Neighborhood Spotlight: St. Anthony Main

by Maggie Kirkwood

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

The Riverfront District boasts a numerous restaurants and breweries, which offer up some of the best waterfront dining and are sure to satisfy your cravings fast.

Neighborhood Markets

Surdyk Cheese ShopA variety of boutique and specialty shops are dotted around the district, all of which are within walking and biking distance for residents.

Local Happenings

You won’t find events quite like these anywhere else in the Twin Cities.

Weekend Entertainment

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.

Outdoor Adventure

With over 150 acres of tree-lined parks and miles of riverfront trails, this district is an excellent place for the outdoor explorer.

Now It’s Your Turn

What’s your favorite spot in St. Anthony Main? Tell us in the comments section below.

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