Out and about in Minneapolis

Here’s some insider info from the Team Confab locals! We can’t wait to welcome you to our hometown.

Photo of three happy attendees at the Confab party outside on a nice evening
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Photo of three happy attendees

Exploring the city

It’s worth getting out and seeing what Minneapolis has to offer. You’ll find plenty to do, see, and eat, all within an easy distance of the conference hotel.

People eating at a Minneapolis restaurant


Whether you’re craving a quick bite on the cheap, some epic takeout, or a dining experience to remember, the Twin Cities have it covered.

Check out this Team Confab-approved list of restaurant recommendations for ideas.

Inside a Minneapolis brewery

Bars & breweries

There’s no shortage of happy hour and late-night destinations in Minneapolis.

Brit’s Pub is a go-to for happy hour, or try nearby Lakes & Legends if you fancy a craft brew. Otter’s Saloon is a Confab favorite for late-night karaoke—but it’s across the river from downtown.

A sign and buildings in the North Loop on Minneapolis

Shopping & supplies

If you fancy a little shopping while you’re in town, head over to the trendy North Loop neighborhood for a selection of locally owned shops and boutiques.

There’s also a Target and a Lunds & Byerlys grocery store not far from the conference hotel.

a shot of Loring park from above with Minneapolis in the background

Parks & trails

Minneapolis offers plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy some green space (weather permitting, of course).

Loring Park is a tranquil setting for a stroll, or get a glimpse of the Mighty Mississippi from the Stone Arch Bridge.

A photo of the outside of the Walker Art Center at night


Take in a little culture at one of the many museums in Minneapolis.

Visit the famous Walker Art Center for modern art, or head to the Foshay Museum and visit the observation deck overlooking the city.

The inside of paisley park with various memorobilia


Minneapolis is proud to claim The Purple One, and there’s no shortage of Prince-themed events, tours, and history. Paisley Park is a bit outside the city but worth the visit for fans.

And yes, he deserves his own category.

The stage and audience at the Guthruie

Live theater

Minneapolis is home to many venues for live performances, from plays to musicals to comedy.

Catch a play at the internationally recognized Guthrie Theater!

The stage and crowd at First Avenue

Live music

From large touring acts to smaller local artists, Minneapolis has a thriving music scene and many venues to house them.

The Cedar Cultural Center, Dakota Jazz Club, and iconic First Avenue are local favorites for live music.

A MN United soccer game

Sporting events

May is a quiet month for professional sports in Minnesota, but there are still options if you want to get your sport on.

Check out a soccer game with the MN United or cheer on the Minnesota Roller Girls at a roller derby bout.