3000 Harbor Lane
Plymouth, MN 55447
Phone: (763) 559-1222
Fax: (763) 559-7819
Fans of all types of music flock to this entertainment center. With a facility the size of a football field, there's plenty of room to pack 'em in. This place plays host to many local and national acts ranging from classic rock to country, blues, and big band. The dance floor is huge, but it never seems big enough to accommodate the crowds it draws. If room is limited, sit out a set and play pool, darts, foosball or pinball. Depending on the act, advance tickets are recommended. You may be turned away if the crowd exceeds a set limit. There are a number of bar areas, so the wait for a refill on your beer, cocktail, wine or soft drink is minimal. Burgers, sandwiches, steak, fish and pasta dishes are mainstays of the menu; however, most people seem to eat elsewhere and just come for the music, dancing and drinks.
A mainstay of the Maple Grove and Osseo area, this hot spot combines a casual bar atmosphere with a rocking nightclub. Live entertainment is scheduled every weekend ranging from country to classic rock to oldies. During the week you can catch the game or cable programming on the strategically placed TVs or play darts and video games. Weather permitting, enjoy your meal or drink on the large outdoor patio. Free appetizers and drink specials pull in the after-work crowd during happy hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The menu offers a wide variety of choices including steak, barbeque ribs, walleye, chicken and pasta dishes.
Midwest Music Museum commemorates the power of music as a common thread binding worldwide communities. It was established in 1996 as a platform for local musicians to achieve recognition for their talent and continues to patronize original compositions and alternative genres. They organize several educational programs, exhibitions and live performances throughout the year. Some of the exhibits include artifacts, photographs, documents and memorabilia of legendary The Beatles.
This Washington Avenue club features a laid-back atmosphere that is conducive to a wide variety of hangouts. Grab a drink from the bar, whether it be a beer, a glass of wine or a cocktail, and get ready to lose yourself on the floor. The club hosts a variety of different events, ranging from trivia nights to live music concerts, so check the website to stay apprised of the latest happenings.
Formerly known as Archie's Bunker, this establishment has cleaned up its act and is now one of the hottest joints for pop, rock, R&B and jazz. Many of the best local bands grace the stage at this popular music bar and grill. You will even catch an occasional national performer on select weekends. Catering to a primarily working class clientele, this hangout also offers food. During the week it's a full lunch menu featuring home made soups. Each evening it's a burger special. Beer, wine, liquor or soft drinks are available. Food is served from 11am to 3pm while burgers are served till midnight.
Famous Dave's is the biggest name in barbecue in Uptown Minneapolis. From sandwiches and sides to the classic dishes such as beef brisket, barbecued chicken and ribs, the menu is all about the BBQ. And in addition to the food, Famous Dave's is also a popular destination for live blues music.
The Saloon is one of the Twin Cities' main gay bars. From the Tank to the Chicken Coop to the Stand, this is where the action is. Leather is a necessity to enter the Tank. A dress code is enforced. Thursday is under-21 night, Tuesday features karaoke and Sunday is 1980's retro. On weekends, the club becomes the hottest dance party in town, straight or gay. The music is loud, the patrons rock until 3am, and the place is packed wall to wall. If the dance floor is too crowded, try pool, pinball, darts or video games. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and deep fried appetizers highlight the limited menu. The saloon has an excellent beer list, both domestic and imported.
Walk into this little piece of Ireland and you'll feel you've been transported to the Emerald Isle itself. Owned by a native Irishman, no expense was spared importing the entire décor from his native state. Live folk music can be heard most nights. Authentic Irish dishes, especially those made from potato, are found throughout the extensive menu. Try colcannon mashed potatoes or a potato pancake called boxty. Fish and chips, Stout-based beef stew and salmon are also featured. Imported and domestic beer and ale is served by the pint. Wine, cocktails and soft drinks are available.
This joint rules the Twin City music scene. As a converted bus depot, the large two-story room offers excellent acoustics and sight lines. If live music is on the agenda, get there early and grab a table in the balcony or you will stand all night. The music runs the gamut from reggae to punk to rock to country. If a local or national act is not scheduled to play, a DJ takes over and gets the dance floor jumping. Pool tables, pinball machines or video games offer quieter amusement. Also, Prince has been known to drop by unannounced and play a set or two. Call the box office for ticket prices and hours. Both vary based on schedule.
Launched in the beginning of 2012 as The Brick, Mill City Nights has reinvented itself as an intimate concert venue in Downtown Minneapolis. The state-of-the-art music venue, which has the legendary First Avenue as its main competitor, has been host to a number of concerts of well-known local as well as touring artists/ bands in the past. The venue caters to an audience with varied music sensibilities - from funk rock to country/ western music. Sip on the local craft beers like Summit or Finnegan, and listen to the thumping tunes from the elevated stage. An addition to the venue is the basement bar known as The Nether, which has a full bar menu and also has some pub grub on offer. Visit their website for more information.
Always a line outside, Bar Fly is the newest club for the young and lively in Minneapolis. Sophisticated with a laid back atmosphere, enjoy the live entertainment, the original drink mixes, and the stylish people. Take advantage of the perks of no lines and your own personal dance floor, as Bar Fly will also host a party for your special event with 5 to 500 people.
The Loft At Barfly is a private event venue. Barfly is known for promoting local as well as touring artists and The Loft is one of the venues here where they perform. The club is known for their good service, pleasant bartenders and terrific music. The 12,000 square foot loft is located just above the bar and is a full service venue. Check their website or contact them for details.