The eternally hip Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater is a foundation of this neighborhood’s decades-long appeal. The combination diner, bowling alley, and live theater space attracts a lively crowd in search of someplace to have some good old fashioned fun.
For more old-school entertainment, head to Up-Down Minneapolis and retreat into your happy childhood memories through stand-up video games, pinball, and gaming consoles, upgraded for grownups with the addition of craft beer (and pizza, don't forget the pizza).
Ready to shop? The Corner Store has been selling used, vintage and consignment clothing, shoes, jewelry and vinyl records—priced for all budgets—since 1979. A large variety of bikes, clothing, accessories and all manner of repair are available Erik’s Bike Board and Ski. Or, sip a cup of coffee while browsing through a large selection of vinyl at Disco Death Records. They also share space with Basement Lab, a modern-day darkroom for film development.
In a neighborhood with plentiful bikes, bars restaurants, and vintage clothing shops, there’s bound to be a lively tattooing culture. Tatus By Koré has been anchored in Lyn-Lake since 1990 and Ink Lab, they also do piercings, since 1995.
Minneapolis has a long, celebrated history of live theater and is second only to New York in theater seats per capita. The Jungle Theater, founded in 1991, operates out of a 150-seat space, where they impressively produce five shows each year in their mission to be “a neighborhood theater with national impact.” Minneapolis also has a long history with comedy improv, a tradition celebrated almost nightly at HUGE Theater since 2010.
Work off some of that delicious food you're enjoying throughout Lyn-Lake at Peer Pressure Fitness and get way more than just a workout—the gym hosts fashion shows, movie nights, networking galas, and more.
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