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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style in the Twin Cities

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Cocktails downstairs for a festive new year
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Whether 2018 was a banner year or a less-than-perfect one, New Year’s Eve is a fine excuse for a festive night on the town. Dancing, dining, live music, and midnight toasts: Here are the best places in the Twin Cities to ring in 2019.

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1. Red Wagon Pizza Company

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5416 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 259-7147
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A five-course dinner held in conjunction with Barrel Theory Brewery has 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. seatings.  Tickets are $70 per person, with beer and wine pairings available.

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2. Saint Genevieve

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5003 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 353-4843
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Indulge in a five-course meal inspired by Escoffier’s classic French cuisine—think escargot, charcuterie, venison Wellington, and chocolate souffle.  The first seating from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. is $67 per person, with a second seating from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for $87 per person.

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3. Brit's Pub

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1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-3908
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New Year’s Eve festivities kick off with regular happy hour specials from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Celebrate UK New Year at 6:00 p.m. with a free bubbly toast and bagpipes, and then Beatles tribute band Twist and Shout will perform in the Clubhouse Lounge.  No cover.

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4. Union Rooftop

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731 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 455-6690
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The Gotham City-themed party at Union spans three levels, with a different style of music on each.  Advance tickets are $40.

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5. Dakota

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1010 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-1010
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Celebrate with Davina & The Vagabonds and a special menu.  The 6:00 p.m. dinner show includes a five-course tasting menu (vegetarian option available) for $140.  The 10:30 p.m. cocktail show includes a midnight bubbly toast and a $20 food/beverage voucher for $110 per ticket.

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6. Cosmos Restaurant

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601 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 677-1100
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The special five-course New Year’s Eve menu is $125 per person, with wine pairings for an additional $50.  A vegetarian option is available.

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7. Tullibee

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300 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(651) 468-0600
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At Tulibee, a special six-course New Year’s Eve menu will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $105 per person.  Starting at 10:00 p.m., the Hewing Hotel will host a “Minne-Apple” themed party. Tickets are $100 and include three complimentary drinks, New York-themed food, and a live performance by The White Keys.

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8. Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

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1900 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 788-9069
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Get “Lost in Paradise” with a dance party with DJ Sheik, four complimentary drinks (pick from tikis, beer, wine, and premium cocktails), and a champagne toast.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 on New Year’s Eve day.

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9. Betty Danger's Country Club

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2501 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 315-4997
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A mid-century James Bond-themed party starts at 9:00 p.m., featuring classic tunes performed by Jennifer Grimm and Raymond Berg and a midnight champagne toast.  Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of and include four complimentary cocktails.

Betty Danger’s Country Club Katie Cannon/Eater Twin Cities

10. Aster Cafe

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125 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3138
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It’s B.Y.O.V. (bring your own vinyl) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with requests spinning on the vintage HiFi system.  A special dinner menu will be served starting at 6:00 p.m., and DJs The 2 Drew Crew will host a funk and soul dance party starting at 10:00 p.m. until a midnight champagne toast.  No cover, reservations recommended.

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11. Loring Bar & Restaurant

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327 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 378-4849
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Celebrate the death of 2018 with a funerary-themed masquerade featuring dancing, a midnight champagne toast, and a black balloon drop.  Tickets are $20 and include a raffle with spooky prizes.

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12. Can Can Wonderland

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755 Prior Ave N #004
St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 925-2261
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Celebrate like the colorful guests of Panem with all the weird colored hair and dyed skin opulence from the Hunger Games. Can Can requests that all guests dress in stunning fashion for this blowout bash with one foot firmly in a colorful bright future and maybe one toe dipped into Dystopia. There will be a champagne tower, three stages of performers, confetti cannons, 70 artists performing and a bunch of balloons everywhere. Tickets are $40-70

Is that Fancy Ray?
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13. Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

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445 Smith Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-1857
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Waldmann’s bash features not just one, but two midnight coutdowns—back in the day, Lowertown and Uppertown St. Paul kept time 15 minutes apart.  There’s also live jazz and ice skating (bring your own skates). Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and include complimentary appetizers and midnight soup.

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14. Vieux Carré

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408 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 291-2715
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A dinner show at 6:00 p.m. features New Orleans-style jazz band Southside Acres and includes a three-course dinner; tickets are $75 for table seating and $70 for bar seating.  The cocktail show is at 10:30 p.m., and $40 tickets include a blues performance by Joyann Parker and a glass of bubbly at midnight.

