Blog & PressNoteworthy Food & Music

We love what we do, and we love talking about it. Read through the posts below to see reviews and press articles written about the Dakota, as well as updates about our community involvement, events, and restaurant menus.


Posted on July 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

RED BARAAT September 6 at 7pm – click here for tickets Formed in 2008, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound — a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity…


Posted on July 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at this fast-rising distillery!  The $94 ticket price includes welcome drink, 4 course dinner, 4 scotch pairings, 1 cigar, tickets for the show with Naomi & her Handsome Devils, tax, and gratuity.  Tickets can be found here: MENU 1.  Hops smoked oyster      puffed barley . “apple liquor” . vanilla paired with: Loch Lomond Single Grain Old fashioned (apricot & blackberry shrub) 2.…


Posted on July 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

JOHN JORGENSON BLUEGRASS BAND (click desired date and time for tickets) August 20 at 7pm The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band features four legendary musicians: John Jorgenson on guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, guitar and vocals; Jon Randall on guitar and vocals; and Mark Fain on bass. Music virtuoso John Jorgenson, known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, has earned a reputation as…


Posted on July 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

Marc and Ted Broussard Acoustic Show (click desired date & time for tickets) August 1 at 7pm August 2 at 7pm Broussard is an old-school Southern soul singer blessed with a rarefied gift and innate stylistic and emotional authenticity, causing the L.A. Times to rave, “The guy can really sing, with power, nuance and class. Anybody got a phone book? I’d listen to him hum a few pages.” Broussard is…


Posted on June 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

Glen David Andrews Aug 12 at 7pm Aug 12 at 9pm “the new face of post-Katrina New Orleans…He sanctifies, electrifies, hellafies. If you weren’t dancing at this show you were dead.” – Houston Press One of the most energetic performers in Louisiana, trombonist/vocalist Andrews has stolen the show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for several years. His infectious gospel-fused blend of funk, soul, brass band music, and…

Nicollet Mall Construction Update

Posted on June 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Currently the Mall is under demolition right in front of the Dakota’s front door.  As such, the only access to the club is through the Target HQ lobby on the corner of 10th and Nicollet, the same lobby where we set up our Will Call desk for check-in to ticketed shows. Access is restricted there through the revolving doors on 10th St., or from the skyway from the Retek building.…

BEN WATT (everything but the girl) & ALAN SPARHAWK (low)

Posted on June 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Pitchfork calls Ben Watt’s new CD “an absolute Triumph,” adding that it blends “the fineness of Pentangle to the fury of Crazy Horse.” Rolling Stone says that Watt “throws crocuses at David Bowie… rekindles Morrissey’s fire.” Watt is a British singer, musician, producer, record exec, and composer who’s US fame came through Everything But The Girl. His new album has received rave reviews, and he’s currently touring the US with…