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First Avenue

701 First Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327 (Downtown)
612-332-1775
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Ranked #10 of 123 Nightlife in Minneapolis
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Nightlife
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Nightlife

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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527 reviews 527 reviews
208 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I've been to First Avenue in the past for concerts but seeing the band Interpol here, I hate to say, was somewhat of a disappointment. I'm always surprised at how low the guardrail is on the second level at the stairway by the upstairs bar, someone will eventually tumble over that and they'll have to bring it up to code,... More 

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Virginia, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

First avenue was a perfect set up for an enjoyable concert setting everyone could see the stage really well the speakers still made you deaf but no errors. The place is very clean but drinks are very expensive but that is expected. I will definitely return for future concerts held there. They also have outside heaters for when your standing... More 

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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 Outdated everything but has history and great ambiance.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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102 reviews 102 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 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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27 reviews 27 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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