Minneapolis Nightlife Tips by acemj
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After going to the Town Hall Brewery, my cousin Dan and I went to The Herkimer, a hip place in Uptown, which is an area just south of downtown that's packed with restaurants and bars. Their website claims that the place has a 1920s atmosphere, but it felt more upscale, trendy, urban to me.
I had a Daily Pils, obviously a pilsner style concoction that wasn't bad. We also had a big, delicious plate of sweet potato fries. Some of their other beers include Handy's Lager, Red Flyer Marzen, High Point Dunkel among many others. Check out their website for details.
Address: 2922 Lyndale Ave S.
Directions: Off of Lake St. in Uptown
Theme: Eating and Drinking
My cousin Dan and I decided to have a boys night out on the Friday after Thanksgiving and we ended up at the Town Hall. It's a great local microbrewery located in the cool Seven Corners (near the U of M in Minneapolis). We had a couple appetizers and ordered the beer sampler and were surprised to see that it came with 8 beers each! All this for 7 dollars! Not bad. Granted the beers are not large pints, but you have to do at least 4 or 5 arm curls to knock one back and after we finished we were feeling it. The sampler included a nice variety of brews and the food was good too.
The interior is interesting with a bar on one side and the restaurant on the other side of the kitchen. By 11pm, when we left, the bar side was packed with young people.
Address: 1430 Washington Ave. S.
Directions: Off I-35 just outside the loop
Phone: 612-339-TOWN (8696)
Theme: Eating and Drinking
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Yes, this is the club that Prince (or whatever his name is) made famous in the movie 'Purple Rain.' This is a legendary place that's been around for 30 years and it has the potential to draw all of the most famous names in the music business.
Directions: Corner of 1st Ave N. and 7th Street
Other Contact: Check out their very helpful web
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Directions: 1110 Nicollet Ave
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Directions: 65 Main St. SE
Other Contact: www.sophia-mpls.com
A very casual place to go hangout with locals, college students and whoever else may stop by. The food is good and cheap and there's live music and a full bar.
Directions: 412 1/2 14th Ave. SE in Dinkytown (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus area)
Other Contact: www.dinkytowner.com
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