If you’re looking to throw your festive fete at a fabulous Twin Cities venue, we have two words for you: Young Joni. In case you didn’t know, James Beard Award–winning chef Ann Kim‘s Northeast Minneapolis eatery is also a private event hot spot, hosting birthday bashes (surprise ones, if you’re so inclined), Instagram-worthy weddings, can’t-miss cocktail parties and actually cool corporate gatherings. That’s right: You can turn everyone’s favorite pizza place into your own personal hangout. As if that’s not enticing enough, here are the top 10 reasons to host your next event at Young Joni.
You can take over the entire restaurant.
Ever dreamed about having this award-winning eatery all to yourself — and 124 of your closest friends? Here’s your chance, any night of the week.
You can call dibs on the vaunted Back Bar.
This speakeasy-style haunt made Esquire’s Best Bars in America list for its cool factor, and Wednesday through Sunday evenings, you can make it your cool hangout for up to 45 people. (Vintage reel-to-reel player included.)
Or you can do both.
If your popularity factor is through the roof, you can host 165+ guests with a full buyout of the building. Bonus: You and your buds will also get full access to the adjacent parking lot, or you can opt to add on valet.
You get your pick of the menu.
Or you can select your own custom spread.
Feeling some culinary inspiration? You can collaborate with the chefs to create a one-of-a-kind menu all your own.
You can enjoy your drink of choice.
Cocktails, Champagne, reserve wine, nonalcoholic offerings — the options are nearly endless. And the drinks keep flowing all night long.
You don’t have to worry about decorating.
Both Young Joni and the Back Bar boast unique atmospheres with plentiful personality, saving you the headache of having to determine decor. You’re welcome.
You can party like it’s 1999.
No really — you can bring in a deejay to spin exclusively Prince tunes so you and your friends can tear it up on the dance floor (yes, there’s room for one). Prefer to be serenaded by your favorite live band? That works, too!
You can snap pics in the photo booth.
Your guests can capture the evening with fun pictures (the real ones you can hold in your hands) in the beloved photo booth — no additional party favors necessary.
Your event will be remembered as the best party ever.
It’s true: Your fete will go down in history in your friend/colleague circle as the utterly unbeatable occasion. And thanks to the help of the in-house event coordinator to make it all happen, you’ll actually get to enjoy the affair, too.