• Bartmann Group Brings a New Bubbly Bar to the Twin Cities

    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE

    Pop. Fizz. Clink.

  • Bartmann Group Brings a New Bubbly Bar to the Twin Cities

    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE

    Pop. Fizz. Clink.

With the opening of Trapeze, one of the newest gems in the Bartmann Group’s local restaurant family brings a bright, whimsical champagne bar to the Twin Cities. Nestled in the heart of Uptown, the new venue occupies the storefront next to Barbette, another Bartmann establishment, and shares the French brasserie’s kitchen. 

Featuring butcher block tables, a hot pink mural by local artist Jennifer Davis, and a focus on snacks and sparkling sips, Barbette’s sister space has a personality and style all its own. 

“It was time. We needed a champagne bar,” says owner Kim Bartmann. “There are a couple of others in the Cities highlighting champagne, but Trapeze is its own unique concept.” 

The Trapeze wine menu features all things sparkling, from cava to prosecco, while food offerings are centered around light bites that pair well with bubbles, including toasts topped with rillettes, duck, pates and terrines. 

With just 400 square feet, the intimate party space accommodates 20 guests seated (about 40 standing) and is perfectly suited for private dinners and parties, wedding showers, board meetings and more. Trapeze is available for full buyouts. barbette.com/trapeze

In addition to its newest party space, the Bartmann Group has opened additional new eateries and has added several new features to some of its more established venues, providing local planners with plenty of local options. 

Red Stag Supperclub Club Room & Courtyard 

Those familiar with the popular Northeast Minneapolis eatery might be surprised to learn that the space now features a private clubroom and courtyard available for private meeting, events, weddings and more. The clubroom and courtyard are tucked away from restaurant’s main dining room, providing groups with plenty of privacy. The Bartmann team can also transform the courtyard into a “hidden alleyway oasis,” says Janelle Flay, director of event sales and management. The clubroom and courtyard can accommodate 60-70 seated, and up to 100 standing. “We plan to add lawn games like Giant Jenga and ladders or bags as well. We really want to make the courtyard an interactive experience, which is something so many events miss out on,” says Flay. The clubroom and courtyard are an ideal fit for corporate events, intimate weddings and family-style celebrations. 

The Red Stag also offers breakfast buyouts with full A/V capabilities for morning weekday events before the restaurant opens. “It’s a great alternative to a hotel out on Interstate 394, and of course, we think the food is a lot better,” says Bartmann. redstagsupperclub.com

The Bird

Overlooking the Minneapolis landmark Loring Park, The Bird serves clean, farmerfocused dishes and fresh juices by day, and hosts unique festivities by night. The Bird’s bohemian space is available for evening buyouts each night after 4 p.m. The venue can accommodate 120 guests for full seated events and 150 guests for float-through receptions with access to one of its most popular features, a charming and secluded European-style brick alleyway. The Bird also features a unique lofted “crow’s nest” space, perfect for daytime or board meetings. “The ‘crow’s nest’ is perfect for small corporate group meetings because it’s not a box. It’s full of light and you’re part of the unique bustle down below. It’s the perfect space for a group around 12 guests,” says Flay. New for event use is an additional speak-easy style room, perfect for intimate groups of up to 25 guests. thebirdmpls.rocks

Bryant Lake Bowl

The Bartmann Group’s vintage bowling alley, restaurant and 90-seat cabaret theater are available for full buyouts. The venue remains a local favorite for office bowling parties, company meetings and corporate events. Groups can start with a meeting in the theater, then move to the lanes to unwind and enjoy a craft cocktail and locally sourced food while they bowl. bryantlakebowl.com

Book Club

Located in the Armatage neighborhood, Book Club is one of the Bartmann Group’s newest offerings. The new concept, housed in the former Cafe Maude restaurant, features contemporary décor and a California fusion menu with dishes such as wood-fired Balinese chicken and green curry mussels. Book Club also features a full bar with a strong commitment to craft cocktails. The eatery’s back bar area is available for intimate events with 12-20 guests. bookclubrestaurant.com 

Minnesota offers vibrant autumn color and provides a kaleidoscopic backdrop for your event.

New England often gets the most credit for its spectacular fall color, but many rank Minnesota in the top tier for seasonal beauty, making fall an ideal time for meetings anywhere in the state. From the North Shore of Lake Superior to the Twin Cities and Rochester, there are a variety of venues with ideal seasonal settings that can cater to groups of all sizes. 



Experience Rochester MN appointed Angie Richards to the position of vice president of sales. She previously held the position of area director of sales for Avra Hospitality in Rochester, Minn. 

Richards will lead Experience Rochester MN’s sales team, which is responsible for the booking of meetings, conventions, and other events at Mayo Civic Center as well as group sales for the entire city.


Radisson Blu Mall of America promoted Kate Anastasi to director of sales and marketing. Anastasi has been with the Radisson Blu Mall of America team for eight years and has held many support and leadership roles within the sales team. She had most recently served as the assistant director of sales and marketing. Anastasi won the 2021 Radisson Blu Manager of the Year award.