First Avenue & 7th St Entry

First Avenue & 7th St Entry

701 1st Ave N (at 7th St.), Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
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    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.

    HISTORY · May 21, 2010
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

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

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine · March 10, 2011
  • Charles E.

    The best music venue in all of Minneapolis.

    Charles Edge · January 15, 2012
  • City 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.

    City Pages · February 24, 2011
  • Ben M.

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

    Ben Miller · March 16, 2009
  • Ben M.

    Drink something that's not a tallboy

    Ben Miller · March 13, 2009
  • MPLSco

    Try the Diamond Dog. It's a hot dog wrapped in bacon, AND it's named after a Bowie record!

    MPLSco · October 22, 2010
  • City Pages

    Voted Best Dance Club by City Pages in 2011! From hip hop to techno, First Avenue has always been a dancing mainstay

    City Pages · July 19, 2011
  • Metromix

    Home to 1 of our picks for best bathroom in the Twin Cities! It’s rumored the women’s restroom is haunted by a ghost from the 70s…Boo! Read more

    Metromix · May 18, 2011
  • jenni k.

    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.

    jenni konrad · April 2, 2009
  • Chuck P.

    Work your way to stage left to get an awesome view and access to the food and bar there

    Chuck P · November 17, 2010
  • Melissa H.

    Have big beer, will travel less to bar and more to notorious bathrooms. A toss up!

    Melissa Hansen · July 1, 2009
  • Ben M.

    Keep an eye out for Prince, who lives in a secret network of tunnels located deep beneath the stage.

    Ben Miller · June 2, 2011
  • Johnny S.

    Best stage view at any time: Game Bar. Best service too.

    Johnny Sundahl · February 18, 2010
  • City Pages

    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.

    City Pages · December 7, 2012
  • Dan H.

    a must for any music fan...

    Dan Hennen · January 10, 2010
  • Anthony R.

    Go here and use the end stall in the men's restroom. Reward yourself with Summit for bravery. Read more

    Anthony Ross · March 24, 2010
  • Leif B.

    Do I really need to leave a tip? The best.

    Leif Brostrom · November 16, 2011
  • Chris D.

    18+ on Saturdays for 'Too Much Love' - downside, X's on the hands are required. :)

    Chris Duhaime · January 1, 2011
  • Derik H.

    Don't ask me if you can go backstage!

    Derik Hatling · November 5, 2011
  • Sean S.

    Spot a hipster!

    Sean Stavast · August 31, 2011
  • Dayna F.

    Big lines? You can also enter for Mainroom shows at the Record Room door (located on 1st Ave side).

    Dayna Frank · January 13, 2011
  • Bill K.

    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.

    Bill Kinney · November 2, 2010
  • John😎 W.

    Buy the mayor @JohnWallaceMPLS some #juice!

    John😎 Wallace · October 3, 2010
  • Dan Z.

    One of the best spots for Live Music in Minneapolis...this is the hot spot!! They're recently re-painting the stars (with band's names on them) on the building and limiting them from 500 stars to 400. Read more

    Dan Zajac · June 5, 2010
  • Alicia

    Best Venue in the Twin Cities Read more

    Alicia · July 14, 2010
  • Melani S.

    Get as close to the stage as you can. Watch out for crowd surfers.

    Melani Schwartz · June 2, 2010
  • Scott S.

    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.

    Scott Smith · November 19, 2010
  • Derik H.

    Get a drink & tip the bartender

    Derik Hatling · November 8, 2011
  • ±radical32

    Best concert venue in town. There's always a 40% chance you might see Prince here.

    ±radical32 · September 10, 2010
  • Baba O.

    Ben M is right. What better place to listen to the music than from where they are mixing it. duh!

    Baba O'Reilly · December 4, 2009
  • City Pages

    The quintessential Twin Cities rock club. A true classic. Voted Best Concert Venue by City Pages Best of 2014!

    City Pages · June 2, 2014
  • DJ Times

    Catch 2012 America's Best DJ nominee SOVIETPANDA here on 6/2/12! VOTE in person to enter to WIN a trip for 2 to VEGAS. LIKE/FOLLOW ABDJ on Facebook/Twitter to enter to WIN prizes from Pioneer DJ! Read more

    DJ Times · June 7, 2012
  • 2 GINGERS® Whiskey

    Order a Big Ginger or a Skinny Ginger here!

    2 GINGERS® Whiskey · February 20, 2012
  • Joe S.

    I saw quite a few acts here! Old skool! also Prince filmed Purple Rain concert sequences here... Awesome place!

    Joe Speranzella Sfo · November 10, 2011
  • Laurel K.

    Go to Boiled in Lead's annual St. Patrick's Day show at First Avenue.

    Laurel Krahn · March 17, 2009
  • Brian W.

    Boo Yeah it's the Slim!!!! The Langhorne Slim!!!!

    Brian Wene · April 27, 2013
  • City Pages

    "Make sure to take a look at all the amazing poster on the walls."

    City Pages · December 7, 2012
  • Eric W.

    The headliner usually goes on around 10 p.m. Get there well before that for sold out shows for a good spot though.

    Eric Wheeler · August 25, 2012
  • City Pages

    Make sure to take a look at all the amazing poster on the walls.

    City Pages · November 28, 2011
  • Amber

    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

    Amber · May 8, 2011
  • CJ S.

    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.

    CJ S. · May 31, 2013
  • James

    There is a special place in heaven for the people who have to clean the bathrooms.

    James · December 7, 2012
  • Emily D.

    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.

    Emily Dyess · March 13, 2012
  • Laura H.

    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.

    Laura Heurung · February 5, 2012
  • Len M.

    The one and only.. Saturday nights in the record room is where it's at..!!!

    Len Mark · September 3, 2011
  • Jon D.

    Don't go to an all ages show. It's not worth the hassle.

    Jon DeJong · May 20, 2011
  • Summer Camp Music Festival

    Summer Camp 2011 Music Festival artist Girl Talke will be performing here on 3/8 & 3/9! Come check him out!!

    Summer Camp Music Festival · February 8, 2011
  • Summer Camp Music Festival

    Check out Umphrey's McGee here on 3/4 and 3/5!!

    Summer Camp Music Festival · January 27, 2011
  • Lindsey A.

    To the under age ladies: please wear more clothes...we don't need to see everything you have to offer.

    Lindsey A · January 9, 2011

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