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Guidebook for Minneapolis

Barbara

Guidebook for Minneapolis

Food Scene
These local restaurants are (mostly) within an easy walk of my house and are worth checking out.
Tiny, cooperatively owned coffee shop. Cash only. Fun little spot. Go for coffee and conversation, not food (but they will have some basic food options). Just 2.5 blocks away.
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Matchbox Coffee Shop
1306 Northeast 2nd Street
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Tiny, cooperatively owned coffee shop. Cash only. Fun little spot. Go for coffee and conversation, not food (but they will have some basic food options). Just 2.5 blocks away.
Outstanding, creative food. Named a "Best New Restaurant in America" and won the 2019 James Beard Award for "Best Chef Midwest." Reservations recommended, but they do have a community table available for walk-ins. Expect a wait--and do your waiting in the Speakeasy Bar off the back alley.
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Young Joni
165 13th Ave NE
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Outstanding, creative food. Named a "Best New Restaurant in America" and won the 2019 James Beard Award for "Best Chef Midwest." Reservations recommended, but they do have a community table available for walk-ins. Expect a wait--and do your waiting in the Speakeasy Bar off the back alley.
Crazy popular neighborhood spot serving English-style fish & chips, Shepard's Pie, burgers, etc. Beer & wine. Small, intimate atmosphere. Sometimes easier to get seated if you opt for the "bar" versus a table or booth. Reasonably priced, solid food, tends to be crowded with wait times at peak dinner hours. Not open for lunch except on weekends when they offer great breakfast, including the Full Whack. Yowza. Closed Mon. 2 block walk.
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The Anchor Fish & Chips
302 13th Avenue Northeast
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Crazy popular neighborhood spot serving English-style fish & chips, Shepard's Pie, burgers, etc. Beer & wine. Small, intimate atmosphere. Sometimes easier to get seated if you opt for the "bar" versus a table or booth. Reasonably priced, solid food, tends to be crowded with wait times at peak dinner hours. Not open for lunch except on weekends when they offer great breakfast, including the Full Whack. Yowza. Closed Mon. 2 block walk.
Pleasant place to grab a glass of wine and casual dinner. The Peacock opens onto Erte, a higher-end restaurant, which is really nice. Peacock has a full bar and bar menu. Beautiful, Old World-style atmosphere. 2.5 block walk.
The Peacock Lounge
323 13th Ave NE
Pleasant place to grab a glass of wine and casual dinner. The Peacock opens onto Erte, a higher-end restaurant, which is really nice. Peacock has a full bar and bar menu. Beautiful, Old World-style atmosphere. 2.5 block walk.
Really good wood-fired pizza, beer & wine. This is a great, nearby option if you're looking for casual pizza, salad & a beer. About 5.5 blocks away.
Element Wood Fire Pizza
96 Broadway Street Northeast
Really good wood-fired pizza, beer & wine. This is a great, nearby option if you're looking for casual pizza, salad & a beer. About 5.5 blocks away.
Upscale corner bistro with a great bar—they like to say it has "a touch of Paris." Dark, intimate atmosphere, artist hangout. Good happy hour prices will get you an affordable burger/fries and a glass of wine at the bar. Dinner only, except weekends, when they offer brunch/lunch. 3 block walk.
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Northeast Social
359 13th Avenue Northeast
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Upscale corner bistro with a great bar—they like to say it has "a touch of Paris." Dark, intimate atmosphere, artist hangout. Good happy hour prices will get you an affordable burger/fries and a glass of wine at the bar. Dinner only, except weekends, when they offer brunch/lunch. 3 block walk.
Solid, moderately-priced menu of burgers, "Beer Can Chicken," big-ass chicken sandwiches (yes, please), salads and specials, this is a very comfortable, affordably priced neighborhood dining option. Comfy (big!) booths and a 100-can cooler of beers, mostly local craft brews. 3 block walk.
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The Sheridan Room
337 13th Ave NE
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Solid, moderately-priced menu of burgers, "Beer Can Chicken," big-ass chicken sandwiches (yes, please), salads and specials, this is a very comfortable, affordably priced neighborhood dining option. Comfy (big!) booths and a 100-can cooler of beers, mostly local craft brews. 3 block walk.
