How much do drinks cost?
Coffe, Sodas and Juices are $2, Beers range from $3 to $5, Wine is $6 or $7, Mixed Drinks range from $6 to $8. Prices are subject to change.
Is there water available?
Usually when the bar is in operation, we set up a self-serve water station at the bar. If you need water service at your tables, you'll have to work with your caterer. We also have a drinking fountain located near the bathrooms.
Am I able to customize the bar selections? How does that work?
Yes! If you want to venture outside of the regular offerings of the NGT Bar, we will work with you to source and provide your choice(s) of soft drinks, beer, wine, and/or liquor. We have relationships set up with many beer/wine/liquor distributors and can source just about anything.
Can I create a specialty or custom cocktail?
Absolutely! You can bring us your ideas or we can help you create a specialty cocktail that is relevant to your event. If we already stock the ingredients, there would be no additional costs. If the drink requires us to bring in something we don't normally stock, there would be a cost to cover the custom ingredients.
Is there food or snacks available at the bar?
Yes! We sell a variety of candy along with popcorn. We don't ALWAYS have popcorn. If you would like popcorn at your event, please let us know. We can also order food and pizzas from local area restaurants. For more extensive food needs, you would work with a caterer.
Are bartenders included in the rental price?
Yes! We will have one or two bartenders and sometimes a bar back depending on the size of the crowd.
Can another bar be set up or a wine or beer station?
Additional staffed mobile bars can be set up. Please contact us for a custom quote.
Does the North Garden Theater use plastic cups or glassware?
Typically, we use compostable plastic cups. Our soft drinks, beer, and highball mixed drinks use a 12 ounce cup. Our lowball drinks, shots, and wine use a 9 ounce cup.
Can I bring in my own beer, wine, or liquor?
No. Beverages purchased outside of the North Garden Theater are not allowed to be brought in. Our St. Paul liquor license does not allow for it.
I'd like to do a Champagne toast. Is that possible?
Absolutely. Just let us know if you have a preference on brand and/or taste and how many bottles you need and we'll provide a custom pice quote. We do not have glass champagne flutes - those would need to be supplied or rented from a rental company or provided by a caterer.
Hosted bar vs. Cash bar vs. Drink Tickets
A hosted bar is when the party renting the space pays for a portion of the bar tab, allowing their guests to drink for free at the bar. A cash bar is when the bar is operating normally and guests pay for their own drinks.
How does tipping work at the bar?
We usually have a tip jar or two on the bar for cash tips. You can also easily add a tip to a credit card transaction. Your tips are appreciated! Most people usually tip a dollar per drink.
How can I pay the bar for a drink? What are my payment options?
We accept cash, major credit cards, and smart phone/watch payments. We do not accept checks on the spot - only as advance payemnt.