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Jay & Kristi's Guidebook for Fargo (mostly downtown Fargo)

Jay & Kristi

Jay & Kristi's Guidebook for Fargo (mostly downtown Fargo)

Food Scene
Some our favorites, most located in downtown Fargo and downtown Moorhead…a short trip for some fine fare. All listings are locally owned and operated.
Great Happy Hour menu 4:00 - 6:00, but very popular and seats fill fast.
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Mezzaluna
309 Roberts Street North
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Great Happy Hour menu 4:00 - 6:00, but very popular and seats fill fast.
Great Broadway location. Display kitchen.
The Toasted Frog
305 Broadway N
Great Broadway location. Display kitchen.
Locally sourced menu ingredients. Great downtown location.
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HoDo Restaurant & Lounge
101 Broadway North
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Locally sourced menu ingredients. Great downtown location.
Employee owned and operated, cool vibe, freshly roasted beans. Downtown location.
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Twenty Below Coffee Co.
14 Roberts Street North
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Employee owned and operated, cool vibe, freshly roasted beans. Downtown location.
Mexican style street food and an impressive variety of tequilas, located in downtown Fargo. Music is played on vinyl from turntables behind the bar. Open late. http://www.vinyltaco.com
Vinyl Taco
520 1st Avenue North
Mexican style street food and an impressive variety of tequilas, located in downtown Fargo. Music is played on vinyl from turntables behind the bar. Open late. http://www.vinyltaco.com
A family-run restaurant serving up artisanal wood fire pizzas, local craft beer, tapas and salads. We use North Dakota grown and milled flour and the freshest ingredients available. Located on Broadway in downtown Fargo. http://www.blackbirdwoodfire.com
Blackbird Woodfire
206 Broadway North
A family-run restaurant serving up artisanal wood fire pizzas, local craft beer, tapas and salads. We use North Dakota grown and milled flour and the freshest ingredients available. Located on Broadway in downtown Fargo. http://www.blackbirdwoodfire.com
Originating as a coffee shop, Luna has grown into a neighborhood kitchen and wine and beer lounge, providing an ever evolving menu of real food that honors our local providers and your Midwest tastes. Begin your day with coffee, stay for dinner and a drink, and leave with some great cheese and fresh baked bread. Celebrate the “everyday” with thoughtful wine and beer selections, paired with your favorite comfort foods and made from scratch with the finest local, organic, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Bring the kids or leave them at home. https://www.lunafargo.com
Luna Fargo
1545 S University Dr
Originating as a coffee shop, Luna has grown into a neighborhood kitchen and wine and beer lounge, providing an ever evolving menu of real food that honors our local providers and your Midwest tastes. Begin your day with coffee, stay for dinner and a drink, and leave with some great cheese and fresh baked bread. Celebrate the “everyday” with thoughtful wine and beer selections, paired with your favorite comfort foods and made from scratch with the finest local, organic, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Bring the kids or leave them at home. https://www.lunafargo.com
Founded in 1959 as "House of Pizza" by then-owner John Langhousen and purchased by Duane Schultz (and consequently rebranded as "Duane's House of Pizza") in 1969, Duane's House of Pizza has been a Fargo/Moorhead favorite for 50+ years!
Duanes House of Pizza
1629 S University Dr
Founded in 1959 as "House of Pizza" by then-owner John Langhousen and purchased by Duane Schultz (and consequently rebranded as "Duane's House of Pizza") in 1969, Duane's House of Pizza has been a Fargo/Moorhead favorite for 50+ years!
