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[[Image:Uptown Theatre Minneapolis 2011.jpg|340px|thumb|Uptown Theatre at night]]
'''Southwest Minneapolis''' is a district in [[Minneapolis]]. It includes Uptown, Lyn-Lake, the Wedge, Eat Street, Linden Hills, the popular Chain of Lakes, and other areas.
*'''Route 2''' [] travels along Franklin Avenue.
*'''Route 4''' [] travels along Lyndale Avenue from downtown to 31st Street (passing through Lyn-Lake), and then jogs over two blocks west to Bryant Avenue, which it travels on from 31st Street to 50th Street. At this point, the route splits into two branches, with one going back to Lyndale Avenue and the other travelling west on 50th Street until Penn Avenue, and then going south from there.
*'''Route 6''' [] travels along Hennepin Avenue from downtown to its end at 36th Street (passing though Uptown), turns west, and skirts the southeastern edge of Lake Calhoun. The route splits in two at 39th Street and Sheridan Avenue; one continues west on 39th Street to France Avenue, then travles travels south from there (passing through the 50th & France commercial district), and the other travels south on Sheridan Avenue, which merges onto Upton Avenue (passing though the Linden Hills commercial district), turns west on 44th Street, and then continues south on Xerxes Avenue.
*'''Route 12''' [] enters Minneapolis along Excelsior Boulevard, which soon ends and merges onto Lake Street. The route continues until its end at the Uptown Transit Station; during rush hours it will continue travelling along Hennepin Avenue into downtown.
*'''Route 17''' [] travels along Nicollet Avenue from downtown to 24th Street, turns west, then turns south on Hennepin Avenue. Past the Uptown Transit Station, it will turn west on Lagoon Avenue, which then merges onto Lake Street, and continue from there into the west suburbs.
[[Image:Minneapolis Institute of Arts.jpg|340px|thumb|Minneapolis Institute of Arts]]
* <see name="The Bakken Museum" alt="" address="3537 Zenith Ave S" directions="at 36th St, near W Calhoun Pkwy" phone="+1 612 926-3878" email="[email protected]" fax="+1 612 927-7265" url="" hours="Tu-W 10AM-5PM, Th 10AM-8PM, F-Sa 10AM-5PM" price="$7 adults, $5 students and seniors, free admission for children under age 4">The world's only museum devoted to medical electricity.</see>
* <see name="Lakewood Cemetery" alt="" address="entrance along 36th Street at the foot of Hennepin Avenue" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Daily: Summer 8AM-8PM, Labor Day to Fall Daylight Savings 8AM-7PM, Fall Daylight Savings to Spring Daylight Savings 8AM-5PM" price="" lat="44.9364" long="-93.298395"></see>
* <see name="Lyndale Park" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Home to an arboretum, rose gardens, perennial gardens, peace gardens, and a bird sanctuary.</see>
* <do name="Lake Harriet" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Lake Harriet also has boat rentals near its bandshell [].</do>
* <do name="Brave New Workshop" alt="" address="2605 Hennepin Ave" directions="at 26th St" phone="+1 612 360-6620" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
* <do name="Jungle Theater" alt="" address="2951 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at Lake" phone="+1 612 822-7063" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
* <do name="Bryant-Lake Bowl" alt="" address="810 W Lake St" directions="at Bryant" phone="+1 612 825-8949" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
* <do name="Como-Harriet Streetcar Line" alt="" address="W 42nd St and Queen Ave S" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Sa-Su early May through late November, and M-F mid May though early September" price="$2 single ride or $5 day pass (also includes rides on the Excelsior streetcar)">Heritage streetcar line running along a one-mile track between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun, which used to be part of a much longer streetcar line that ran all the way to Lake Como in [[Saint Paul]], hence the name. Currently operated by the Minnesota Streetcar Museum, which also operates a heritage streetcar line in [[Excelsior]], near Lake Minnetonka. Its fleet includes two streetcars from the 1900s built by the Twin City Rapid Transit Company and one PCC streetcar from the 1940s built by the St. Louis Car Company. Streetcars begin and end their journey at Linden Hills Station located at 42nd and Queen on the west side of Lake Harriet. There is also a second much less used stop on near the east side of Lake Calhoun at 36th Street and Richfield Road.</do>
* <do name="Rusty Quarters Retro Arcade" alt="" address="818 W Lake St" directions="at Bryant" phone="+1 612 823-0551" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Th 3PM-10PM, F 3PM-11PM, Sa noon-11PM, Su noon-8PM" price="$0.25 per game">Video arcade featuring games from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s.</do>
