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Uptown

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Address: Hennepin Ave & Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone Number: 612 823 4581
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Funky South Minneapolis area offering interesting stores and restaurants.

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fountain photo is not in Uptown

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2014
Lori B
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Minneapolis
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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203 reviews 203 reviews
33 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Uptown is a microcosm of hip with cool shops for clothes, furniture and accessories, kitchen utensils, spices, you name it, it's in Uptown. Add to that a vibrant restaurant and bar scene with most cuisines represented. The frosting on the cake is two theatres specializing in independent films. Uptown also hosts the Uptown Art Fair each summer--the oldest and most... More 

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Chonchi, Chile
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I live for a year in Minneapolis, unfortunately not in Uptown, but I think that half of my time I spent it there. It is just the best place to hang around, you have everything there: restaurants, coffee shops, fast food, clothes store, supermarkets... you find really nice and also unique people. One of my main reasons to want to... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I'm in Minneapolis several times a year and I always go to the Uptown area. It has shops, great restaurants and little cafes. Lund's isn't just a grocery store -- they have a little bit of everything. There are some cool home decor stores and one of the used bookstores in town. In the warmer months it's a quick walk... More 

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Innsbruck
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
65 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
95 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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