Neighborhood Spotlight: St. Anthony Main
They say St. Anthony on Main is where it all began. Considered the “birthplace” of Minneapolis, this historically-rich neighborhood is set along the Mississippi Riverfront and is just a stroll over the bridge from downtown. It boasts raved-about restaurants, myriad trails, gorgeous condos and some pretty remarkable views.
Looking for something to do? Here’s a preview of some of the area’s summertime hot spots and popular events.
Bites & Brews
- Grab a slice or share a pie at Pizza Nea or Punch Neapolitan Pizza.
- Pair your burger with a the perfect craft beer at The Bulldog, Tuggs Tavern or Boom Island Brewing Company.
- Head to Pracna and earn your bragging rights for having dined at the “oldest restaurant on the oldest street in Minneapolis.”
- Impress a first date at the Aster Cafe, or celebrate an anniversary at the upscale and romantic Vic’s Dining.
- Feast on handmade East European delicacies at Kramarczuk Sausage Company, which are prepared fresh daily.
- Indulge in gourmet cheese, wine, beer and more at Surdyk’s Liquor and Cheese Shop, a must for any connoisseur.
- Shop for unique and creative wares at I Like You, made by local and independent artists.
- Find sophisticated treasures and whimsical gifts at Bibelot.
- Stock up on goods, treats and gear for your pooch at Bone Adventure.
You won’t find events quite like these anywhere else in the Twin Cities.
- Stone Arch Bridge Festival of the Arts, a weekend-long event that occurs annually around Father’s Day.
- Minneapolis Aquatennial, a civic celebration of the city that takes place in late July.
- Red, White and Boom, an Independence Day half marathon and 5K fun rnt that takes runners over the Stone Arch Bridge.
What better way to end your week in the office than with a night on the town?
- Catch a first-run film at the 5-screen St. Anthony Main Theater. In late Spring, the theater plays host to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.
- Enjoy live music and themed events at Mattie’s on Main, a modern-day saloon featuring a year-round outdoor patio and upscale pub food.
- Venture just across the bridge to Guthrie Theater, where you can watch a live performance based on classic literature or a new work.
With over 150 acres of tree-lined parks and miles of riverfront trails, this district is an excellent place for the outdoor explorer.
- Whether by foot or by bike, take in the natural beauty at Father Hennepin Park and Gold Medal Park.
- Excite your inner history buff at the Xcel Energy Water Power Park and Mill Ruins Park.
- Get the best views of Saint Anthony Falls and the downtown skyline from the iconic Stone Arch Bridge, which caters to pedestrians and bicyclists
Now It’s Your Turn
What’s your favorite spot in St. Anthony Main? Tell us in the comments section below.