#30 of 52 Must See Things in Minneapolis.
Come for the game, stay for the originality. Dinkytown is a neighborhood full of Minnesota pride and hidden gems. Located north of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus and centered at 14th Ave SE and 4th St SE, Dinkytown flourishes with a vibrant energy, live music, and many restaurants, bars, and shops for Gopher fans to enjoy.
Looking for somewhere to go before or after the game at TCF Bank Stadium? Dinkytown has you covered no matter what time you show up. Various local restaurants are available any time of day with affordable deals and prices. Wake up early and get one of the fourteen spots at the famous Al’s Breakfast from The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, order a late lunch burger and sweet milkshake at Annie’s Parlour, and then end the evening stopping by to grab a drink at The Library Bar or an appetizer at Blarney’s Pub & Grill.
If cool music or unique venues spark your interest instead, check out an upcoming show at the Varsity Theater. It’s placed right next to the savory Loring Pasta Bar and former apartment of legendary Bob Dylan. A mural commemorating Dylan and the mark he left on Dinkytown is painted at the corner of 13th Ave and 4th St.
Whether you're there for the game, checking out a performance, or simply want to explore a new neighborhood, Dinkytown is the place to go to get the most bang for your buck while creating iconic memories that won't be forgotten.