Bridges Nite Club – Rice Street and County Road F, St. Paul. There was an ad for a “Cameo Midnite to Dawn Cabaret Dance” here in the Minneapolis Spokesman for May 29, 1938. “Good Food! Good Music!” The 1939 event … Continue reading →
The Sunset Club was a night spot on Sixth Ave. No. in the 1920s. … Continue reading →
The Superior Inn was on Superior Blvd. near Wayzata in 1927. Superior Blvd. became Wayzata Blvd. in the 1930s. The Inn was “the rendezvous for a gay set of men and women;” perhaps a little too gay, as Sheriff Earle … Continue reading →
Restaurant, Lounge & Entertainment Center – Cook’s Bay, Lake Minnetonka, Mound. In 1973 folk group Easy Pickin’s performed on the Main Deck, and entertainers on the Top Side included Coal Duck, Brave New World, and Sinaloa. (or is that a … Continue reading →
Restaurant, Lounge, and Entertainment Center, Cook’s Bay, Mound. A June 1, 1967 ad in the Minnetonka Herald promised the Dick Maw and Charley Clark Orchestra, and on Sunday night a Big Band of 14 pieces featuring vocalist Carol Simon. Friday … Continue reading →
114 N. 5th Street in 1966. It was “an alleged hangout for homosexuals,” and the city attorney’s office was asked by the City Council Licenses Committee to furnish guidelines to the police as to what constitutes unlawful public behavior by … Continue reading →
Swede’s was on Lake Street had featured the Weflen Quartet for a couple of years but suddenly closed before 1964.
Swing City, 1682 Rice Street in St. Paul featured Rook Ganz. Bob Patrin has done a great deal of research on this place; these are notes from conversations with Bob. Swing City goes back to about 1928, owned by a … Continue reading →
The Swingin’ Door Saloon at 26th and Nicollet advertised the Voodoo Men with dancing nightly in February 1963.
The Swiss Chalet at 5201 Excelsior Blvd, in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center in St. Louis Park had live music 1972-74.