A large African American community, Near North of Minneapolis is made up of neighborhoods such as Willard-Hay, Summer-Glenwood, Near North, Jordan, Hawthorne, and Harrison.

Near North Minneapolis has always been a haven for many marginalized groups, largely due to the affordable housing and convenient location. There are many neighborhoods along Northside. The fact that Prince spent a few formative years here with his piano-tapping and guitar-strumming will blow your mind. Businesses, events, and entrepreneurs in the community are bringing vitality to the area. Cultural expression and cuisine have thrived in this setting.

Other important matters to discover this excellent neighborhood include:


You can participate in many activities at Theodore Wirth Park, which covers 740 acres in Minneapolis. There are picnics, golf, tennis, sledding, archery, tennis, soccer, fishing, golf, fishing, and so on. Besides the beach and a bird sanctuary, there’s also a garden. As part of Theodore Wirth National Scenic Byway, there are a number of trails, lakes, and parks that make up the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway.

At Utepils Brewing, one can experience a large beer garden and a taproom while drinking Belgian, Czech, and German beer. Additionally, there are food trucks available and beer lovers will enjoy stuff like ‘Brushes and Brews’ and ‘Beer + Yoga’

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*Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery

The museum tells the story of Black Minnesotans’ contribution to black history and their achievements. Visiting the exhibit at the museum is free. There is no admission fee, and the museum is designed to inform and educate.

* North Commons Park

Here is the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon if you’re looking for a more spacious environment. It’s a great place to play soccer, baseball, tennis, and basketball. In addition, a water slide and splash pool are available for use during the summer.

*Pryes Brewing Company

The craft beer taproom across the Mississippi River offers award-winning craft beer and signature food. You should definitely check out this place for a new, fresh flavor or dish.
There are many Spanish-inspired recipes available to you.

Pryes Brewing Company
Head east on Plymouth Ave N toward N Emerson Ave. Turn left onto West River Rd N. Turn left

Twin Cities River Rats
From Pryes Brewing Company – Head northeast toward West River Rd N. Turn left onto West River Rd N

Sammy’s Avenue Eatery
From Twin Cities River Rats – Head northeast toward West River Rd N. Turn left onto West River Rd N

Hall Park
From Sammy’s Avenue Eatery – Head east on W Broadway Ave toward Emerson Ave N. Turn right onto Emerson Ave N. Turn left then turn left onto N. 18th Avenue. Turn right onto N Aldrich Ave. Turn left

Lovell Square
From Hall Park – ead south on N Lyndale Ave toward N 14th Ave. Turn right onto Plymouth Ave N. Turn left onto Knox Ave N. Turn left onto Oak Park Ave N. Turn left onto James Ave N

Birrell Criminal Defense
From Lovell Square – Head north on James Ave N toward N 11th Ave. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto N 11th Ave. Turn right onto N 7th St. Continue onto N 10th St. Turn left onto 3rd Ave S. Turn right onto S 8th St


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