People tend to check in during these times:
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.
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine March 2011 editors’ pick for best place to see a concert.
The best music venue in all of Minneapolis.
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.
Catch a show from right behind the sound board. Enjoy the great view, the superb mix and easy access to the back bar.
Drink something that's not a tallboy
Try the Diamond Dog. It's a hot dog wrapped in bacon, AND it's named after a Bowie record!
Voted Best Dance Club by City Pages in 2011! From hip hop to techno, First Avenue has always been a dancing mainstay
use one of the last two stalls in the women's room. you can look out on second avenue, and the people on second avenue can see you.
Work your way to stage left to get an awesome view and access to the food and bar there
Have big beer, will travel less to bar and more to notorious bathrooms. A toss up!
Keep an eye out for Prince, who lives in a secret network of tunnels located deep beneath the stage.
Best stage view at any time: Game Bar. Best service too.
Voted Best Dance Club by City Pages in 2012! If thinking about all of their different dance nights doesn't wear you out, congratulations; your clubbing years are not over yet.
a must for any music fan...
Do I really need to leave a tip? The best.
18+ on Saturdays for 'Too Much Love' - downside, X's on the hands are required. :)
Don't ask me if you can go backstage!
Spot a hipster!
Big lines? You can also enter for Mainroom shows at the Record Room door (located on 1st Ave side).
If you arrive late and it's packed, go to the back left corner of the 1st floor. You can usually see everything and move your way up quickly.
Buy the mayor @JohnWallaceMPLS some #juice!
Get as close to the stage as you can. Watch out for crowd surfers.
Go see a national or local band at the historical First Avenue Mainroom or the 7th Street Entry next door, and enjoy 40 years of First Avenue history.
Get a drink & tip the bartender
Best concert venue in town. There's always a 40% chance you might see Prince here.
Ben M is right. What better place to listen to the music than from where they are mixing it. duh!
The quintessential Twin Cities rock club. A true classic. Voted Best Concert Venue by City Pages Best of 2014!
Order a Big Ginger or a Skinny Ginger here!
I saw quite a few acts here! Old skool! also Prince filmed Purple Rain concert sequences here... Awesome place!
Go to Boiled in Lead's annual St. Patrick's Day show at First Avenue.
Boo Yeah it's the Slim!!!! The Langhorne Slim!!!!
"Make sure to take a look at all the amazing poster on the walls."
The headliner usually goes on around 10 p.m. Get there well before that for sold out shows for a good spot though.
Make sure to take a look at all the amazing poster on the walls.
See the bartender at the upstairs front bar (by the windows) with the white shirt and rolled up sleeves. Best bartender in the cities!!! He's amazing and reads minds. Or just KNOWS
If you have an Illinois license, bring a second form of ID with your birthdate on it. Otherwise they'll try to say it's fake and won't let you in.
There is a special place in heaven for the people who have to clean the bathrooms.
If you are a short woman, this place is huge and tall people seem to be abundant. You will be standing for a while unless you grab a table, but if you want to see wear tall boots or heels.
Don't go to all ages shows if you are 21. They suck. If you want a drink they place you in a separate ward behind windows. Terrible sound.
The one and only.. Saturday nights in the record room is where it's at..!!!
Don't go to an all ages show. It's not worth the hassle.
Summer Camp 2011 Music Festival artist Girl Talke will be performing here on 3/8 & 3/9! Come check him out!!
Check out Umphrey's McGee here on 3/4 and 3/5!!
To the under age ladies: please wear more clothes...we don't need to see everything you have to offer.