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“Something different and hip”
Review of Uptown

Ranked #42 of 213 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Funky South Minneapolis area offering interesting stores and restaurants.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Something different and hip”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Uptown is a an all around fun area, with a diverse mix of people, restaurants, nightlife and shops. This is where you find a lot of Minnesota's chicest people. From classy, artsy Chino Latino to Stella's rooftop to the chain of lakes and Chain Mai Thai, you will find yourself with lots to do. Parking is tough, so plan ahead or plan to pay. Definitely a fun spot for being out late on the weekends.

Visited April 2013
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Bloomington, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great restaurants and shops..cool area”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Uptown is a great area in Minneapolis to find wonderful places to eat, and great shops and theaters. Several restaurants have outdoor seating (either patio or rooftop) where you can enjoy good food and people watching on a nice day/evening. Parking can be kind of a pain around here, and driving in general can be challenging so leave plenty of time if you are meeting people.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Grandgirl
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Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Feeling a need for something different?”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you're something of a foodie who thinks great people watching can enhance the experience then welcome to a spot I love to visit called Uptown. You have options that begin with BBQ and end with fusion inspired places such as Bar Abilene and Chino Latino. Granted parking is always as such any popular place a most trying issue as well. Don't believe me, visit this place when the Uptown Art Fair happens. Visiting this event is as much a rite of summer as is The MN. State Fair, the opening of fishing season, and finding that perfect spot to watch the fireworks on July 4th. Yet on the other hand, If you're into wandering around neighborhoods with really cool older homes and enjoy a long walk after a great meal, say hello to one of my fantasies. There are a number of places when you can enjoy sidewalk or rooftop dining, which when it's nice out, ain't a bad idea. So give them a visit some time. Who knows? Maybe we'll cross paths and swap experiences over a pint.

Visited April 2013
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Mound, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best in warm weather.”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

A somewhat artsy enclave at the edge of the metro; funky, ethnic mix but not really far-out for whitebread Minnesota. Has an annual Art Fair that fills the streets.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Skip S
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Too much hype”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Uptown is an odd mix of hipsters, rural MN people gawking as if they are tourists, and also stuck up late 20s early 30s professionals. I hated living here. Too much traffic and hype and not much to offer for it. Shopping here is expensive unless you go to Heartbreaker store which I never did. A few bars that I never wanted to go to.

Visited July 2012
4 Thank Erica L
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