Very popular Asian street food place, nominated for 2019 James Beard Award and welcomed enthusiastically by the neighborhood. (And locals love the name, which means "22". The restaurant replaces a longtime NE institution, The 22nd St Station, which was a sleazy strip club). Affordable, fun atmosphere, great food, full bar with inventive cocktails. What's not to like? 8 block walk.
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Hai Hai
2121 University Ave NE
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Very popular Asian street food place, nominated for 2019 James Beard Award and welcomed enthusiastically by the neighborhood. (And locals love the name, which means "22". The restaurant replaces a longtime NE institution, The 22nd St Station, which was a sleazy strip club). Affordable, fun atmosphere, great food, full bar with inventive cocktails. What's not to like? 8 block walk.
Northeasters have been celebrating holidays, graduations, weddings and anniversaries at Jax Cafe for more than 100 years. With its classic supper-club decor (white table cloths, wood) and menu (steak, lobster, chops), it's Old School but pretty awesome. You can even catch your own trout from their pond out back (not during winter). Happy Hour is a secret bargain at the bar; lovely patio in warmer months. Corner of University & 20th—about a 6 block walk.
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Jax Cafe
1928 University Avenue Northeast
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Northeasters have been celebrating holidays, graduations, weddings and anniversaries at Jax Cafe for more than 100 years. With its classic supper-club decor (white table cloths, wood) and menu (steak, lobster, chops), it's Old School but pretty awesome. You can even catch your own trout from their pond out back (not during winter). Happy Hour is a secret bargain at the bar; lovely patio in warmer months. Corner of University & 20th—about a 6 block walk.
Emily's has been in Northeast for, well, pretty much forever. We love it. Small, neighborhood-y, casual, affordable Lebanese food (spinach pie, hummus, rice dishes, salads) made with love. Kind of a hippie vibe, with close tables. Try it!
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Emily's Lebanese Deli
641 University Avenue Northeast
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Emily's has been in Northeast for, well, pretty much forever. We love it. Small, neighborhood-y, casual, affordable Lebanese food (spinach pie, hummus, rice dishes, salads) made with love. Kind of a hippie vibe, with close tables. Try it!
Coffee meets art! Located in the California building, one of NE's oldest artist buildings, Mojo has creaky wood floors, wood beams, an old industrial warehouse vibe. Coffee, daily specials, soups, salads, sandwiches, breakfast items. Plus, they often showcase an artist demonstration in the corner. Huge art display of pottery, paintings, sculpture, etc. In summer, sit outside on the wooden deck enclosed with vines. Love this place. Check the California Building's online events calendar for open studio dates, when you can wander through the building, meet artists and check out some really extraordinary work.
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Mojo Coffee Gallery
2205 California Street Northeast
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Coffee meets art! Located in the California building, one of NE's oldest artist buildings, Mojo has creaky wood floors, wood beams, an old industrial warehouse vibe. Coffee, daily specials, soups, salads, sandwiches, breakfast items. Plus, they often showcase an artist demonstration in the corner. Huge art display of pottery, paintings, sculpture, etc. In summer, sit outside on the wooden deck enclosed with vines. Love this place. Check the California Building's online events calendar for open studio dates, when you can wander through the building, meet artists and check out some really extraordinary work.
Small plates (get it, "sample" room?) and a full bar, nice atmosphere, outdoor seating in summer, and a spot right on the Mississippi (although you don't have river views in the restaurant). But you can walk outside and down the stairs onto the dock that stretches out into the Mississippi (or, maybe that's trespassing!? Oops, I do it all the time.) Nice spot. Moderately priced.
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The Sample Room
2124 Marshall Street Northeast
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Small plates (get it, "sample" room?) and a full bar, nice atmosphere, outdoor seating in summer, and a spot right on the Mississippi (although you don't have river views in the restaurant). But you can walk outside and down the stairs onto the dock that stretches out into the Mississippi (or, maybe that's trespassing!? Oops, I do it all the time.) Nice spot. Moderately priced.
This place has a sprawling outdoor patio right on the Mississippi — on a hot summer day, you better head over early to get a table because huge crowds will descend. The view and the vibe are worth it. I'm not a fan of the food, which is just ok. But people go for the crazy exotic drinks, the fun scene, the view. Parking can get challenging, easier just to walk over.
