Minneapolis Nightlife

Minneapolis NightlifeThe City of Lakes is a gorgeous place to enjoy nature by day, but when the sun goes down it's all about the nightlife. Whether you're looking for good food, live music, gambling, a place where the drinks never run dry, or all of the above, our list has got you covered. Check out one, or all, of our favorite places to party - just be warned, you can't have all this fun in one night.

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
For a sultry night on the town filled with good music, food and drinks, head to the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant. The nightlife spot hosts jazz, r&b, blues, and Americana music almost every night, and has hosted performances by Ray Brown, McCoy Tyner, Benny Green, Sonny Fortune and others. Happy hour on Friday and Saturday lasts until 1:30am so be sure your favorite designated driver is on call.

Address: 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 - MAP
Phone: (612) 332-1010
Web: www.dakotacooks.com

Famous Dave's BBQ
Head to Famous Dave's BBQ and Blues for fun nightlife and live music, seven nights a week and some of the best barbeque around. Grub on some finger-lickin'-good ribs, chicken, brisket, sausage, and all the trimmings, then wash it all down with a cold beer from the bar. Eat and drink up, then dance it all off when the band starts to play.

Address: 3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 - MAP
Phone: (612) 822-9900
Web: www.famousdavesbluesclub.com

Kieran's Irish Pub
Hang out and drink pints until you're Irish at Kieran's Irish Pub. You'll feel like you're in a genuine pub on the streets of Ireland once you're in this nightlife spot. Kieran's hosts live music by local Irish bands and serves up some of the best cuisine from the Emerald Isle, including fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, and steak and mushroom pie.

Address: 85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403 - MAP
Phone: (612) 339-4499
Web: www.kierans.com

The Nomad World Pub
Join in all the fun at The Nomad World Pub. The bar offers a wide selection of beers from all over the globe, and hosts events like live music and bocce ball. The Nomad is a pretty laid back nightlife venue, perfect for unwinding after a stressful day. The pub invites you to bring your own food to grill on the patio, and if your dog is well behaved you can bring him too!

Address: 501 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454 - MAP
Phone: (612) 338-6424
Web: www.nomadpub.com

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Try your luck on the Blackjack tables at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. If table games aren't your thing, let's hope Lady Luck is on your side when you're feeding those slot machines! Not much of a gambling man? Check out the calendar to see who's hitting the stage soon. Heart, Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, B.B. King, The Beach Boys, and Hank Williams, Jr. have all played the Mystic Showroom.

Address: 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 - MAP
Phone: (800) 262-7799
Web: www.mysticlake.com

Treasure Island Resort & Casino
If you think you're a master on the poker table, head to Treasure Island Resort & Casino and play some card sharks who are thinking the same about themselves! Poker face unconvincing? Try Blackjack on one of 40 tables, or if your pocket book allows, play on all of them - you never know when you could be a winner at this casino and nightlife spot. It's all luck of the draw.

Address: 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, MN 55089 - MAP
Phone: (800) 222-7077
Web: www.ticasino.com