The Best Nightclubs in Minneapolis, MN

Downtown Minneapolis at night
Downtown Minneapolis at night | © Bala Sivakumar / Flickr
The nightlife in Minneapolis is incredible – the energy, the loud music, and the bumping beats are enough to make anyone get up out of their seat. If you’re headed out to party with friends and want to get your groove on, look no further than our round-up of the best nightclubs in Minneapolis.

The Exchange & Alibi at the Exchange

The Exchange Minneapolis & Alibi at the Exchange are two of the hottest places to party in town. The Exchange has an energetic, upscale atmosphere and is great for singles or groups. It offers clubgoers open seating in a 7,200-square-foot area, plus private spaces, a dance floor, two staffed bars and state-of-the-art sound and light equipment. The Alibi at the Exchange provides a more intimate experience similar to a swanky cocktail lounge. It serves hand-crafted cocktails to guests and is known for its cool, custom furniture.

Rouge at the Lounge

Get dressed up if you’re headed to Rouge at the Lounge. This elevated nightclub is located in the historic Warehouse District of Minneapolis and boasts a beautiful interior and exceptional entertainment. Inside, you’ll find custom cocktails, massive chandeliers, exceptional art, soft lighting, plush furniture and VIP seating areas. There are three distinct spaces inside Rouge at the Lounge that each cater to a different type of vibe, so whatever vibe you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here.

Gay 90’s

Gay 90’s is one of those longtime Minneapolis establishments that you simply can’t miss. It’s a vibrant LGBT, straight-friendly nightclub with six bars and multiple dance floors. Recently, it’s hosted drag shows, cosplay parties, burlesque shows and more. Its 18+ nights are popular among younger party animals.

Bar Fly

This nightclub is huge! Bar Fly is located in the recently renovated Skyway Theatre in the historic Theatre District of Minneapolis. The former six-plex movie theater has been turned into a complex with various venues and capacity for a lot of clubbers. Bar Fly has a modern style and nostalgic vibe, with original art, over-sized sofas and and three separate places to party.

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Azul Nightclub

If you love international music and awesome events, Azul Nightclub is the place to be. It’s a Latin-themed club in Minneapolis where you need to dress to impress. Azul has spaces suited for your mood – there are spots for cozy conversation among friends and another area where you can dance and drown yourself in loud music.