13 Things To Do In Minneapolis At Night

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This is a dynamic region with affordable destinations for both budget-minded visitors looking for the best cheap motels or frugal business travelers with extra time on their hands. Whether you are looking for a quick in-and-out weekend or for a longer stay, Minneapolis turns alive at night with a wide range of activities to do at night, at times even one can forget that its night and assume that its day time. From Vertical Endeavors, Memory Lane, ShowPlace ICON Theatre, Minneapolis surely comes alive at night both for visitors and the locals. Check out the coolest neighborhoods and these list of things to do in Minneapolis at night.

1. Drink and learn in Tim's cocktail tour (from USD 32.0)

Nightlife in Minneapolis begins with cocktails. Maximize your weekend by joining Tim in his one-of-a-kind cocktail tour where you will not only get to enjoy the drinks Tim himself so entertainingly prepares, but you will also learn the tricks and techniques on how to make cocktails so you can make them at home all by yourself. With Tim’s great sense of humour, fun drinks, and savoury gourmet snacks on the side, you’ll definitely have a worthwhile and educational experience here in Minneapolis. Since the money you pay all goes to Erik’s Ranch and Retreats, an organization advocating for better lives for adults with autism, you also get to help them in their advocacy while doing something fun. A win for everyone!

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2. Relax at the Salt Cave

I don't quite know what to say. All this time between our last guided class and now, so much has happened. MANY...

Posted by The Salt Cave Minnesota on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Taking wellness to another level, The Salt Cave offers natural therapy using pharmaceutical-grade salt while being surrounded by the beauty of ancient Himalayan salts. Salt therapy is just like spending time in the salty sea air, but it offers more features than just relaxation on the beach. The main goal of halotherapy is to improve the quality of life for those suffering from stress, asthma, allergies, lingering cough, cystic fibrosis, and other ailments. During this activity, you will have special session options for meditation, yoga and therapeutic massage. Breathing air at Salt Cave is a refreshing ritual to add to your wellness. Come and experience the feeling.

Salt Cave

Address: 4811 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA

Opening hours 10:00am to 07:00pm

Website: Salt Cave

Price: USD 30 per session

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3. Keep fit at The Aviary

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Perhaps one of the most unusual places to go in Minneapolis at night is The Aviary. Working out doesn’t have to be lugging weights around or having some muscly class leader telling you how to run, bike, or lunge harder. If you are the kind of person who wants a challenge but have fun at the same time, then The Aviary is the place to be. Located in NE Minneapolis, The Aviary offers aerial fitness and aerial yoga classes to build strength and improve flexibility. Came and take your exercise from the ground and to the air as you master their classes which include “fly fit,” “air yoga Zen,” and “fly fun workshops.” The Classes accommodate all body types and levels of fitness. Aim higher! Get Fit!

The Aviary

Address: 201 6th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA

Opening Hours 05:00am to 12:00am

Website: The Aviary

Price: USD 25 for two classes

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4. Explore the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Source: Photo by Flickr user GPA Photo Archive used under CC BY 2.0

Art helps us find and lose ourselves at the same time. The Museum is located in the Whittier neighborhood, with a very large collection of more than 80,000 pieces of Asian, American and European art that travels through 4,000 years of world history. Each piece is explained very well and is very informative. For parents, you can bring your kids along, there’s a gift shop with a lovely children’s section. There are no charges for the main part of the museum, the special exhibition section is accessible at an additional cost. On Thursday and Friday evenings the museum is open late. Come and recharge your creativity.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Address: 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA

Opening hours: Mon: closed, Tue and Wed: 10am to 5pm, Thurs and Fri: 10am to 9pm, Sat: 10am to 5pm, Sun: 11am to 5pm

Website: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Price: USD 20

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5. Enjoy rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors–Minneapolis

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Vertical Endeavors on Thursday, 1 November 2018

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Minneapolis at night, check out Vertical Endeavors. This establishment operates the largest indoor climbing facility in Minnesota. Vertical Endeavors offers very safe amenities including numerous Auto Belays, Top Rope climbs, Bouldering areas, Sports Lead climbing aside and the VE–Twin Cities Bouldering. After a fun day enjoying the countless activities, you should head to the VE–Twin Cities Bouldering which is a bouldering specific facility that features a dedicated fitness facility and a yoga studio. Vertical Endeavors gives both adults and children the opportunity to host group outings, meet new friends and become better climbers. Every mountain top is within your reach if you just keep climbing.

Vertical Endeavors

Address: 2540 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10am to 11pm, Saturday: 10am to 10pm, Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Website: Vertical Endeavors

Price: From USD 30 per lesson

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6. Play escape games at the Riddle Room

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This weekend we launch MONSTER, the newest live room escape game scenario set aboard our starship. All new puzzles, same beautiful set. Tickets are available now. riddle-room.com/tickets

Posted by Modern Antics Escape Rooms on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Work with no play makes Jack a dull boy. Remind yourself your childhood game thrill in The Riddle Room. It is filled with many games for the whole family to experience which includes Starship. Walk in and spend an hour discovering clues, deciphering hints, and solving puzzles with your friends or family. Their room-escape games range are from beginner to advanced level. The games are focused on problem-solving, team building and outside-of-the-box thinking. The staff is very accommodating. Why not surprise your group for a challenge at the starship room and know if they have what it takes to be champions?

