Photo by Eliesa Johnson
Private Dining The Bachelor Farmer / Photo by Eliesa Johnson
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.
- Mozza Mia has an entire lower level for you to party in.
- Reserve the upper landing for one long table at The Strip Club.
- Restaurant Alma has a small lofted area in the back that overlooks the restaurant.
- 112 Eatery has a whole second-level room, with a bar.
When you need to go big . . . or small:
- Solera’s Alhambra room is a great dinner space for 10, in the warmer weather you can book the rooftop for up to 200 cocktailers.
- Amore Victoria 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 seats 30.
And when you do:
- Parma 8200 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 for 40.
When you're on a (small) budget:
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.