The Saloon

830 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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  • Coat Check, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
The GLBT-owned and operated Saloon has been a Twin Cities fixture for over three decades, offering an entertainment repertoire that caters to everyone from casual pubgoers to bear enthusiasts to diehard party boys. Traditional pursuits like karaoke and house-heavy DJ nights are augmented by more unique offerings like go-go "shower dancers" and Glee viewing nights. While the bar is a popular party focus, a recently added lounge section in the back of the building gives a more relaxed alternative to the crowded dancefloor.

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  • Goth Prom
    7 months ago by Jessica Armbruster

    For years, the Saloon's annual Goth Prom has offered a night that is probably nothing like the high school prom you may or may not have attended. Instead, Goth Prom provides guests with a macabre party where they can rock steampunk,...

  • Goth Prom
    2 years ago by Jessica Armbruster

    While your teenage prom might have been a sparkly affair filled with colorful dresses, pink corsages, and top-40 tunes, this annual evening at the Saloon celebrates the freaks, outsiders, and lovers of the macabre. Before heading ou...

  • SlutThaw
    2 years ago by Jessica Armbruster

    With the arrival of spring comes the yearly benefit party for SlutWalk Minneapolis, a march protesting rape culture that usually occurs in the fall. This year, the celebration will take over the Saloon for a Saturday night of shenan...

  • SlutFreeze
    4 years ago by Jessica Armbruster

    Last fall, Minneapolis hosted its first SlutWalk, a multi-city march/protest where folks are invited to put on high heels, fishnet stockings, short skirts, and other purportedly skanky evening wear for a short walk. The goal of the ...

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