16 Spots in Rochester to Get Together with Friends, Family, and Co-Workers
Just because we're grown-ups doesn't mean we don't like to have a good time! Sometimes it's fun to be able to go out with friends, fellow grown-up family members, or co-workers just to have fun together. So I compiled a list, a one-stop-shop of sorts, of places you can go in Rochester, Minnesota for a fun get-together.
We have some great breweries in Rochester! There's Little Thistle, Kinney Creek, LTS, Forager, and Thesis Beer Project. Also, just outside of Rochester are Chaotic Good Brewing and SouthxSoutheast. No matter which one you go to there's great beer, snacks for purchase (a lot times there are pizzas or a food truck too), and games that you can grab and play while you're there.
Flex your bowling skills at Bowlocity. They have laser tag too, so you can let your inner child out.
The Olde Brick House has a really cool atmosphere. If you're looking for a nice place to hang out with good food and drinks, this is a great option.
This is quite the unique place and my husband and I love it. They have different "booths" serving a variety of food. If someone wants tacos, they have it. If someone else wants a burger, they've got that too. There's also trivia night, karaoke night, and plenty of other fun activities that they do throughout the week.
They have lots of arcade games to take you back and maybe get a little competitive with. There's also axe throwing, which is super fun!
If you're looking for a restaurant on the fancier end, Sorellina's by the Apache Mall is great. They have good food, drinks, and I love the modern look.
I'm nearly 30 and I still love, love escape rooms. So if you want to do some bonding with your co-workers or you want to lock yourself in a room with your friends, check out Unraveled Escape Room!
This is for the people who like DIY projects. You don't have to be good at it because there's an instructor there with you but Board and Brush offers lots of different projects and you can bring drinks with as well.
For those of you who are like my husband and I and appreciate the speakeasy bars popping up around the country, check out Bitter and Pour. I can't say enough good things about them. The staff is great, the atmosphere is awesome, and the drinks are so good.
For a more casual restaurant check out The Tap House, either the downtown location or the west end location. The west end has a great patio and the downtown location has a super cool rooftop patio.
Another great spot for a more chill atmosphere, Red Cow! Yep, the same one like they have up in the Cities.
Let loose a bit at Goonies Comedy Club. You can check their website for who will be performing soon.
Crave has a really cool sort of rooftop spot. It's not at the top of their downtown building but it's close. During the winter or when the weather is bad the windows are closed but during nice weather days, they're open and it's beautiful. They also have drag brunches!
Another spot with some fun things to do is Chip Shots. They've got indoor pickleball, golf simulators, cornhole, and food and drinks as well. It looks super fun!
I haven't been to The Redwood Room myself but I hear good things and I hear that it has a good vibe. Sounds like a great spot to hang out with friends.
And last but not least, Twigs is a great spot to go, especially if you have a gluten-free friend. The food is super good and so are the drinks.