Riddle Room

Address: 509 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA

Opening hours: 1pm to 9pm

Website: Riddle Roome

Price: USD 25

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7. Catch a show at Huge Improv Theater

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Wish you were here because @ekny2001 and @funnyladypants are crushing it! #LoveHurts

Posted by HUGE Theater on Monday, February 14, 2022

If you’re planning a trip here and you find yourself asking, “Where can I go at night in Minneapolis?” Short answer: to the theatre! Huge Improv was founded in 2005 and is dedicated to long-form improvisational theatre. They run six-night shows per week, hosting classes for beginning improv students and workshops for more advanced improvisational storytellers. Be entertained with plays from their talented actors and actresses, as you also learn the diverse culture of the city. The size of the theatre is manageable for all their audience can view the stage. Online booking is available. Promised the value of your money. Arts is like the wind; you find it everywhere you go. Take advantage and get your ticket for a show of your life.

Huge Improv Theater

Address: 3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA

Opening hours: Shows start at 7pm everyday except Tuesdays and Thursdays

Website: Huge Improv Theater

Price: USD 10

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8. Play paintball at Splatball

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Private parties available any day! Schedule your next event online now! #splatball #paintballing #minneapolis #neMPLS #mnfun

Posted by Splatball - Minneapolis on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Splatball is an indoor Paintball where they specialize in low impact paintball for ages 8 and up. Don’t worry about the weather outside, the facility is climate controlled. Get away from everyday life and spend some time with people you know and get to know new friends. Running, hiding behind inflatable bunkers, shooting opponents and getting shot has never gotten old. Paintballing strengthens teamwork and strategy management. It provides an excellent chance to exercise and the adrenaline and adventure it provides are fulfilling. It is perfect for birthday parties, bachelor parties, family events, and company outings year around. Welcome.


Address: 2921 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411, USA

Opening hours: Fridays: 5pm to 9pm, Saturdays: Noon to 6pm, Sundays: 1pm to 5pm

Website: Splatball

Price: USD 25

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9. Laugh your heart out at Acme Comedy Co

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Posted by Acme Comedy Company on Saturday, May 7, 2022

They say laughter is a way of really letting out all the pressure that you could be facing in your daily life, and comedy is almost like medicine to your soul. Acme Comedy Company and Sticks Restaurant is responsible for bringing premium national touring comedians of all different styles to the Twin Cities since 1991. Acme’s low ceilings, intelligent audiences, friendly staff, and intimate club set-up is the perfect venue for standup comedy. One can watch standups while dining at Stick restaurant. Join the club and laugh your heart in pieces.

Acme Comedy Co

Address: 708 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA

Opening hours: Shows start at 8pm

Website: Acme Comedy Co

Price: From USD 15

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10. Watch a movie at Landmark's Lagoon cinema

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Cinema Week is here! What is it you ask? It’s a time to put the focus back on the big screen experience. How do you...

Posted by Landmark's Lagoon Cinema on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Located in East Isles Lagoon cinema was built on June 3, 1916, making it the oldest surviving theatres in the Twin Cities area. Bring the 90’s back, ditch Netflix and chill and buy a ticket to watch your favorite blockbusters movies at lagoon cinema. It is one of the few cinemas in the Midwest that offers balcony seating. This theatre has ADA compliant and it also provides accessible seating for patrons in wheelchairs. You will also love the fact that the theatre accepts MovieTickets.com promotional codes. They have a great staff. Bring your date or your family for a movie day.

Landmark's Lagoon cinema

Address: 1320 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA

Opening hours: Shows start at 2:30pm

Website: Landmark’s Lagoon cinema

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11. Unwind at Sheridan Memorial Park

Located on the Mississippi River, the Sheridan Veterans Memorial was opened in 2014 to honor all Minnesota veterans. The park features a 30-foot (9-meter) diameter steel sculpture at the center of the memorial which is lit from within. You will also get to use the perimeter walk which opens to ten sitting alcoves with benches and vertical markers, each bearing a description of one of the ten conflicts in which Minnesotans have served. While you are here, you can learn so much history. Come relax as you have an outdoor gym, games, Frisbee, classes or even exercise. Summer is here hence a great idea to enjoy the park. If you’re looking for free things to do in Minneapolis in the night, this is a great option.

Sheridan Memorial Park

Address: 1300 Water St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA

Opening hours: 6am to 10pm

Website: Sheridan Memorial Park

Price: Free entry

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12. Explore Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Source: Photo by Flickr user Bob B. Brown used under CC BY-ND 2.0

For those who are in a budget-conscious trip but would still very much like to explore Minneapolis at night, we’ve got you covered. Head to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for an evening walk, at no cost, of course! The public garden, which covers 4.5 hectares (11 acres) of land, is filled with 40+ displays of art. Walker Art Center maintains the garden along with the local parks and recreation board. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is open until midnight, every day, so you don’t have to worry about spending money just to enjoy the city. If you’ve run out of romantic things to do and date ideas, you could always take your partner here and spend time being surrounded with nature.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Address: 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States

Website: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Opening hours: 6am - 12am (daily)

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13. Lounge at Kitty Cat Klub

Annie's Parlour Kitty Cat Klub
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Tim Wilson used under CC BY 2.0

It’s only fitting that one of the establishments included on this list is one of the best bars in Minneapolis. If you are still wide awake by midnight and you do not want to go to bed just yet, make your way to Kitty Cat Klub. This lounge features live performances and a wide-ranging selection of drinks and food. Hanging out at this bar helps support local artists and will allow you to get to know more about this truly captivating city. The best part of it all is that they’re open daily until 2 am!

Kitty Cat Klub

Address: 315 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States

Website: Kitty Cat Klub

Opening hours: 4pm - 2am (daily)

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Discover Minneapolis, Minnesota

Purple Minneapolis Skyline - RIP Prince
Source: Photo by user Tony Webster used under CC BY-SA 2.0

There is no such thing as getting bored in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Whenever you feel bored try out one of these activities listed above and get the best of Minneapolis nightlife deals!

Just be sure to check out the best luxury hotels and hotels with free parking for your accommodation needs.

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