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Old 03/01/2007, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey MN Crew got a question for you.

Heading over to MN in April for a little vacation with a buddy of mine. Looking to go mostly to mall of america and Minneapolis at night to check out the night life. Ive been looking at maps and i swear i dont know whats what anymore. Im looking for a town/city that isnt too far from either, where it would be easy to get to both in a day and also has a good selection of hotels. Any suggestions? Also hows the night life there? Any good clubs/bars, ive heard it described as a mini-chicago before. Hows the weather in april?
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Old 03/03/2007, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i haven't gotten to experience much of the nightlife there...i normally only go to the cities for concerts. The MOA is in Bloomington which is basically straight south of St. Paul. There's plenty of hotels around that. Otherwise I'd suggest trying to find a decent hotel in downtown Minneapolis so that you can walk to and from bars downtown. Most of the time there's a shuttle that goes to the MOA from a lot of the hotels. There was a great bar with good food and I think they brew their own beer that I've been told to go to but I can't remember it...
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Oh, and weather in April should be mild. Probably around the 50's or 60's in the days and then 30's or 40's in the evenings. Who know's though with the crazy weather we've been having in Minnesota lately.
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Old 03/06/2007, 10:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
 

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It will probably be a hurricane most likley. Anyways, MOA is overated...lol for me at least, its quite a common mall to visit. Dont forget to hit up the MYTH or Spin nightclubs. MYTHNIGHTCLUB.COM or SPINMN.com
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There are plenty of hotels around the Mall of America. If you want to save some money look for a hotel in Eagan or Inver Grove Heights. Yeah the mall is overrated but if you ask someone in Florida about the beaches they would probably say they are overrated too. In my opinion there are too many female orientated shops in the mall so there is not much of a reason for me to go there. Either way its something to experience and say you have been there.

If you want to check out the Downtown Minneapolis night life then 1st ave is where you want to be. 80% of the bars or clubs are located on this street or are close to it. The Red Light district isn’t that far from it either. There are plenty of parking garages near by especially around the Target Center. Visit www.twincitiesnightclubs.com for more info. While you are up here try to catch a Twins game. The dome won’t be around much longer for the Twins. Tickets are fairly cheap and available. If you prefer Basketball the Timber wolves have one Saturday game in April. Tickets are a little more pricy. Being from Chicago you probably don’t care much about hockey but try to catch a Wild game in St. Paul. There is a lot of energy in the crowd and no one else does hockey like Minnesota. We’re not really famous for any food items so you are on your own for finding a good restaurant.

p.s. Quicksilver…you are probably thinking of the Rock City Brewery Co.
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Thanks for the input
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Old 03/21/2007, 08:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Alright, the date is set, will be in MN on the weekend of the 26th. Unfortunately the 3G will not be in attendance in an attempt to save on gas and not put too much mileage on the car ill be taking a buick century instead.
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Old 04/10/2007, 06:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Final Update: The date is the same, the hotel we are at is supposedly five minutes away from Minneapolis (according to Travelocity)

Most importantly the 3G will be there, here's what it looks like:
https://www.club3g.com/forum/showthre...98#post2046698

If you see it pull up and tell us where to get some beers at
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Old 04/16/2007, 10:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Very Nice

Be sure to use the parking garages if you hit up 1st Ave. Its cheap and the safest way to park in the TC. Of course anyone can tell you where to get a good beer depending on what your looking for. I remembered the restaurant that you might want to check out. Its the Granite City Brewery. I haven’t been there but I have only heard good things and they have one on 1st Av among other locations in the Twin Cities. So far it looks like the weather will be fair. Have a good time.

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Be sure to use the parking garages if you hit up 1st Ave. Its cheap and the safest way to park in the TC. Of course anyone can tell you where to get a good beer depending on what your looking for. I remembered the restaurant that you might want to check out. Its the Granite City Brewery. I haven’t been there but I have only heard good things and they have one on 1st Av among other locations in the Twin Cities. So far it looks like the weather will be fair. Have a good time.

Thanks will check that place out prolly right when we get there. Its six hour drive, im sure we'll be starving as soon as we get there.
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