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1. Red Wagon Pizza Company

5416 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
red wagon pizza

A five-course dinner held in conjunction with Barrel Theory Brewery has 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. seatings.  Tickets are $70 per person, with beer and wine pairings available.

5416 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

2. Saint Genevieve

5003 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
St. Genevieve/Facebook

Indulge in a five-course meal inspired by Escoffier’s classic French cuisine—think escargot, charcuterie, venison Wellington, and chocolate souffle.  The first seating from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. is $67 per person, with a second seating from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for $87 per person.

5003 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

3. Brit's Pub

1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Brit’s [Official]

New Year’s Eve festivities kick off with regular happy hour specials from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Celebrate UK New Year at 6:00 p.m. with a free bubbly toast and bagpipes, and then Beatles tribute band Twist and Shout will perform in the Clubhouse Lounge.  No cover.

1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

4. Union Rooftop

731 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Union Restaurant

The Gotham City-themed party at Union spans three levels, with a different style of music on each.  Advance tickets are $40.

731 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

5. Dakota

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Dakota [Official]

Celebrate with Davina & The Vagabonds and a special menu.  The 6:00 p.m. dinner show includes a five-course tasting menu (vegetarian option available) for $140.  The 10:30 p.m. cocktail show includes a midnight bubbly toast and a $20 food/beverage voucher for $110 per ticket.

1010 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

6. Cosmos Restaurant

601 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Lowes Hotel [Official]

The special five-course New Year’s Eve menu is $125 per person, with wine pairings for an additional $50.  A vegetarian option is available.

601 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

7. Tullibee

300 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Lucy Hawthorne/Eater Twin Cities

At Tulibee, a special six-course New Year’s Eve menu will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $105 per person.  Starting at 10:00 p.m., the Hewing Hotel will host a “Minne-Apple” themed party. Tickets are $100 and include three complimentary drinks, New York-themed food, and a live performance by The White Keys.

300 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

8. Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

1900 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Pyscho Suzi’s/Facebook

Get “Lost in Paradise” with a dance party with DJ Sheik, four complimentary drinks (pick from tikis, beer, wine, and premium cocktails), and a champagne toast.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 on New Year’s Eve day.

1900 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

9. Betty Danger's Country Club

2501 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Betty Danger’s Country Club Katie Cannon/Eater Twin Cities

A mid-century James Bond-themed party starts at 9:00 p.m., featuring classic tunes performed by Jennifer Grimm and Raymond Berg and a midnight champagne toast.  Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of and include four complimentary cocktails.

2501 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

10. Aster Cafe

125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Aster Cafe [Official]

It’s B.Y.O.V. (bring your own vinyl) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with requests spinning on the vintage HiFi system.  A special dinner menu will be served starting at 6:00 p.m., and DJs The 2 Drew Crew will host a funk and soul dance party starting at 10:00 p.m. until a midnight champagne toast.  No cover, reservations recommended.

125 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN 55414

11. Loring Bar & Restaurant

327 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
loring pasta bar

Celebrate the death of 2018 with a funerary-themed masquerade featuring dancing, a midnight champagne toast, and a black balloon drop.  Tickets are $20 and include a raffle with spooky prizes.

327 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

12. Can Can Wonderland

755 Prior Ave N #004, St Paul, MN 55104
Is that Fancy Ray?
Can Can Wonderland/Facebook

Celebrate like the colorful guests of Panem with all the weird colored hair and dyed skin opulence from the Hunger Games. Can Can requests that all guests dress in stunning fashion for this blowout bash with one foot firmly in a colorful bright future and maybe one toe dipped into Dystopia. There will be a champagne tower, three stages of performers, confetti cannons, 70 artists performing and a bunch of balloons everywhere. Tickets are $40-70

755 Prior Ave N #004
St Paul, MN 55104

13. Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

445 Smith Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102
The old stone exterior of Waldmann Waldmann Brewery/Facebook

Waldmann’s bash features not just one, but two midnight coutdowns—back in the day, Lowertown and Uppertown St. Paul kept time 15 minutes apart.  There’s also live jazz and ice skating (bring your own skates). Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and include complimentary appetizers and midnight soup.

445 Smith Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102

14. Vieux Carré

408 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102
Vieux Carré/Facebook

A dinner show at 6:00 p.m. features New Orleans-style jazz band Southside Acres and includes a three-course dinner; tickets are $75 for table seating and $70 for bar seating.  The cocktail show is at 10:30 p.m., and $40 tickets include a blues performance by Joyann Parker and a glass of bubbly at midnight.

408 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102

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