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!
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
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
Retro bowling lanes, a full bar and awesome menu (including brunch!) will cure your post-NYE woes.
Open 9am – 2am
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!
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
Ring in the New Year with a special brunch buffet at The Copper Hen.
Open: 9am - 3pm
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
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!
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
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
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
An iconic Minneapolis breakfast foods spot, Hell’s Kitchen is the place to be during whenever you get that breakfast craving.
Celebrate the New Year Sporcle Live trivia at 7:30pm! Food, drinks, prizes! Or, just enjoy some tacos and drinks to kick of 2020.
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
Enjoy brunch, lunch, cocktails, and more at Mercury!
Open: 7am - 11pm
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
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).
Feed those post New Years Eve party cravings with Minnesota's favorite local pizza chain.
Open: 11am - 2:30am
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
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
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
Looking to start 2020 off with a bang? Minneapolis has everything you need to start the year off right.
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