Best Club Night
House Proud at Honey
The saying goes that the best things come in small packages, and the same can be said for House Proud at Honey, a popular monthly house music free-for-all at the always-cramped underground bar in northeast Minneapolis. Don't let its size fool you, though: The deep bass lines and thick community vibe are big enough to blow up anyone's dancing shoes. Helmed by longtime DJ veteran and Celebrity Records owner Bryan Gerrard (and partner Nicole Johnson), House Proud never loses its focus, and that is making people dance. It's on that merit that House Proud wins many times over and has earned the praise — and headlining DJ sets — of some of the genre's most respected names, such as Mark Farina, Gene Farris, DJ Colette, DJ Heather, and most of Minneapolis's dance DJs. Submit your soul to the lose-then-find-yourself mantra of House Proud — it's written on the wall: "Think back to a time of innocence, before the big clubs, before the VIP section — when getting down was more important than getting seen." It may seem a lofty goal, but they do it over and over again every month. Don't let the long lines down the stairs intimidate you — experience it for yourself.