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“Noting special; just very crowded with average bar and dining scene and a playground for subarbanites and Yuppies”
Review of Uptown

Uptown
Ranked #41 of 233 things to do in Minneapolis
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Owner description: Funky South Minneapolis area offering interesting stores and restaurants.
Reviewed December 21, 2013

The Uptown areas is a popular hang-out spot in Minneapolis. It's almost always over-crowded and driving and finding parking around there is a nightmare. Sadly, over the last few years it's become a playground for Yuppies and suburbanites. It's a pity that such a part of the town has become nothing else but a jock ground zero of the Twin Cities. Too many sports bars, overpriced greasy food, not-quite-so ethnic restaurants, funky cousine and mediocre shopping.

4  Thank stric75
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

You can find just about anything in this area, from high-end boutiques to quirky little bead shops. There are many places to eat in the area, but Famous Dave's in Calhoun Square is amazing - nothing like their take-out restaurants. They have live music most nights. Also check out Chino Latino or Stella's Fish Cafe for dinner.

3  Thank HawaiiHarrisons
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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.

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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.

1  Thank Grandgirl
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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.

Thank sconehunter
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