About Us

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The Dakota is a rare gem in the Minneapolis entertainment scene. One of few establishments to serve a full, chef-driven menu paired with world-class music performances seven nights a week, the Dakota is more than a restaurant and more than a music club; it’s where love of great food and great music come together as a seamless duet.

Community

We’ve been around the Twin Cities for over 25 years. We feel community involvement is important and we model this by really getting involved with community efforts, benefits and fundraisers.

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History

Established in 1985, the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant opened in St. Paul and has since moved to downtown Minneapolis. We are proud of our history as a part of the Twin Cities community.

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Recent News

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SIX NEW SHOWS ON SALE 8/26

JAMES HUNTER SIX September 21 at 9pm – click here for tickets “James Hunter is one of the best voices, and best kept secrets, in British R&B and soul. Check him out.” – Van Morrison…

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SIX NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 8/19

HERITAGE BLUES ORCHESTRA w/ DEVA MAHAL September 15 at 7pm – click here for tickets The grit of low-down country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping fervor of gospel…

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WORLD MUSIC IN AUGUST

Monsieur Periné (click here for tickets) Kinetic Colombian Hot Club Wed | Aug 17 “a quirky blend of swing, alt, pop and Colombian rhythms; something like a Colombian Postmodern Jukebox.” – Billboard Winners of the…

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Testimonials & Reviews

We believe in what we do, we love doing it. We are grateful for the praise and applause we’ve received from such a range of sources. We always appreciate the feedback. If you would like to say something, feel free to submit your own testimonial–we’d love to hear from you!

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“I can’t even express how impressed we were with our first (definitely not our last) visit to this venue.”

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