Ditch common chains for boutiques, unique retailers and local gourmet stops in this quaint area of Minneapolis

Small trees line the patchwork, cobblestone streets of Minneapolis' fastest growing neighborhood. The area has mastered the art of being funky and trendy, yet at the same time sophisticated and independent. Its cheeky, edgy vibe is reflected in its retailers and restaurants, some of which are housed in buildings that saw Minneapolis' booming flour mill and industrial days. Gourmet restaurants carved into old warehouse spaces dole out seasonal ingredients from Borough, Spoon and Stable and Bachelor Farmer. Adhering to the historical texture of the neighborhood, Borough and Bachelor Farmer house bars, Parlour and Marvel respectively, in their basements, reminiscent of '20s speakeasies.

Upgrade your night out at trendy yet classy bars, including Bev's Wine Bar, Freehouse and Lee's Liquor Bar. The North Loop is littered with breweries, bouncing up on each corner in this nightlife hotspot. Inbound Brewco, Fulton Brewery and Modist Brewing Co. pour local brews and welcome regulars and strangers alike with that trademark Minnesota Nice spirit.

The North Loop thrives at night, but during daytime you can experience the quaint, friendly vibe that makes this Minneapolis neighborhood feel more like a small town. Twin Cities favorites such as Spyhouse and Dunn Brother's Coffee Co. join In The Loop Coffee Co., caffeinating residents and visitors alike for their Loop-y adventures.

As for shopping, the North Loop will fill your arms and have you looking stunning from head to toe. Shinola, the iconic Detroit-based watch brand and Filson, the Seattle-based provider of bags and sportswear, are located next to each other. MartinPatrick3 sells debonair bowties, old-school cufflinks and other goods for the modern, well-dressed man, while Askov Finlayson offers superbly constructed, timeless men’s pieces, including ones under their own brand plus ones like Faribault Woolen Mill, Red Wing Shoes and Barbour. For the ladies, Grethen House sells upscale clothing and accessories by cutting edge designers, D.NOLO provides quality, fashion-forward pieces, and Statement Boutique offers affordable, stylish jewelry. If you’re in the market for home goods, you’ll want to stop at The Foundry, which sells carefully designed and collected bed, bath, kitchen and tabletop objects, among other items.

The North Loop is Minneapolis' newest, hottest neighborhood for nightlife, shopping and dining.


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