[[Image:Calhoun Square.jpg|340px|thumb|Calhoun Square, Uptown]]
===Asian markets===
* <buy name="New Orient Market" alt="" address="2800 1st Ave S" directions="at 28th St" phone="+1 612 871-7946" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></buy>
* <buy name="Booksmart" alt="" address="2914 Hennepin Ave1300 W Lake St" directions="between Lagoon and Lakeat Fremont, basement level of Cheapo building" phone="+1 612 823-5612" emailurl="" hours="" price="[email protected]" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="[email protected]" pricefax="">Two floors Used books in the basement of used booksCheapo.</buy>
* <buy name="College of Comic Book Knowledge" alt="" address="3151 Hennepin Ave" directions="at 32nd St" phone="+1 612 822-2309" email="" fax="" url="" hours="W-F noon-7PM, Sa-Tu noon-5PM" price="">Shares the building with Nostalgia Zone. Great for newer and more mainstream comics.</buy>
* <buy name="Magers & Quinn" alt="" address="3038 Hennepin Ave" directions="between Lake and 31st" phone="+1 612 822-4611 or toll-free +1 866 912-6657" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" hours="Su-Th 10AM-10PM, Fr-Sa 10AM-11PM" price="">New and used books.</buy>
* <buy name="Nostalgia Zone" alt="" address="3151 Hennepin Ave" directions="at 32nd St" phone="+1 612 822-2806" email="" fax="" url="" hours="W-F noon-7PM, Sa-Tu noon-5PM" price="">Shares the building with College of Comic Book Knowledge. Best for hard to find old comics and independents. You can also sell comics here, and the dealers are great. The establishment is over 30 years old.</buy>
* <buy name="Once Upon A Crime" alt="" address="604 W 26th St" directions="between Garfield and Lyndale" phone="+1 612 870-3785" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Sa 11AM-5:30PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Mystery bookstore. Ask about The Annex: two giant rooms full of rare first editions, out of print books, magazines, journals, and thousands of hard-to-get gently used volumes. Great for finding new titles and plenty of back-list books for hordes of mystery and thriller writers.</buy>
* <buy name="Roadrunner Records" alt="" address="4304 Nicollet Ave" directions="at 43rd St" phone="+1 612 822-0613" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-F 11AM-8PM, Sa 11AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM" price="">Has a great selection of independent LP's, CD's and DVD's. Known for their international music section. Punk and alt-country genres don't suffer. A great independent record store with lots of local and independently produced product.</buy>
* <buy name="Treehouse Records" alt="" address="2557 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at 26th St" phone="+1 612 872-7400" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-F 10AM-7PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 11AM-5PM" price="">A somewhat small but cozy record shop. New and used CDs and vinyl. Selection isn't large but leans towards the non-mainstream; you can find stuff here that isn't easily found at other Twin Cites record stores.</buy>
* <buy name="Yeti Records" alt="" address="3506 Nicollet Ave" directions="at 35th St" phone="+1 612 822-0490" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Tu-Sa noon-8PM, Su noon-6PM" price=""></buy>
* <eat name="Evergreen Chinese Restaurant" alt="" address="2424 Nicollet Ave" directions="between 24th and 25th St" phone="+1 612 871-6801" email="" fax="" url="" hours="W-M 11AM-9PM" price="">Taiwanese cuisine, very vegetarian and vegan friendly.</eat>
* <eat name="Harry Singh’s Original Caribbean Restaurant" alt="" address="2653 Nicollet Ave" directions="at 27th St" phone="+1 612 729-6181" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Tu-Sa noon-9PM, Su noon-5PM" price=""></eat>
* <eat name="Jasmine 26" alt="" address="8 E 26th St" directions="at Nicollet" phone="+1 612 870-3800" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Th 11:30AM-12:30AM, F-Sa 11:30AM-2AM, Su 10:30AM-11:30PM" price="" lat="44.95557" long="-93.277287">A fancier Vietnamese restaurant operated by the owners of Jasmine Deli. The salt and pepper tofu appetizer is to die for. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.</eat>
* <eat name="Jasmine Deli" alt="" address="2532 Nicollet Ave" directions="between 25th and 26th St" phone="+1 612 870-4700" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Tu-Sa 10AM-8PM, Su 10AM-6PM" price="">Ridiculously cheap but well-regarded Vietnamese food. Vegetarian and vegan friendly. No credit cards.</eat>
* <eat name="Little Tijuana Cafe" alt="" address="17 E 26th St" directions="at Nicollet" phone="+1 612 872-0578" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Totally inauthentic Mexican, but mindblowing food isn't what people really come here for. A quirky little hole-in-the-wall joint open very late and popular with the punks, drunks and other weirdos. Crayons and paper tablecloths are offered to keep its patrons from defacing the tables or walls; if they like your artwork they might even hang it up!</eat>
