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First Avenue - 6 Reviews - 701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN - Night Clubs Reviews - Phone (612) 338-8388

First Avenue

701 1st Ave N (at S 7th Street)
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 338-8388
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Night Clubs

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Food & Dining , Bars, Pubs & Clubs


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I don't see how anyone could not like First Avenue. They have the best setup in the cities, the bands are consistently good, and you can even hang out and meet the band after th...


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...give me 12/28/2005

While there are many spots for artists to play in the Twin Cities metro area, First Avenue stands out as a historic venue in the heart of Minneapolis' Hennepin Avenue. They recently celebrated more than two decades of great music. While it is a bit dirty and slummy, the acts that come thru are top of the line. more

First avenue 8/31/2005

I used to like First Avenue much better just a few years ago. They don’t seem to have shows and crowds as good anymore – not sure if it’s related to the reorganization they had or not. It’s never been a “nice and classy” place, but it was cool. I’m hoping that First Avenue is just having a bad couple of years and that it will get back on track again – that would be a pity if this place went out of business. more

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Best Venue in the Cities 8/30/2005

I don't see how anyone could not like First Avenue. They have the best setup in the cities, the bands are consistently good, and you can even hang out and meet the band after the show, it's good fun. I have not been disappointed by First Avenue yet. more

Used to be GREAT, I hope it gets better again 8/19/2005

First Avenue used to be a great venue. It was never pretty. You did NOT want to look around too closely when the lights came up after a show. However, they used to have great bands all the time. That was the days of Husker Du, Prince, Soul Asylum and the Replacements. Fast forward to now… Unfortunately, they just don’t have that many good shows anymore. What once was the premier alternative club now seems like they can’t get many bands. I really hope that First Ave can pull out of this slump. more

Amazing bands, amazing venue 8/19/2005

With a long an colorful history behind it, First Avenue is one of the premier live music venues in the Twin Cities. Housed in a building that was once a Greyhound station, and with a long list of changed hands and even a bankruptcy closure, First Ave. has a lot of history behind it. Refusing to sell out to Big Media, this club has used its amazing lineup (Dillinger Four played their first headlining show there!) and loyal fanbase to keep its head above water. And since they still sell tickets instead of letting Ticketmaster handle it all, prices are lower than other clubs like the Quest. more

First Ave Concerts 8/15/2005

First Ave. is a popular concert venue with both major and minor acts. There are two stages - first ave. and seventh st. entry. The place is very laid back, like a concert venue should be. They have lots of rock concerts and can be crowded at times. more
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  • Simply put, First Avenue is the epicenter of the Twin Cities music scene, heralded as a proving ground for the area’s ascendant hometown talent and a beloved tour stop among big-name artists from across genres. Originally built in the 1930s as a Greyhound bus depot, the building was converted into a nightclub in 1970 and has endured several mutations since then, hosting a dizzying mix of live shows, dance nights and offbeat multimedia events. Local legends including The Replacements, Hüsker Dü and Prince (his Purple Rain was filmed here) all cut their teeth on the First Avenue stage, which has also welcomed alt-rock giants such as U2, R.E.M. and Wilco over the years. Check the club calendar for current happenings.

  • 2/16/2010 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Downtown West