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Uptown

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Address: Hennepin Ave & Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone Number: 612 823 4581
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Funky South Minneapolis area offering interesting stores and restaurants.

Funky South Minneapolis area offering interesting stores and restaurants.

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Fun - have to drive around but fun places - shops and foods

Great restaurant choices- chains and normal - all upscale. Cute shops -great to walk or drive. MUCH NICER option than downtowns.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
JD2009Trvlr
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Brookfield, WI
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Uptown used to be a trendy spot that locals loved. It was filled with non-chain restaurants and unique shopping, Now, it is filled with chain stores and has lost its charm.

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Thank amandalilgreen
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70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fun and trendy neighborhood. There is tons to eat and drink. You are close enough to Lake Calhoun to walk off your drinks and meals.

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Thank Michael A
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to Minneapolis is not complete, without swinging through the Uptown area -- been a go to place, since the 60's. Fashions may have changed, but what is In-fashion still resides Uptown. Shop forever during the day -- and in the evening there is ubiquitous choices for night life. It is always a scene -- be show and make... More 

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Thank Triponeill
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Uptown has a collection of unique restaurants as well as chains. It easy walking between venues after attending one of the movie theatres. Street musicians in warm weather. Most of the shops are now the kind you can find in most malls, not worth going to.

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Thank Anita D
Brookfield, WI
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great restaurant choices- chains and normal - all upscale. Cute shops -great to walk or drive. MUCH NICER option than downtowns.

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Thank JD2009Trvlr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Maybe we went to dinner at the wrong time but it was not for kids. We went to a small restaurant and the drunk men waiting for the food were intolerable. The restaurant and food was great! I should have done my homework before going.

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Thank Becki W
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I lived in the area 40 years ago and have never stopped loving every inch of it. The shops, restaurants and locals are enjoyable day or night. Parking can be difficult - head for Butler Square. Walk west to Lake Calhoun, pick up a picnic lunch at Lund's on the way.

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Thank Deborah S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

OK, if you are a young person visiting Minneapolis who likes to go out, then you will probably like Uptown. There are shops. There are bars. There are bars with patios and rooftop seating. There are lots of yuppies. You will probably have a good time if you enjoy the idea of a theme bar called 'Cowboy Jacks.' If you... More 

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Thank Danielle S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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186 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Fun area to spend a afternoon start with lunch at Stella's with a great patio....or plenty of bars all walking distance! Dog friendly stores! A must stop is John Fluevog shoes the staff is WONDERFUL! Unique shoes (remember Pretty in Pink....they sell Duckies shoes) parking metered .25 for 15 minutes and we have never had problems finding a parking spot.... More 

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Thank JulieBandSteveB
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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347 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Trendy spot to be in Minneapolis. South of downtown. Extremely hard parking. Where you can park, it will set you back a number of dollars. Going to a movie and the Uptown Theatre will set you back at least $10 just for the privilege of seeing the movie. Uptown Theater is a great project that was renovated a few years... More 

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