By Andrew Collins. The larger of Minnesota's Twin Cities , Minneapolis has long enjoyed a reputation as a progressive, arts-driven city with a vibrant lesbian and gay community, a wealth of museums, a first-rate theater scene, and an abundance of hip restaurants, cafes, and - increasingly - swank hotels. A series of beautiful lakes and parks extends south from bustling downtown, which also fringes a scenic stretch of the Mississippi River. Minneapolis also has the majority of the gay night spots in the Twin Cities although you'll find a few very fun ones over in St. Below you'll find a list of some of the favorite hangouts in Minneapolis for gay nightlife, as well as some inviting LGBT-popular restaurants and cafes.
Gay Twin Cities: Minneapolis & St. Paul
Minneapolis Gay Clubs
Image by dbking on Flickr under Creative Commons License. Almost all nightspots in this city are gay-friendly but there are certain clubs that cater especially to gays and lesbians. Take this tour and visit the best gay-friendly nightclubs and bars in Minneapolis. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad. On Thursdays and weekends this place is very crowded.
Ginger Minj's Big Gay Cabaret
Minneapolis and its nearby neighbor St. Paul are getting the recognition they deserve, together, as a mini gay mecca. Historically it was one of the first to adopt bans on antigay discrimination, and the legacy has born fruit, so to speak, in a burgeoning gay scene. Nestled along the banks of the Mississippi river, there isn't a specifically gay neighborhood here but you'll find gay and lesbian folk scattered throughout.
I used to love this place, maybe I've changed, or maybe it's just gotten worse. But while it was This venue was very fun to explore.