We create small batch baked goods in the European tradition as well as classic American and local favorites. We use locally milled flour from the family-owned Swany White Flour Mill near Freeport, Minnesota. We use eggs gathered from locally raised, organically fed chicken. We proudly brew artisan coffee from Stumbeano’s in Fergus Falls. We hope that our pastry shop is a living part of our community. We love hearing and feeling the energy from vital gathering place in addition to being a great place to find delicious pastries. https://www.nicholesfinepastry.com
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Nichole's Fine Pastry & Café
13 8th Street South
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We create small batch baked goods in the European tradition as well as classic American and local favorites. We use locally milled flour from the family-owned Swany White Flour Mill near Freeport, Minnesota. We use eggs gathered from locally raised, organically fed chicken. We proudly brew artisan coffee from Stumbeano’s in Fergus Falls. We hope that our pastry shop is a living part of our community. We love hearing and feeling the energy from vital gathering place in addition to being a great place to find delicious pastries. https://www.nicholesfinepastry.com
Insomnia Cookies was founded in a college dorm room in 2003 at the University of Pennsylvania, by then student, Seth Berkowitz and we have been feeding the insatiable hunger of our fans ever since. What makes us so great? We specialize in delivering warm, delicious cookies right to the doors of individuals and companies alike – What’s not to love? Today we have more than 90 locations and are still growing! Whether you’re feeding a craving or a crowd, our offerings of cookies, brownies, cookie cakes and even cold milk have you covered. We also serve and deliver ice cream at most of our locations. - For real! https://insomniacookies.com
Insomnia Cookies
412 Broadway N
Insomnia Cookies was founded in a college dorm room in 2003 at the University of Pennsylvania, by then student, Seth Berkowitz and we have been feeding the insatiable hunger of our fans ever since. What makes us so great? We specialize in delivering warm, delicious cookies right to the doors of individuals and companies alike – What’s not to love? Today we have more than 90 locations and are still growing! Whether you’re feeding a craving or a crowd, our offerings of cookies, brownies, cookie cakes and even cold milk have you covered. We also serve and deliver ice cream at most of our locations. - For real! https://insomniacookies.com
We specialize in great pizza, but we are also known for a good selection of beer. We have various events on the weeknights. this makes Rhombus a great place for lunch, dinner, and late night. http://rhombuspizza.com
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Rhombus Guys
606 Main Avenue
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We specialize in great pizza, but we are also known for a good selection of beer. We have various events on the weeknights. this makes Rhombus a great place for lunch, dinner, and late night. http://rhombuspizza.com
At JL Beers we serve it fresh: Ground Beef, Chicken, Fries and Chips! All of our ingredients come from someone's backyard. Seating for 1,000... 28 at a time! http://jlbeers.com/518/
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JL Beers
518 1st Avenue North
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At JL Beers we serve it fresh: Ground Beef, Chicken, Fries and Chips! All of our ingredients come from someone's backyard. Seating for 1,000... 28 at a time! http://jlbeers.com/518/
Downtown Fargo beer bar with bratwurst and other German food.
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Würst Bier Hall
630 1st Avenue North
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Downtown Fargo beer bar with bratwurst and other German food.
We are an ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE Coffee House. We are a LGBTQ FRIENDLY community offering various drinks, food, and snacks with VEGETARIAN and VEGAN Options.
Atomic Coffee
222 Broadway North
We are an ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE Coffee House. We are a LGBTQ FRIENDLY community offering various drinks, food, and snacks with VEGETARIAN and VEGAN Options.
BernBaum’s is a Jewish-Scandinavian deli in Downtown Fargo. Try the Icelandic bagel plate: lox, pickled onion and chévre cream cheese.
Bernbaum's Bagels
115 Roberts St N
BernBaum’s is a Jewish-Scandinavian deli in Downtown Fargo. Try the Icelandic bagel plate: lox, pickled onion and chévre cream cheese.
Looking for good food, good people, and good fun? How about something locally-owned by a couple guys with do-it-yourself attitudes who understand that quality made-from-scratch food can be simple and not pretentious? Someplace that is equally welcoming whether you prefer a fine craft beer, a handmade Midwest Martini, or a tall 40 oz of malt liquor? And what if we nestled all of this in a hip, cozy atmosphere in the heart of downtown Fargo Well, that’s just what you’ll find at Pounds, downtown Fargo’s newest food and drink destination. Whether you’re in the mood for something daring like the 38th Parallel burger (with house-made kim chi and yin-yang sauce) or you’d prefer something a little
Pounds
612 1st Ave N
Looking for good food, good people, and good fun? How about something locally-owned by a couple guys with do-it-yourself attitudes who understand that quality made-from-scratch food can be simple and not pretentious? Someplace that is equally welcoming whether you prefer a fine craft beer, a handmade Midwest Martini, or a tall 40 oz of malt liquor? And what if we nestled all of this in a hip, cozy atmosphere in the heart of downtown Fargo Well, that’s just what you’ll find at Pounds, downtown Fargo’s newest food and drink destination. Whether you’re in the mood for something daring like the 38th Parallel burger (with house-made kim chi and yin-yang sauce) or you’d prefer something a little
NoBull Smokehouse! MEATS SMOKED DAILY & sides so good they should be fronts! All ages welcome 11a-9:30p! Dine in or dine out with NoBull To Go!
