Bachelor Farmer

With four distinct rooms seating parties from six to sixty, The Bachelor Farmer offers a full menu of Nordic-inspired options like the smørrebrød course served in the restaurant. Plus cocktail and open bar layouts are an option for appetizer-centric events. Don’t miss the seasonally rotating desserts.

50 N 2nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

5. Wilde Cafe & Spirits

65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Wilde Cafe & Spirits/Facebook

With its idyllic St. Anthony Main view of the Mississippi River, the Wilde Cafe’s private Parlor Room accommodates small to mid-sized groups of 6-36, and provides catering from the restaurant’s full menu: like duck fat fries seasoned with smoked salt and rosemary, or a “Juicy Lucy” variation with gouda, served on a brioche bun.

65 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN 55414

6. Red Stag Supperclub

509 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Red Stag [Official]

In Northeast Minneapolis, the Red Stag Supperclub’s private event space, the Clubroom & Courtyard, offers an open-air warehouse space with catering options tailored to holiday events: with family or buffet-style service and canapés.

509 1st Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

7. The Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
Picture of old firehouse. The Happy Gnome [Official]

Hidden upstairs at the Happy Gnome, the Firehouse Room is a beautiful banquet space, holding up to 80 and serving both buffet and a la carte options for everything from a weekend brunch to a late-night cocktail party. Don’t miss the braised short ribs.

498 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

8. Parlour St. Paul

267 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

Parlour’s St. Paul location can reserve all four of its dining rooms serving for private events: from the dynamic, kitchen side diner to the plush booths and smaller tables in the Lounge. Get the classic Parlour burger and the flourless chocolate cake: rich, fudgy, the perfect start to a holiday season.

267 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

9. Holman's Table

644 Bayfield St, St Paul, MN 55107
Holman’s Table/Facebook

Nestled in the curve of the Mississippi River, Holman’s Table’s sleek, modern space is a beautiful place to grab a nightcap and watch planes take off at nearby St. Paul Downtown Airport. With its appetizer and share plate-heavy private dining menus, it’s also the perfect venue for group gatherings: particularly at lunch, when the sun streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

644 Bayfield St
St Paul, MN 55107

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