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Upon first impression, the C.C. Club appears to be just a typical sports-bar-style dive joint. However, after spending just moments inside, you'll notice a young, trendy, energetic crowd that frequents the bar to enjoy its comfortable, informal and entertaining vibe. The booths sport pleather, the walls are paneled wood, and the full bar is decorated with twinkling lights. The jukebox plays familiar rock music, and there are Pac-Man tables and arcade games for entertainment. However, a majority of the young urban patrons are engrossed in a stream of pool games and cigarette breaks on the noteworthy smoking patio. The bar offers a variety of drinks with nightly beer specials and a full menu.
News that the French Meadow was on the cusp of buying the CC Club was the worst kept secret ever, and earlier this week, a source told City Pages that news of the sale would be announced to employees... More »
Okay, choosing the C.C. Club as Minneapolis's best neighborhood bar may seem a woefully obvious pick. But the fact is, it's as good a choice as ever. Ground zero for the Eighties' local punk scene, as well as the counterculture watering hole of the Uptown area, this local landmark now has the dubious honor of being one of the last crusty holdouts in the rapidly gentrifying Lyn-Lake neighborhood. Sound alarmist? Tell that to someone who remembers a time before Calhoun Square--or those days... More »