NoBull Smokehouse
609 Np Ave N
NoBull Smokehouse! MEATS SMOKED DAILY & sides so good they should be fronts! All ages welcome 11a-9:30p! Dine in or dine out with NoBull To Go!
The VIP Room specializes in lunches, fine dining theme dinners, and catered events. Come visit us where you always get the VIP treatment.
The VIP | Restaurant and Catering
624 Main Ave
The VIP Room specializes in lunches, fine dining theme dinners, and catered events. Come visit us where you always get the VIP treatment.
Bringing you the finest sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads and more! All of our sandwiches are built using fresh sliced deli meats, hand cut vegetables and a whole lot of love. For the Gluten-Free crowd we have the best Gluten-Free hoagie that you have ever tasted hands-down. For something unique try out one of our amazing salads. Designed for you on the spot by our salad chef, chopped on our wooden cutting board, and tossed with your choice of dressing. You simply won't find this anywhere else in Fargo and building your salad is almost as much fun as eating it!
Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli
102 Broadway N
Bringing you the finest sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads and more! All of our sandwiches are built using fresh sliced deli meats, hand cut vegetables and a whole lot of love. For the Gluten-Free crowd we have the best Gluten-Free hoagie that you have ever tasted hands-down. For something unique try out one of our amazing salads. Designed for you on the spot by our salad chef, chopped on our wooden cutting board, and tossed with your choice of dressing. You simply won't find this anywhere else in Fargo and building your salad is almost as much fun as eating it!
Opened in 1956, Sam and Louise Perrella, along with Gene Cortese, brought Chicago-style pizza to Fargo. Sam needed a gimmick to get the locals to try this new “foreign” food and so he placed his pizza making station in the front window. The Fargo location still makes the pizza’s right there in the front window, on the corner of 3rd Ave. N and Broadway.
Sammy's Pizza & Restaurant
301 Broadway N
Opened in 1956, Sam and Louise Perrella, along with Gene Cortese, brought Chicago-style pizza to Fargo. Sam needed a gimmick to get the locals to try this new “foreign” food and so he placed his pizza making station in the front window. The Fargo location still makes the pizza’s right there in the front window, on the corner of 3rd Ave. N and Broadway.
Mexican food as authentic as it gets in Fargo, and close to our Airbnb location. Moderate priced.
Mango's | Mexican and American Grill
2901 Main Ave
Mexican food as authentic as it gets in Fargo, and close to our Airbnb location. Moderate priced.
Silver Lining Creamery is Fargo's only hometown ice cream creamery, dishing up premium ice cream with 14% milk fat which results in a richer taste and creamier texture for our guests. Watch our ice cream creators make Real North Dakota ice cream.
The Silver Lining Creamery
123 N Broadway Dr
Silver Lining Creamery is Fargo's only hometown ice cream creamery, dishing up premium ice cream with 14% milk fat which results in a richer taste and creamier texture for our guests. Watch our ice cream creators make Real North Dakota ice cream.
Old fashioned style sweet shop serving hard serve ice cream, edible cookie dough, shakes, sundaes, popcorn, and more!
Scoop N Dough Candy Co
206 Roberts Alley
Old fashioned style sweet shop serving hard serve ice cream, edible cookie dough, shakes, sundaes, popcorn, and more!
Rustica is located in downtown Moorhead, MN. We boast a cozy neighborhood atmosphere in the historic 1898 Kassenborg Block building, just east of the Main Avenue bridge. The Eatery features a rustic ambiance with exposed brick creating a warm, comfortable dining experience. Executive Chef Eric Watson is dedicated to offering high quality, seasonally focused products and has created the diverse menu based on traditional American fare with European influences. The Tavern’s wood burning pizza oven and copper beer taps create a more casual bar atmosphere. The innovative pizza menu is fun and the pizzas are exceptional.
