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Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

1010 Nicollet Avenue

About Us:

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.


Happy Hour:

Monday – Friday: 4pm – 6pm

Late Night Happy Hour:

Friday – Saturday: 11pm – 1am


Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 9pm
*on nights with two shows, the kitchen stays open through the first half of the second show.
Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 11pm


Monday – Friday: 4pm – 2am
Saturday – Sunday: 5pm – 2am

Box Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Extended Box Office Hours:December 1st – 23rd
10am – 9pm
Monday – Saturday


Kathleen Solberg

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
I always love going to the Dakota and have been there many times. The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. The ticket process is run efficiently. In the last couple years I have been disappointed in two shows I attended. Sweet Honey in the Rock was so- so. Two weeks ago I saw a Bossa Nova singer; I'm sorry I can't recall her name. She was bad. She sang maybe one song, and she mostly riffed on melodies. She appeared to be drunk, frankly. A couple times she actually lay on the stage and kind of rolled around. It was embarrassing. Her guitarist is amazing, though. Other performers have been great. In the future, I'll just have to be more careful about which performers I choose.

Sarah Houle

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Great music venue! Cocktails were quite unique and tasty. There is also a food menu, though we did not order from it. They have a pretty full music events schedule of many different acts. If you like hearing music in a cool and intimate setting, come here for a night out.

Megan DellaRossa

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
The food is okay - overpriced, in my opinion. The wine list / drink options are good. The music was fabulous. The service was quite bad... not sure if they were short a server or two, but it took way too long to submit several orders (food, dessert and wine). I would come again only for the music.

Netta Johnson

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Right next to the Hyatt Regency hotel, an amazing jazz venue will blow you away! You can enjoy your hotel stay while casually strolling up Nicolett. This gem is a great start to your night or your destination after your patio dinner at the Hyatt Regency. The Dakota Jazz Club has hosted some amazing talent! Bring your date or go it alone, be sure to settle in for great talent, both local as well as national acts!

Steven Henck

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
I saw the Victor Wooten trio there tonight. They were absolutely astounding, (had seen Victor before, but not the others). I had not been to the Dakota Jazz Club before tonight as I am not from Minneapolis and did not know what to expect, but the food was exceptional (I had the scallops). I would definitely recommend the experience to anyone who loves good food and good music in a warm, inviting atmosphere.

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