Cedar-Riverside offers all-night vegan coffee shops, dive bars filled with punk music and the city's longest-running midnight cabaret, as well as a healthy balance of restaurants with comforting pub food or giant plates of ethnic cuisine. Regardless of their interests, residents have their pick of cool night spots.
Most of the action in this neighborhood happens at the intersection of Cedar and Riverside, and along both of these roads, small restaurants are nestled in among the theaters and bars. Residents can enjoy vegan fare or hearty breakfasts until the early hours of the morning at Hard Times Cafe, a graffiti- and brick-wall-filled cafe that attracts students as well as people of all ages.
Residents who like to enjoy a craft beer before dinner head to Minneapolis
Town Hall Brewery. When weather permits, this local hotspot's patio is one of the best places in town to people-watch and catch up with friends. Menu favorites at the Town Hall Brewery include blue cheese burgers, sweet potato fries and chicken wings.
Those interested in exploring new things, or having a bite from their home country, dine on lamb gyros from the Afro Deli or tasty Chinese pastries from the Keefer Court Bakery & Cafe, an authentic Chinese bakery.
Meet up with friends at Republic for one of the best happy hours around. Sip on a $3 craft beer and grab a brown butter bison burger while watching the game or catching up with friends and family.
Music lovers head to the Cedar Cultural Center to enjoy Serbian folk music or other unique musical treats from around the world. Theater fans head to the cozy Southern Theater to enjoy one of the facility's always changing shows or for the iconic Balls Cabaret. Hosted by originator Leslie Ball, this cabaret hosts magicians, contact dancers, poets, comedians focused on etymology and other crazy acts. Still others spend their nights drinking whiskey and listening to local bands or touring punk acts at The Triple Rock Social Club, a destination dive-bar.