Bars and Restaurants

Where's the party at, you ask? All over Minneapolis, from downtown clubs to neighborhood bars, you'll find lively, eclectic nightlife of every variety. Settle into a quiet corner booth, hit the dance floor or hop from place to place in our compact downtown area. Explore The Saloon, The Bolt, the Gay 90s and the Minneapolis Eagle. The oldest gay bar in the city, 19 Bar, continues to welcome regulars and visitors alike to its cozy Loring Park location.

Bowl, drink and dine at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Uptown, or swank it up at JetSet in the Warehouse District. See what's on stage at the eclectic Patrick's Cabaret in South Minneapolis. Named "Best Lesbian Bar" of 2007 by City Pages, Pi is the ultimate hangout, with live music, a late-night menu and trademark drinks.

If you’re looking for more of a diverse food scene, then you’ve come to the right place. With restaurants like Chino Latino (serving Street Food from the Hot Zones – the tropical belt that extends from the Caribbean to the Americas to Polynesia, on to Southeast Asia, India, Africa), Ichiban (award winning sushi prepared by tableside chefs), Brit’s Pub (classic English entrees, draught beers and scotches) and Saffron (contemporary Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine), Minneapolis can satisfy whatever your tastebuds crave.

Enjoy German specialties and an international selection of beers, wines and spirits in the Black Forest Inn’s cozy pub atmosphere and award-winning outdoor garden. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 9 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.

Origami offers the best in Japanese cuisine and sushi, and their award-winning sushi is among the best in the Midwest.

Saffron is the warehouse district's newest cool spot for exciting food/drink. Saffron offers modern Mediterranean Middle Eastern food. Saffron: Where the food wine list will take you around the globe without ever leaving your seat.

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