Local expert guides to Minneapolis

Food and coffee guides to Minneapolis

Romance and nightlife guides to Minneapolis

Local expert guides to Minneapolis

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Adora Tokyo


DJ Adora TOKYO was raised between Saint Paul, MN and Atlanta, GA. Yet, as a global citizen, her sets are not defined by geography, decade or genre. She has been spinning professionally for three years and is widely recognized for her ever-evolving style and fresh sound. A cultural influencer, inviting us to dream in song, love in motion and celebrate life together through her spins.

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Robin Asbell

Chef, Author

Robin Asbell is the author of six books about cooking with whole, natural foods. Asbell has many years of experience creating fabulous food in restaurants, and in the homes of private clients. Specializing in natural, healthy food, she works with special diets of all kinds, from gluten free to omnivorous, vegan to over-the top decadent.

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Cristina Drafta


I am an addicted photographer, and a traveler passionate about the world. I write for Argophilia and other travel sites, and I like to use Stay.com to plan my trips. Hopefully, you can use my guides to plan yours too.

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Brandon Quittem

Traveler and Beer Advocate

Former corporate sales rep turned nomadic entrepreneurial yogi. Street food ninja, avid outdoorsman, craft beer geek, and live music junkie. Co-founder of The Yoga Nomads.

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Kristin Hamaker

Personal Chef

Real food advocate, Kristin Hamaker, has been happily running Farm to Fork, her busy personal chef service in the Twin Cities, since 2005. She and her staff of chefs prepare and store meals for folks in their homes, offer cooking instruction, do small-scale catering, and in general, connect local people to local food.

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Gina Marie


I founded Gina Marie, a Minnesota-based, family-run women’s apparel and accessories company that makes tailor-made goods. I run on coffee, and run around Minneapolis in my Volvo.

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Vivian Aronson

Fashion Designer & Master Artist

The label YQY stands for Yuan Qian Yi, designer Vivian Aronson’s Chinese name. YQY is a true reflection of Vivian, who grew up in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan Province and moved to the Twin Cities in 2005. Vivian explains that much of her inspiration comes from her culture. Her collection features fine fabrics, construction and design that allow the wearer’s personality to shine through. Simply cut, Vivian clothes make you smile.

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Anne Marie Rapp

Yogi and Health Food Enthusiast

Anne is an active yogi who aspires to find balance in every aspect of her life. When she’s not on her mat, she enjoys going to concerts, cooking up a healthy meal and spending time biking the endless trails of Minneapolis.

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Nicole Navratil

Musician and Vegetarian Food Blogger

Nicole Navratil is a Minneapolis-based musician who sings with Sonic Love Child, a folk and Americana band. She also writes a vegetarian food blog called Pepperoni Is Not a Vegetable.

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Jennifer Mannhardt


Jennifer Mannhardt is a graphic designer and self-proclaimed nerd living in the Twin Cities. A lover of books, typography, Van Gogh, animals, and mountains, Jennifer draws inspiration from all aspects of life. You can keep up with her shenanigans and thoughts at keepingmyheartalive.tumblr.com and her work at jenn-mann.com.

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CIRCA Gallery

Art Gallery

CIRCA Gallery’s mission is to provide awareness, education and appreciation for a variety of contemporary art styles, mediums and expression. We strive to provide exceptional, well-informed service to our clients, whether they are just beginning or are continuing to build their fine art collection.

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Nightlife in Downtown Minneapolis

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    Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

  2. Fine Line Music Cafe +Add

    Fine Line Music Cafe

    Crown jewel of the Warehouse District music scene
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    Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

    The best jazz every night of the week
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    Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

    Award winning beers
    Locals' Pick
  5. Brit's Pub & Eating +Add

    Brit's Pub

    Everything British
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    The Shout! House

    Dueling piano bar
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    First Avenue

    Minneapolis' downtown danceteria since 1970

Top drawer attractions in Minneapolis

Although the Warehouse District has always been considered the heart of Minneapolis nightlife, Downtown Minneapolis' Block E and First Avenue have their fair share of dining and dancing. Other recommended venues: Dakota Jazz Club; The Shout! House; and Fine Line Music Cafe at the border between Downtown Minneapolis and the Warehouse District.