Throwing a party can be a lot of fun. It can also be stressful. One way to ease the anxiety: Get out of the house—and rent one of the many private rooms available Twin Cities restaurants. Here, some of our favorites.
For one-stop shopping:
The Bachelor Farmer
boasts multiple cool rooms. One is covered in afghan blankets; one has a ping-pong table.
With all its nooks (and reserveable areas of all sizes), Forepaugh’s
feels like your own little mansion.
When you want to take it to another level:
Forget the patio: The lower level of W.A. Frost & Company
is a cozy, classic bricked lounge.
Marin Restaurant & Bar
has a super chic downstairs library lounge and two rooms with giant tables.
has an entire lower level for you to party in.
Reserve the upper landing for one long table at The Strip Club.
has a small lofted area in the back that overlooks the restaurant.
has a whole second-level room, with a bar.
When you need to go big . . . or small:
’s Alhambra room is a great dinner space for 10, in the warmer weather you can book the rooftop for up to 200 cocktailers.
has a wine cellar room for up to 60 people.
When you don’t want a private room to feel, well, private:
Both The Local
and Kieran’s Irish Pub
have small reservable rooms and tables tucked here and there so you still feel part of the action.
Not really a private room at all, but the community table at Chino Latino
And when you do:
has a room with it’s own private entrance to the patio with two fireplaces.
If you’re looking for a quiet spot for a few people, consider the zashiki rooms behind the paper doors at Fuji Ya
at both Uptown and St. Paul locations.
When you need some distractions:
Rent out the 90-seat cabaret theater at Bryant Lake Bowl
and have a grand movie party! You can opt to buy party platters or just have everyone order off the menu.
Shuffleboard alley is available with high-top tables at the Herkimer Pub & Brewery
When you're on a (small) budget:
Both Kafé 421
in Dinkytown and Gluek’s
downtown have party rooms you can reserve for FREE.
When you need a room with a view:
The Parlor Room at Wilde Roast
in St. Anthony Main has windows open to the Mississippi and a view of the city skyline.
When you just need to escape:
At Psycho Suzi’s
there are three unique spaces: The Shrunken Head with 360-degree full bar, Ports of Pleasure with a nautical theme, and the romantic Forbidden Cove with an exclusive outdoor balcony.