Bridesmaid Bar Crawl hits Minneapolis this weekend

Always a bridesmaid and never a bride? Don't fret--there's finally an event for bridesmaids that doesn't involve dress fittings, shower planning, or finding the perfect "something borrowed" for your girlfriend-turned-bridezilla.

This Friday marks the first annual Bridesmaid Bar Crawl. Now is the time to dig out that bridesmaid dress that is too adorable to have only worn once, or give one last gasp to the abomination that at one point was actually considered fashionable.


If for you putting on the dress is only half the fun of getting ready for a night out, head over to Haven Salon before hitting the town. It'll be offering $40 up-dos, and Smart & Chic Bride is providing free lashes with any service.

Throughout the evening several venues will be offering free cover and drink specials just for bar crawl participants, including Bar 508, the Local, the Imperial Room, Lyon's Pub, Bootleggers, and Seven Ultralounge, where the party kicks off.

A raffle ticket is included with each bar crawl ticket purchase, which gives participants the chance to win glitzy prizes such as a Badgley Mischka Couture Nikki Gloss Clutch or .5 carat diamond earrings. Want to up your odds of winning? Receive an additional raffle ticket by donating a gently used dress or accessory, such as jewelry or shoes, or by purchasing additional raffle tickets for $10. All raffle proceeds will benefit Operation Glass Slipper, a non-profit organization which provides prom gowns and accessories free of charge to Twin Cities-area high school girls whose financial circumstances make it impossible for them to attend prom.

The Bridesmaid Bar Crawl begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17 at Seven Ultralounge (700 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). With each $20 ticket purchase, guests will receive one wristband and one raffle ticket. Check out the Bridesmaid Bar Crawl website to purchase tickets or visit their Facebook page for the latest event updates.