Sixth Street just off Hennepin Ave.
The Take Five Lounge was at 369 Cedar Street, Skyway Building, St. Paul. Listed as a jazz venue in 1973.
The Tea Room was at 315 First Ave. No., Minneapolis. A 1974 Insider described it as a “Midnight to 4 am” disco that adjoins the Locker Room, a 24 hour place with steam bath, sauna, whirlpool, and private rooms.
The Tempo (Bar and) Restaurant was located at 2027 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 1950s-70s. West Bank bar, dance club. Tom Anderson owned it in the ’50s. Would have loved to see the Congo Room! Fraser and Nevers were the musical … Continue reading →
St. Paul – jazz venue
This classic building at 913 Cedar Ave. was built in 1902. THE REX BAR In 1941 the Rex featured Good Scandinavian Music. There you could meet John Freberg, former Swedish Championship Wrestler, and Chris Glamsrud, Bartender Supreme. … Continue reading →
The Thunderbird Motel at 2201 E. 78th St. in Bloomington was a popular place on the Bloomington strip, owned by Rod Wallace. In 1967 a band was the Tribesmen. The whole thing was pretty much politically incorrect. 1969: Buddy Davis … Continue reading →
2051 Ford Parkway, St. Paul. Purchased by the Montpetit family in 1971. Doubled in size in 1973, restaurant added in 1982. Became a Packers Sports Bar in 1986. In 1998 it became the HQ for the Kansas Jayhawks. In 2016 … Continue reading →
The Tom Tom Room/Lounge was at the Minnehaha Lanes Bowling Alley, 955 Seminary Ave., St. Paul. In 1969 it was a regular showcase of the Mystics, six of seven members of which lived in St. Paul. It was listed in … Continue reading →
1001 Central Ave. NE. Polka by a group by the Red Ravens, reported Will Jones in May 1963, with much dancing. Proprietor was Tony Ferraro.