Nightlife: Boo and booze in the 'burbs

  • Article by: TOM HORGEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 25, 2012 - 2:20 PM

Halloween partygoers might want to look beyond downtown, says Myth's massive costume ball. Also on the agenda: three new restaurants open their doors.

Ain't no party like a Maplewood party. The suburban megaclub Myth is throwing one ginormous, expensive Halloween extravaganza Saturday night.

The prize for best costume is $2,000. Sexiest costume gets $1,000. Best couple gets $1,000. And they're throwing more dough at the winners of scariest costume, best male and best female.

The dance party, dubbed Flesh & Fantasy, will feature aerialists, fire dancers, jugglers and something called "acro-hand balancing." The DJ lineup includes Jack Trash, Cities of Gold, D.Mil, Benjamin Michaels and many more.

So take that, downtown Minneapolis.

Speaking of Minneapolis, here are a couple more updates for your Halloween party planning. The folks behind Zombie Pub Crawl have put together a classier affair for Wednesday night at the Crave in downtown. It's called Promageddon. Ticket options for the rooftop party include a three-course prix fixe dinner beforehand ($40 a person, $75 a couple). The rooftop soirée, which will include plenty of heaters, is $15 (which gets you one free drink). Dress to impress: They'll crown a prom king and queen.

Last week I reported on Psycho Suzi's all-you-can-consume Halloween party. The tiki bosses have notified me that they've slashed the price from $45 to $30 (for advance tickets). That's a pretty good deal for an all-you-can-drink shindig of booze and fake blood.

Now open

The Minneapolis restaurant/bar scene saw a flurry of openings in the past two weeks. Downtown, the Belmore/the New Skyway Lounge moved into the old City Billiards space and is looking to be a boho restaurant/rock club among the entertainment district's many party bars and dance clubs. It's owned by Ben Hill, but scenesters seem most jazzed about the re-emergence of Nick & Eddie wrangler Doug Anderson, who helped design the menu and is booking the music (25 N. 4th St., Mpls.).

At the corner of 25th and Lyndale, Nightingale has opened in the burned-out grocery next to the Bulldog Uptown. The small plates and cocktail spot is getting positive reviews from folks looking for something sophisticated in the neighborhood. (2551 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.)

Speaking of old flames, a Kickstarter-funded bistro called the Lynn on Bryant opened last week in the remade Patina building (which went up in smoke in 2010). The farm-to-table eatery offers a seasonal menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. (5003 Bryant Av. S., Mpls.)

Tom Horgen • 612-673-7909 • Twitter: @tomhorgen

  • MYTH HALLOWEEN: FLESH & FANTASY

    When: 9 p.m. Sat.

    Where: 3090 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood.

    Cost: $10-$20. 18 and older.

    Contact: 651-779-6984 or www.mythlive.com.

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