Looking for hookups in Minnesota? Then you’re in for a unique challenge. The dating scene isn’t as wild and vibrant as in California or New York (then again, few places are), but you can find Minnesota hookups if you know where to look. And that’s what this article will do for you.
Minnesota is a beautiful state with many activities—and many opportunities to meet new people—to keep you busy for a long time. To find hookups in Minnesota with the least amount of time and effort, you’ll need some expert guidance. And the dating coaches in BeyondAges have pooled their resources and experience into this guide, which will be continually updated as we find more Minnesota hookups hotspots for you.
Before we get started, if you’re planning to check out some spots to find hookups in Minneapolis, we’ve already written an in-depth guide for finding dates online in the city.
Our Favorite Place to Find Hookups in Minnesota
If you had to pick just one activity (or group of activities) to both find hookups in Minnesota and enjoy your time in the state, what would it be? Without a doubt, it’s got to involve the great outdoors. And nothing’s greater than:
The Greatest of the Great Lakes
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the States. You could combine all the other Great Lakes together and Superior would still be bigger. That means there’s going to be lots to see and do around it—and alongside, lots of women to meet.
You can make new friends on cruises, fishing spots, and hiking trails. It’s easiest to join local groups who do your favorite outdoor activities most regularly and meet women in the new circles you join.
It’s especially easy to meet new people on the beaches. Granted, the people you’ll meet are mostly families and close friends who stick together. So, we suggest you socialize not with the initial intent to hook up, but instead to be friendly, make new friends, and see which ones are worth spending time with.
You’ll expect most of your hookups in Minnesota to come in the form of friends-with-benefits. That’s because you’re more likely to meet women through activity groups, and your shared interests mean you’ll be having fun with each other not just in the bedroom, but out there too.
AFF is the top hookup site in Minnesota right now (try it free here)
That said, whether your thing is the great outdoors, the nightlife, or your hobbies—it’s always good to have an app to help you out. And the best hookup app in Minnesota happens to be AFF (which you can try for free here).
Why is it so good? Simple—it’s 100% focused on casual relationships. Whether you want one-night stands, friends with benefits, or anything in between—most of the women you’ll meet on AFF are looking for the same thing as you are.
No matter how specific your tastes may be, AFF has some useful filters to find your perfect partner (or hookup scenario). Try them out and meet plenty of women who are looking for the same thing you are!
Tinder is also a popular choice
There's no denying it: when it comes to hookups, Tinder is the first app most people think of. The great thing about it is that it's free and it's always full of people looking for hookups. Some might be looking for a relationship on Tinder, but you can usually filter them out.
Just keep in mind that Tinder tends to work best for those who are either good-looking or have great photos. If you don't use your photos to stand out, most women will just swipe left on you. So work on that and your texting skills so that you can secure some Minnesota hookups on Tinder.
Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the more notable cities in Minnesota and our favorite places to hang out and socialize:
Where to Find a Hookup in Rochester
Most of the dating scene action in Rochester happens in the bars downtown. It has some of the classiest in the state, and they never fail to attract a strikingly diverse crowd. Whether you're into sipping on expensive wine or you want a dive bar that's got some artsy types, Rochester has it. If you want to have some fun and meet women, we recommend checking out these locations and events:
- Café Steam – 315 S. Broadway
- Art Heads Emporium – 317 Broadway Ave S
- Foster Arends Park – 4051 E River Rd NE
- Bitter and Pour – 18 3rd St SW Suite #1
- The Redwood Room – 300 1st Ave NW
Where to Find a Hookup in Bloomington
Bloomington is quiet, but it still has its own charms tucked away for you to find. One of them is the famed Mall of America, a huge shopping center where women go to shop and hang out. But if going to the mall isn't your thing, here are our favorite spots for finding hot single women to hook up with:
- FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar – 2100 Killebrew Dr
- Volstead House Whiskey Bar and Speakeasy – Enter through the Red Door inside Burgers and Bottles, 1278 Lone Oak Rd
- Hyland Lake Park – 10145 E Bush Lake Rd
- Up-Down – 3012 Lyndale Ave S
- Wild Mind Ales – 6031 Pillsbury Ave
Where to Find a Hookup in Duluth
To make most of your time and money in Duluth, find outdoor activities you love. Join local groups that meet up around your favorite activities and get a dose of “Minnesota Nice”. Check out a hiking trail, get some fresh air at Spirit Mountain, or check out the cities many gardens and you'll meet some women. But if you want some no-frills spots to find hookups, here are our five favorite spots in Duluth:
- Enger Tower Park and Gardens – 16th Ave W & Skyline Dr. Skyline Parkway off Hank Jensen Dr
- Lake Superior Boardwalk – Bayfront Park to Brighton Beach
- Bayfront Festival Park – 350 Harbor Dr
- Aces on First – 113 W 1st St
- Blacklist Brewing Co. – 120 E Superior St
Where to Find a Hookup in Brooklyn Park
If you're looking for an outdoorsy partner, this suburban city is chock-full of beautiful parks and scenic hiking trails. But in our experience, Brooklyn Park’s also got some very interesting watering holes—places to bring a date or to simply socialize. Here are some of our favorite spots for meeting new people:
- Travail Kitchen & Amusements – 4134 Hubbard Ave N
- Torg Brewery – 8421 University Ave NE
- Skaalvenn Distillery – 8601 73rd Ave N Suite 14
- Forgotten Star Brewing – 38 Northern Stacks Dr
- Pour Wine Bar & Bistro – 12379 Champlin Dr
Where to Find a Hookup in Plymouth
Plymouth is largely suburban, the typical place where you might find young families or newly married couples. But that doesn't mean you can't find single women here! We noticed lots of parks and cafes where lots of women go to hang out, unwind and socialize. But what really stood out for us were the excellent restaurants, of which our favorites are listed below:
- Back Channel Brewing – 4787 Shoreline Dr
- 6Smith – 294 Grove Ln E
- Peoples Organic – 12934 Minnetonka Blvd
- REVEAL Rooftop Bar & Lounge – 5075 W Wayzata Blvd
- Spoon and Stable – 211 N 1st St