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The James Ballentine VFW is the perfect Uptown host for corporate events, private parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions. This ideal location in the heart of Minneapolis is a mid-century building recently renovated in 2016. Seating arrangements are flexible, comfortably plating for 200. The original hall is now a 400 person capacity music venue and nightclub with two new bars and a restaurant all within the same building.
The original back bar has been featured on Esquire TV’s Best Bars of America with upgrades to accommodate the latest audiovisual technology and USB charging stations. Other recent awards include being voted “Best Party Bar” by City Pages, Best of the Twin Cities 2017, and “Best Karaoke” several years in a row. Conveniently located just north of Lake Street on Lyndale Avenue we provide access to major freeways and complimentary parking.
Our location features dance floors, dance lighting including fog machines, laser lights, a disco ball, and computerized lights, state of the art sound systems, professional performance stages, digital video projection screens, digital video cameras.
Onsite provides dinners, buffets, family style, from a variety of American or contemporary dishes, with flexibility to create menus according to your own individualized taste. All meals are expertly prepared and professionally served.