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 – 4/29/16

Davina and the Vagabonds May 20 at 7pm May 20 at 9pm “a one-of-a-kind performer whose singing… has a sassiness bearing some comparison to that of heart-thumping blues queens Ma Rainey and Ida Cox.” –Downbeat With…

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6 NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 4/25/16

          Robbie Fulks June 26 at 7pm Fulks’s richly emotional storytelling is illuminated by his instrumental prowess and emotional voice. Now in his 50s, he is philosophically reflective, writing “with clear…

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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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