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NOTE: This is an archive article. For an updated and expanded Minneapolis/St Paul article click DailyXtraTravel
Minneapolis combines the Dakota word for
water (“mine”) with the Greek
word for city ("polis") — a fitting name
for a city with so many of
Minnesota's 12,034 lakes. As the state’s
largest city, Minneapolis
combines the buzz of urban life with the
neighborliness of smaller
towns. Residents enjoy cultural and
recreational opportunities in
beautiful natural surroundings.
Both Minneapolis and nearby St Paul
attract young people from the rural
areas stretching hundreds of miles in
all directions, making the Twin
Cities the buckle of the northern farm
belt. As with much of the
Midwest, you will feel very welcome.
Hotel (710 Marquette Ave; 612-
333-4545) large downtown hotel,
close to everything.
Hennepin Ave; 612-288-0459) European-
style gay hotel,
downtown location, affordable rates.
Bars and clubs
19 Bar (19
West 15th St) oldest gay bar in town,
near Loring Park,
mixed crowd, jukebox, pool games.
(513 Washington Ave) latest videos,
showtunes Sunday, movies
Underground (501 Washington Ave)
dance club, industrial vibe,
bear, leather and fetish nights.
Lounge (422 Hennepin Ave) video
bar, weekend strippers, beer busts,
drag and burlesque shows.
Eagle (515 Washington Ave S)
leather, bears, buff guys, dancing,
pool table, year-round smoking
Nineties (408 Hennepin Ave) six-
bar complex, dance floor, strippers,
drag shows, 18+ Wednesday, Thursday and
First Street N) Manhattan-style lounge,
karaoke, hip-hop and house music.
Hennepin Ave) dance club, video bar,
shower contests, 18+ Tuesday, Thursday
(1032 3rd Ave) weekend live
entertainment, mixed neighborhood
crowd, full restaurant.
North Robert St) video, dance and piano
cabaret bar for
(213 E 4th St) area’s newest dance club,
lounge, drag shows, special events.
(1415 University Ave) piano bar,
hangout, mixed crowd.
America, minutes from the
airport, is one of the world’s
largest retail centers with over 520
stores, 50 restaurants and 14
movie screens. Minnesota has no sales
tax on clothing.
Road (109 West Grant St) new-
release DVDs, thousands of gay
titles and erotic films.
Magazine tells you everything
you need to know about the local
Band and Queer Music Consortium
1360 Lexington Pkwy
The parade marches down Hennipin