Best Minneapolis, MN Nightlife

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    Calhoun BBQ & Blues

    Part of a chain of Famous Dave's restaurants, this establishment took a Chicago-style blues club as its model rather than the usual Southern eatery....

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    First Avenue & 7th St Entry

    A converted 1930s bus depot, this two-part club is a premier music spot in the Twin Cities. First Avenue attracts both national and regional acts, and...

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    Named in honor famed French circus performer Vander Clyde, this edgy-yet-cozy neighborhood spot is a terrific place to soak in some European vibes, enjoy...

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    CC Club

    Since Prohibition days, this dive has been around in one incarnation or another, serving strong drinks in a no-frills, locals-friendly atmosphere. Often...

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    Northeast Social

    A cozy spot on the street corner of a buzzing neighborhood, Northeast Social has all of the lively, urbane tension that makes eating, drinking and meeting...

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    The Lounge

    With the best DJs in the Twin Cities on constant rotation, three different dance floors, plush pillows and couches, and film imagery projected onto ribbons...

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    Buster's on 28th

    The cozy neighborhood spot, owned by "three guys who love beer," features what may very well be the best selection of brews in town. More than two dozen...

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    A convenient before or after alternative for those catching a show on Hennepin Avenue, this sexy Spanish dining room offers full bar service and tapas late...

Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations