A Day in Minneapolis with Skizzy Mars

Insider Guide A Day in Minneapolis with Skizzy Mars

Up-and-coming rap star Skizzy Mars may be a true New Yorker singing Harlem-grown beats, but the Billboard NEXT UP artist holds the Midwestern city of Minneapolis as one of his favorites. With a genuine hospitality and thriving arts culture, the Twin City is known for a legendary music scene and the must-eat “Juicy Lucy” cheeseburger. Check out Skizzy Mars’ favorite Minneapolis spots, and watch him try out the local delicacies, from burgers to lawn bowling to posing with the stars.


Skizzy Mars’ Favorite Minneapolis Spots


First Avenue

First avenue & 7th street


Prince, Radio Head, Ray Charles, Death Cab for Cutie – Skizzy’s personal favorite of all time – are some of the many musical greats to play this renowned music venue. Established in 1970, this “downtown danceteria” (and a functional bus depot) is a must-see, with amazing touring bands, local acts, fashion shows, DJ sets, and cultural events.



Brit’s Pub & Tavern

1110 Nicollet Mall


Visit this authentic British pub for good old fashion Lawn Bowling, a great way to pass the afternoon on the green grass with a beer and bowl in hand.



Matt’s Bar

3500 Calendar Ave. South


You can’t leave Minneapolis without the legendary “Juicy Lucy” Cheeseburger from Matt’s, the eatery established in 1937. Skizzy is practically a burger connoisseur, so trust him when he says that this perfect bite of juicy meat stuffed with warm cheese is a reason to never leave the city.

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