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Uptown

Address: Hennepin Ave & Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Uptown)
Phone Number: 612 823 4581
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Ranked #32 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Funky South Minneapolis area offering interesting stores and restaurants.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Funky South Minneapolis area offering interesting stores and restaurants.

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Innsbruck
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Slowly but surely the uptown of 20 years ago changes to a commercial area just living off its history. Places as the Uptown bar and grill were sold for big commercial money no one can resist. The little shops and dive in locations are almost all gone other that a few. Places like Auriga were hip but are inconsistent in... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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194 reviews 194 reviews
65 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We spent a few hours in Uptown enjoying the shopping and then had dinner. Uptown has some great new stores and we enjoyed spending some time walking through them. Goorin's Hat Shop is located here and it is the only Goorin's in Minnesota so is definitely a fun place to check out. The restaurant choices are amazing and the vibe... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Just FYI - this photo is taken on the Nicollet Mall, which is downtown, not Uptown. I recommend both locations - just thought someone looking for this fountain would be very frustrated if looking in Uptown :)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love the Uptown area. It's easy to park and walk to many places. It's always busy. There are some new nice apartment buildings going up so improved availability for renters. I would live here if I was a tad younger. It does seem like a mostly younger crowd when I have gone to some of the restaurants. I can't... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Recently moved to Uptown from the East Coast. Partner and I picked area because it feels safe and the most complete in terms of a "real urban neighborhood" with everything nearby. And it is still getting denser with more luxury apartment buildings being built. Definitely the place to live in or to be in if in Minneapolis.

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212 reviews 212 reviews
89 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Uptown areas is a popular hang-out spot in Minneapolis. It's almost always over-crowded and driving and finding parking around there is a nightmare. Sadly, over the last few years it's become a playground for Yuppies and suburbanites. It's a pity that such a part of the town has become nothing else but a jock ground zero of the Twin... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

You can find just about anything in this area, from high-end boutiques to quirky little bead shops. There are many places to eat in the area, but Famous Dave's in Calhoun Square is amazing - nothing like their take-out restaurants. They have live music most nights. Also check out Chino Latino or Stella's Fish Cafe for dinner.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Uptown is a an all around fun area, with a diverse mix of people, restaurants, nightlife and shops. This is where you find a lot of Minnesota's chicest people. From classy, artsy Chino Latino to Stella's rooftop to the chain of lakes and Chain Mai Thai, you will find yourself with lots to do. Parking is tough, so plan ahead... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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125 reviews 125 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Uptown is a great area in Minneapolis to find wonderful places to eat, and great shops and theaters. Several restaurants have outdoor seating (either patio or rooftop) where you can enjoy good food and people watching on a nice day/evening. Parking can be kind of a pain around here, and driving in general can be challenging so leave plenty of... More 

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Mpls
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you're something of a foodie who thinks great people watching can enhance the experience then welcome to a spot I love to visit called Uptown. You have options that begin with BBQ and end with fusion inspired places such as Bar Abilene and Chino Latino. Granted parking is always as such any popular place a most trying issue as... More 

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