How many fellas? And what age group?
Are you thinking of just dinner and bar hopping? Or are you doing a party bus for transportation?
Also, have you determined where you're staying yet?
I was in a bachelor party a few months ago
the best man hired a shuttle bus to take us bar hoppin
we did Gasthof in Nord East Minneapolis
and a few places on the Bloomington strip
but you might want to consider -
depending on age of the groom -
a few other First Ave bars
but then end up at the Seville - just south of Target center
new, swank gentlemen's club
maybe steaks first at Cap Grille on Hennepin ?
FYI, keep in mind that many places do not allow bachelor/bachelorette parties to enter, due to the stereotypical behavior many of them bring. That being said, just don't mention it when making reservations or until after you get into the bar.
I'm assuming the age group is 20ish? Downtown Minneapolis listed several popular places downtown. Other eclectic places (read interesting+fun) include:
World famous Polka bar and Cities institution, every party stops there
Used to be the hot, artsy tattooed crowd, now it's 50/50 mainstream w/ a Polynesian beer garden
Keiran's Irish Pub
Great live bands, cheap cover
If you're into steak and don't want to pay out the wazoo, this place rocks
Down to earth crowd, lots of hotties there to dance; next door is the wild Ground Zero, great bondage show on Saturday nights, the guys will love it
Azia on Eat St
More of a restaurant area, but great sushi and nightlife at the 3 bars later on
Chino Latino in Uptown
This is one of the ultimate places for young'uns to see and be seen, and get a great meal too, then catch some great live blues across at Famous Daves, or hit the rooftop patio or bars at Stellas Fish Cafe
Hope you have enough ideas, enjoy!
Stealing an idea from my son...
He and two High School buddies all late 20's are all getting (or got) married this summer/fall. So they had a "mutual" BP. Rather than risk getting too crazy (or a DUI)...they did paintball in the afternoon, had dinner at a nice place then headed for a local Indian casino (in Seattle area this was) to gamble a little and finished up drinking and playing poker all night in a room to crash in. Perhaps not as wild as bar hopping and that scene but gave them a chance to catch up and reminisce. Especially since they are living in NYC, Wash. DC and Seattle and had not seen each other in awhile.
Back in my wilder days I've been to the bar hopping-strip joint visiting-make the groom puke in somebody's car type B-party's and honestly the best ones were about camaraderie and friendship more than wildness.
Around the cities are some really nice restaurants (as mentioned above) and it's a short drive to Treasure Is. (SE of metro), Mystic Lake (SW), Hinckley (N) or Turtle Lake (NE in WI) for casino hotels. I think Treasure Is. and Turtle Lake are more liberal about having bars in the casino and perhaps entertainment. As suggested though....don't mention it as a bachelor party.
One place to stop the limo/cars is Stand Up Franks in north Minneapolis-- (22nd Av. N., at 2nd Street North-- just north of the Warehouse District). The place is a pit and in a borderline-sketchy area of town, but it's a blast for an event such as yours. Go there for the mixed drinks, which are about 4 shots and a tiny amount of your mixer spritzed in as an afterthought. The decor sticks to your feet, there are about 3 tables... but you can carve the bride's and groom's initials on the wall or a table.
ha ha ha
I've ALWAYS wanted to do Stand-Up Franks one night -
and just found out about the Double Deuce about a year ago
you're right ... sketchy
Yeah, stand up frank's if you want to get bombed. Strongest drinks in town.
FYI on Stand Up Franks... for safety's sake, I would not go there. They've had probably a couple serious crimes per year there for the past couple 2-3 years. We stopped there for one of our bachelorette parties, and I'm not sure what the draw was. I live close to that area, so it doesn't scare me. That bar scares me.
Bars: The Drink, The Lodge, and Spin are my choices.
Dinner: all you can eat steak, 40 a person, very good and newer downtown is;
my husband loves it there. Really yummy Brazilian steak house. Very busy and new. Make reservations.
Strip club after the bars, no drinking, open till 4:30 am if you need to sober up and are drunk and still ready to do something is Deja Vu.
I think it is like 20 to get in.... can't remember.
All of these places are super close to each other right downtown. If you can afford it stay at The Graves Hotel, I was there for New Years and it was superb.
Well, if we're talking about gentlemen's clubs, I would steer you clear of Deja Vu. The place is terrible. You get the feeling all their trying to do is shake all the cash out of your pockets. Huge cover, then they require you to buy a drink -- $10 for a soda. No liquor after a certain time.
Go to the Seville, near Target Center. I've been there (ahem) a few times for such occasions and didn't feel like I was being extorted. Feels a bit classier than the Vu as well, although classy is a relative term in this case.