Target Field is the home turf of the Minnesota Twins. Equipped with amenities like mobile seat upgrades, predictive gaming, free WiFi and mobile tickets, it is a popular venue for sports fans. Seating a whopping 40,000, this baseball field offers a good view of the game from all seats. Special stadium tours are organized for visitors. Concerts are also held here.
The Summit Brewing Company has come a long way since it first came into business in 1986 - its beers are now some of the most popular in St. Paul. Some are seasonal (such as the Summit Maibock and the Summit Oktoberfest), while others are available all year round. You can tour the brewery from Thursday to Saturday, but reservations are required for group weekend tours.
This nightspot is considered by many to be the top rock club in the Twin Cities. The best of the local talent and many national acts headline each and every night. By the shape of the building, which looks like a large caboose, you would think the acoustics would be poor. Quite the contrary, as the overflow crowds will attest. Along with a great beer selection, wine, liquor and soft drinks are served. Stick with the burgers or appetizers to satisfy your hunger. Pool tables, foosball and darts provide a definite working-class atmosphere. Arrive early for local bands and even earlier for the big acts, otherwise you will be standing or miss getting in at all. Advance sale tickets are available at select locations. Price varies according to act. Doors generally open an hour or two before showtime.
Voted one of the Top 10 Concert Venues in the US by Amusement Business, this is also the permanent home of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. The sports and entertainment facility is also host to major concerts and family events. Free tours are given at 2pm on Thursdays, starting from the main lobby, on the First Avenue side of the building.
Part of the mighty Ghermezian family estate, the Mall of America is infused with a carnival vibe. Standing strong ever since its inception in 1992, this mall is touted to be one of the country's largest, boasting a sleek, well laid-out architectural style. Complete with retail outlets, dining establishments and amusement and theme parks like the Nickelodeon Universe (one of the largest indoor theme parks in the country), this sprawling mall is home to an arsenal of entertainment-filled attractions, including 400 specialty stores, major department stores, Legoland, a flight simulation center, a movie theater, and the Sea Life Aquarium, among others. More than 50 dining options include national favorites like Ruby Tuesday and Benihana, along with more local chains like Masu Sushi & Robata.
The Heights Theatre is one of the few classic cinemas left in the world, complete with red velvet curtains and crystal chandeliers. To add to the old-time atmosphere, an organ player plays before every movie screening, making the Heights a welcome departure from the chain theaters and their many pre-show commercials.
Paikka is an events space located close to the historic neighborhood of Prospect Park. Paikka’s interior has a rustic charm with its bare brick walls. The stark white walls in the kitchen area are spruced up with aesthetically placed house plants, also extended from the ceiling that add the needed color and freshness to the room. The hall is divided into two major events room, a lounge area and a kitchen are that can overall accommodate upto 270 people.
Lake Monster Brewing Company is housed in a warehouse-style single story building and is a great place to relax and grab a couple of chilled brews. They have around eight regular beers on tap and numerous seasonal and unique brews from time to time. Some of the favorites include the North Shore Ale, the Indian Pale Gose, and the Empty Rowboat IPA. The ambiance is lively and fun and is enhanced by the occasional live music performances hosted here. The brews are reasonably priced and although they do not serve food you can always enjoy a quick bite at the food truck outside.
Surly Brewing Co. is counted among the most renowned breweries in the city. The brews from here, that have garnered a lot of praise include, Coffee Bender, Furious, Surly Hell and many others. The brewery is one of the best in the city, providing tours to all beer enthusiasts, giving a detailed account on how their delicious beer is prepared. There is a restaurant housed within the campus of the brewery, offering sandwiches, pretzels, BBQ dishes as well as toothsome desserts. Take time out to visit Surly Brewing Co. and spend time relishing some of the best beers, in town.
The best way to get right to the heart of a city's culture is through its food and that's just what Taste Twin Cities Food Tours gives you a taste of. The tours, which are updated on a seasonal basis include options like the Minneapolis Riverwalk Tour, the River Road Winery Tour, Brewery Tours, Ethnic Market Tour and Country Side Winery Tour. You can also opt for customized, private tours of the city.
Best known for its stunning architectural design, the McNamara Alumni Center of the University of Minnesota is a unique facility, offering a number of versatile spaces for public, private, and corporate events. With an elements of regional charm and history, the wood and copper blended interiors are light and spacious. Equally suited for weddings and cocktail parties, as it is for meetings and corporate gatherings, you can choose from the ten multifaceted event spaces offered here. The venue also has parking facilities, along with a beautiful café.