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NY Times Recommends These North Loop Spots For Quick Trip

The New York Times’ popular weekly series “36 Hours” is a one-stop travel resource for readers who only have 36 hours to get to know a city.

The May 2nd edition, 36 Hours In Minneapolis, included several recommendations in the North Loop:


  • Berlin, “a polished new jazz club, hosts performers ranging from string trios to ambient bands.”

Restaurants and Bars:

  • Spoon and Stable “a bustling restaurant…with a beautiful back-lit bar and lively see-and-be-seen atmosphere.”

Where To Stay: 

  • The Hewing Hotelis a boutique property with a prime location in the historic Warehouse District, a neighborhood also known as the North Loop. In addition to 124 guest rooms, the handsome brick building also boasts a rooftop sauna and lounge, as well as a rustic Nordic-inspired restaurant. Rooms start at around $320.”
  • The Element Minneapolis Downtownis another solid option in the walkable North Loop area with 156 contemporary rooms, free daily breakfast, a panoramic roof deck and an attached parking garage. Rooms start at around $229.”
  • “Look for a short-term rental in the Warehouse District (North Loop), a safe downtown neighborhood with many modern apartments within walking distance of cafes, restaurants, bars and breweries.”

The article also mentions a few places just outside the boundaries of the North Loop, like Four Seasons Minneapolis, Open Book and Prye’s Brewing. The full article (which has a paywall) can be found here.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer

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