Minneapolis

This Midwestern city has always been known for its outlandishly large shopping attraction, the Mall of America, but Minneapolis has a lot more to offer gay and lesbian tourists than cold temperatures and big-box retailers.

A cultural renaissance and construction boom has given the city a rejuvenating facelift and provided many new entertainment options and attractions. In addition to the new Guthrie Theater, the Walker Art Center and Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota are both being expanded. Numerous art galleries, great shopping and award-winning restaurants make the city a great place to visit.

There's no specific gay neighborhood in Minneapolis but locals would argue that the whole city is gay-friendly and inclusive. Check out our listings of gay-friendly and glbt businesses in the Minneapolis region.

Hotels

  • Residence Inn by Marriott, Eden Prairie
  • 7780 Flying Cloud Drive
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
  • 952-829-0033
  • Towneplace Suites, Eden Prairie
  • 11588 Leona Road
    Eden Prairie / Minneapolis, MN 55344
  • 952-942-6001

Bars

  • 19 Bar
  • 19 W 15th St.
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • 612-871-5553
  • Bolt Underground
  • 501 Washington Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Website: eagleboltbar.com/
  • 612-338-0896
  • Bolt Video
  • 513 Washington Ave S.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Website: www.boltbar.com/
  • 612-338-0896
  • Brass Rail
  • 422 Hennepin Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Website: brassrailmpls.com/
  • 612-333-3016
  • Camp Bar, Twin Cities
  • 490 North Robert Street
    Saint Paul, MN 55101
  • Website: www.camp-bar.com/
  • 651-292-1844
  • Eagle Bolt Bar
  • 515 Washington Ave South
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Website: eagleboltbar.com/
  • 612-338-4214
  • Gay 90's
  • 408 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Website: www.gay90s.com
  • 612-333-7755
  • Saloon Minneapolis
  • 830 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Website: www.saloonmn.com/
  • 612-332-0835
  • The Town House Bar
  • 1415 University Ave. W.
    St. Paul, MN 55104
  • Website: www.townhousebar.com/
  • 651-646-7087

Shops

  • Adult Only Superstore
  • 207 Washington Avenue North
    Minneapolis, MN
  • 612-436-0990
  • Cockpit Minneapolis
  • 2321 Hennepin Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
  • Website: www.cockpitproject.com
  • 612-824-1377 or 877-824-1377
  • Fantasy Gifts
  • 5805 Excelsior Boulevard
    St. Louis Park, MN
  • Website: www.fantasygifts.com
  • 952-922-0838
  • First Equity Mortgage
  • 8401 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 340
    Golden Valley, MN 55426
  • Website: www.femort.com
  • 866-600-6260 or 952-697-3525
  • Fitness Together
  • 1221 West Lake Street
    Minneapolis, MN
  • 612-822-3448
  • Fitness Together
  • 314 East Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN
  • 612-378-8898
  • Fitness Together
  • 2112 A Ford Parkway
    St. Paul, MN
  • 651-699-9955
  • French Meadow Bakery
  • 2610 Lyndale Avenue, South
    Minneapolis, MN
  • 612-870-4740
  • Gray's Leather
  • 3401 Nicollet Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Website: www.greysleather.com
  • 612-823-3183
  • Gremlin Theatre / Loading Dock Theater
  • 509 Sibley Street
    St. Paul, MN
  • Website: www.gremlin-theatre.org
  • 612-874-9321

Attractions

  • Canterbury Park
  • 1100 Canterbury Road
    Shakopee, MN 55379
  • Website: www.canterburypark.com
  • 952-445-7223 or 800-340-6361
  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • 501 West 78th Street
    Chanhassen, MN 55317
  • Website: www.chanhassendt.com
  • 952-934-1525 or 800-362-3515
  • Como Town Amusement Park
  • 1301 Midway Parkway
    St. Paul, MN
  • Website: www.comotown.com
  • 651-487-2121
  • Guthrie Theater
  • 818 South Second Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Website: www.guthrietheater.org
  • 877-447-8243 or 866-804-7687
  • Mall of America
  • Highway 494 & Cedar Avenue (Hwy 77)
    Bloomington, MN 55425
  • Website: www.mallofamerica.com
  • 952-883-8800 or 800-879-3555
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • 2400 3rd Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Website: www.artsmia.org
  • 612-870-3131 or 888-642-2787
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
  • on Vineland Place, across from Walker Art Center
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Website: garden.walkerart.org
  • 612-375-7600
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • 3675 Arboretum Drive
    Chaska, MN 55318
  • Website: www.arboretum.umn.edu
  • 952-443-1400
  • Minnesota Zoo, The
  • 1300 Zoo Boulevard
    Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Website: www.mnzoo.org
  • 952-431-9200 or 800-366-7811
  • Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel
  • 2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
    Prior Lake, MN 55372
  • Website: www.mysticlake.com
  • 800-262-7799
  • Walker Art Center
  • 1750 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Website: www.walkerart.org
  • 612-375-7600