Where a hometown culture meets big city buzz.
How I See Minneapolis
Minneapolis is one of the best hidden gems in the country. Our music jumps genres, our art is world-class, and our fashion scene is thriving. Come explore the City of Lakes!
Talk Like A Local
Learn the slang from the city.
/'oo-fh dah/ exclamation
A phrase is used to express sensory overload.
Uff-Da, what a day! Now it's time to party!
Neighborhoods to Explore
Want to be whisked away to a fabulous world of music, theatre, art and film? Well, let me show you the way. The Twin Cities are noted for their array of intriguing theater, fine orchestras, and art museums. Check out some of the best neighborhoods for unique locals-only experiences.
1. Downtown Minneapolis
Modern and bustling, Downtown Minneapolis is made up of many unique neighborhoods such as Loring Park, the historic waterfront, or Nicollet Mall in the heart of downtown.
2. Uptown Minneapolis
An eclectic, artsy, vibrant, and constantly changing area. Restaurants, independent movie theaters, and unique retail shops bring this neighborhood to life.
3. The North Loop
Check out Minneapolis’ fastest growing neighborhood. Known for its distinctive boutique shopping and unmatched dining scene, the North Loop is not to be missed.
4. Northeast Minneapolis
Breweries, hip distilleries, and delicious eats. You may enter Northeast hungry, but I promise you will leave full.
Ultimate Access To Minneapolis
Live it up like a local.
165 13th Ave NE
Shareable Korean inspired fare in a beautifully unique space that has been described as “a tree house for grown-ups.”
1121 Hennepin Ave
Upscale barbeque with unbeatable service. This restaurant has the best selection of bourbon in Minneapolis.
701 N 1st Ave
Come see the house that Prince built. First Avenue has hosted countless music legends since 1970.
1400 12th Ave NE
More than a gallery, Public Functionary works with an old medium in a new world. They take risks and break down boundaries. Public Functionary is constantly writing new rules to address the question: what is the purpose of a gallery today?
W Minneapolis-The Foshay
Everything right about a luxury stay in downtown Minneapolis.
Spotted in Minneapolis
Meet the women taking on Minneapolis' fashion market in style, like blogger Lindsey Higgins who started By Niche to help local businesses.
2743 S Lyndale Ave
Check out Minneapolis’ esteemed chef Sameh Wadi with his latest concept–an ice cream shop with deliciously bizarre varieties made in-house daily.
Take a step back into the past and head up to the 27th floor of the Foshay Tower to Prohibition Bar. This speakeasy in the sky seduces with superb cocktails and a breathtaking 360º view of the city.
1750 Hennepin Ave
An internationally recognized hub for arts, Walker Arts Center brings standout exhibitions, lectures, performances, and more to the Minneapolis area.
1010 Nicollet Mall
Well-known to musicians and jazz fans alike, the Dakota continues to be one of the most talked about jazz clubs and restaurants across the country.
1111 Nicollet Mall
Ranked among America’s top symphonic ensembles, the Minnesota Orchestra has a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world.