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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?

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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,
Mary

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

    ~TDQ

      1. re: katebauer

        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

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

          ~TDQ

          1. re: The Dairy Queen

            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

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

              ~TDQ

              1. re: The Dairy Queen

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

                http://www.wabashastreetcaves.com/