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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
After several years of covering our vacation spots, it occurred to me that it was time to write about the place I call home. Vacation for most of us means leaving town so it's easy to forget that your...
Our Macedonian "son" graduated from the Institute of Technology at the "U" in "double E". Electrical Engineering to those of us short on the lingo! It was a wonderful event -- but of course I cried as...
The land from which the city of Minneapolis now rises originally belonged to the Dakota Indians, although the Ojibwe (Chippewa)were very close by. This land later passed through French, Spanish and......