The Warehouse District and Bold North: THANK YOU Superbowl LII Fans and Visitors!

From all of us in the Warehouse District and North Loop, thank you to everyone who traveled to Minneapolis and the Bold North!  We hope you enjoyed all our beautiful city had to offer. We hope you enjoyed your stay in the city, the Warehouse District and North Loop Neighborhood

With dozens of award winning chef-driven restaurants such as Spoon and Stable, Smack Shack, Bar La Grassa, The Monte Carlo112 Eatery, J.D.Hoyt's, and Kado no Mise; There is a kitchen for every cuisine and craving and incredible service an for exceptional experience.

Want to warm up to the neighbors and regulars? Check out some of the city's staple neighborhood bars like Cuzzy's, The Loon Café, The Loop Bar+Restaurant, Jackson's Hole, The Office Pub & Grill, or Kieran's Irish Pub

If you are looking for an impressive wardrobe update, check out retailers Martin Patrick3, AtmosfereLolë, D.NOLO, or C'est Chic Botique

Looking to sample some of Minnesota's finest craft beer? Check out the tap rooms at Fulton, Modist Brewing, The Freehouse, or Inboud Brew Co.

Craft cocktails more your flavor? You'll want to grab a bar stool with the master cocktailers at Parlour, Marvel Bar, Tullibee at the Hewing Hotel, or Dalton and Wade

Is it time to party or catch a show? You're going to want to get to First Avenue and 7th Street Entry, Fine Line Musc CafeThe Pourhouse, Bunkers Music Bar,  Shout House Dueling Piano BarSneaky Pete's Ultimate Fun Bar, Monarch MPLS, or The Exchange and Alibi Lounge

All of this is a short walk away from the Metro Transit's Warehouse District or Target Field Station.

As always, you'll find world class dining and entertainment, great people, service, and retail in the Warehouse District and North Loop. We can't wait to see you again!


 Need help? Is something broken? Need non-emergency help? To find information or to make a report- you can use our online services or dial 311. On the go? No problem - our 311 mobile application makes it quick and easy. We are here to help. 

Need help? Is something broken? Need non-emergency help? To find information or to make a report- you can use our online services or dial 311. On the go? No problem - our 311 mobile application makes it quick and easy. We are here to help. 

 Congratulations to the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles and MVP Nick Foles for the amazing performance in the BOLD NORTH!

Congratulations to the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles and MVP Nick Foles for the amazing performance in the BOLD NORTH!


This section features some of the Warehouse District's biggest events, including Target Center, Hennepin Avenue Theatres, Target Field, First Avenue and 7th Street Entry, Fine Line Music Cafe and more!


Target Center

Target Center is a multi-purpose arena located in downtown MinneapolisMinnesota. Target Center hosts major family shows, concerts, sporting events, graduations and private events. Target Corporation is the original and current naming rights partner of the arena. Seating over 20,000 for a concert, it contains 702 club seats and 68 suites.


Hennepin Avenue Theatre District

With the second-most theater seats per capita in the nation, we'll always make room for you to check out our rich theater scene. Whether taking in a world-class theatrical production at the Orpheum, or participating in one of our many theater-based festivals like the Minnesota Fringe Festival, there will always be a show for any taste and a place to showcase the grace of the Minneapolis theatre scene.


First Avenue and 7th Street Entry

The nightclub has been the starting point for many bands that have come out of the Twin Cities (including PrinceThe RevolutionThe ReplacementsHüsker DüSoul AsylumSemisonicAtmosphereBrother AliDoshThe Jayhawks, and Curtiss A, among others).

Bands and artists have performed at the nightclub and influenced the Minneapolis music scene from 1970 onward, as exemplified by the silver stars that adorn the black building's exterior. First Avenue also appeared in Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain, and many of the film's music performances take place at the venue.


Fine Line Music Cafe

Over the past 25 years The Fine Line has seen thousands of nationally and regionally known acts grace its stage; Ben Harper, Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, The Neville Brothers, Amos Lee, The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Raphael Saadiq, Lady Gaga, as well as playing host to various corporate clients; Microsoft, Target, RBC, Best Buy, Universal Records and has been the venue for many charity and non-profit events;35W Bridge Fundraiser, Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF), and many more.


Target Field

Spectacular and intimate ... breathtaking views ... dazzling amenities ... and a staggering array of special features! Those are just a few things you can find in your experience at Target Field, the world class home of Twins Territory. There's no place in town like Target Field. You'll offer guests an event like no other. For weddings, corporate functions and more, these venues shine.


Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre

The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater (BNW), is a sketch and improvisational comedy theater based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The artists of the BNW have been writing, performing and producing live sketch comedy and improvisation performances for 55 years – longer than any other theater in the nation.

History of the Warehouse District


It all started...

As an area of commercial growth during the early development of Minneapolis, the Warehouse Historic District features a remarkably intact concentration of commercial buildings designed by the city’s leading architects and engineers. Located in the north part of downtown Minneapolis the North Loop area served as the city’s warehouse and wholesaling district during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, expanding when Minneapolis became a major distribution and jobbing center for the upper Midwest.

With the panic of 1857 and the subsequent Depression, eastern retailers were no longer able to sell on credit to remote outposts. The people of Minnesota and other western territories needed a place to buy their goods; this led to the development of Minneapolis as a jobbing center. With the completion of the railroad in 1867, Minneapolis became a hub of wholesale distribution. Wholesalers found a natural location to concentrate warehouses just northwest of the central business district where land values were relatively low and rail lines were nearby. Beginning as a distributor of dry goods and groceries and then of farming implements, Minneapolis soon dominated the wholesale market. From 1880 to 1907, the wholesale trade originating from the Warehouse District grew from $24 million to $280 million. In 1919, it reached the $1 billion mark. By 1920, approximately 300 warehouse businesses were located in Minneapolis.

Prominent architects of the day were called upon to create the commercial spaces needed for these endeavors. These buildings exhibit the various tastes and trends popular at the time and represent a wide range of commercial architectural styles, from Italianate and Queen Anne to Richardsonian Romanesque and Classical Revival. As the business district moved and adjusted to changing needs of customers, so did its architectural styles. The Italianate style of the Washington Avenue stores and warehouses became the Renaissance revival style of the grand warehouses of First Avenue, which evolved into the Queen Anne Commercial of the early 1900s. This physical representation of the progression of tastes and styles is one the many significant contributions of the Warehouse District.