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Rustica | Eatery and Tavern
315 Main Avenue
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Rustica is located in downtown Moorhead, MN. We boast a cozy neighborhood atmosphere in the historic 1898 Kassenborg Block building, just east of the Main Avenue bridge. The Eatery features a rustic ambiance with exposed brick creating a warm, comfortable dining experience. Executive Chef Eric Watson is dedicated to offering high quality, seasonally focused products and has created the diverse menu based on traditional American fare with European influences. The Tavern’s wood burning pizza oven and copper beer taps create a more casual bar atmosphere. The innovative pizza menu is fun and the pizzas are exceptional.
The coffee shop serves waffles with fresh ingredients and toppings made in-house. The coffee beans are provided by local quality roasters Dogwood Coffee. The interior provides an open space for members of the community and students near the university to relax, hang out and enjoy a drink and a waffle.
Black Coffee and Waffle Bar
550 2nd Ave N
The coffee shop serves waffles with fresh ingredients and toppings made in-house. The coffee beans are provided by local quality roasters Dogwood Coffee. The interior provides an open space for members of the community and students near the university to relax, hang out and enjoy a drink and a waffle.
46 North Pints & Provisions is a full-service restaurant that is located in the ROCO building. It will be open to all-ages. It has seating for 167 with a full bar. Our focus is on serving artisan food, craft beer, elevated cocktail, and impressive wine list.
46 North Pints & Provisions
635 2nd Ave N
46 North Pints & Provisions is a full-service restaurant that is located in the ROCO building. It will be open to all-ages. It has seating for 167 with a full bar. Our focus is on serving artisan food, craft beer, elevated cocktail, and impressive wine list.
Arts & Culture
The Museum renovated a turn-of-the-century warehouse in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, and opened to the public in October 1997. The redesign of the International Harvestor (IH) branch house was directed by Hammel Green & Abrahamson, Inc., whose work also can be seen in the award-winning Minnesota History Center, the Walker Arts Center and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. The museum features a collection of Native American artwork in it's permanent collection. http://plainsart.org
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Plains Art Museum
704 1st Avenue North
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The Museum renovated a turn-of-the-century warehouse in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, and opened to the public in October 1997. The redesign of the International Harvestor (IH) branch house was directed by Hammel Green & Abrahamson, Inc., whose work also can be seen in the award-winning Minnesota History Center, the Walker Arts Center and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. The museum features a collection of Native American artwork in it's permanent collection. http://plainsart.org
Hjemkomst is Norwegian for "homecoming" and is the name of a hand crafted replica Viking ship. HCSCC is located at the City of Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center. The organization manages the museum at the Center and provides interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship and the Hopperstad Stave Church replica**. In 2009 the Clay County Historical Society and the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center merged to form the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. http://www.hcscconline.org
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Hjemkomst Center
202 1st Avenue North
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Hjemkomst is Norwegian for "homecoming" and is the name of a hand crafted replica Viking ship. HCSCC is located at the City of Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center. The organization manages the museum at the Center and provides interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship and the Hopperstad Stave Church replica**. In 2009 the Clay County Historical Society and the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center merged to form the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. http://www.hcscconline.org
Since its founding in 1946, the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT) has provided a wide range of theatrical experiences to the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area and surrounding rural communities. FMCT has a rich and deep history in the region, as the oldest and largest community theatre in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. The mission of the organization is “Providing theatrical and educational opportunities to engage and enrich the greater community.” FMCT continues to be the largest and longest running community theatre and commits to community productions that will engage and enrich the greater community. We invite you to join us for one of our productions or get involved by
Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre
333 4th St S
Since its founding in 1946, the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT) has provided a wide range of theatrical experiences to the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area and surrounding rural communities. FMCT has a rich and deep history in the region, as the oldest and largest community theatre in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. The mission of the organization is “Providing theatrical and educational opportunities to engage and enrich the greater community.” FMCT continues to be the largest and longest running community theatre and commits to community productions that will engage and enrich the greater community. We invite you to join us for one of our productions or get involved by
Theatre B is a non-profit organization that engages regional audiences through innovate theatrical productions that are artistically and culturally invigorating. Theatre B seeks to be an established professional theatre built around a resident ensemble and enmeshed in the cultural fabric of our community. Theatre B values: * Creative work of high artistic integrity. * A healthy ensemble and intentional family. * Thought provoking art as inspiration for social action. * Stewardship of all resources. * The theatre as an integral part of a healthy cultural community. * The continuing development of emerging artists and displaced professionals.
