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Urgent Need for Counsel: What venue would allow dancing and gambling (maybe if we just use play money??) for a private party?

ma1980ry Oct 24, 2010 10:41 PM

Hello all!

I am turning 30 only once in my life...so I am having a party to "Roar out of my 20's" to celebrate.

So here's my vision: dressing up in 20's attire, dancing, food, drinks, and...(gulp) gambling! All the things we loved during Prohibition.

It would be great to get a venue that used to operate as a speakeasy, though I think that may be far-fetched at this point. So I'm trying to think of venues that would be a good fit.

I don't have much time, as I turn 30 at the end of Nov! Can you help?

Thanks all,

  1. katebauer Oct 25, 2010 06:41 AM

    Wabasha Caves!

    5 Replies
    1. re: katebauer
      NugarifiK Oct 25, 2010 09:24 AM

      I'm with Kate on this one. I can't imagine a better venue for a 20s event than an actual location used to smuggle alcohol during prohibition. The caves offer you a blank(er) canvas than the W and you will save your guests $10 each in parking / valet charges by hosting it outside of downtown MPLS. Either way you go, I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

      1. re: NugarifiK
        The Dairy Queen Oct 25, 2010 09:39 AM

        I think this is a great idea. Dumb question (I've never been there)-- it won't be too cold in late November?


        1. re: The Dairy Queen
          katebauer Oct 25, 2010 10:56 AM

          I think we were there in the early fall, but it's a fully-finished space with dance floor, bar, restrooms, etc. While it did seem a little damp feeling, there shouldn't be any major issues due to weather.

          1. re: katebauer
            The Dairy Queen Oct 25, 2010 12:24 PM

            Sounds very fun. What a great rec. Is there any food?


            1. re: The Dairy Queen
              justalex Oct 26, 2010 08:32 AM

              Hi TDQ! I found this link. The place looks like fun though a bit pricey for the current contents in my pocketbook. :)


    2. The Dairy Queen Oct 25, 2010 04:02 AM

      Prohibition at the W? Their kitchen is, I believe, Manny's.


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