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Wife's 40th Birthday in MSP

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I'm planning to host a 40th birthday party for my wife in September (may or may not be surprise, depends on logistics). I'm looking for a fun, casual place that can hold approx 65 people for drinks and light appetizers - Minneapolis or St Paul preferred. I currently have a call into The Happy Gnome (based on an earlier wedding thread), but need more recommendations...

Thanks in advance!

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  1. You should also check out Sweeney's off Dale in St. Paul and the Local off Nicollet in Mpls. They have rooms you can rent and both places and they provide apps and drinks.

    1. Chatterbox Pub in Highland Village. They have a separate room you can rent and I believe the fee is nominal. Guests can play the board games or the "old" video games.

      Otherwise, on 7th street is DiGidio's and they have a back room (not a super fun atmosphere though) and I've heard that there is a space above Glockenspeil that can be rented.

      The basement room at WA Frost is also a nice venue.

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      1. re: liesel

        Chatterbox is a blast. I don't know exactly what kind of atmosphere you're going for, but the Chatterbox is a really fun, laid back place. I've never had the food there so I can't comment on that, but it's a fun place to just hang out and play some games.

        1. re: whoopdido

          I hate to be a downer, but the food at the Highland Park location is pretty awful. "Just plain gross" according to Batman http://www.chowhound.com/topics/50218... I'm not a fan of the food at the Happy Gnome, either, but at least they have a nice patio.

          ~TDQ