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#1 sjmacphe

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    Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:00 PM

    Hey Ladies,

    I am going to MN this coming weekend for a well deserved mini-vacation and to help boost the US economy! We're staying downtown at the Westin, we'd originally wanted to go to a baseball game on night but the Twins are not in anymore. I have already been to St Paul/outskirts of MN but I've never stayed downtown. So, for people who are from MN - what are some good restaurants, pubs, music venues etc in the downtown area? Thanks ladies!

    - Stephanie
    (your northern neighbor)

    #2 super19

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      Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:57 PM

      My favorite places to eat downtown are Manny's Steakhouse and Oceanaire for seafood. They are pretty spendy but the food is fantastic. You will need a reservation and asap.

      Also, I've heard that Prohibition the new bar at the top of the W Hotel would be a good place to check out.

      #3 super19

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        Posted 13 May 2009 - 11:00 AM

        I forgot to mention a place I love to go to downtown. It's Shout House off of Hennepin and 6th Street. It's a dueling piano bar and is so much fun. Doesn't get hoping until later in the evening but if you want a place to sit, get there 8 or 8:30.

        PM me if you need other suggestions or have questions.

        #4 Sammygurlj

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          Posted 13 May 2009 - 11:36 AM

          Wow now I feel like a loser. I have lived in MN my entire life and I don't know of any good places to go, I haven't really been anywhere.
          Maybe sometime I can check out the places you guys suggested.

          #5 Banana11

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            Posted 13 May 2009 - 11:49 AM

            Nye's is fun but their website isn't very informational:

            NYE'S POLONAISE :: MINNEAPOLIS :: 612.379.2021

            The have a polka band and a sing along piano bar. Great food too!

            We also have tons of fun at Gasthofs:

            Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit & Mario's Keller Bar

            #6 sjmacphe

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              Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:23 PM

              Thanks ladies for the suggestions, looking forward to our little trip :)




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