Varsity Theater & Cafe des Artistes

1308 4th St SE (at 13th Ave SE), Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
9.0/10

Based on 269 votes

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  • Leigh B.

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

    Leigh Black · May 7, 2011
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  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

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

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

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

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine · March 10, 2011
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  • Metromix

    Home to 1 of our picks for best bathrooms in the Twin Cities! The art deco atmosphere of the restrooms here are a Minneapolis treasure Read more

    Metromix · May 18, 2011
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  • Shanna G.

    Very intimate venue, great sound and the addition of the balcony makes it a unique place to see a show.

    Shanna GD · November 6, 2010
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  • Corryn V.

    Check out the remodeled bathrooms (even if you don't need to go).

    Corryn Vitek · April 16, 2010
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  • marky s.

    One of a kind venue for all things beautiful. Waitstaff are remarkable awesome people.

    marky sparkly · January 1, 2010
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  • Sound In Motion

    Cute bartenders and good beats!

    Sound In Motion · November 18, 2011
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  • Todd O.

    Get your tickets for shows down the street at Loring Pasta Bar and avoid TicketMaster fees.

    Todd O'Dowd · July 10, 2010
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  • Micah S.

    Get here early. The lines for the door are very slow moving.

    Micah Spieler · April 2, 2010
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  • sean b.

    I don't normally judge a place by it's bathrooms but you need to experience these.

    sean bray · May 27, 2011
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  • Kara K.

    Holy cow their new bathroom is amazing.

    Kara Koskinen · January 15, 2011
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  • Tami C.

    Say hi to Bartender Todd Dowd, he's the best! And tell them to put Muddy Paws Cheesecake on their events menu!

    Tami Cabrera · September 6, 2011
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  • Thomas J C.

    Designated driver & drinking soda? Keep your glass and get free refills from the bar all night.

    Thomas J Collins · September 2, 2009
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  • Julie

    Great venue. Cool bathroom.

    Julie · December 23, 2010
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  • Jehrid H.

    You HAVE to go to the bathroom!

    Jehrid Hale · January 31, 2013
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  • City Pages

    Voted Best Concert Venue by City Pages in 2012! From the lush decor, to the sight lines, and the sound- This place is faultless. There is no better way to get pampered than the Varsity.

    City Pages · January 4, 2013
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  • Morgan H.

    Seriously check out the bathrooms. Too cool!

    Morgan Halverson · February 8, 2012
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  • Brett S.

    Very.strong.long islands.

    Brett Schimke · January 28, 2012
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  • Brittany L.

    THE BATHROOM IS AMAZZZZONG!

    Brittany LaMott · September 24, 2011
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  • City 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.

    City Pages · May 25, 2012
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  • Tom D.

    If venue is full in lower level, watch for upper level to open and be ready so you can snag a good spot during the mad dash!

    Tom Dunn · November 19, 2011
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  • Dan F.

    Recently remodeled and even a better music venue.

    Dan Ficker · February 12, 2010
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  • Ian M.

    Go to the Varsity Theater to catch a good night of music. Keep the Summit EPA flowing and allow yourself to fall into a trance.

    Ian McConnell · December 5, 2009
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  • Cara

    Mezzanine is worth it for the people-watching alone. And seats, of course.

    Cara · January 27, 2014
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  • Zach S.

    Try the free wifi. Really nice!

    Zach Smith · December 29, 2011
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  • Allan E.

    This place is sweet,

    Allan Ellis · December 30, 2010
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  • Dan H.

    excellent music venue on U of M campus

    Dan Hennen · January 10, 2010
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  • City Pages

    We're at the @varsitytheater for #Communion. Stop by our table for free swag!

    City Pages · December 18, 2013
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  • Brenda N.

    Great venue to see music but get there early because parking can be challenging in this area.

    Brenda Nelson · October 12, 2013
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  • City Pages

    Transmission by DJ Jake Rudh makes a monthly appearance and brings out the 30+ crowd to excess.When the music is right, Varsity can be a fantastic place with its Victorian decor and huge dance floor! Read more

    City Pages · April 2, 2013
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  • Bing

    Even though Minneapolis is a cold city, this venue is a magical place! The people who live here love to see live music, and everyone should experience seeing live music at Varsity.” – Andy Grammer

    Bing · August 2, 2012
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  • Ian O.

    Not actually a movie theatre

    Ian O'Neill · July 23, 2012
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  • Tarynn L.

    Coolest bathrooms ever. Seriously.

    Tarynn Law · May 26, 2012
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  • Jenn C.

    There's nothing, and I mean NOTHING, I wouldn't do in these bathrooms

    Jenn Chapman · May 16, 2012
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  • Mark S.

    No air conditioning and no free tap water on the hottest day of the year. this place is cool. visit often. in th

    Mark Schumacher · July 19, 2011
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  • Sarah A.

    Great for a more intimate feeling concert. Read more

    Sarah Anderson · June 25, 2011
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  • Ale W.

    Take a break from your beer and hydrate with a vitaminwater!

    Ale W · March 5, 2011
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  • Jesse B.

    One of the tightest music venues in Minnesota... Probably third to Mn Zoo and Harmony Park!

    Jesse Brodd · March 7, 2010
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  • City Pages

    Many music venues boost about their sound quality or their fantastic performers (both very true for Varsity Theater), but Varsity Theater can do them one better, having the Best Bathroom in America. Read more

    City Pages · January 16
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  • Jamie C.

    The bathrooms at GORGEOUS. Staff is awesome, sight lines are fantastic, just the best venue the cities have to offer.

    Jamie Cleven · January 16
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  • Adam F.

    Great place to see a concert in the heart of Dinkytown.

    Adam Fleitman · December 20, 2014
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  • Lily

    The bathrooms are really cool.

    Lily · November 26, 2014
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  • Benjamin Y.

    One of my favorite music venues in MN!

    Benjamin Y · November 20, 2014
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  • Derek M.

    Vance Joy!

    Derek Moran · November 11, 2014
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  • Christopher B.

    Live music, bathrooms

    Christopher Brooks · September 9, 2014
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  • Quinn M.

    Really cool bathrooms! Hard to see if you aren't up close to the stage as it's very narrow. The handicap section is close to the stage.

    Quinn M · August 26, 2014
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  • Rhett W.

    Check out the restrooms!

    Rhett Waldock · August 8, 2014
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  • Austin H.

    Transmission at the Varsity is the best!

    Austin Holm · August 7, 2014
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  • Juniper L.

    All shows are great here. Pay for mezzanine of its an option.

    Juniper Lee · July 10, 2014
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