Minneapolis Nightlife

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Most Viewed Nightlife in Minneapolis

  • 1. First Avenue & 7th Street

    Most happening after 11pm or whenever there's live music. Music varies depending on the night, anything from salsa to metal to techno. It's dark, the beat doesn't stop, and if nothing else it's a...

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  • 2. Eating / Drinking

    Another one of the great new “Nordeast” taprooms, you’ll be lifting your pints within view of their fermentation tanks. They have 4-6 of their craft beers on tap including a couple of in-and-out...

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  • 3. Night Club

    We had a great time in Minneapolis. Saturday night was a blast. We were lucky that the weather was nice and streets and patios were full of people. I was impressed that at most bars there was no cover...

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  • 4. Live Music

    This is THE place to hear live jazz in downtown Minneapolis. The Dakota spotlights national and local jazz, blues and other genres in an intimate, club-like setting. We saw New Orleans bluesman Jon...

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  • 5. Dancing

    My friend takes lessons here sometimes. We walked into the studio, and I was impressed with the instruction that was going on. It's a very nice building too, a contemporary warehouse with modern...

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  • 6. Combined Suggestions

    Bryant Lake is an Uptown/Lyn-Lake destination in and of itself: a plethora of irreverence under one roof. First of all, it is a vintage, score-your-own bowling alley with funky wooden lanes and...

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  • 7. Theater / Concerts

    I attended events at the old Guthrie theatre back in the early 60s. The picture on top is of the original building, which will be replaced in by a new theater on the riverfront. At that point this...

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  • 8. Brit's Pub

    What with our long-ish winters, we get a little crazy for the outdoors in the spring/summer/fall months. This is one of my favorite downtown patio spots for a cold pint and catching some rays. Brit's...

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  • 9. The Quest

    This club has a lot of rap djs, but alot of major bands come through as well. Besides the main stage there is another area called the Ascot Room/Garden it is one of the best areas around to see a show...

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  • 10. Nye's Polonaise Room

    Where do I start... Nye's is a polish-american restaurant that turns into lounge type atmosphere after dark. Interior decoration straight out of the early 70's, an organ player that you can kareoke...

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  • 11. Escape Ultra Lounge

    This is the one of the newest and hottest nightspots in Minneapolis. Fridays are hip-hop night. Saturdays are trance/electronic night. One of the few places in Minneapolis you'll need to wait in...

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  • 12. Taproom #5: Harriet Brewing

    This is the grunge kid of the taprooms: all funky lighting, mismatched furnishings, psychedelic artwork and an eclectic roster of local musicians in a warehouse...

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  • 13. Taproom #2: Dangerous Man Brewing

    The only dangerous thing about our favorite of the local taprooms is trying to get in the door: it is busy. And it's busy because the beer is very good, and the...

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  • 14. Ice Chamber: Fire and Ice

    Patio bars are virtually non-existent in Minnesota from November - April but here’s an exception. Eden, in the Le Méridien Chambers hotel courtyard, stretches...

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  • 15. Living Room: Sleek and Sexy

    (See my review on the W’s other bar, Prohibition, on the 27th floor, and a little history about the tower.) Living Room is the W Minneapolis hotel’s hip,...

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  • 16. Prohibition

    (See my review on the W's other bar, Living Room, on the lobby level.)This is the Minneapolis' most iconic landmark with a seedy little bit of history besides....

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  • 17. The Local

    This bar sells the highest volume of Jameson Irish Whisky in the world. Really. The Local is one of Kieran Folliard's four Twin Cities Irish pubs and I love...

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  • 18. Taproom #1: Fulton Brewing

    This was the very first of the craft-brew taprooms to open in Minneapolis and it's going great guns. Started by 4 thirsty guys cooking up 10-gallon batches in a...

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  • 19. The Brass Rail: A place that was Gay before Gay was Good

    Historically significant if nothing else, the Brass Rail represents what used to be the norm in gay bars: a dark, cozy establishment in a relatively seedy urban...

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  • 20. 19 Bar: Traditional gay bar that's kept up with the times

    The 19 Bar is said to be Minneapolis's oldest surviving gay establishment. Rather small, without a dance floor, and windowless, the 19 Bar nevertheless has...

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  • 21. Crave: Rooftop Views on a Summer Night

    Crave is a popular rooftop bar in downtown Minneapolis, not far from the baseball stadium.I thought that it was perfectly adequate and really quite pleasant...

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  • 22. The Local: Guiness time

    The Local is a good looking Irish pub on Nicolett Mall. The interior is expansive and mostly built by using dark wood - just like the 'real' pubs in Europe.I...

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  • 23. Good Comprehensive List of Bars/Clubs: Bars/Clubs

    For a good listing of most of the bars/club in the twin cities check out:http://www.thriftyhipster.com/minneapolis/They sort the bars by geographic area. The...

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  • 24. The Lodge Bar: Downtown Fun

    The Lodge Bar in downtown is a fun place to dance and have a few drinks with friends. A live band is typically the entertainment for the night. The building is...

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  • 25. The Lodge Bar: No ordinary lodge!

    This bar is a great place to either dance the night away to a live band or just sit and get envoloped by the nice leather couches. Nothing like a bar that is...

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