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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 118 nightlife in Minneapolis
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Nightlife
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 attraction reviews
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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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

live bands of differant kinds every weekend any prince fan is gona love this city never mind the club this was where purple rain was filmed a prince movie great location after a hour or 2 if the club gets 2 crowded you can walk to any club from here one of the nicest club scenes in a city i... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

First time here. Sold out show. Probably 100 people have a view of the stage and another 100 can hear the show. The other few hundred of us paid for no view and horrible sound. Never again.

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st paul, mn
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I've loved First Avenue since the '80s when I was in college, and I love that a middle-aged chick from the suburbs can still enjoy a show there with no attitude from the staff.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Just saw a show at 1st Ave - the sound was very good and the venue definitely has some great history! As for all of the reviews about the poor staff - i didnt notice anything bad, the door workers were nice and quick, however we didnt drink that night, so my interactions with the bartenders/bouncers were limited. The place... More

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Edgeley
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

First time at this location and it was a blast. Drink were alittle much, alittle disorganized before the doors opened and the staff was moody but the place was clean, the hostory to the place is worth a stop in itself, and lots of great music. Check it out.

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