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A good thing about being on vacation is that every day can be a weekend day. Wanting to hit the coolest spots in the area is only natural. That’s why we wanted to showcase this area’s vibrant nightlife.

Below you’ll find a list of the most trendy and interesting places to check out while you’re in town. Whether you’re new to the area, looking for something different to do, or just visiting, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love.
Bar Zia

(612) 345-7347

420 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55415   Directions Website

Visit Bar Zia for a delightful dining experience downtown. They offer an exciting menu featuring a fusion of Peruvian, Mexican, and American cuisines, leaving your taste buds craving more. They also have many drinks and cocktails that perfectly complement your meal.

In addition, there are different activities, such as live music and DJs, every night to keep you entertained. Remember to ask about their happy-hour specials and upcoming events during the week. Their local promoters are working hard to create the best events in town for you to have fun, drink, and dance. You will have an unforgettable night at Bar Zia with the best DJs in town.

Bunker's Music Bar & Grill

(612) 338-8188

761 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401   Directions Website

Bunker's Music Bar & Grill is a music bar that has been entertaining patrons since 1976. Bunker's has been a pioneer and a cornerstone of the vibrant music scene in Minneapolis.

Bunker's stage has witnessed countless memorable music performances, from Prince's legendary jam sessions to the astounding shows put on by The International Reggae All-Stars, Dylan Salfer, Jay Bee K & the Routine, and the funky R&B specialists Dr. Mambo's Combo, who perform live on the stage six days a week. Bunker's has earned its place as one of the top music bars in town, and it's easy to see why. Bunker's is a must-visit destination for any music lover, with an unmatched atmosphere and a reputation for hosting some of the best live music in Minneapolis.


(612) 332-5299

1010 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403   Directions Website

Imagine yourself transported to a sultry and exciting night out filled with the best music, food, and drinks at the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant. This beloved nightlife spot is famous for its live jazz, R&B, blues, and Americana music that fills the air almost every night.

The smooth, enchanting sound of the music will sweep you away, as will the delicious aroma of the food and the refreshing taste of the drinks. This is more than just a club; it's an experience. The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant has hosted renowned artists, including Ray Brown, McCoy Tyner, Benny Green, Sonny Fortune, and many others.

Dusty’s Bar and Dagos

(612) 378-9831

1319 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413   Directions Website

Welcome to Dusty's Bar and Dagos, located in the heart of historic Northeast Minneapolis. The establishment offers an unforgettable dining experience that will delight your senses. You'll love the cozy and welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, and live music, creating the perfect ambiance for a memorable night out.

In addition to the great food, Dusty's Bar is a live music venue that hosts weekly shows featuring talented local artists. Their knowledgeable staff can always recommend the perfect drink to accompany your meal and enhance your overall experience. So visit them to discover their unique blend of mouth-watering food, fantastic music, and a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel
Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel

(800) 946-2274

39375 County Hwy 24
Morton, MN 56270   Directions Website

Get ready for a night of fun and excitement at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel, where they offer over 440,000 sq ft of gaming space, where you can feel the thrill as you try your luck at your favorite games like Blackjack, poker, slots, and bingo.

But the casino is just a part of what the hotel offers. It also provides live entertainment, a renowned golf experience, and various dining options to satisfy your hunger. The casino restaurant has you covered, whether you're in the mood for breakfast, burgers, steak, chicken, pasta, or other fixings. You can also check out the entertainment calendar for upcoming events and complete your stay with exciting entertainment.

Jackson's Hole

(612) 343-5930

106 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401   Directions Website

Jackson Hole Restaurant is a casual and laid-back sports bar in the heart of Minneapolis's historic warehouse district. They offer delicious American fare, including appetizers, salads, tacos, pasta, and build-your-own sandwiches. The bar is the perfect spot to watch any sporting event or to relax with friends.

In addition to great food and beer, Jackson Hole has multiple TVs for you to catch your favorite games. It is also ideal for happy hour or a meal before a sporting event. Whether you're out for a family meal, a date night, or cheering on the home team, Jackson Hole is the place to be.

Kieran's Irish Pub
Kieran's Irish Pub

(612) 259-8840

85 N 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55403   Directions Website

Experience Ireland's welcoming and charming atmosphere at Kieran's Irish Pub. Their authentic nightlife spot is perfect for delicious Irish cuisine, including world-renowned fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, and steak and mushroom pie. With live music provided by local Irish bands and friendly staff making you feel at home, Kieran's Irish Pub is the ideal place for everything from a night out on the town to a celebration of life.

It's the perfect spot to relax after a long day at work or enjoy a drink before a game. The versatile event space is ideal for any gathering, from weddings and birthdays to fundraisers and bachelor/ette parties. So why wait? Visit Kieran's Irish Pub and experience all the warmth and hospitality Ireland offers.

On The Rox

(612) 255-7106

1333 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403   Directions Website

Discover On The Rox, a trendy and upscale cocktail lounge above the Nicollet Diner & Roxy's Cabaret. Step into a chic and modern atmosphere with a brilliant craft cocktail menu expertly crafted by talented mixologists who take pride in their work. Take in the breathtaking views of the expansive outdoor patios, which provide the perfect backdrop for happy hour drinks, socializing with friends, or indulging in a nightcap after a fantastic date.

Try out the weekly happy hour specials, where you can enjoy our delicious shareable items, sandwiches, salads, and more, all designed to complement our signature craft cocktails. Come and experience the ultimate in cocktail culture at On The Rox.

Sneaky Pete′s

(612) 333-8820

14 N 5th St
Minneapolis, MN 55403   Directions Website

Join an unforgettable nightclub experience in Minneapolis at Sneaky Pete's. This premier club offers an elaborate sound and lighting system and plays all your favorite music, including Top 40 hits, 80s and 90s classics, hip-hop, and rock music.

You can enjoy a full menu until late to keep you fueled for dancing the night away on the main bar's crazy dance floor. If you need a break, head to the double-decker patio or underground pub and lounge to soak up the late-night atmosphere. At Sneaky Pete's, they are committed to providing you with the ultimate party experience.

Whitey's Old Town Saloon

(612) 623-9478

400 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414   Directions Website

Whitey's Old Town Saloon has been a beloved neighborhood bar in Northeast Minneapolis for over 25 years. Originally a dingy bar in St. Anthony East, Randy Rodgers transformed it into the gem it is today. Whitey's offers a full menu, bar, and regular live music events, with the kitchen remaining open late.

The bar is known for its affordable gourmet food, craft drinks, and fresh beer from local breweries, making it a popular spot for patrons of all ages. Whether you're a regular or just looking for a great place to dine, drink, or catch up with friends, Whitey's has got you covered. Why not stop by and say hello? You won't regret it.

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