Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis Travel Guide

Jazz enthusiasts of every stripe gather at this nationally renowned venue to hear local talent and touring musicians—everyone from vocalists like Nellie McKay to the ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.

Serving as a tonic to the martini-drinking lounge crowd, the 414 oozes with the vibe of a European dance club.

Attracting architecture buffs from across the country, this performance space opened to much fanfare in 2006. Designed by famed French architect Jean Nouvel, it’s a work of art that brings to life three theaters, 11 bars, one restaurant, and one café.

Depending on the season, nearly half of the merchandise in this eclectic gift shop is made by local artists, showcasing original home accessories, handmade bags from vintage fabrics, and jewelry, including the stained-glass pendants with hand-pressed flowers made by the brother and sister team kn