Top 3 Best Nightclubs in Minneapolis, MN [2020 GUIDE]

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Here's the list of the best clubs in Minneapolis that you should definitely check out.

The Exchange

Best nightclub in Minneapolis!
The Exchange

The Exchange & Alibi Lounge bring Minneapolis nightlife and entertainment to a higher caliber. This exquisite pair has been restored to showcase the building’s original limestone walls and marble floors. A full 7,200 square feet, The Exchange features two full bars, a dance floor, exclusive VIP seating and a built-in photo area. It also boasts the most state-of-the-art sound and light equipment available in North America—the first Funktion-One EVO sound system. The stylish and open layout of The Exchange can accommodate up to 750 guests. Alibi Lounge at The Exchange is a swanky cocktail lounge full of stunning beauty and custom-designed furniture. Perfect for any modest corporate or social event, Alibi Lounge can accommodate up to 125 guests. Our quaint space and artfully handcrafted cocktails are sure to delight.

  • 10 5th St S Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States
  • Downtown
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

The Pourhouse

The Pourhouse

Our Prohibition-themed bar is a jack of all trades. Stop by for a delicious American style lunch during the week, hang out at our happy hour 3-7pm Monday through Saturday, or party with us on Friday and Saturday nights. And with our massive 25 foot HD projection screen and 50 TVs, we’re the absolute best place to watch sports in the Twin Cities!

  • 10 S 5th St #11 Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States
  • Downtown
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Skyway Theatre (Bar Fly)

Skyway Theatre (Bar Fly)

Bar Fly is a hidden gem and the most exclusive ultra lounge in the city! The perfect place to be glam, dapper, and expressive all while dancing to our sultry sounds on our sleek dance floor. You will find plenty of lounge seating while listening to our state-of-the-art sound system or grab a group of friends for a private bottle service table. Catch our local DJ’s or world renowned artists supplying you with the biggest anthems, mashups, and electronic music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! Seeking a home for an elite event? Let us be your hosts for receptions, birthdays, or corporate affairs. Bar Fly is the gateway to indulge in your ultimate event desires.

  • 711 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
  • Downtown
  • Varies depending on events
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Check out the venues section for the full list of nightclubs.

Minneapolis Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Minneapolis clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Minneapolis?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Minneapolis nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into Minneapolis nightclubs for free?

Some Minneapolis nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many Minneapolis nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for Minneapolis nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Minneapolis page.

How much is bottle service at Minneapolis clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Minneapolis, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into Minneapolis nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in Minneapolis are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Minneapolis nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Minneapolis.

Which Minneapolis nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Minneapolis.

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