761 North Washington Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55401 +1 612 338 8188
Formerly known as Archie's Bunker, this establishment has cleaned up its act and is now one of the hottest joints for pop, rock, R&B and jazz. Many of the best local bands grace the stage at this popular music bar and grill. You will even catch an occasional national performer on select weekends. Catering to a primarily working class clientele, this hangout also offers food. During the week it's a full lunch menu featuring home made soups. Each evening it's a burger special. Beer, wine, liquor or soft drinks are available. Food is served from 11am to 3pm while burgers are served till midnight.
1429 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454 +1 612 338 8520
Looking for a casual place to unwind? Look no further than this funky saloon. Located at the historic Seven Corners intersection in the midst of one of the liveliest nightlife areas of Minneapolis, it is surrounded by three theaters, seven bars and a hotel. This is a favorite watering hole for University of Minnesota students and fans attending sporting events at the nearby Metrodome. For a bird's eye view of the action on the street, request a table on the upper level. The beer selection is excellent and tasty burgers are the preferred choice of most patrons. Wine and call drinks are also served. Sandwiches, salads and appetizers round out the menu.
430 1st Avenue North (at 5th Street North and 1st Avenue North) Minneapolis, MN 55401 +1 612 339 4240
This spacious establishment in Minneapolis' jumping Warehouse District attracts the college crowd, but is also a popular after-work hangout. Play pool, darts or video games during the 4p-6p happy hour. The grill offers the standard fare of reasonably priced burgers, salads and soups, and piled-high appetizers. A good choice of tap and bottle beer is available.
Grab a stool by the fireplace in the downstairs of this British pub oasis or visit the balcony poolroom. If people-watching is your bag, the window tables offer some of the best gazing in town on Nicollet Mall. As soon as the first hint of spring hits, the patio tables offer an even better view. If you are lucky, you might catch a bit of Musicfest being played outdoors at Orchestra Hall across the street. Lots of paneling, a beautiful old-world bar, and the World Cup on the "
"telly make this feel like a bit of London Towne. The menu features a fine selection of British ales and lagers, burgers, sandwiches and, of course, fish and chips.
Enjoy an intimate atmosphere at Bev's Wine Bar. This locally beloved establishment features a menu of beer, wine, and cocktails. The patio is perfect for a romantic evening it, since it features views of the Minneapolis skyline. Food is served here as well, including a delectable chocolate torte.
16 South Sixth Street (at Hennepin Avenue) Minneapolis, MN 55402 +1 612 333 6612
If you like crowds, loud music and large, juicy burgers, you must check out this pub. The place really comes alive at night with DJs playing mostly Top 40 hits. The dance floor is busy, but large enough to handle it. The burgers are named for local buildings. The City Center includes bacon, lettuce, tomato and guacamole on a rye bun. The IDS is a half-pounder piled high with pickles, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and onion, enough to satisfy even the largest appetite. Other favorites include the Philly-steak sandwich, the French dip and the hearty prime-rib sandwich. A large selection of imported and domestic beer and liquor are available.
400 Cedar Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55454 +1 612 332 2903
One of the oldest bars in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, the 400 Bar has earned a reputation for providing reliable, top-notch indie and alternative rock. Renovated in 1997, the club increased the size of the stage, eliminating obstructions that prohibited a clear view and improved sound quality. Get there early because the popularity of this cozy showroom for local bands packs them in. If you're late, you will find yourself waiting outside hoping someone will leave to make room for you. The drinks flow freely, with a down-to-earth selection of beer and wine. Doors open at 8pm for most shows.
Located in the heart of downtown, this is one of the city's posh destinations for those either on business or with a bottomless wallet. But with the price comes the typical Hyatt luxuries. The hotel is well connected to Minneapolis's skyways that allow one to traverse downtown without ever having to venture outside. It is close to everything including the convention center and the famous Guthrie Theater. Many of the rooms, especially on the upper floors, offer excellent views of the surrounding region.
408 St Peter Street SPCO Center, Historic Hamm Building St. Paul, MN 55102 +1 651 291 1144
The historic Hamm Building is home to the rehearsal and performing space for the St Paul Chamber Orchestra in downtown. It is one of the many venues in the city which hosts the performances of the orchestra group. Known for the intimacy if offers with the band, the room is acoustically splendid and its stage is large enough to accommodate the entire ensemble of the orchestra. Famous artists like Reid Anderson and Jeff Ballard have joined the members of the SPCO like Ruggero Allifranchini and David Huckaby to give out some stellar performances during the annual chamber music series held here. Call ahead or visit their calender to know about their upcoming events.
This former movie theater has been transformed in to a multi-purpose venue, namely Skyway Theatre. Concerts, live gigs, poetry reading sessions and many other events are hosted here. Comprising studios, theatrical spaces, a loft and other halls, space is certainly not a constraint at the Skyway Theatre that can accommodate 2500 guests. Apart from shows, it can also be rented for private events like weddings, engagement parties, social gatherings and so forth. For more details, check website or call ahead.
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The O'Gara's Bar & Grille is a family run Irish
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Formerly The Ace Box Bar, this pub has come a
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