Places to eat, drink and listen to live music
No city can be said to be as outdoorsy as Minneapolis. Parks, lakes, woods, the Mississippi River: long story short, no matter where you are, nature is never too far. The city offers incredible shopping experience: just head to the Warehouse District and Hennepin Avenue to experience the motto “shop till you drop” first-hand.
But Minneapolis is also a magnet for creative, young mind. The city blends perfectly with both culture and entertainment, packed with restaurants, good things to eat, hip venues to listen to music, cool places to catch up with friends. Who knows, it might even become your favourite city in the US. Follow our lead to experience Minneapolis at its best like a local.
“There’s a reason Prince chose to stay here”. Every Minnesotan will tell you that in every possible way. And it’s true: Prince loved it here, not to mention Bob Dylan. And that can only mean one thing. The music scene here is unbelievable. Apart from all the landmarks connecting the city to Prince’s life, music is everywhere in Minneapolis. Lucky for you, you can find many venues (watch out, not all of them) where you can eat, drink, have a chat and listen to good music: everything will be right at hand. So, whether it’s the First Avenue, the Dakota Jazz Club, the Varsity Theatre or the Fine Line Music Café, local performers and world-renowned musicians will provide you with unforgettable performances. Truth be told: Minneapolis rocks, deal with it. It’s just a matter of finding your favourite spot.
A surprising place to stay and dine
There’s only one way to truly live this incredible atmosphere: that is to stay at the Radisson RED Minneapolis Downtown, a young, unconventional, maverick hotel which embraces all of Minneapolis’ typical features. Well, first of all, it’s a prime example of a whole new hotel philosophy: it’s conceived to replace the traditional hotel model and its rigid rules with technology, art, design, fashion, and music.
Second of all, it’s a top-class hotel: 164 studios, free Wi-Fi, 1,000 square feet of Events & Games Studio, RED Fitness (open 24/7) and the amazing OUIBar + KTCHN restaurant. And in order to truly reflect the spirit of the city, this hotel offers many regular events: DJ sets, live music performances by local artists, Happy Hours, Salsa Nights and the list goes on. For more info, contact the hotel directly and remember to book well in advance to take advantage of all the offers and save some money.
Great breweries and clubs
Craft beers. Creative spaces. Drinking buddies. Put those three elements together and you get a picture of what you’re going to find. Minneapolis’ brewers are going out of their way to create unique beers that will make your trip unforgettable. And this is not an overstatement. the city’s beer scene will satisfy all your senses and the vibe you will feel all around you is going to spice up your next night out. And it doesn’t end there: there are amazing breweries with patios (Bauhaus Brew Labs, Fulton, Sociable Cider Werks), breweries with food (Surly Brewing Co., Fulton, Day Block Brewing Company), breweries with live music (56 Brewing, 612 Brew, Bauhaus Brew Labs). And if you’re looking for a place where to dance the night away or reserve a table for the ultimate night out, your perfect destinations will be The Exchange & Alibi and Rouge at The Lounge located in the heart of down town Minneapolis. All that’s left to say is… raise your glass!