What's Open New Year's Day

Who said New Year’s Eve is the only time to celebrate? Why not start out 2020 with a bang?

Play arcade games, grab a bite to eat, explore the world through art, or sit back and relax with a craft brew. There's plenty to do on New Year's Day in Minneapolis!

Aster Cafe

Live music at Aster Cafe! Turn! Turn! Turn! is the semi-acoustic trio Savannah Smith (guitar, vocals), Adam Levy (guitar, vocals) and Barb Brynstad (bass, vocals) playing their favorite close harmony 60’s and 70’s country, folk and pop covers along with a handful of cosmic indie/folk/Americana originals. Enjoy live music alongside delicious food and drinks.

Open at 11am


Named “Best French Restaurant, populist vote” by Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Barbette is simply good food, all day and night. In France they call it a brasserie -- the welcoming and eclectic atmosphere works for just you, a book, and an espresso, or for an important celebration with friends and family. Barbette calls many local farmers friends and in addition to a wine list that will put you over the moon, they offer many gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Open: 9am - Midnight

Broadway Pizza

Craving pizza? Head to Broadway Pizza for a few pies, or enjoy their lunch buffet including a fresh salad bar, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, dessert, and more!

Open: 11am - 10pm

Bryant Lake Bowl

Retro bowling lanes, a full bar and awesome menu (including brunch!) will cure your post-NYE woes.

Open 9am – 2am

Can Can Wonderland

Bring the kids or act like one for a day. Fill the up the first day of the new year with an action-packed evening of mini-golf, arcade games, ping-pong and air hockey!

Open: 4pm–10pm

City Works

Start the New Year with a delicious brunch of sweet and savory items and of course don't forget the Bloody Mary!

Open: 11:30am - midnight

The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen

Ring in the New Year with a special brunch buffet at The Copper Hen.

Open: 9am - 3pm

Crooked Pint

Come play MOVIE & MUSIC trivia every Wednesday at Crooked Pint Ale House in Minneapolis. First place wins $50 in tasty Crooked Pint food + drink! Trivia starts at 8:00pm. Not into trivia? You can still grab a pint and some food and relax!

Open: 11am - Midnight

Day Block Brewing

Treat that special someone (or anyone really!) to a delicious night out in Downtown Minneapolis. Each Wednesday night, Day Block Brewing hosts Date Night- a happy hour special where $35 gets you a lot for just a little! 6 Beer Flight -OR- Select Bottle of Wine, Large Salad to Share, and Any Large Pizza!

Open: 11am - 10pm

Edwards Dessert Kitchen

Edwards Dessert Kitchen is the ultimate dessert destination in North Loop! Alongside espresso and coffee, craft cocktails, and a gorgeous, modern space. Spend your afternoon sipping something warm and munching on something sweet.

Open: Noon - 10pm

Fogo de Chao

Chow down on fantastic Brazillian-inspired dishes including fire-roasted meats carved tableside, a salad bar worth two trips, fresh seafood and yes, brunch! Save the cooking for another day and take it easy at Fogo de Chao.

Open 11am – 10pm

The Freehouse

Ever wish you could dine outside in the heart of winter (but still be warm)? Well, now you can! Introducing, the first year of winter outdoor patio dining experience! Three beautiful - and heated - domes will feature special menus, decorations, and a wonderful dining experience. Great for holiday parties, special events, and group gatherings! Each dome can fit up to 8 guests. Not your thing? Head into The Freehouse for their regular menu and tap list.

Open: 7am - 2am

Hell's Kitchen

An iconic Minneapolis breakfast foods spot, Hell’s Kitchen is the place to be during whenever you get that breakfast craving.

Open: 7am–3pm

Lagos Tacos Uptown

Celebrate the New Year Sporcle Live trivia at 7:30pm! Food, drinks, prizes! Or, just enjoy some tacos and drinks to kick of 2020.

Open: 11am - Midnight

Mall of America

More than 520 stores, 60 restaurants, a 7-acre indoor amusement park, SEA LIFE Aquarium, a comedy club, world-class gaming and entertainment centers, the LEGO Store, mini-golf and tons of other family attractions to keep you busy on New Years Day.

Open: 10am - 6pm

Mercury Dining Room & Rail

Enjoy brunch, lunch, cocktails, and more at Mercury!

Open: 7am - 11pm

Minneapolis Institute of Art

How about a day of exploring through art? Check out the Minneapolis Institute of Art and see what exhibitions, events, and showings they currently have!

Open: 10am - 5pm

Mystic Lake

The fun doesn’t have to stop after New Year’s Eve. Start 2020 with a bang at Mystic Lake. With plenty of events events, music, food, a golf course, a spa and no shortage of entertainment, the incredible energy found at Mystic Lake is contagious. Enjoy a delicious brunch, or spend the day playing games.

Open all day (and all night).

Pizza Lucé

Feed those post New Years Eve party cravings with Minnesota's favorite local pizza chain.

Open: 11am - 2:30am

Science Museum of Minnesota

Make the New Year all about learning new things! And you can start with the Science Museum through their fun interactive exhibits and stunning Omnitheater.

Open: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Stanley's Northeast Bar Room

Here you'll find your favorite comfort foods to ease you into the New Year and you can even bring your four-legged friend.

Open at 9am

St. Genevieve

Join St. Genevieve for a special New Year's Day Brunch! Your ticket includes 2 courses with delicious seasonal options for each. There will also be pastries, oysters, Spyhouse coffee, sparkling beverages, beignets and more á la carte. Bring the family in to enjoy STG's finest! Please note, the regular brunch menu will not be available. Reservations available: 10am - 3pm. Purchase your ticket today!

Open: 10am - 3pm