Maxim Playhouse & Coyote Pretty: Two new bars opening in downtown Minneapolis

Maxim Playhouse will be on the left; Coyote Pretty will be on the right.

Maxim Playhouse will be on the left; Coyote Pretty will be on the right. Google Street View

Two new bars will soon arrive at the intersection of First Avenue and Fourth Street North in downtown Minneapolis: Maxim Playhouse and Coyote Pretty.

So, what exactly is the Warehouse District nightlife scene getting? 

Maxim Playhouse is "a nightclub centered around a Miami Beach-style, upscale bar," says PR rep Chad Peterson. Located at the former American Army Navy Surplus Store location, the two-level (18-plus down low, 21-plus up top), 3,000-square-foot club will offer dancing, bottle service, VIP experiences, and even swings. Maxim Playhouse is not affiliated with men's magazine Maxim. (Update: Apparently the upstairs lease remains unsigned, but the club's owners are "confident" it will be signed soon, Peterson says.) 

Coyote Pretty is a "country bar, [with a] saloon-type feel -- a newer, more up-and-coming saloon and bar," Peterson says. It's located adjacent to Maxim Playhouse, and will boast a dance floor. Coyote Pretty is not affiliated with Coyote Ugly Saloon, the chain of bars that inspired the 2000 rom-com Coyote Ugly

Maxim Playhouse (28 N. Fourth St.) and Coyote Pretty (20 N. Fourth St.) are set to open in February. Owners Freedom Brewer and Damien Nelson -- both of whom are also part-owners of nearby Aqua Nightclub -- have been fine-tuning the Miami/Las Vegas-inspired concepts for some time, Peterson says.