Cedar Cultural Center is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

1. Cedar Cultural Center

9.0
416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Cedar-Riverside · 29 tips and reviews

Stephen K.Stephen Koontz: A surprisingly good music venue. Friendly staff and an intimate setting.

Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMpls.St.Paul Magazine: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine March 2011 editors’ pick for best place to see a concert.

Micah S.Micah Spieler: They have Surly Furious on tap... And lots of good bottled beer. And it's a non-profit

First Avenue & 7th St Entry is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

2. First Avenue & 7th St Entry

9.5
701 1st Ave N (at 7th St.), Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Downtown West · 125 tips and reviews

Ben M.Ben Miller: Catch a show from right behind the sound board. Enjoy the great view, the superb mix and easy access to the back bar.

HISTORYHISTORY: This venue was once the Greyhound bus station, and it's alleged that ghosts of travelers and homeless people who died at the bus station now haunt First Avenue.

City PagesCity Pages: Voted Best Dance Club by City Pages in 2010. In 2010 First Ave housed the most successful dance nights in the city. Among them: Get Cryphy, Too Much Love, Ritmo Caliente, Hot Dish, Black, and more.

7th Street Entry is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

3. 7th Street Entry

8.8
701 1st Ave N (on 7th St), Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Warehouse District · 35 tips and reviews

City PagesCity Pages: Voted Best Rock Club by City Pages in 2012! The intimate space is the best place to see a band before they hit it big. Tickets are pretty cheap, sight lines are perfect, & sound is typically flawless.

MPLScoMPLSco: One of the most intimate show venues in the Twin Cities

City PagesCity Pages: Voted Best Concert Venue by City Pages in 2010. It’s small enough topromise an intimate performance but big enough to catch popular acts.

Varsity Theater & Cafe des Artistes is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

4. Varsity Theater & Cafe des Artistes

8.6
1308 4th St SE (at 13th Ave SE), Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Dinkytown · 67 tips and reviews

City PagesCity Pages: Voted Best Concert Venue by City Pages in 2012! From the lush decor, to the style and color, to the lounge-like bathrooms, to the sound; There is no better way to get pampered than the Varsity.

Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMpls.St.Paul Magazine: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine March 2011 readers’ pick for best place to see a concert.

Leigh B.Leigh Black: Best music venue in the Twin Cities! And it also has the sexiest bathroom grotto ever.

LIVE LETTERS is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

5. LIVE LETTERS

7.2
Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Whittier · No tips or reviews
Fine Line Music Cafe is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

6. Fine Line Music Cafe

7.3
318 1st Ave N (btwn 4th & 3rd), Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Warehouse District · 33 tips and reviews

City PagesCity Pages: Fantastic little venue to see local and national acts. Great staff, great sound, great drinks! Pro tip: go up the left side to get really close to stage with dancing room even on a sold-out night. Read more.

Charles E.Charles Edge: Lots of great bands come through here!

Kysa W.Kysa Williams: I am the Badass rocker waiter! Come see me sometime! Xoxo, Kysa!

Icehouse is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

7. Icehouse

8.9
2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Whittier · 93 tips and reviews

FrankFrank: Awesome Reuben. Fantastic brisket sandwich. Great veggie burger. Awesome service. Matt and Brian are great!!!!!!!Awesome customer service

Heavy TableHeavy Table: The trio of cured salmon is fresh, silky, and served with a kick-ass dill, rye, and anchovy marinade. Be sure to order the bourbon caramel sundae to top things off. Read more.

Andrea K.Andrea Kopfmann: Have a blushing belle for a late night sweet treat. Leave your lips luscious for those good night kisses.

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

8. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

8.8
1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
Jazz Club · Downtown West · 63 tips and reviews

Sonia B.Sonia Brisson-Smith: Get the assortment of smoked fish & the cheese plate!! To die for!!! (cheese plate may not be on the menu but they'll make u one) happy nibbling!!

Charles E.Charles Edge: Lots of alcohol. If that's not what you're after, keep going. Great steak though!

City PagesCity Pages: Voted Best Jazz Club by City Pages in 2011! The club is regarded as one of the premier jazz clubs in the world, and the sound is always first rate.

The Nomad World Pub is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

9. The Nomad World Pub

8.3
501 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Bar · Cedar-Riverside · 47 tips and reviews

Beth W.Beth W: Best Hawkeyes bar in Mpls! Go Hawks! And they have an awesome beer list!

Ian K.Ian Knodel: MUST SEE: Scream Blue Murmur Monday, July 16, 2012 The MNFringe and Bedlam sensation returns to the states!

MPLScoMPLSco: Soo many beers to choose from! And Sunday night dance parties, yeah.

Ritz Theater is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

10. Ritz Theater

7.9
345 13th Ave NE (btw University & 4th St NE), Minneapolis, MN
Performing Arts Venue · Sheridan · 6 tips and reviews

Jana M.Jana Meckler: This venue rocks- for music, theater, etc. rough around the edges- feels a little unfinished in the actual theater, but not in the lobby.. SPCPA J-Term's Romeo and Juliet 2013.

Paul J.Paul Jahn: Cozy with a seating capacity of 230 people.

2 GINGERS® Whiskey2 GINGERS® Whiskey: Join us on April 14th - Ritz Theater Fashion Ball: Win a Private 2 GINGERS™ Whiskey Tasting with Kieran!

Loring Pasta Bar is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

11. Loring Pasta Bar

7.5
327 14th Ave SE (at 4th St SE), Minneapolis, MN
Italian Restaurant · Dinkytown · 73 tips and reviews

Tami C.Tami Cabrera: My favorite menu items are the meatballs and their carbonara! I just wish they had Muddy Paws Cheesecake for dessert :)

City PagesCity Pages: Voted as having the Best Bathroom by City Pages in 2011! Come for the pasta, stay for the chance to pee

Gia R.Gia Rassier: AMAZING brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m - 2 p.m. Great selection, live music and super chill atmosphere. 30% off with student ID! Read more.

Viking Bar is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

12. Viking Bar

7.5
1829 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Bar · Cedar-Riverside · 3 tips and reviews

Ryan F.Ryan Furness: Great bar for a few drinks, local craft beer, and local live music. They also have several TVs to watch sports. It's the best viewing spot of any bar near West Bank of the UMN.

Molly N.Molly Nicholson: Free parking in the Annex by Opitz Outlet lot across the street 7pm - 2am.

Molly N.Molly Nicholson: Live Music here has something for everyone! Best place to watch sports games on TV too!

Guthrie Theater is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Minneapolis.

13. Guthrie Theater

9.4
818 S 2nd St (at Portland Ave S), Minneapolis, MN
Theater · Downtown East · 102 tips and reviews

Tiffany R.Tiffany Rupp: Two theatres. We've seen multiple plays at both but the Wurtle-thrust stage is the best. Every seat is great. Great views. Nice staff.

Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMpls.St.Paul Magazine: Can't afford $50 Guthrie tickets? Line up right before showtime: tickets go on sale at half-price 10 minutes before each performance.

HISTORYHISTORY: The theater opened in 1963 with a production of Hamlet directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie, the theater's founder. It was created to host performances that were removed from the atmosphere of Broadway.