West Bank

  • Restaurants

    July 30, 2014

    Where to dine, drink, and snack along the Green Line

    Our zone-by-zone best restaurant bets from Minneapolis to St. Paul

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Nomad World Pub plans 9th birthday celebration

    The Nomad World Pub has made a fine addition to the string of stellar bars and clubs along Cedar Avenue on Minneapolis's West Bank. Countless local and national acts have rocked the Nomad's intimate stage over the years, with the venue consistently offering up-and-coming area acts a place where they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    400 Bar to open venue in Mall of America

    After closing down at the end of 2012, the 400 Bar is following through on plans to relocate. Its new digs will be quite a different feel than the West Bank corner it occupied for decades, though. When the 400 returns in June, it'll be on the fourth floor of Mall of America. According to Minneapoli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    The Cedar to host benefit concert for West Bank fire victims

    In the aftermath of the tragic and devastating New Year's Day fire at 516 Cedar Avenue that took the lives of three residents of the apartments -- while displacing the survivors and also destroying the Otanga Grocery Store -- the West Bank and Cedar-Riverside community is coming together to support ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    West Bank venue Medusa can be yours for $295,000

    A few folks cruising Edina Realty the past few days stumbled across a choice listing: The old Medusa building on the West Bank is up for grabs. This, the site of numerous hot, sweaty shows featuring underground punk, metal, and stranger stuff still between 2007 and the summer of 2013 is on the marke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    U of M released wrong photo of alleged West Bank gunman

    University of Minnesota officials now acknowledge the initial surveillance still they released of the suspect allegedly responsible for an West Bank armed robbery attempt on Tuesday identified the wrong man.Police officials say they tracked down the man in that image -- you can see it in our blog po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Weekend brew round-up: Bocce ball, Augtoberfest, and more

    With three different beer-centered events all happening within a four block radius, the West Bank is definitely the place to be this weekend. But let's not skip over one of the end-of-summer-fests beer drinkers look forward to for ringing in the next brew season. Tilia's annual Augtoberfest is this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    West Bank Music Festival 2013 lineup

    The fourth West Bank Music Festival marks its return this August with a lineup led by rap crusader Brother Ali on the main stage. Set for Saturday, August 17, the day-long fest will take over Cedar Avenue and the bars -- Whiskey Junction, Acadia Cafe, Red Sea, Nomad World Pub, Triple Rock Social Clu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2013
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    April 24, 2013
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    March 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    The 400 Bar's 79-year-old bar is for sale

    The future of the storefront at 400 Cedar Avenue is still hazy, but it definitely won't have the 400 Bar's massive redwood bar -- a custom piece that has apparently stood in the space since December of 1933. With the announcement in December the bar is closing, it's time to empty out.According to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    The 400 Bar auction is open for business

    For anyone who cares to own a piece of the 400 Bar's music history, the West Bank venue has put up several keepsakes from the space. Just last week, news came of the bar's closing after three decades of hosting live music officially -- and more years of being a Cedar Avenue landmark prior to that.An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The 400 Bar is closing its West Bank location after 17 years

    With 2012 breathing its final breaths, so is a West Bank landmark and live music institution. The 400 Bar, located at 400 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis, is closing its doors after 17 years of hosting live music in its intimate environs.In recent months, the gritty bar's management team of Tom and Bill ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    West Bank Music Festival with Astronautalis, 8/18/12

    West Bank Music Festival With Astronautalis, Wiping Out Thousands, Bloodnstuff, Brass Messengers, MaLLy, and moreWest Bank, MinneapolisSaturday, August 18, 2012See Also:Slideshow: West Bank Music FestivalWiping Out Thousands talk new album and West Bank Music FestivalWest Bank Music Festival with De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Wiping Out Thousands talk new album and free music ahead of West Bank Music Festival

    See Also: West Bank Music Festival lineup and schedule Wiping Out Thousands drop new video for "Mass Nerve" Wiping Out Thousands revive David Bowie's "Let's Dance" live Local electro-rock duo Wiping Out Thousands went from being just a musical idea stored on a laptop to setting local stages on fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Me and My Arrow comb the Twin Cities for records (INTERVIEW)

    See Also:Prissy Clerks and Gimme Noise go shopping at Treehouse Records (INTERVIEW)West Bank Music Festival 2012 lineup and scheduleRed Fox Grey Fox reforms at West Bank Music FestivalWiping Out Thousands talk new album and West Bank Music FestivalWhile Minneapolis' Me And My Arrow have distilled th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    West Bank Music Festival 2012 lineup and schedule

    The third City Pages West Bank Music Festival is this week! As in years past, Cedar Avenue will be packed with performances inside the bars in the West Bank neighborhood, and the street itself will host an outdoor stage of some of the area's most captivating live performers.Leading the way are punk- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    The Cedar's African Summer music series begins tonight

    The Cedar Cultural Center has long ago established itself as one of the best world music venues in the country, and in fact, was named just that earlier this year in a nationwide poll. Tonight they launch a new music series, African Summer on the West Bank, which will go a long way towards assuring ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 4, 2012