Theatre B
215 10th Street North
Theatre B is a non-profit organization that engages regional audiences through innovate theatrical productions that are artistically and culturally invigorating. Theatre B seeks to be an established professional theatre built around a resident ensemble and enmeshed in the cultural fabric of our community. Theatre B values: * Creative work of high artistic integrity. * A healthy ensemble and intentional family. * Thought provoking art as inspiration for social action. * Stewardship of all resources. * The theatre as an integral part of a healthy cultural community. * The continuing development of emerging artists and displaced professionals.
Kringen Lodge #25 Sons of Norway is a cultural fraternal organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and perpetuation of Norwegian culture through a variety of activities. Sons of Norway was organized as a fraternal benefit society by 18 Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 16, 1895. The purposes and goals of the Founding Fathers were to protect members of Sons of Norway and their families from the financial hardships experienced during times of sickness or death in the family. Over time, the mission of Sons of Norway was expanded to include the preservation of Norwegian heritage and culture in our Society. We have grown since our beginning and are now the largest Norwegian organization outside Norway. Lunch served Monday - Friday 11:30 - 1:00; live music Thursday even wings in the Troll Lounge. Call for special events.
Sons of Norway
722 2nd Ave N
Kringen Lodge #25 Sons of Norway is a cultural fraternal organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and perpetuation of Norwegian culture through a variety of activities. Sons of Norway was organized as a fraternal benefit society by 18 Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 16, 1895. The purposes and goals of the Founding Fathers were to protect members of Sons of Norway and their families from the financial hardships experienced during times of sickness or death in the family. Over time, the mission of Sons of Norway was expanded to include the preservation of Norwegian heritage and culture in our Society. We have grown since our beginning and are now the largest Norwegian organization outside Norway. Lunch served Monday - Friday 11:30 - 1:00; live music Thursday even wings in the Troll Lounge. Call for special events.
Drinks & Nightlife
For the adventurous, North Dakota beer with an Irish spirit!
If there’s a cornerstone in Downtown Fargo, Dempsey’s Pubic House is it. The Fargo-Moorhead area's favorite Irish pub, Dempsey’s features a friendly atmosphere with great food and live entertainment. Opened in 2006, Dempsey’s quickly became central to the renaissance of Downtown Fargo. The pub is located just steps away from the historic Fargo Theatre, and has become the meeting spot for everyone who lives and works downtown. The pub itself features a full Chicago-style bar menu, and a wide selection of great tap beers and cocktails. Nightly entertainment includes live music, karaoke, and bar games and trivia.
Dempsey's Public House
226 Broadway North
If there’s a cornerstone in Downtown Fargo, Dempsey’s Pubic House is it. The Fargo-Moorhead area's favorite Irish pub, Dempsey’s features a friendly atmosphere with great food and live entertainment. Opened in 2006, Dempsey’s quickly became central to the renaissance of Downtown Fargo. The pub is located just steps away from the historic Fargo Theatre, and has become the meeting spot for everyone who lives and works downtown. The pub itself features a full Chicago-style bar menu, and a wide selection of great tap beers and cocktails. Nightly entertainment includes live music, karaoke, and bar games and trivia.
