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First Avenue

701 First Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327 (Downtown)
612-332-1775
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Ranked #11 of 122 Nightlife in Minneapolis
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Nightlife
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We rocked out to a Tom Petty cover band. Super meat establishment. Outdated everything but has history and great ambiance. We mostly stayed in the main section but did check out the other smaller stages in the complex. We enjoyed all but the techno thing...only bc it was not out thing but the other ppl seemed to be enjoying it.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The legendary venue where Prince filmed Purple Rain. It's a fantastic large scale venue that also puts on dj nights and other shows. Great location downtown and also the smaller venue, 7th Street Entry is great so small packed sweaty punk shows!

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Portland, Maine
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90 reviews 90 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went to see Old Man Canyon perform at 7th Street Entry, part of First Avenue. The room is intimate in the perfect way to really absorb a performance. The sound was excellent!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Oh the hours and dollars I have spent in this Minneapolis institution. We went on Friday night for the Bowie tribute/cat fundraiser (amazing). It definitely is "broken in" but I like it that way. The beers are overpriced but I will allow it. Hit the Depot before or after and it is a little cheaper. We found a street spot... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Nervous and scared after reading these reviews. Wondering if we made a mistake. My 2-18 year old daughters just had to see The 1975.... I willl give an update tomorrow.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Probably the best venue for up close and personal concerts in Minneapolis. I've had the chance to see a number of concerts here. From the door staff to security the place is run well.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

From talented local musicians to huge interrnational acts (think Arctic Monkeys.....), this is THE place to catch some good music. Come early to get great grub at the Depot and read and wonder in awe at the stars painted on the outside of the club of the amazing array of bands that have played here since the 70's.. I come... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

You want to have a good time, get dressed up and kick it on all the levels here. Spacious, great music, the college crowd always puts out and you will have a great time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Dear First Avenue, you get a lot of accolades for being a great venue. I'm here to tell you that those reviews cannot possibly come from the masses of standing people (for hours) who put up with your snotty employees. Your establishment probably could win WORST customer service, from foul-mouthed bartenders to arm-wrangling door personnel. Please get with this century!... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

If you want to go to a place where you are treated like a pile of dirt go here. This venue is small which would be an appealing amenity but the layout is lacking. There is a main floor and a small upper balcony. The balcony used to be open but now there are stations and tables all along so... More

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