The 7 Best Date Night Bars in Minneapolis

Whether you’re a couple seeking another date or just a married duo who want to get away from the kids for a night, date night is the time to relax and get to spend some quality time with your partner. A classic staple for such an occasion is usually dining out and taking a trip to the bar can be just as exciting a venture. Thankfully, Minneapolis has an array of bars to choose from to suit any couple, be it gamers, sports nuts, or introverts. Here are the seven best spots around the Twin Cities to make date night a fun night.

Up-Down Minneapolis

3012 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

If you’re a gaming couple, you’ve got to check out Up-Down for the ultimate in drinks and games. Their layout is the perfect place to grab a drink and indulge in some arcade classics, as well as new games. Check out their daily specials as well, especially since they’re open seven days a week.

Troubadour Wine Bar

2827 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

If the loud bar setting isn’t quite the scene for you and your partner, Troubadour Wine Bar has a more cozy appeal for a date night most intimate. Their bar has a very homey feel with a fantastic array to be a relaxing joint for an easy-going date night. Come through on the evenings Wednesday through Saturday.

The Loop – Minneapolis

606 N Washington Ave #100, Minneapolis, MN 55401

For a uniquely industrial-chic experience, while still dining on fine American fare, The Loop is a vibrant location for dinner and drinks for dates. There are plenty of appetizing meals for any mood and numerous drinks for a delicious night out. Be sure to check out their happy hour specials as well. Open seven days a week.

Red Cow North Loop

208 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

If date night demands a burger most savory, look no further than the meaty delights of Red Cow. The beef-branded bar boasts plenty of mouth-watering burgers to go along with their fine collective of beer, wine, and cocktails. Enjoy a burger and brew every day besides Mondays!


221 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

For the couple with an explorative need to try new drinks, Republic is a fully-stocked gastropub to try something exciting. There’s a large assortment of beers to choose from and plenty of pleasurable pub favorites to make date night complete, just don’t plan for Mondays because that’s when they’re closed.

Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room

2500 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

When the date night demands a relaxation most casual, Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room is the welcoming spot to be. With its beautiful brick interior, their menu of craft brews and cocktails make any date night an exciting adventure. Open seven days a week.

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Café and Bar Lurcat

1624 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403

For something a little more fancy and sophisticated, Café and Bar Lurcat is just the right environment for such an occasion. Their bright and light decor makes it the opportune date night spot for a quality meal and drink. Open evenings Tuesday through Saturday.


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