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Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge
1900 Marshall Street Northeast
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This place has a sprawling outdoor patio right on the Mississippi — on a hot summer day, you better head over early to get a table because huge crowds will descend. The view and the vibe are worth it. I'm not a fan of the food, which is just ok. But people go for the crazy exotic drinks, the fun scene, the view. Parking can get challenging, easier just to walk over.
Is it a restaurant? A bar? A mini golf course? A carnival ride? Yes. All of the above. Take a ride in the Ferris Wheel while sipping a cocktail and snacking on an app. Owned by the same woman who brought us Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge just down the street, Betty Danger's can also be a crazy scene at peak hours in nice weather. But ... a Ferris Wheel. Also worth it to just walk that way at dusk and see it lit up against a darkening sky.
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Betty Danger's Country Club
2501 Marshall Street Northeast
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Is it a restaurant? A bar? A mini golf course? A carnival ride? Yes. All of the above. Take a ride in the Ferris Wheel while sipping a cocktail and snacking on an app. Owned by the same woman who brought us Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge just down the street, Betty Danger's can also be a crazy scene at peak hours in nice weather. But ... a Ferris Wheel. Also worth it to just walk that way at dusk and see it lit up against a darkening sky.
Full-service sushi restaurant on East Hennepin, about a mile from my house. We love to sit at the bar and enjoy a couple rolls, but grabbing a table for a full meal is delightful. Striking space.
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Masu Sushi & Robata
330 East Hennepin Avenue
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Full-service sushi restaurant on East Hennepin, about a mile from my house. We love to sit at the bar and enjoy a couple rolls, but grabbing a table for a full meal is delightful. Striking space.
Best tostada in town for under $3. All around great tacqueria, our favorite. About a 5 min. drive.
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El Taco Riendo
2416 Central Avenue Northeast
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Best tostada in town for under $3. All around great tacqueria, our favorite. About a 5 min. drive.
Critics are raving (2019 James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant) about both of these Mexican-inspired restaurants: Popol Vuh, dinner only, is pricier (quality ingredients and wood-fire cooking) and has a more extensive menu; Centro (lunch-late night) offers a raw bar and tacos. Both take a deep dive into agave spirits & cocktails. Located in a wonderfully gritty corner of NE, close to Indeed Brewing.
Popol Vuh
1414 Quincy St NE
Critics are raving (2019 James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant) about both of these Mexican-inspired restaurants: Popol Vuh, dinner only, is pricier (quality ingredients and wood-fire cooking) and has a more extensive menu; Centro (lunch-late night) offers a raw bar and tacos. Both take a deep dive into agave spirits & cocktails. Located in a wonderfully gritty corner of NE, close to Indeed Brewing.
Dumplings! Sushi, noodles and rolls! Affordable! Gorgeous, fresh food--such a welcome addition to the NE dining scene. You can't go wrong here.
MOMO Sushi
1839 Central Ave NE
Dumplings! Sushi, noodles and rolls! Affordable! Gorgeous, fresh food--such a welcome addition to the NE dining scene. You can't go wrong here.
This is a cafe, market and bar all in one. It's located adjacent to NE's Food Building, and features bread, meat and cheese made in the Food Building. Farm-to-table food, great atmosphere in an older building, and open for coffee/pastries (bagels!) at either 7 (weekdays) or 8 (weekends) through dinner. Just a 4 block walk from my house.
Kieran's Kitchen Northeast
117 14th Ave NE
This is a cafe, market and bar all in one. It's located adjacent to NE's Food Building, and features bread, meat and cheese made in the Food Building. Farm-to-table food, great atmosphere in an older building, and open for coffee/pastries (bagels!) at either 7 (weekdays) or 8 (weekends) through dinner. Just a 4 block walk from my house.
Home of the Greenie, a NE Mpls rite of passage (sticky, green, sweet/tart drink that kinda tastes like vodka-infused Sprite kool-aid). Long, narrow, dive bar that now features a new partnership with expert chef/restaurateur known as Burger Dive. Very tasty burgers, wings, etc--a serious cut above standard bar food.
Tony Jaros River Garden
2500 Marshall St NE
Home of the Greenie, a NE Mpls rite of passage (sticky, green, sweet/tart drink that kinda tastes like vodka-infused Sprite kool-aid). Long, narrow, dive bar that now features a new partnership with expert chef/restaurateur known as Burger Dive. Very tasty burgers, wings, etc--a serious cut above standard bar food.
