Neighborhood Series: North Loop, Minneapolis
Posted by VIBE Realty on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 1:49pm.
There’s truly no neighborhood in the Cities that’s more hip than the North Loop (quite literally - Forbes magazine called the North Loop “One of America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods.”) It’s one of the most vibrant and walkable areas, known for it’s good mix of history and gentrification. This melting pot of trendy shops and innovative restaurants has transformed historic warehouses. With Target Field and Target Center situated here, you’ll find an array of sports bars, cocktail lounges, local shopping, and of course - the crowds.
The North Loop is also home to a beautiful section of the Mississippi Riverfront where cyclists, joggers and pedestrians enjoy well-maintained trails and families enjoy the playground in a city park that features tall trees and views of the Minneapolis skyline. The nearby light rail stations give this area easy access for all your North Loop exploring. Check out our suggested spots below.
Hewing Hotel / Tullibee
An old farm implement warehouse is now the stylish Hewing Hotel, proclaimed “Best Hotel in the Midwest” by Conde Nast Traveler readers and one of the “Most Instagrammable Hotels” in the U.S. by National Geographic. It’s modern yet rustic combination gives a true Nordic feeling. Tullibee, the hotel restaurant and cocktail bar offers craft beverages, wine, beer and an upscale dining menu. Nordic practices of foraging, butchery, and fermentation are incorporated in the cuisine that is sourced locally and heavily driven by seasonality. Oh, and we can’t forget their rooftop pool spa - the latest “hot” destination in North Loop.
Photo Courtesy @hewinghotel
Target Field / Target Center
These two major sporting venues have settled in the North Loop. In case you’re new here, Target Field is home to the Minnesota Twins and Target Center is home to the Timberwolves and the Lynx. Must we say more?
Photo Courtesy of Wayne Kryduba
Borough / Parlour Bar
Plush banquettes and mood lighting set the tone at this stylish spot for craft cocktails and bar bites. Their downstairs bar, Parlour, is one of the city’s top cocktail labs. No matter which floor you’re on, know that “The Burger” (ground chuck, ribeye, and brisket, white American cheese, and an egg bun) has been said to have caused almost every food critic to leap with joy.
Photo Courtesy of @boroughmpls
All Seasons Garment Care & Tailoring / Twisted Thread
If you’re in the market for a classic tailor and reliable dry cleaner - All Seasons is the spot. They have multiple locations around the Twin Cities but their North Loop location is the most well-known. Don’t forget to check out their affiliate store directly next door - Twisted Thread. They specialize in leather repair and specialty cleaning. A good spot to know about in a sticky situation.
Photo Courtesy of @allseasonsgarmentcare
With modern coworking spaces taking our communities by storm, we couldn’t NOT mention Industrious. Thoroughly professional and thoughtfully designed, Industrious coworking space is one of the coolest in the cities. Their flexible workplaces support teams of all sizes and stages — from startups to Fortune 500s.
Photo Courtesy of @industriousmidwest
Spoon and Stable
What was once a former horse stable is now a nationally-acclaimed restaurant, Spoon and Stable, run by James Beard award-winning chef Gavin Kaysen. The cuisine is focused on the seasonality of the Midwest, the roots of the local culture and technically inspired by French cuisine. A Minneapolis favorite.
Photo Courtesy of @spoonandstable
Kado No Mise
In true Tokyo style, every meal is carefully hand-crafted from a select choice of fresh, local Japanese ingredients. From the delicious sushi to the tasteful interior, this minimal restaurant does everything just right. If you’re a seafood enthusiast, make sure to add Kado No Mise to your list.
Photo Courtesy of @kadonomise
MartinPatrick3 is not your typical high-end men’s boutique. They offer apparel, custom suits, contemporary furnishings and artwork, men’s apothecary, and modern literature and gifts. Alongside their curation of top menswear brands, you’ll find their ‘shop-in-shops’ which includes Marty’s (barber for Men), an in-house tailor (All Seasons Garment Care), an interior design studio (MP3 Studio), and The Loupe By JB Hudson Jewelers. No wonder they’ve been internationally recognized?! We’ve also featured them in an interior design Q&A that’s worth a read. Click here to check it out!
Photo Courtesy of martinpatrick3.com
NOLO’s Kitchen & Bar
American comfort food at it’s finest. Their menu combines a refined twist on the classic neighborhood tavern and familiar food. Enjoy the sleek digs and charismatic atmosphere. And we can’t forget the Basement Bar downstairs known for quirky events amid bicycle-lined walls.
Photo Courtesy of @noloskitchen
Once located in Northeast, recently Parc has relocated to a beautiful sunlit location in North Loop. This locally owned women’s boutique is a thoughtfully curated shop of simple, minimalistic pieces and unique goods sourced from independent designers and makers. No need to justify supporting this spot!
Photo Courtesy of @parcshop
Looking to dress up those walls? Mitrebox Framing stocks thousands of frames, mouldings and mats to meet any artistic vision. As they say, classic to modern, Venetian to vintage, Bauhaus to baroque — they have it!
Photo Courtesy of @mitreboxmpls
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