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Apr 7, 2014 05:27 PM

Options for a birthday party venue in NE Minneapolis

Hello, I'm celebrating my birthday in a few weeks and I'm fairly stumped on a venue. Part of the bigger plan is to rent a pedal pub in NE 5:30-7:30. So I'm thinking of meeting at the Sample Room beforehand for some small plates, it is close to where we have to meet for the pedal pub, and it shouldn't be too crowded mid-afternoon.

After the pedal pub, I am inviting more people to join us, and this is where I'm drawing a blank. One problem is I don't have a good idea of how many people there will be, maybe 30. I would like to have food available, but not at a sit-down restaurant. Staying in NE would be preferable, I was thinking one of the tap rooms once I learn the food truck schedule for that date, but just not sure about bringing a big group to one...Indeed might work or 612...

Thanks for your suggestions! This would mainly be a group of people in their 30s and 40s (just felt I should clarify since we are renting a pedal pub). :-)

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  1. The pedal pub is the fanny pack of getting drunk.

    Psycho Suzi's.

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    1. re: american_idle

      If Pedal Pub is the fanny pack, Suzi's is the socks with sandals.

    2. The Anchor would be a great option. would likely be crowded, but a great variety of beers and in my mind the best burger in the twin cities.

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      1. re: DukeFan

        A party of up to 30 people trying to get seated/served at the Anchor? I cannot picture how that would work out.

        Dangerous Man brewery is a block away, though, and allows people to bring in food. You could go there, and call in a to-go order at the Anchor.

        1. re: KTFoley

          I wouldn't think at 7:30 there would be room for 30 at Dangerous Man either. Seem like when I try to go there after 6 it is near capacity. 612 is your best bet to beat the crowd's, but there is a reason for that.

          1. re: ibew292

            30 people is likely untenable at 99% of venues in the cities without laying out for a room or something.

          2. re: KTFoley

            i didnt know they wanted to be seated. i thought they were just looking for a happy hour with good bar food.

            1. re: DukeFan

              You can't get a beer (no liquor) at the Anchor unless you buy food/are on the list to be seated.

              The Anchor probably holds 30 people total. Just sayin'

          3. What day of the week?

            I'm sure you've thought of this, but you won't be able to fit 30 people on one Pedal Pub or in any of the venues you list here (not even on a Tuesday or Wednesday...and since all the tap rooms except Dangerous Man are closed those days, I'll assume this is on a Thursday or which case there are lines at Indeed, 612, Ciderwerks, and DM at the times you give...even if it was just you it would take 20 minutes to get in the door).

            american_idle makes the best suggestion: Suzi's. It was built for this sort of thing, is in NE, and has room for 30 people.

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            1. re: Foureyes137

              The additional people won't be joining them until after the pedal pub. Although I would like to see 30 inebriated people balance on a pedal pub.

              Agreed, Suzi's would be the perfect venue for the gathering.

              1. re: St3ve

                on an off night it might be fun to take over Dusty's Dago's.

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              1. Not sit-down eh? Suzie's but parking sucks donkeys. If people are game why not go to the Holy Land? They have an upstairs seating area that rarely has anybody in it. You don't need to plan for the number of people and the food is always delicious.

                If you do sit-down, and it's in that area, another option could be dinner at Gastoff's.