Maya Cuisine is awesome. The front features counter service, really affordable Mexican food that is seriously top notch (my friends swear by the tamales, but everything is good). Add your own toppings at the salsa bar. In the back, there's a full-service restaurant (with liquor) and even a garden dining area behind that.
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Maya Cuisine
1840 Central Avenue Northeast
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Maya Cuisine is awesome. The front features counter service, really affordable Mexican food that is seriously top notch (my friends swear by the tamales, but everything is good). Add your own toppings at the salsa bar. In the back, there's a full-service restaurant (with liquor) and even a garden dining area behind that.
Drinks & Nightlife
NE Mpls is home to an awesome collection of dive bars, 3 of which are within a stone's throw of my front door. If you hear some sudden whooping and hollering, it may be the (drunken nuts on the) Pedal Pub passing by (sigh) as it makes the rounds of our corner watering holes.
Closest dive bar to my front door: I can get to Shaw's back door in 2 minutes. Bar food is decent (the Shaw burger requires 5 napkins, the Sun burger is a long-time NE fave). Monday night is Blues Night—one of the best-kept secrets in town. Live music almost every night, almost never a cover. Everyone at the bar is a regular who will be at the bar tomorrow night, too. Owner Mike Shaw used to give me huge contributions when I went begging for the local elementary school silent auctions, and I've loved him and his bar ever since. You want a dive bar? Head to Shaw's.
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Shaws Bar & Grill
1528 University Avenue Northeast
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Closest dive bar to my front door: I can get to Shaw's back door in 2 minutes. Bar food is decent (the Shaw burger requires 5 napkins, the Sun burger is a long-time NE fave). Monday night is Blues Night—one of the best-kept secrets in town. Live music almost every night, almost never a cover. Everyone at the bar is a regular who will be at the bar tomorrow night, too. Owner Mike Shaw used to give me huge contributions when I went begging for the local elementary school silent auctions, and I've loved him and his bar ever since. You want a dive bar? Head to Shaw's.
Dive bar extraordinaire. Beware: my daughter claims you cannot go to the Knight Cap and not get drunk. Heavy pours, cheap, lively, more hipster-ish vibe, but still a great corner dive bar. Limited food available too (Heggie's!). I'd pick Knight Cap over Mayslacks across the street (but Mayslack's has a cooler space—old pressed tin ceiling, great wooden booths—and a much more extensive menu). Knight Cap is more of a townie bar.
Knight Cap Bar Lounge
1500 4th St NE
Dive bar extraordinaire. Beware: my daughter claims you cannot go to the Knight Cap and not get drunk. Heavy pours, cheap, lively, more hipster-ish vibe, but still a great corner dive bar. Limited food available too (Heggie's!). I'd pick Knight Cap over Mayslacks across the street (but Mayslack's has a cooler space—old pressed tin ceiling, great wooden booths—and a much more extensive menu). Knight Cap is more of a townie bar.
You want a classic, old-school NE Mpls dive bar experience? You're not gonna get more authentic than Jimmy's. Cash only. Beers and shots, mixed drinks at reasonable prices. Uh, also TV dinners. Yes, that's right. And some other random food, including a good hot dog. But, people aren't there for the food. Don't forget to bring cash or your cash card 'cause they don't do plastic.
Jimmy's Bar & Lounge
1828 4th Street Northeast
You want a classic, old-school NE Mpls dive bar experience? You're not gonna get more authentic than Jimmy's. Cash only. Beers and shots, mixed drinks at reasonable prices. Uh, also TV dinners. Yes, that's right. And some other random food, including a good hot dog. But, people aren't there for the food. Don't forget to bring cash or your cash card 'cause they don't do plastic.
Stanley's has a pretty full menu--it's kind of an upscaled dive bar (in fact it replaced a longtime NE dive bar awhile back). Dog-friendly patio with a dog menu, so be prepared to see some pups. Tends to be lively and fun, mid-range prices, younger crowd. ALSO, there's a secret speakeasy upstairs open Thurs-Sat nights at 5 pm. Enter through the photo booth by knocking on the back wall. Very atmospheric. Go to Stanley's website to get more info about Al's Place.
