Support West Bank Businesses this Saturday!

Saturday, November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday - a great chance to support  small businesses. According to a study by the American Independent Business Alliance, shopping at a locally-owned business yields a 48% return to the community versus a 13.6% return when shopping at a chain...

Bullwinkle's Fun Bar

Bullwinkle’s Saloon and Fun Bar

Located on the Seven Corners intersection of the West Bank neighborhood, Bullwinkle’s Saloon and Fun Bar, formerly just Bullwinkle's Saloon, has been a go-to destination for college students for many years. Now under new ownership, Bullwinkle’s has recently re-opened with a revived menu, drink specials, live...

The Sixth Annual Cedar Commissions

If you’re a music lover looking for something fun to do that will also support the local art community then head over to The Cedar Cultural Center February 3rd & 4th, 2017 for the sixth annual Cedar Commissions performances!   Funded by a grant from the Jerome Foundation,...

West Bank Highlights: Lucky Dragon

This week on the West Bank, I had dinner at Lucky Dragon Restaurant. Located right on Riverside, (1827 Riverside Ave), it is so easy to spot and is in the most ideal location for parking – surrounded by street meters, lots, and ramps! Also, though, it...

Jewel of India: A Hidden Gem

The West Bank is home to a number of restaurants, ranging from American style bar food to Ethiopian cuisine. So when I found myself in the neighborhood on a cold winter night, hungry and looking for something warm and delicious to eat, I was happy...

The Triple Rock Social Club: Punk Rock with a Side of Tots

One of my favorite past times is going to live shows and one of my favorite spots has always been The Triple Rock Social Club. For many music lovers, like myself, Triple Rock was and continues to be an integral part of the Minneapolis music scene boasting...

Keefer Court Bakery & Café: A Tiny Space Brimming with Treats

When I'm feeling hungry and I need quick, affordable, and most importantly, delicious food, I immediately head to one of my favorite spots on the West Bank, Keefer Court Bakery & Cafe. The name may not invoke thoughts of tender meat filled buns, warm soups,...

Mapps Coffee & Tea: A West Bank Gem

Whenever I find myself on the West Bank and in need of a spot to work with great ambiance, I head to Mapps Coffee and Tea. In a world of glossy, super-trendy coffee shops, Mapps feels like walking into the familiar home of an old...

Mapps Coffee & Tea: A Student Perspective

This week on the West Bank, I decided to check out Mapps Coffee & Tea. With busy schedules and limited free time, what’s better than indulging in a comfy couch and a hot drink? For starters, it did not take me long to get there at all....

The Corner Bar

Sunday Fun-day at The Corner Bar

This past week on the West Bank, my friends and I decided to spend our “Sunday Fun-day” patio and bar hopping within the Seven Corners neighborhood, taking full advantage of what is left of the warm weather. Specifically, we ended our night by checking out...