At Surly’s new Destination Brewery, which opened in December, you can’t get a pint of beer. “We have really nice tulip glasses—the proper glassware for Surly,” says Dawn Kuehl, event center coordinator. Located in southeast Minneapolis—off the Green Line—Surly’s new digs feature a public Beer Hall on the first level and large event space and full-service restaurant headed by Jorge Guzman from Solera on the second. “Once those doors shut [on the second level], you can have a corporate quiet evening or you can have the DJ just crank the music,” says Kuehl.

Scheid Hall, the 2,400-square-foot event space, is designed to mimic the Cynic can with gray carpeting, autumnal gold curtains and a black oak wood dance floor. The space overlooks the production brew house on one side and an industrial compost business and rail yard on the other. Included with the rental is the 1,480-square-foot prefunction space equipped with a bar and a 430-square-foot event deck. The hall is named after the late Senator Linda Scheid, who helped pass the “Surly bill,” which first allowed breweries to sell beer on their production premises. The Boardroom, adjacent to the restaurant, offers an intimate setting for up to 20 people seated. Both spaces, which are Wi-Fi and A/V equipped, require a food and beverage minimum (via Surly’s farm-to-table catering menu and craft beer), and once those minimums are met, there is no additional rental fee. “We want everyone to enjoy this space,” Kuehl says, “not just the high rollers.”

Standing in the Emery's lobby, where live greenery thrives and natural light streams in, it's hard to believe that this used to be Hotel Minneapolis. Emery is still an Autograph Collection hotel, like Hotel Minneapolis was, but it is, for all intents and purposes, a new, not just renovated, hotel. 

 

Twin Cities NACE recreated two events from the 2018 NACE Experience conference in Palm Springs, California, for its recap event. Complete with tapestry tones, glitter tattoos and jalapeno margaritas, the night’s opening reception paid homage to the conference’s Coachella theme. The dinner portion riffed on the conference’s closing gala dinner art deco venue: the historic Riviera Palm Springs. Event Lab brought the event to life through décor and design. Menu items highlighted the era and served with a traditional cocktail—the sidecar

 

D’Amico gathered together an intimate group of people to simply enjoy the things that drive the industry: a beautiful setting, delicious menu, great atmosphere and even better people. Girl Friday, Munster Rose and Linen Effects helped create an intentional space at the Calhoun Beach Club that was cozy while embracing the lush nature of the summer season.