* <eat name="French Meadow Bakery & Cafe" alt="" address="2610 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at 26th St" phone="+1 612 870-7855" email="" fax="+1 612 870-0907" url="" hours="Su-Th 6:30AM-10PM, F-Sa 6:30AM-11PM" price="$4-$20, depending on the time of day. Cheapest in the morning">Owner and founder of this excellent bakery and cafe, Lynn Gordon, has a passion for fabulous yeast free breads, and has been an artisan baker since before that term began to be applied to high-quality individual bakers. Virtually everything on the menu is delicious and original, and save room for the desserts and fair trade coffee. On weekends arrive early to avoid the brunch rush. Vegetarian and vegan options available.</eat>
* <eat name="Fuji-Ya" alt="" address="600 W Lake St" directions="at Garfield" phone="+1 612 871-4055" email="[email protected]" fax="+1 612 871-4075" url="" hours="Tu-Th 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 5PM-10:30PM, Su 5PM-9PM, cocktail lounge open until midnight" price="">Popular sushi restaurant, a Lyn-Lake favorite.</eat>
* <eat name="Galactic Pizza" alt="" address="2917 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at Lake" phone="+1 612 824-9100" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Su-Th 11AM-midnight, F-Sa 11AM-1AM" price="">The decor is kitschy. Their stand out feature is not only a little car run 100% by electric power but the delivery driver dons a funky costume while driving said vehicle. If you order the Second Harvest pizza (which is excellent) the business donates a dollar to the Second Harvest Food Bank (for every one ordered). Vegetarian friendly, vegan soy cheese and mockmeats available.</eat>
* <eat name="It's Greek to Me" alt="" address="626 W Lake St" directions="at Lyndale" phone="+1 612 825-9922" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Tu-F 4:30PM-11PM, Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 11AM-10PM" price="">One of the best Greek restaurants in the Twin Cities.</eat>
* <drink name="Muddy Waters Bar and Eatery" alt="" address="2933 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at Lake" phone="+1 612 872-2232" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-F 7AM-2AM, Sa-Su 8AM-2AM" price="">Formerly a coffeehouse at 24th and Lyndale, Muddy Waters has moved down to Lyn-Lake and expanded into a full-service restaurant and bar.</drink>
* <eat name="Pizza Lucé" alt="" address="3200 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at 32nd St" phone="+1 612 827-5978" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Daily 11AM-2:30AM" price="">Full bar, punk rock staff. You can get pizza by the slice or sit down and order a whole pie. Vegetarian friendly; vegan soy cheese, nut cheese, and mockmeats available. Also offers gluten-free pizzas.</eat>
* <eat name="Sunny Side Up" alt="" address="2704 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at 27th St" phone="+1 612 870-4817" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-F 6:30AM-2:30PM, Sa-Su 7AM-2:30PM" price="">A local favorite with ever-changing specials. Classic greasy American(/English) breakfasts complemented by some vegetarian and Mexican-influenced dishes. Their "Benedict" specials are almost always excellent, even if they stretch the bounds of the normal understanding of eggs benedict.</eat>
===The Wedge===
* <eat name="Ecopolitan" alt="" address="2409 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at 24th St" phone="+1 612 874-7336" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Su-Th 9AM-10PM, F-Sa 9AM-11PM" price="">Raw vegan food. Very tasty, innovative and energizing.</eat>
* <eat name="Namaste Cafe" alt="" address="2512 Hennepin Ave" directions="at 25th St" phone="+1 612 827-2496" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" hours="Su-W 11AM-10PM, Th-Sa 11AM-1AM" price="">Namaste is located in a duplex converted to a restaurant and gift shop (the restaurant next door is actually called Duplex), so try to keep your eye out when heading down Hennepin. The owners are Nepali and the food is very similar to Indian cuisine. The cooking is very homey and the prices are quite reasonable for such a prime location. Lunch will cost around $8. Try one of their amazing chai teas. They grind their own spices and mix up one heck of a good cup. There are 7 or 8 varieties. Voted best chai tea by City Pages. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.</eat>
===Other areas===
* <drink name="Cause Spirits and Soundbar" alt="formerly Sauce" address="3001 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at Lake" phone="+1 612 822-6000" email="" fax="" url="" hours="11:30AM-2AM daily" price="">This bar was forced to cease using the name ''Sauce'' due to a lame national pizza chain with the same name moving into the Twin Cities suburbs, so they hilariously just switched the S and C around. Live music most nights; there may or may not be a cover charge depending on the show.</drink>
