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First Avenue

701 First Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327 (Downtown)
612-332-1775
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Ranked #8 of 121 nightlife in Minneapolis
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Nightlife
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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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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Berkeley, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Although my sweetie is from Minnesota, this was his first time at First Avenue, and we both loved it. We've seen a lot of shows in a lot of cities, and the room at First Avenue had great sound and great crowd access to the stage. Food was available, little bars were near every section, there were enough bathrooms. All... More

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