First Thursday Happy Hour Twin Cities Minneapolis Minnesota


Welcome to the First Thursday Happy Hour, the Twin Cities’ premier social gathering that’s been creating smiles and cheers since 1998. As the longest-running event of its kind in Minneapolis and St. Paul, we pride ourselves on bringing together the most social people in the area for an evening of relaxation, conversation, and discovery.

Each first Thursday of the month, we invite you to join us as we explore the vibrant social scene of the Twin Cities. From the upscale ambiance of the W Hotel to the breezy lakeside charm of Birch’s On The Lake, our happy hour knows no bounds. We’ve raised our glasses in some of the best locales our cities have to offer, such as CoV, Lord Fletcher’s, The Loop, and many more.

Our happy hour isn’t about labels. It’s not a singles event or a place for business networking. Instead, it’s about community and connection. It’s for those who love to meet new people, those who enjoy the thrill of new experiences, and those who simply want to unwind in good company.

Our Philosophy

  • Inclusivity: We welcome everyone from all walks of life to share in the joy of companionship and celebrate the diversity that makes our cities great.
  • Discovery: Each month is a new adventure as we visit different bars and restaurants, offering our attendees a taste of the Twin Cities’ ever-evolving social landscape.
  • Joy: At the heart of it all is the pure, unadulterated joy of being social. We’re here to make memories, laugh, and enjoy life.