The Depot Tavern

Before becoming a cornerstone of the national music scene and a Twin Cities cultural landmark, First Avenue was an art deco style Greyhound bus station built in 1937 called The Depot. In June 2010, the historic downtown Minneapolis nightclub opened The Depot Tavern, a new bar and restaurant next door to the 7th St Entry. Walls adorned with concert photography spanning the club’s 40-year history, and featuring live video feeds from both the Mainroom and the Entry on multiple widescreen televisions, The Depot Tavern is an exciting addition to the First Avenue family. Stop by for a bite and a drink before the show (or the game).

The Depot Tavern next to First Avenue and 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Open at 4PM, Wednesday through Saturday


  • Open at 4PM (Sunday through Tuesday) on days with shows in the First Avenue Mainroom or 7th St Entry, or on days with MN Twins / Lynx / Timberwolves evening home games 
  • Open 1 hour prior to gametime for MN Twins / Lynx / Timberwolves early home games 

Note: Kitchen closes at 10PM (11PM on Friday/Saturday)

COVID-19 Precautions

The Depot Tavern is following all health and safety best practices, including increased cleanings at tables and busy areas.

Masks are optional at this time, in accordance with MN statutes. Masks are available for purchase on site, and multiple sanitizer stations will be available throughout the restaurant.

Each table will have QR codes to access menus from your phone.


Click here to see the current Depot Tavern menu (PDF)

Ticket Sales

Tickets for shows presented by First Avenue are available for purchase in-person at The Depot Tavern during operating hours.

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