Varsity Theater & Cafe des Artistes

1308 4th St SE (at 13th Ave SE), Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States
Hours:
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  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • 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
  • Tue
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)
9.3/10

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People talk about:

  • "... bathrooms. Even tops Loring Pasta Bar!" (2 tips)
  • "Home to 1 of our picks for best bathrooms in the Twin Cities! The art deco..." (2 tips)
  • "... and dance venues in Mpls!" (2 tips)
  • 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 G · 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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  • Micah S.

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

    Micah Spieler · April 2, 2010
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Julie

    Great venue. Cool bathroom.

    Julie · December 23, 2010
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  • Morgan H.

    Seriously check out the bathrooms. Too cool!

    Morgan Halverson · February 8, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cara

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

    Cara · January 27
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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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  • 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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  • 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 · December 7, 2012
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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 M.

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

    Jenn Madden · 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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  • Brett R.

    The bathrooms are cool!

    Brett Rosso · April 28
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  • parker j.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/kov9sjh

    parker jayden · December 18, 2013
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  • Roberta M.

    DIR EN GREY was awesome!

    Roberta Moeschter · November 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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  • Ali R.

    Visit the bathroom ! Really neat!

    Ali Rahier · August 18, 2013
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  • Wade H.

    Drink as much as you can as fast as you can.

    Wade Hauser · August 7, 2013
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  • Matt G.

    Great place to see concerts and the best bathroom ever

    Matt G · July 27, 2013
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  • Jeremy B.

    Last time I came here they ran out of oxygen.

    Jeremy Bushey · July 21, 2013
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  • Morgan

    Lets hope they have more that 2 bartenders for 200 people next time. The line for drinks was insane.

    Morgan · April 21, 2013
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  • Daniel

    Very cool aesthetics, and yes its true the bathrooms are pretty cool.

    Daniel · March 20, 2013
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  • Jonathan B.

    Verified Minneapolis Badge Unlock

    Jonathan Beaird · January 28, 2013
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