Stereotyped as super-nice (if not a bit passive aggressive), Minnesota is ready to throw down/party/whatever the kids do nowadays with a huge All-Star Game weekend — topped off with a late bar close set for 4 a.m. on July 16.
So, if you are from out of town and would like to check out some great nightlife spots, check out the list below!READ MORE: 'It Was Just Nuts': Severe Storms Leave Residents With Damage, Debris, And Outages
Downtown Bars/Clubs (Of Course)
We’ll start with the obvious. Minneapolis’ downtown area offers many places to get your dance and/or drink on.
This area is notably hipster, yes, and has been compared to Portland, yes … but it’s fun, it’s bustling and the ever-developing area around Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street — and Lyndale Avenue and Lake Street — has bars and dining for all types. Features multiple rooftop dining (Stella’s, Uptown Tavern, Amore Victoria, Moto-I) and is situated right next to beautiful Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles. Then, finish the day off with a late night flick at Uptown Theatre!
Northeast Minneapolis is a whole other area to explore, rich with great craft breweries, bars and restaurants to fit your fancy.READ MORE: Crews Battle Fire In Northeast Minneapolis
Wedged between (and around) Interstate 94, 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street in what’s also known as the Warehouse District, North Loop is another fast-growing area of Minneapolis teeming with nightlife. Check out newer hot spots like Bachelor Farmer, Bar La Grassa and Fulton Brewery – as well as older establishments like Jetset, Origami and Bev’s Wine Bar.
Nicollet Mall is a strip that runs right through the heart of Minneapolis west to east. Nicollet features shopping, bars, restaurants and more to entertain you. So, just walk a few blocks south of Target Field and catch a jazz show at the Dakota Jazz Club, grab a pint at Brit’s Pub or The Local, get an amazing seafood dinner at Oceanaire or just enjoy shopping and people-watching.
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If you have any more suggestions, let the out-of-towners know in the comments below!