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First Avenue

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Address: 701 First Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
Phone Number: 612-332-1775
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Activities: Nightlife

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Music Venue with History

Parking can be tricky if other events are going on in the city. Good sound quality but not fabulous. There are some standing areas that offer rails for leaning on the ground... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Parking can be tricky if other events are going on in the city. Good sound quality but not fabulous. There are some standing areas that offer rails for leaning on the ground floor but if you are early often you can grab a hold of the upstairs seating.

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Where can you see James Murphy DJ for twenty bucks? Strong drinks at fair prices, tickets priced to move, solid sight lines from almost everywhere and a pulse on what music is happening now have to come make First Avenue my favorite music venue. It may not have it's Purple Rain luster but it reigns in Minneapolis as a venue.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I took my teenage daughter to see an all ages show. It's a fantastic venue because the sound is spectacular and the sight lines unbelievably good. She was on the floor the whole time, and I walked around and got great views from many spots upstairs and downstairs. I felt that she was safe, and the entrance to the bar... More 

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went here on a Fri in May to see a band. It was a little difficult to get here due to a Twins game that night, but there is parking right across the street. The venue has a bar area upstairs and getting a drink was never an issue (credit cards accepted). We used the coat check too ($3 I... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Ok, the place is not perfect. But nothing is! So get over it. First Avenue wails! Just had a great time rockin to Six Mile Grove, then the Gear Daddies. Stood on the rail, jamming to the great sounds of these two bands. And loved it.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What a great experience got to go on a back stage tour of where prince shot purple rain. Got to see original footage from the movie. Highly recommend the club it's an experience not to forget.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A friend and I spent well over $200 on tickets and travel expenses, only to be denied entrance, treated rudely, and left to stand outside in the cold. We are in the midst of taking legal action, to get all our money back but I really wish I would not have even bought tickets in the first place. I have... More 

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Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to a concert here and had a good experience. The place was packed but that's to be expected. We really had no issues with getting a drink or using the restroom. We enjoyed looking at the history of the place with all the bands that had played there in the past. The band was a younger band so... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

7th Street Entry was not a great place to take in a show because it was SO packed. Can't be legal to let that many people in. I haven't been to the Mainroom at First Ave before so maybe that is better? Will definitely not come to this venue again & would only do so & enjoy myself if I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Yeah your feet are going to stick to the dance floor on occasion and don't lean too far over that second floor balcony because the railing is pretty low. You need to go to the bathroom? Head upstairs and its a trough for the guys and based on my better half's assessment the ladies are "tolerable". And that's just fine.... More 

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Address: 701 First Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
Phone Number: 612-332-1775
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown

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