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Stanley's Northeast Bar Room
2500 University Avenue Northeast
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Stanley's has a pretty full menu--it's kind of an upscaled dive bar (in fact it replaced a longtime NE dive bar awhile back). Dog-friendly patio with a dog menu, so be prepared to see some pups. Tends to be lively and fun, mid-range prices, younger crowd. ALSO, there's a secret speakeasy upstairs open Thurs-Sat nights at 5 pm. Enter through the photo booth by knocking on the back wall. Very atmospheric. Go to Stanley's website to get more info about Al's Place.
331 is a popular music venue, never a cover. It's a kind of hipster dive bar, very popular with locals. Some fun events like trivia, a Drunken Spelling Bee, etc. Live music every night. Outdoor picnic tables and patio get loud and fun in summer. Some basic food—you're not going there to eat (which you could do next door at The Sheridan Room, owned by the same folks.)
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331 Club
331 13th Avenue Northeast
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331 is a popular music venue, never a cover. It's a kind of hipster dive bar, very popular with locals. Some fun events like trivia, a Drunken Spelling Bee, etc. Live music every night. Outdoor picnic tables and patio get loud and fun in summer. Some basic food—you're not going there to eat (which you could do next door at The Sheridan Room, owned by the same folks.)
The 1029 has been around forever. It was a cop bar (sorta still is), but now also features Smack Shack food (lobster mac & cheese, shrimp po boys, etc) so it's a definite step up (and spendier) than most local bars. Fun events like bar bingo, karaoke, etc, keep things lively. Fun place.
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The 1029 Bar
1029 Marshall Street Northeast
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The 1029 has been around forever. It was a cop bar (sorta still is), but now also features Smack Shack food (lobster mac & cheese, shrimp po boys, etc) so it's a definite step up (and spendier) than most local bars. Fun events like bar bingo, karaoke, etc, keep things lively. Fun place.
Elsie's Bar & Bowling Alley is a classic. Go ahead, bowl a few games, have a few drinks, stop in the restaurant for a burger. It's been on that corner for as long as anyone can remember. Esquire Magazine once named it The Best Bar in America. And they just might have been right.
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Elsie's
729 Marshall Street Northeast
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Elsie's Bar & Bowling Alley is a classic. Go ahead, bowl a few games, have a few drinks, stop in the restaurant for a burger. It's been on that corner for as long as anyone can remember. Esquire Magazine once named it The Best Bar in America. And they just might have been right.
Craft brewing, just 3 blocks away, in a great old bank building. Stop by for a Peanut Butter Porter or a Chocolate Milk Stout and hang around for a Cran-Razz Sour. They don't serve food, but on weekends there'll be a food truck parked on the street right outside the front door.
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Dangerous Man Brewing Company
1300 Northeast 2nd Street
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Craft brewing, just 3 blocks away, in a great old bank building. Stop by for a Peanut Butter Porter or a Chocolate Milk Stout and hang around for a Cran-Razz Sour. They don't serve food, but on weekends there'll be a food truck parked on the street right outside the front door.
The club made famous by Prince and Purple Rain. Minneapolis loves Prince. Always has, always will, and woe to the person who disses him (although... who would??). See his star on the club's famously star-covered exterior. The Prince star was mysteriously changed from standard white to gold-leaf one dark night shortly after his death in 2016. (That's a great story, look it up.) A storied music venue. Plus, my daughter works there...
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First Avenue
701 N 1st Ave
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The club made famous by Prince and Purple Rain. Minneapolis loves Prince. Always has, always will, and woe to the person who disses him (although... who would??). See his star on the club's famously star-covered exterior. The Prince star was mysteriously changed from standard white to gold-leaf one dark night shortly after his death in 2016. (That's a great story, look it up.) A storied music venue. Plus, my daughter works there...
Sightseeing
It used to be a railroad bridge across the Mississippi, then somebody had the brilliant idea to turn it into a pedestrian bridge for walkers and bikers. Yes! Walking across is pretty much required for all Mpls visitors. Great views of the river, St Anthony "falls" (don't expect an actual waterfall), and a bird's-eye view of Mill Ruins Park, a cool archeological dig that has exposed the early milling buildings along the banks of the Mississippi.
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Stone Arch Bridge
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It used to be a railroad bridge across the Mississippi, then somebody had the brilliant idea to turn it into a pedestrian bridge for walkers and bikers. Yes! Walking across is pretty much required for all Mpls visitors. Great views of the river, St Anthony "falls" (don't expect an actual waterfall), and a bird's-eye view of Mill Ruins Park, a cool archeological dig that has exposed the early milling buildings along the banks of the Mississippi.
