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Music & Nightlife

It usually begins with a murmur.

Local music legends have made their hangouts legendary, and touring artists make it a point to visit these nostalgic spots throughout the city. 

Not to say the music scene is all about rock and rap. Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vänskä has earned raves for his incisive conducting and the orchestra's ravishing recordings of Beethoven's symphonies.

But to really get a sense of the local music scene, it's best that you wander into one of the many bars and music venues without knowing anything about the artists. It's a nice little adventure that will be rewarding, no matter where you find yourself. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself tapping your toes and nodding your head through the day; that happens a lot here. 

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Betty Danger’s Country Club

Betty Danger’s Country Club

Dine and drink on a revolving patio (Ferris wheel) or while playing a round of mini golf, all within the world of Betty Danger's Country Club. Located in the beautiful Northeast Arts District of Minneapolis.

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Dakota Jazz Club

The Dakota's inspired menu of innovative regional Midwestern fare paired with the best jazz in the Twin Cities guarantees visitors come for the food, and stay for the music.

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El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante

El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante

El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurant is a casual place to enjoy tantalizing regional recipes showcasing the best of Mexican cuisine. Our Chefs use fresh ingredients to create authentic, home-style Mexican cuisine. You will satisfy your cravings for your favorite Mexican…

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First Avenue

First Avenue

The legendary concert venue in Minneapolis, MN. Your Downtown Danceteria since 1970. San Francisco has the Fillmore. New York has the Bowery. D.C. has the 9:30 Club. And Minneapolis has First Avenue and the 7th St Entry. Anyone who knows about music in this…

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Gay 90s

Gay 90s

Join us each and every day for great specials, dinner and a drag show. We have six great bars and three dance floors that will fit any mood you’re in, each playing different music. Be part of the Minneapolis night life. Visit the Gay 90s today.

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Marvel Bar

Marvel Bar

Marvel Bar is a small, neighborhood cocktail bar where a team of bartenders put thought and care into the drinks that they make. Classic and original cocktails alike are prepared in a comfortable, dimly lit atmosphere, along with a limited snack menu.

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Shout House Dueling Pianos

Shout House Dueling Pianos

ROCK-N-ROLL, SING-ALONG DUELING PIANOS It's the great music hits of all time combined with great showmanship, energy, and comedy. CELEBRATE LIFE AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS!

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Ted Mann Concert Hall

Ted Mann Concert Hall

The acoustically-excellent, state-of-the-art Ted Mann Concert Hall offers 1,100 comfortable seats, a flexible presentation area and a three-story glass wall-in lobby that overlooks the Mississippi River.

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The Exchange & Alibi Lounge

The Exchange & Alibi Lounge

The Exchange & Alibi Lounge bring Minneapolis nightlife and entertainment to a higher caliber. This exquisite pair has been restored to showcase the building’s original limestone walls and marble floors. A full 7,200 square feet, The Exchange features two…

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