2013 Best of the Cities Party

Bet of the CitiesJoin us for an evening of fun as we celebrate
the Twin Cities’ finest.

Enjoy food, beer, wine, and spirits sampling; music, fashion, and more!

Travel back in time and party like it’s 1999, 1959, 1969, or 1929! Celebrate the best of the cities with Minnesota Monthly. Come out for a night of fun and enjoy:

  • Music from throughout the decades DJ’d by Scott Herold of Rock the Cause
  • Spirit samples from Shellback rum and New Amsterdam gin
  • Flappers pouring samples of Batch 19
  • A tap room serving a limited release Crispin, Blue Moon, and Leinenkugel’s
  • Food from the roaring 20’s, 50’s diner-style food, 60’s bites that might have come straight from the kitchen of Betty Draper, and noshes from today
  • Giveaways for attendees throughout the evening
  • A gift bag filled with goodies from Nordic Ware and the Best of the Cities winners

Thursday, October 24, 6-9 p.m.

Held at Union Depot
      214 Fourth Street East, St. Paul

Tickets: $45 at the door*

        Online ticketing now closed.

          *Must be 21 or older to attend. 

Twitter Instagram #MNMOBestof —View all of the great photos tagged from the evening at our #MNMOBestof the Cities Party here.

Charity Information:

VEAP – Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, will be collecting non-perishable food items at the party. The first 100 donors will receive a gift of free music from Rock the Cause!

Hotel Discount:

The Saint Paul Hotel is offering special rates for Best of the Cities Party attendees. Call the Reservations Department at 1-800-292-9292 and ask for the 2013 Minnesota Monthly Best of Party rate.

Room Single Rate* Double Rate*
Deluxe King $139.00 $139.00
Deluxe Double $139.00 $139.00

*All reservations will need to be guaranteed by advance deposit or a credit card. Cancellations must be made by 4 p.m. one day prior to arrival to avoid cancellation or no-show charges. This rate does not include state, local and lodging taxes currently at 13.625%. The Saint Paul Hotel is not responsible for any changes that may occur in tax rates.



Presenting Sponsor:


Ness Plastic Surgery


Sponsored by:

Nordic Ware

Batch 19 Pre-prohibition Style Lager

Blue Moon Brewing Company

Cities 97


Event Lab

Jaguar Land Rover Minneapolis


Minnesota Vikings

New Amsterdam

Rock The Cause

The Saint Paul Hotel

Science Museum of Minnesota

Shellback Caribbean Rum


Minnesota Monthly

Hillcrest Golf Club

Tria Restaurant

MHC Culinary Group


Music Go Round



A glimpse at last year’s party: