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Best Blues Club Minneapolis 2009 - Famous Dave's BBQ and Blues Bar

Famous Dave\'s BBQ and Blues Bar

Famous Dave's BBQ and Blues Bar

3001 Hennepin Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55408


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Nestled into one of the most gentrified, yuppie-friendly neighborhoods in the metro area, Uptown's Famous Dave's seems an unlikely place to be the hub of a genre rooted in oppression and despair. But despite its awkward locale, Famous Dave's continues to draw the best local and national blues acts, with shows happening practically every night of the week—swing nights every Monday, salsa on Tuesdays, happy hour shows every Friday and Saturday, and local acts filling out every night in between. Come for the hot licks from local bands like Davina and the Vagabonds and Paul Metsa or touring acts like Savoy Brown and Johnny Rawls; stay for the worn-in decor, sprawling bar, and award-winning barbecue.
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