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Betty Danger's reopens with new Orwellian theme

Betty Danger's Country Club is now Betty Danger's Animal Farm.

The former Betty Danger's Country Club is now a political satire-filled bar/restaurant called Betty Danger's Animal Farm, based on the George Orwell novel of the same name. 

After announcing last summer she was putting the country club-themed Northeast Minneapolis restaurant on the market for $5.2 million, owner Leslie Bock has instead remade it into a "campy dystopian and politically inspired bar/restaurant," according to the website

"It is part bar, part art, part restaurant, part amusement for ADULTS and mature young adults. It exists to make your life a little less dull. It’s a satirical artistic interpretation of Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984," the website states.

Bock told the Business Journal the restaurant's theme is a nod to how politicians and the press handled COVID-19, adding: "Our goal is always and has always been 'eatertaining' people, not just feeding people, and this is my own dystopian way to entertain myself by creating a tart lemonade concept from the lemons squeezed upon us."

On the website, it addresses the planned sale of the restaurant, saying it was for sale but now it's not. 

"Betty had a bad year and was very sad. Very sad. She became a little upset in her inability to properly make people’s lives a little less dull that year. Viruses and virus policies and panic pornography caused her a bit of a meltdown. Now, she’s back with her magical mayhem and tart lemonade," the site states. 

The new Betty Danger's will still have its margaritas, the Ferris wheel (now called the Revolution) and mini-golf. The menu is "animal-farm-to-table food" — half the menu is focused on meat and the other half is vegetarian focused. 

The website is filled with reminders that the bar/restaurant is geared toward fun adults, and Bock told the Business Journal parents shouldn't bring their kids expecting a petting zoo (it's already happened), noting the theme is for artists and intellectuals. 

Some on social media have been questioning the Orwellian theme, while suggesting their own. Here are some: 

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