Neighborhoods

Uptown

Uptown is a lively and truly urbane neighborhood located south of Downtown Minneapolis. During the day, the area is a shopping and recreation destination and once the sun goes down, people come out to visit many bars and restaurants.

About Uptown

Uptown is a lively and truly urbane neighborhood located south of Downtown Minneapolis. While the “official” borders are Dupont Avenue to the east, 28th Street to the north, 31st Street to the south and Bde Maka Ska to the west, unofficially, those borders a bit fluid, especially along the main hubs of Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street. During the day, the area is a shopping destination and once the sun goes down, people come out to visit one of the many bars and restaurants.

Despite being a commercial hub of the city, it’s close proximity to the Chain of Lakes - Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles along with Bde Maka Ska - as well as  the Midtown Greenway - a 5.5 mile long former rail corridor that cuts right through the area - the area offers miles of walking and biking paths for people to enjoy.  Uptown also is the spot for many annual events, such as the City of Lakes Loppet in the winter, and the Uptown Food Truck Festival and Bastille Day in the summer. But the granddaddy of them all is the Uptown Art Fair, which takes place the first weekend in August and typically attracts more than 375,000 people.  

About Uptown

About Uptown

Uptown is a lively and truly urbane neighborhood located south of Downtown Minneapolis. While the “official” borders are Dupont Avenue to the east, 28th Street to the north, 31st Street to the south and Bde Maka Ska to the west, unofficially, those borders a bit fluid, especially along the main hubs of Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street. During the day, the area is a shopping destination and once the sun goes down, people come out to visit one of the many bars and restaurants.

Despite being a commercial hub of the city, it’s close proximity to the Chain of Lakes - Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles along with Bde Maka Ska - as well as  the Midtown Greenway - a 5.5 mile long former rail corridor that cuts right through the area - the area offers miles of walking and biking paths for people to enjoy.  Uptown also is the spot for many annual events, such as the City of Lakes Loppet in the winter, and the Uptown Food Truck Festival and Bastille Day in the summer. But the granddaddy of them all is the Uptown Art Fair, which takes place the first weekend in August and typically attracts more than 375,000 people.  

Office Space in Uptown

Although Uptown is an established neighborhood, the area has seen its fair share of new construction over the past several years, including multi-family projects with retail space, and a towering new office building. Along with several retail and dining options that dot the area, Uptown also is home to Calhoun Square, an indoor shopping mall that made its debut in the mid-1980s.

Office Space in Uptown

Office Space in Uptown

Although Uptown is an established neighborhood, the area has seen its fair share of new construction over the past several years, including multi-family projects with retail space, and a towering new office building. Along with several retail and dining options that dot the area, Uptown also is home to Calhoun Square, an indoor shopping mall that made its debut in the mid-1980s.

Eating, Drinking and Entertainment

If you are hungry or thirsty, Uptown delivers with plenty of options from vegan fig + farro to the French-inspired Barbette. Of course, you can also find Italian (Amore), Vietnamese (Kinhdo), Thai (AmazingThailand), Seafood (Stella’s Fish Café), and many other options. If exercise is more your thing, check out the YWCA or the newish Cyclebar for an amazing cycling workout. And, if you’d rather hang with nature, you can do that, too at The Mall, a median of green spaces lined with trees and outfitted with walking paths and benches. Perfect for when you want to escape the hustle of the neighborhood but don’t want to travel too far.

Eating, Drinking and Entertainment

Eating, Drinking and Entertainment

If you are hungry or thirsty, Uptown delivers with plenty of options from vegan fig + farro to the French-inspired Barbette. Of course, you can also find Italian (Amore), Vietnamese (Kinhdo), Thai (AmazingThailand), Seafood (Stella’s Fish Café), and many other options. If exercise is more your thing, check out the YWCA or the newish Cyclebar for an amazing cycling workout. And, if you’d rather hang with nature, you can do that, too at The Mall, a median of green spaces lined with trees and outfitted with walking paths and benches. Perfect for when you want to escape the hustle of the neighborhood but don’t want to travel too far.

Getting Around Uptown

Uptown is located about five miles south of Downtown Minneapolis and is easily accessible via car, bike and mass transit. Several Metro Transit buses drive through the area for those who choose to take public transportation, and the Greenway and proximity to the lakes make it a great destination to get to via bicycle. If you choose to drive, you can access Uptown via one of the many thorough fares that are close by: 35W, I94, I394 and Highway 100. Once there, you have your choice of paid parking ramps or metered street parking, and there is plenty of both.

Getting Around Uptown

Getting Around Uptown

Uptown is located about five miles south of Downtown Minneapolis and is easily accessible via car, bike and mass transit. Several Metro Transit buses drive through the area for those who choose to take public transportation, and the Greenway and proximity to the lakes make it a great destination to get to via bicycle. If you choose to drive, you can access Uptown via one of the many thorough fares that are close by: 35W, I94, I394 and Highway 100. Once there, you have your choice of paid parking ramps or metered street parking, and there is plenty of both.

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