* <drink name="CC Club" alt="" address="2600 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at 26th St" phone="+1 612 874-7226" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Sa 8AM-2AM, Su 10AM-2AM" price="" lat="44.955466" long="-93.28812">A cheap and popular punk/alternative hangout, a favorite of the Replacements and the setting for their song "Here Comes a Regular."</drink>
* <drink name="Red Dragon" alt="" address="2116 Lyndale Ave S" directions="between Franklin and 22nd St" phone="+1 612 874-8877" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M 5PM-2AM, Tu-F 11AM-2AM, Sa noon-2AM, Su 2PM-2AM" price="">Famous for the Wondrous Punch.</drink>
* <drink name="Famous Dave's BBQ and Blues Club" alt="" address="3001 Hennepin Ave" directions="at Lake, inside Calhoun Square" phone="+1 612 822-9900" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Th 11AM-1AM, F-Sa 11AM-2AM, Su 10AM-midnight" price="">Local and national blues acts.</drink>
* <drink name="Anodyne" alt="" address="4301 Nicollet Ave" directions="at 43rd St" phone="+1 612 824-4300" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Th 6:30AM-10PM, F 6:30AM-10PM8PM, Sa 7AM-8PM, Su 7:30AM-9PM8PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Some food served. Free wifi.</drink>* <drink name="Bob's Java Hut" alt="" address="2651 Lyndale Ave S" directions="at 27th St" phone="+1 612 871-4485" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" hours="M-Th 7AM-11PM, F-Sa 8AM-midnight, Su 8AM-11PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Free wifi. Frequently a day-time biker hang out. Nice staff.</drink>* <drink name="Caffetto" alt="" address="708 W 22nd St" directions="between Lyndale and Aldrich" phone="+1 612 872-0911" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Daily 6AM-1AMdaily" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Free wifi.</drink>* <drink name="Muddy WatersDogwood Coffee" alt="" address="2401 Lyndale 3001 Hennepin Ave S" directions="at 24th Lake St, inside Calhoun Square" phone="+1 612 871202-44858986" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-F Sa 7AM-1AM9PM, Sa-Su 8AM9AM-1AM6PM" price="">Free wifiOne of the few coffee shops in town that roasts their own beans. Try the single-origin espresso.</drink>
* <drink name="Plan B" alt="" address="2717 Hennepin Ave" directions="between 27th and 28th St" phone="+1 612 872-1419" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Su-Th 9AM-midnight, F-Sa 9AM-1AM" price="">Free wifi.</drink>
* <drink name="Spyhouse Coffee" alt="" address="2451 Nicollet Ave" directions="at 25th St" phone="+1 612 871-3177" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-F 6:30AM-midnight, Sa-Su 8AM-midnight" price="">Free wifi.</drink>
* <drink name="Spyhouse Coffee" alt="" address="2404 Hennepin Ave" directions="at 24th St" phone="+1 612 377-2278" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-F 6:30AM-midnight, Sa-Su 8AM-midnight" price="">Free wifi.</drink>
* <drink name="Tillie's Bean" alt="" address="1931 Nicollet Ave" directions="at Franklin" phone="+1 612 354-2007" url="" hours="M-F 6AM-4PM, Sa 7AM-4PM, Su 8AM-3PM" price="" lat="" long="">A second location for this family run coffee shop. They do all their own baking and serve breakfast all day. Free wifi.</drink>
* <drink name="Uncommon Grounds" alt="" address="2809 Hennepin Ave" directions="at 28th St" phone="+1 612 872-4811" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Su-Th 9AM-midnight, F-Sa 9AM-1AM" price="">Located in a renovated Victorian house.</drink>
There aren't many lodging options in Southwest Minneapolis, but the [[Minneapolis/Downtown#Sleep|Downtown]] hotels aren't too far from the Uptown, Lyn-Lake, and Eat Street areas.
* <listing name="Hennepin County Library - Linden Hills Branch" alt="" directions="at Vincent" address="2900 W 43rd St" phone="+1 952 847612 543-28256825" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Tu,Th noon-8PM, W,F-Sa 10AM-6PM" price=""></listing>* <listing name="Hennepin County Library - Walker Branch" alt="" directions="at Lagoon" address="2880 Hennepin Ave" phone="+1 952 847612 543-8400" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Tu,Th noon-8PM, W,F-Sa 10AM-6PM" price=""></listing>* <listing name="Hennepin County Library - Washburn Branch" alt="" directions="between Minnehaha Pkwy and 53rd St" address="5244 Lyndale Ave S" phone="+1 952 847612 543-8375" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Tu,Th noon-8PM, W,F-Sa 10AM-6PM" price=""></listing>
==Get out==
* If you keep heading north along the trails near Cedar Lake you'll eventually find yourself in [[Minneapolis/North|Theodore Wirth Park]].

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