Located in historic downtown Fargo, ND, Proof Artisan Distillers produces vodka, gin, whiskey, bourbon and liqueurs from local products: potatoes, barley and corn. The facility offers an incredible distillery destination opportunity. Your experience will include locally produced and nationally awarded spirits, handcrafted award-winning cocktails, along with impeccable dining. http://www.proofdistillers.com/home.html
Proof Artisan Distillers
414 4th Ave N
Located in historic downtown Fargo, ND, Proof Artisan Distillers produces vodka, gin, whiskey, bourbon and liqueurs from local products: potatoes, barley and corn. The facility offers an incredible distillery destination opportunity. Your experience will include locally produced and nationally awarded spirits, handcrafted award-winning cocktails, along with impeccable dining. http://www.proofdistillers.com/home.html
Front Street Taproom showcases the impressive amount of great beer being brewed in the FM area and surrounding region. With a commitment to support local small business, all 30 taps feature beer, cider and kombucha produced in Minnesota and North Dakota. We also have a selection of local and regional wine and snacks. Located in historic downtown Fargo on Main Ave, (formerly called Front Street) with daily events, happy hour specials, live music on the weekends, and an awesome assortment of uniquely crafted beers, Front Street Taproom will be your new favorite spot to kick back with friends and colleagues. Cheers! https://www.frontstreettaproom.com
Front Street Taproom
614 Main Ave
Front Street Taproom showcases the impressive amount of great beer being brewed in the FM area and surrounding region. With a commitment to support local small business, all 30 taps feature beer, cider and kombucha produced in Minnesota and North Dakota. We also have a selection of local and regional wine and snacks. Located in historic downtown Fargo on Main Ave, (formerly called Front Street) with daily events, happy hour specials, live music on the weekends, and an awesome assortment of uniquely crafted beers, Front Street Taproom will be your new favorite spot to kick back with friends and colleagues. Cheers! https://www.frontstreettaproom.com
From a garage to a full fledged brewery in five short years sums up a dream come true for us Fargo natives with our heart set on bringing craft brewing to the heartland. It was a like-mindedness that brought our paths together, and a Midwestern work ethic that maintained that path, through thick and thin, to see an idea through and bring as fine a product as we can to our home. Ah hell, it’s just beer, chief. Bottoms up. http://fargobrewing.com
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Fargo Brewing Company
610 North University Drive
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From a garage to a full fledged brewery in five short years sums up a dream come true for us Fargo natives with our heart set on bringing craft brewing to the heartland. It was a like-mindedness that brought our paths together, and a Midwestern work ethic that maintained that path, through thick and thin, to see an idea through and bring as fine a product as we can to our home. Ah hell, it’s just beer, chief. Bottoms up. http://fargobrewing.com
We are a taproom-based brewery, focused on brewing experimental styles for a constantly rotating tap menu. Junkyard Brewing Co. started operations in 2013, and since then we have expanded to our current location where we opened our taproom and have been steadily increasing capacity. https://www.junkyardbeer.com
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Junkyard Brewing Company
1416 1st Ave N
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We are a taproom-based brewery, focused on brewing experimental styles for a constantly rotating tap menu. Junkyard Brewing Co. started operations in 2013, and since then we have expanded to our current location where we opened our taproom and have been steadily increasing capacity. https://www.junkyardbeer.com
Cheap drinks. Strong drinks. Frequent live music. And meat raffles. Did you get that? Meat raffles!
VFW
202 Broadway N
Cheap drinks. Strong drinks. Frequent live music. And meat raffles. Did you get that? Meat raffles!
It's the Troll Bar at the Sons of Norway Lodge! Fargo is home to one of the country's largest Sons of Norway Lodge, and the Troll Bar, with cheap drinks, troll decor, and occasional live music, is where the stoic Scandanavians cut lose.
Sons of Norway
722 2nd Ave N
It's the Troll Bar at the Sons of Norway Lodge! Fargo is home to one of the country's largest Sons of Norway Lodge, and the Troll Bar, with cheap drinks, troll decor, and occasional live music, is where the stoic Scandanavians cut lose.
Recognized as ND's best "dive bar", Empire Tavern opened in 1964. That year's also just about the last time anything but the prices changed, likely including the mop water, which gives the bar a certain glorious, lived-in charm. The ventilation ducts still lord over the long bar, with old-school beer mirrors and neon signs packed onto the wood-paneled walls. This is a place that's known for its ultra-stiff cocktails, meaning it's also a place known for people overdoing it and being asked to leave before they're done drinking. Luckily, there's a liquor store next door, too.
Empire Tavern
424 Broadway N
Recognized as ND's best "dive bar", Empire Tavern opened in 1964. That year's also just about the last time anything but the prices changed, likely including the mop water, which gives the bar a certain glorious, lived-in charm. The ventilation ducts still lord over the long bar, with old-school beer mirrors and neon signs packed onto the wood-paneled walls. This is a place that's known for its ultra-stiff cocktails, meaning it's also a place known for people overdoing it and being asked to leave before they're done drinking. Luckily, there's a liquor store next door, too.
