There are many words you could use to describe Uptown: artistic, vibrant, free-thinking, charming, walkable, safe, bike-friendly, interesting, funky, welcoming. However you choose to describe it, Uptown has a definite FLAIR and dynamic energy unlike any other neighborhood in Minnesota. In Uptown, alternative is mainstream.
Surrounding the intersection of Hennepin and West Lake Street and bounded by Lake Calhoun on the west, Dupont Street on the east, 31st Street to the south and 28th Street to the north, Uptown is the place to go to enjoy the beauty of Lake Calhoun or Lake of the Isles, only a few blocks away; take in a good foreign or independent film at one of two landmark theaters; grab a cocktail with friends; go out to eat; or shop at local book shops, specialty shops, vintage stores, or unique boutiques.
The FLAVOR of Uptown’s many diverse restaurants is maybe as eclectic as the area’s residents themselves. Menus feature a range of American, Italian, European, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tibetan, and Indian cuisine. When you’re in the mood for great food, make Uptown your dining destination.
In addition to shopping, dining, and entertainment, Uptown offers a FUSION of urban attitudes, landscapes and the spirit of a multi-disciplined and layered community. It is home to the Walker Library, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Calhoun Square retail center, improv shows, theaters, and the Uptown ART Fair, attracting well over 375,000 people during the first full weekend of August and offering art to the world in a relaxed, fun, street-fair environment.
And while this annual event is popular with visitors, the Uptown area attracts a crowd year-round, simply because it’s Uptown—a little bit of this and a little bit of that in a normally out-of-the-ordinary community. For more information, visit www.uptownminneapolis.com.