Neighborhood Gems in Minneapolis

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 11:05am.


Minneapolis, or as some people call it the “Mini-Apple,” is full of "gems" throughout its neighborhoods.Let's take a look at some of them.

Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den – 2027 North 2nd Street

Donny Dirk’s is on the list for neighborhood gems around Minneapolis. It’s a bar, saloon and drink celebrating all things zombie. You’ll see zombie masks and unique leather chairs at the Den.If you have the guts, try Donnie Dirk’s Tree Climber cocktail, made from silver tequila infused with strawberry and jalapeno and fresh squeezed lemonade – otherwise known as Zombie Poison.

Matchbox Coffee – 1306 2nd Street Northeast

If you're a fan of neighborhood coffee shops, check out Matchbox Coffee on 2nd Street, a favorite hipster hangout. Whether you want to grab a coffee to go or sit down and stay a while, Matchbox will make you feel relaxed and connected to the city. It’s a tiny coffee shop which means limited seating and they only accept cash.

Brave New Workshop – 2605 Hennepin Avenue South

Comedy clubs can be the perfect place to get together with friends in town. Brave New Workshop is best suited for those that love dry, sarcastic humor and maybe even a few slightly offensive jokes. Performers typically bring an audience member up on stage so be prepared. Buy tickets in advance for this great comedy experience. You can even try an improv class as well.

Sebastian Joe’s Two – 4321 Upton Avenue South

Looking for a sweet treat? Check out Sebastian Joe’s Two on Upton Ave. if you love Bailey’s Irish Cream, ice cream and raspberry truffles, this is the place for you. Can't decide what to order? This gem of Linden Hills' Nicollet Pothole has been chosen as one of the the Twin Cities' five favorite ice cream flavors.


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