Not a brewery technically...but instead a cidery. North Dakota's 1st Urban Cidery and Cider Bar. Located in the established neighborhood of Downtown Fargo. Directly on the east side of the Prairie Co-Op. We reside in a fully renovated and preserved Historical Stable of Downtown Fargo. The building was built between 1905 and 1910. The material used to renovate the taproom space is original walls, tables, joists, etc. Look for the plaque in the taproom that contains the pieces of history we found in the walls and flooring during demo.
Wild Terra Cider
6 12th St N
Not a brewery technically...but instead a cidery. North Dakota's 1st Urban Cidery and Cider Bar. Located in the established neighborhood of Downtown Fargo. Directly on the east side of the Prairie Co-Op. We reside in a fully renovated and preserved Historical Stable of Downtown Fargo. The building was built between 1905 and 1910. The material used to renovate the taproom space is original walls, tables, joists, etc. Look for the plaque in the taproom that contains the pieces of history we found in the walls and flooring during demo.
A brew hall not to be missed. Opened in September 2018 in a reclaimed historic building, enjoy freshly brewed beer on site, for trucks, entertainment and yard games (weather permitting).
Drekker Brewing Co. - Brewhalla
1666 1st Ave N
A brew hall not to be missed. Opened in September 2018 in a reclaimed historic building, enjoy freshly brewed beer on site, for trucks, entertainment and yard games (weather permitting).
Cozy bar with tasty cocktails, Heggie’s pizza, and $3 Hamms. Come hang.
Harold's On Main
1330 Main Ave
Cozy bar with tasty cocktails, Heggie’s pizza, and $3 Hamms. Come hang.
For the adventurous, North Dakota beer with an Irish spirit!
Drumconrath Brewing Co
For the adventurous, North Dakota beer with an Irish spirit!
It feels like a party in a basement, in 1975, because it is a basement with a 1975 vibe. Think "Marge" from the Fargo movie, add an eclectic appetizer menu that includes buttered lefse and pickled eggs, and cocktails inspired by the 1970's.
Marge's Bar
212 Roberts Alley
It feels like a party in a basement, in 1975, because it is a basement with a 1975 vibe. Think "Marge" from the Fargo movie, add an eclectic appetizer menu that includes buttered lefse and pickled eggs, and cocktails inspired by the 1970's.
Parks & Nature
Fargo’s oldest park located in the beautiful downtown area. Island Park was part of the original townsite of Fargo platted out by the Northern Pacific Railroad. Jacob Lowell, Jr. and J.B. Power interceded with the railroad and the area that is now Island Park was deeded to the city for a park. http://www.fargoparks.com/facilities-recreation/island-park.html
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Island Park
598 1st Ave S
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Fargo’s oldest park located in the beautiful downtown area. Island Park was part of the original townsite of Fargo platted out by the Northern Pacific Railroad. Jacob Lowell, Jr. and J.B. Power interceded with the railroad and the area that is now Island Park was deeded to the city for a park. http://www.fargoparks.com/facilities-recreation/island-park.html
Entertainment & Activities
Built in 1926 as a cinema and vaudeville theatre, the beautifully restored Fargo Theatre now serves as an art house theatre featuring independent and foreign film. The Theatre is also Fargo’s hottest downtown venue for concerts and other live events. In spring of 2009, the Fargo Theatre opened a second auditorium. The Fargo Theatre is a non-profit organization and was placed on the National Register of Historical Places by the United States Department of the Interior. http://fargotheatre.org
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Fargo Theatre
314 Broadway North
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Built in 1926 as a cinema and vaudeville theatre, the beautifully restored Fargo Theatre now serves as an art house theatre featuring independent and foreign film. The Theatre is also Fargo’s hottest downtown venue for concerts and other live events. In spring of 2009, the Fargo Theatre opened a second auditorium. The Fargo Theatre is a non-profit organization and was placed on the National Register of Historical Places by the United States Department of the Interior. http://fargotheatre.org
We are an independent minor league baseball in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball Clubs. Our games are about family fun in an outdoor environment. Fun for fans of all ages! http://www.fmredhawks.com
Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks
1515 15th Ave N
We are an independent minor league baseball in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball Clubs. Our games are about family fun in an outdoor environment. Fun for fans of all ages! http://www.fmredhawks.com
