Discover the best of Northeast Minneapolis
Northeast's neighborhood can be divided into two main sections: the Arts district and the Riverfront district. Both bring a unique flavor to the area and make it one of Minneapolis' favorite neighborhoods to explore.
If you're looking for local art and locally made items then you'll need to make a stop in the Northeast Arts district. This is where hundreds of artists call home and where you can visit multiple open art studios and galleries. The area is filled with diverse businesses, including all along the popular Central Avenue, showcasing the best and most authentic international dishes and cuisines. You'll also find some of Minneapolis' must-try dining experiences like Earl Giles, a plant-filled distillery and restaurant, as well as other hot spots like Young Joni and Hai Hai.
The Riverfront district is your best bet for stunning views of the downtown skyline. You'll be lead into this part of town by the Hennepin Avenue Bridge where you'll also catch a glimpse of the memorable Grain Belt Beer sign. Since it sits right along the Mississippi, The Riverfront district is all about spending time outdoors. Boom Island Park is a beautiful place for hiking, biking and picnicking. And don't leave here without taking a stroll through Main Street — a charming walkable area filled with restaurants, outdoor patios and shops — or without taking a tour of this neighborhood's vast public artworks.
See what more you'll find in these district, plus all the best food spots in our guides to Northeast Minneapolis.