Minnesota Nightlife

  • Eating / Drinking
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  • Eating / Drinking
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  • Bayside Grille
    Bayside Grille
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Minnesota Nightlife

  • First Avenue & 7th Street

    Minneapolis Nightlife

    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 great place to people watch. Pretty much anything goes - you can go from leather and studs to the typical preppy club attire.

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  • Eating / Drinking

    Minneapolis Nightlife

    One of the joys of summer is lounging lakeside with a favorite boat drink, and this is a good place to do it. Bayside Grille is in the suburb of Excelsior - about 20 miles west of downtown - and right on Excelsior Bay of (very large) Lake Minnetonka. Excelsior is one of our metro lake communities that hasn't been 'McMansioned' to death yet, and...

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  • Night Club

    Minneapolis Nightlife

    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 charge. We picked one place where the line-up was bigger (I know it is a trick but we fell for it) and we went to a night club 'Banana Joe's'. There...

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  • Live Music

    Minneapolis Nightlife

    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 Cleary, and Dr John here not long ago and both were fabulous. They also serve good food but I wouldn't recommend it unless it's a special occasion: a...

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  • Dancing

    Minneapolis Nightlife

    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 decor. Check the website for instruction and dancing schedules.

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  • Brit's Pub

    Minneapolis Nightlife

    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 has three different open-air spots for doing just that: on the sidewalk bordering Nicollet Mall, around the rooftop lawn-bowling green, and on an...

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  • Theater / Concerts

    Minneapolis Nightlife

    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 building will be demolished for an extension of the Sculpture Garden. . This is a street advertisement for their current [Sept 2004] production of Arthur...

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  • Combined Suggestions

    Minneapolis Nightlife

    Old St. Anthony area is one of 13 neighborhoods that make up Northeast Minneapolis. Formerly a working-class settlement of largely Polish, Italian, German, Russian and Finnish immigrants, this area has undergone a renaissance of redevelopment in the past decade with new restaurants, bars, shops, condos and a thriving arts community capitalizing on...

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  • The Quest

    Minneapolis Nightlife

    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 live acoustically. None...

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  • Nye's Polonaise Room

    Minneapolis Nightlife

    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 to, and Ruth Adam's World's Most Dangerous Polka Band (or World's Oldest) make you think you have just walked in to the movie 'Swingers'. Great place to...

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  • NIGHTLIFE/JAM BANDS

    If you're into music..Jam Bands....see if Minnesota's own up and coming The Big Wu is playing anywhere. They had sold out concerts on August 24 and 25. This band has the most loyal fans in the world. In March, 2005 you can catch them on the Carson Daly show.

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  • Stargazing at it's Finest

    When you get away from the city lights (probably 100+ miles) the stars are so bright it seems like you can reach up and touch them. The Milky Way looks like a streak across the sky.I like to try to identify the constellations. You might want to take a field guide to the stars. We were fortunate enough to experience a full moon. Dressing not...

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  • Fortune Bay Casino

    I just thought I'd add this casino for those gambling enthusiasts who might be interested. The Fortune Bay casino is located on an Indian Reservation near Virginia, Minnesota and I had the opportunity to spend an evening there in 1998.Fortune Bay Resort Casino is located in the heart of Minnesota's Superior National Forest near beautiful Lake...

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  • Clueless

    I don't know. I'm not allowed out after dark.(Note this photo is from about 15 years ago when I had about 16 cents to my name and could only dream about travel.)

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  • Minnesota is one of the...

    Minnesota is one of the states that has the highest bars per capita! The only thing is, most close by 1am!!There are a couple of bars though that are open till 3am but they stop serving Alcohol after 1am. First Avenue:Open till 3am. Sometimes they have live bands and sometimes they have DJs spinning Dance, Gothic/Industrial, Hip-hop/rap/funk,...

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  • Now this is one thing I can...

    Now this is one thing I can talk about! I have seen some great shows since I have been here! The Fineline is a kick butt place to see a show! So far I have seen Collective Soul, Soul Asylum….Next is my favorite band in the whole world, The Jayhawks.I will also be seeing Big Head Todd and the Monsters for the third time! The local music scene her...

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  • 1. 7th avenue 2. Mall of...

    1. 7th avenue 2. Mall of America 3. The Mermaid 4. Gabby's7th ave is different. They feature headliners and new up and coming bands. If you don't like out of the ordinary or diffrent this is not the place for you. But if you enjoy a new club experience this is a great place to start. All of the above places is casual dress. 7th avenue is the only...

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