Oldies music has become its own genre with its own set of followers. Whether you were born in the era or not, oldies music lives on through those that enjoy listening. Classic and legendary artists may be gone, but their music lives on. With such an amazing love of music from “back when”, Minnesotans can find themselves enjoying an oldies tune while they socialize or relax. Check out these venues to celebrate your love of oldies records.

(credit: Grumpy's Northeast/Facebook)

(credit: Grumpy’s Northeast/Facebook)

Grumpy’s
2200 4th St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 789-7429
www.grumpys-bar.com

An iconic place to hang out, Grumpy’s welcomes anyone who wants to relax and listen to great music. All ages show up to the bar in Northeast Minneapolis to drink local brews and meet friends. Grumpy’s hosts a DJ night, a vinyl night, and drink specials most nights of the week. Check out Grumpy’s any day of the week, however, to hear some of those songs you forgot about.

Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill
761 N Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 338-8188
www.bunkersmusic.com

You can always tell by the crowd that this is the place for Oldies. Live bands play an eclectic mix of reggae, funk, blues and rock from years past. A great venue to listen to live covers or just be entertained in the style of an oldies set. Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill is located in the North Loop neighborhood, a lively and hip community. You get to see some great shows and have a great burger while you’re there. Check out their website for the lineup of great bands and head out.

The Narrows Saloon
3380 Shoreline Dr.
Wayzata, MN 55391
(952) 471-3352
www.thenarrowssaloon.com

Another venue for great live music, The Narrows Saloon has a lineup of bands playing in the style of the oldies. The patio is fantastic and the acoustics really complement the bands. Check out their scheduled bands and go on a night where they have classic rock or even classic metal. The building does’t look like much, but it is a great place inside. The food is also great, as a matter of fact, many people come for the food by itself! Have a fun night out at the Narrows.

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(credit: Floyds Bar/Facebook)

(credit: Floyds Bar/Facebook)

Floyd’s Bar
1758 Arboretum Blvd.
Victoria, MN 55386
(952) 443-9944
www.floydsbar.co

Interested in checking out a place where the locals hang out? Floyd’s Bar is a great starting point. With a classic hometown feel and a good vibe, Floyd’s Bar is filled with people from all different crowds. Young and old congregate at Floyd’s to listen to live music and great oldies bands. While your enjoying the show, chat with the friendly locals or just enjoy listening to the music. Floyd’s is also known as a biker bar, so enjoy hanging out with these tough cookies!

Minnesota Music Cafe
501 Payne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 776-4699
www.minnesotamusiccafe.com

Located in downtown St. Paul, the Minnesota Music Cafe has live bands every night. The Minnesota Music Cafe welcomes some great oldies, 80’s, and all types of tribute bands. The best part of this venue is that it is big enough to dance. Feel free to dance like you did in the olden days and have a fun night out.

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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for the last 10 years. Her hobbies include exercising, driving kids around, watching Minnesota sports, and reading self-help literature. Examiner.com.

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