Are you a fan? Then you gotta see the towering Dylan mural downtown. Painted by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, the mural's 60' tall, 150' wide. Colorful, gorgeous, an ode to the Minnesota boy from Hibbing. Corner of 5th & Hennepin.
Bob Dylan Mural
Are you a fan? Then you gotta see the towering Dylan mural downtown. Painted by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, the mural's 60' tall, 150' wide. Colorful, gorgeous, an ode to the Minnesota boy from Hibbing. Corner of 5th & Hennepin.
Parks & Nature
Now HERE you will see an impressive waterfall. The only urban waterfall in the country, in fact. Climb down the many stairs and walk along the river paths. Climb back up the many steps and eat at Sea Salt, which is a fantastic seafood place in the pavilion with outdoor seating. And beer/wine.
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Minnehaha Falls
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Now HERE you will see an impressive waterfall. The only urban waterfall in the country, in fact. Climb down the many stairs and walk along the river paths. Climb back up the many steps and eat at Sea Salt, which is a fantastic seafood place in the pavilion with outdoor seating. And beer/wine.
Fantastic place to take a short hike in the woods in the city. I used to take my daughter when she was little, so I know it's fun for kids, too.
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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
1 Theodore Wirth Parkway
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Fantastic place to take a short hike in the woods in the city. I used to take my daughter when she was little, so I know it's fun for kids, too.
Everything Else
Not really an art gallery, this is an old warehouse building turned artist studio building. They have frequent events and studio tours; the artists here are generally outstanding. You'll wish you had more money to spend, and more room in your luggage to pack home some treasures.
California Building
2205 California Street Northeast
Not really an art gallery, this is an old warehouse building turned artist studio building. They have frequent events and studio tours; the artists here are generally outstanding. You'll wish you had more money to spend, and more room in your luggage to pack home some treasures.
Shopping
A little of this, a little of that... vintage. Fun and quirky. Clothes, kitchen and bath stuff, gifts. An ever-changing collection of artist-made and vintage treasures.
Gumball Boutique
158 13th Ave NE
A little of this, a little of that... vintage. Fun and quirky. Clothes, kitchen and bath stuff, gifts. An ever-changing collection of artist-made and vintage treasures.
Arts & Culture
Incredible musical theater venue just 3-1/2 blocks away! The last production I saw there absolutely knocked my socks off. The Ritz Theater is an amazing space — lots of character and charm. You'll get a small, intimate theater experience (there is not a bad seat here) that you will LOVE. Highly recommended!!
Theater Latté Da
345 13th Ave NE
Incredible musical theater venue just 3-1/2 blocks away! The last production I saw there absolutely knocked my socks off. The Ritz Theater is an amazing space — lots of character and charm. You'll get a small, intimate theater experience (there is not a bad seat here) that you will LOVE. Highly recommended!!
Fantastic gallery with reliably great shows. You can also see owner Nicholas Harper's art on display at Northeast Social, the restaurant just down the block from the gallery. Worth a visit to check out some of the best the NE Mpls Arts District has to offer.
Rogue Buddha Gallery
357 13th Avenue Northeast
Fantastic gallery with reliably great shows. You can also see owner Nicholas Harper's art on display at Northeast Social, the restaurant just down the block from the gallery. Worth a visit to check out some of the best the NE Mpls Arts District has to offer.
Art-A-Whirl happens every spring on the 3rd weekend in May right here in the Arts District. If the weather is nice, look out! Tens of thousands of people head to the country's largest open-studio art crawl. Our many bars and craft breweries join in with packed music lineups all weekend long. Street food, performance art, art demos, craft sales, people watching, free trolleys... and amazing art at hundreds of studios open to the public for the weekend. Art-A-Whirl has it all.
Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
2205 California Street Northeast
Art-A-Whirl happens every spring on the 3rd weekend in May right here in the Arts District. If the weather is nice, look out! Tens of thousands of people head to the country's largest open-studio art crawl. Our many bars and craft breweries join in with packed music lineups all weekend long. Street food, performance art, art demos, craft sales, people watching, free trolleys... and amazing art at hundreds of studios open to the public for the weekend. Art-A-Whirl has it all.