    Eat Street Pizza, West Bank Diner reviewed

    Reconsider your ideas about two favorite foods

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Tuesdays on the West Bank: Out the Box and Triple Double

    ​She just dances and keeps on dancing. She holds her glass up high, and pours out her beer as it splashes on the dance floor below. Instead of pouring some out for her homies, she is pouring some out for her girls' night out, or maybe the calculus exam she bombed earlier in the day. This is Rack C ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    2 Live Crew, Andrew WK playing Zombie Pub Crawl as it expands into St. Paul

    2 Live Crew are one of the headliners at this year's ZPC​Anyone who tried to set foot on the West Bank last year during Zombie Pub Crawl can tell you that the once modestly sized bar crawl has gotten a bit too big for its britches. What started as a 150-person tour of Northeast bars later moved to ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    West Bank Music Festival lineup announced

    Photo by Erik Hess​The West Bank Music Festival will return for a second installment this year, anchored around an outdoor stage and fanning out to all of the music venues that line Cedar Ave. in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. The festival will take place on the evening of Saturda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Palmfest 2011 lineup announced

    City Pages file photo​Palmfest, the annual celebration of West Bank music at the West Bank's quintessential neighborhood bar, Palmer's, will return on Saturday, July 23 for 10 straight hours of free music. The event is 21 , kicks off at 2 p.m., and goes all the way until bar close.If you can't wai ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2010

    Twin Cities all-ages venues: Clubs, coffeeshops, and more

    With school back in session, there's plenty of live music for the under-21 crowd

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    West Bank Music Festival set times

    ​If you've picked up a copy of City Pages this week, you may have noticed that something is happening tomorrow over on the West Bank... Once you've read up on performers Dessa, the Book of Right On, and Culture Cry Wolf, check out the full schedule below for all the bands performing at Saturday's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Book of Right On, Dessa, Culture Cry Wolf featured in this week's City Pages

    ​Our music section in this week's City Pages is bursting at the seams with content related to this weekend's West Bank Music Festival, which spans several venues up and down Cedar Avenue. Here's a quick rundown of the articles you can find in today's paper:Dessa on DessaOne of the West Bank Fest's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    West Bank Music Festival coming August 21

    ​Much in the spirit of the defunct CedarFest, the City Pages West Bank Music Festival will take over the West Bank neighborhood with a multi-venue local music extravaganza on Saturday, August 21. We are pleased to announce the initial lineup today, with many more acts yet to be added (including th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Bedlam Theatre closing: What's next for Bomp?

    Jonathan Ackerman DJing at Bomp! at the Bedlam last February​News that the Bedlam Theatre will be closing hit the music and theater communities hard yesterday, but it doesn't necessarily mean the end of the Bedlam Theatre company or the end of the popular monthly dance night, Bomp! We caught up wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Bedlam Theatre forced to vacate by September 7

    Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterA busy Bomp! dance night at the Bedlam this past January​The Bedlam Theatre, a much-loved West Bank hotbed of experimental theater and DIY music, has been asked to vacate its property by September 7 to accommodate a neighboring mosque in need of a new home.The Star Trib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Culture Cry Wolf, Sheeped, and more at Red Sea

    ​It's been a long while (ok, actually it's never happened) since we've gotten a Flyer of the Week submission for a show at the Red Sea, the small restaurant and club tucked into the West Bank near the 400 Bar that showcases under-the-radar local acts. This flyer, with its Pleasantville-esque '50s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Electric Fetus vintage photos unearthed

    ​Minnesota history blog Nokohaha dug up this awesome vintage shot of the Electric Fetus from 1972, back when the record store was still situated on the West Bank of Minneapolis. For the uninitiated, Nokohaha is a great resource for learning more about the history of the area, as they are often pos ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2009

    The Cedar celebrates new signage

    The iconic West Bank sign will rise again at this ceremony.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Party with the Nomad World Pub this Sunday

    The popular bar and music venue turns four.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Serial groper can't keep his hands off U of Minn students

    The bike-by groper has now become a serious serial groper after two more incidents were reported Monday. How can this guy keep at it for so long?

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Is the U of Minn. groper at it again?

    After University of Minnesota police released crime alerts last week about a suspect groper, police think he might be at it again. This time the bike-by groper was on foot.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Vandals loot University of Minnesota Army office

    We would say "protesters," but it turns out all these guys w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    10/20 Photo of the Day: BRAINS!

    When was the last time you drank with Zombie Jesus, Pope, Sarah Palin and Michael Jackson?

  • Columns

    March 5, 2008
  • Calendar

    September 5, 2007
  • Arts

    June 7, 2006

    Gentrification: The Musical

    Has anyone ever written an aria about condo conversions?

  • News

    March 1, 2006
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2005

    Nomad World Pub

    Nomad World Pub The Nomad World Pub is slated to open its doors in just two days. Taking over the former Five Corners Saloon space, the bar will kick things off Wednesday night with a show by local hip hop heroes Heiruspecs and Kanser. The West Bank saloon has been completely refurbished. Wooden boo ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 14, 2004

    Eyes Wide Open

    Let us now praise nameless peaceniks and hippies

  • Music

    July 26, 2000

    Happy Hour

    With fans like the Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs has, who needs enemies?

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