13 Lovely Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day in Minneapolis
If you’re planning a Galentine’s Day get-together with your best ladies, Minneapolis has plenty of creative ways to shake up the annual celebration of female friendship on February 13th. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing spa day, delicious brunch, a chance to flex your DIY skills, or an excuse to get dressed up in your finest, Minneapolis has plenty of options for a gal pal’s gathering to suit your group’s budget and style. Check out our tips for a Galentine’s Day to remember in Minneapolis (no matter your relationship status).
Indulge in a Spa Day at Anda Spa in the Hotel Ivy
Treat yourself and your friends to a rejuvenating crystal-inspired spa day at Anda Spa located within Downtown Minneapolis’ Hotel Ivy. Anda features a crystal sauna, quartz spa, and luxurious relaxation lounge (a dreamy spot to bond and unwind with your gal-pals). Luxuriate in a unique array of services, such as rose quartz-infused bath soaks, gemstone rebalancing massages, and Hydrafacials featuring lymphatic drainage and LED light therapy. Anda also offers custom-made aromatherapy journeys for your group, tailored to provide a soothing and rejuvenating atmosphere. Check out our guide to Minneapolis spas for more ideas!
Sip Bottomless Mimosas for Brunch
Start your girls’ day off with a delicious brunch and bottomless mimosas available at many of the best brunch spots in Minneapolis. The Copper Hen serves endless mimosas alongside brioche cinnamon rolls and avocado toast with cilantro pumpkin seed pesto. Eat Street Social offers carafes of mimosas for a crowd, plus lobster and eggs, BBQ pork omelets, and chicken and waffles. Hell’s Kitchen’s famous Bloody Mary Bar also offers a Champagne Mimosa Bar with DIY additions—think multiple juices, candies, and fresh fruits—on Saturdays and Sundays.
Enjoy a Wine Flight at a Minneapolis Wine Bar
If day drinking isn’t quite your style, Minneapolis also has no shortage of fantastic wine bars for an intimate evening gathering of wine lovers. Bar Brava offers modern Vietnamese bar snacks and focuses on natural and organic wines. The Tasting Room features selections from sommelier Nico Giraud (noted for developing the wine programs at Meritage and Spoon and Stable). Uptown Minneapolis’s Troubadour Wine Bar is your destination if you like live music with your glass—the cozy spot features a rotating selection of local musicians every night.
Merge Yoga and Strength with a Workout Together at Alchemy 365
With a few locations in Minneapolis, this high-intensity group fitness studio is an excellent bet for your wellness-obsessed Galentine’s group. Sign up for a class together and push each other to your personal bests, and after class, round out your girls’ date with a healthy juice or smoothie bowl at one of Minneapolis’ best juice bars.
Learn new culinary skills and bond over your gals’ shared love of food with a group cooking class. The cooking school offers seasonal culinary workshops for groups of up to six friends and private experiences at all three locations. February classes include Valentine’s Day specials and even a cooking class to concoct treats for your dogs!
Laugh the Night Away at Acme Comedy Club
Head to North Loop’s Acme Comedy Club and catch a performance from some of the city’s best comedians. Located in the basement of the historic Itasca Building, this nationally recognized comedy club has been providing Minneapolis with a good laugh since 1991. The intimate venue has hosted some of the most well-known comedy headliners and offers a platform for local up-and-comers at their weekly free open mic night—maybe someone in your friend group has some not-so-secret comedy ambitions? (In addition to Acme, Minneapolis is home to plenty of great comedy, improv, and open mic nights, so you’ll be sure to find the right fit for your Galentine crew.)
Indulge in your collective sweet tooth with a Galentine’s Day meal of freshly baked cookies, bars, pies, cheesecakes, upscale sundaes, and chic cocktails at this North Loop sweet spot. Everyone can order what looks best from Edward’s large variety of decadent treats and enough extra spoons for the group—because dessert is always best when shared. (Edwards offers plenty of gluten-free and plant-based options so everyone will be included in the fun.)
From January 31st through February 18th, gather with your girls to enjoy some indie cinema. Nightly screenings over three weeks will showcase nominees for Best Feature, Best First Feature, and Best Documentary—the perfect way to spark deep conversation and connection with your girlfriends over drinks after the show.
Ice Skating Outdoors at a Minneapolis Park
Another way to combine staying active with celebrating your best girlfriends? Enjoy a leisurely ice-skating session at one of Minneapolis’ free outdoor skating rinks. Grab your girls and head to the nearest ice rink for a hilarious and unforgettable experience on the ice as you show off your mad ice-skating skills… or lack thereof. (It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or a newbie, it’s all about having fun and laughing at each other’s attempts to stay upright.) Pack some cocoa in your thermoses to warm up with a toasty toast to friendship!
Book a Private Sauna Session at The Nordic Nook
Imagine spending a relaxing and rejuvenating Galentine’s Day with three of your favorite gals in a private oasis of thermaculture bliss. Enter The Nordic Nook, offering Scandinavian-style sauna experiences with a backyard wood-fired barrel sauna, a stone-lined cold plunge pond, hammocks, and a fire pit that’s perfect for catching up with your friends while enjoying the heat.
Trivia Mafia is known for putting on some of the best trivia nights in Minneapolis, and their theme nights are quite the draw. Know everything about Gilmore Girls or the 80s? You’re in luck, as February’s theme nights are waiting for a six-person team of you and your best ladies to absolutely crush it at breweries around the Twin Cities. (Just remember—use your noodle, not your Google!)
Part DIY workshop, part cocktail bar, this Minneapolis makers hub is perfect for gathering your girlfriends and getting crafty! Spend an evening making design-forward goods from a “menu” of projects—think concrete coasters, modern jewelry hangers, glass wine bottle tumblers, leather clutches, and gold bar necklaces. Head in on a Wednesday with your besties and get half-off bottles of wine.
Get Tipsy (and Tip Well) at a Drag Brunch
Minneapolis is well known for its epic drag brunches at Union Rooftop, Crave Downtown, Cowboy Jacks, and more local bars and restaurants. Many are produced by Flip Phone Events, curators of great themed drag shows (from K-pop and Country brunches to nostalgia hits like 80’s Extravaganza, Britney V. Christina, High School Musical, and Prince). Enjoy a great meal and cocktails, plus a drag show featuring over-the-top costumes, high-energy dance numbers, and sharp wit sure to have you and your friends laughing, clapping, and singing along.