We are independent voices who want to promote the fine dining, shopping, great bars and live music venues in Fargo-Moorhead. The downtown district has an eclectic mix of shopping, entertainment and great places to work and live. https://fargounderground.com/fargo-underground/
Electric Underground
3109 13th Ave S
We are independent voices who want to promote the fine dining, shopping, great bars and live music venues in Fargo-Moorhead. The downtown district has an eclectic mix of shopping, entertainment and great places to work and live. https://fargounderground.com/fargo-underground/
The Red River Zoo has experienced steady, continuous growth and is now 22 developed acres and featuring a collection of approximately 89 species from around the world. Focusing almost exclusively on cold climate species, the Red River Zoo has a unique collection and has had impressive success in breeding some of the worlds rare and endangered species, including Chinese Red Pandas, Pallas’ Cats and Sichuan Takin. In 2013, the Red River Zoo received an Outstanding Achievement award in the Edward H. Bean Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for our conservation work with Chinese Red Pandas. The Zoo features a series of outdoor exhibits with indoor viewing areas located throughout.
Red River Zoo
4255 23rd Ave S
The Red River Zoo has experienced steady, continuous growth and is now 22 developed acres and featuring a collection of approximately 89 species from around the world. Focusing almost exclusively on cold climate species, the Red River Zoo has a unique collection and has had impressive success in breeding some of the worlds rare and endangered species, including Chinese Red Pandas, Pallas’ Cats and Sichuan Takin. In 2013, the Red River Zoo received an Outstanding Achievement award in the Edward H. Bean Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for our conservation work with Chinese Red Pandas. The Zoo features a series of outdoor exhibits with indoor viewing areas located throughout.
Outdoor concert venue with 3,000 cozy seats.
Bluestem Center for the Arts
801 50th Ave S
Outdoor concert venue with 3,000 cozy seats.
The Aquarium’s mission is to bring original, cutting edge music to the area to foster an inspired, diverse and creative community. The venue, established in 2006, is North Dakota’s number one source for live music. Located in the heart of downtown Fargo, it hosts more national, regional and local artists than any other venue in the state. Past performers include Father John Misty, Bon Iver, The Melvins, Prof, Built To Spill, Band of Horses, Trampled By Turtles and hundreds of other acclaimed acts. The Aquarium is independently owned and operated. Its staff includes three core promoters and one production director. Dempsey’s Public House, located below The Aquarium, supports the venue with bar staff and business management. Both The Aquarium and Dempsey’s have been awarded “Best Music Venue” and “Best Bar,” respectively, several years in row by the High Plains Reader.
The Aquarium
226 N Broadway Dr
The Aquarium’s mission is to bring original, cutting edge music to the area to foster an inspired, diverse and creative community. The venue, established in 2006, is North Dakota’s number one source for live music. Located in the heart of downtown Fargo, it hosts more national, regional and local artists than any other venue in the state. Past performers include Father John Misty, Bon Iver, The Melvins, Prof, Built To Spill, Band of Horses, Trampled By Turtles and hundreds of other acclaimed acts. The Aquarium is independently owned and operated. Its staff includes three core promoters and one production director. Dempsey’s Public House, located below The Aquarium, supports the venue with bar staff and business management. Both The Aquarium and Dempsey’s have been awarded “Best Music Venue” and “Best Bar,” respectively, several years in row by the High Plains Reader.
The Aquarium’s mission is to bring original, cutting edge music to the area to foster an inspired, diverse and creative community. The venue, established in 2006, is North Dakota’s number one source for live music. Located in the heart of downtown Fargo, it hosts more national, regional and local artists than any other venue in the state. Past performers include Father John Misty, Bon Iver, The Melvins, Prof, Built To Spill, Band of Horses, Trampled By Turtles and hundreds of other acclaimed acts. The Aquarium is independently owned and operated. Its staff includes three core promoters and one production director. Dempsey’s Public House, located below The Aquarium, supports the venue with bar staff and business management. Both The Aquarium and Dempsey’s have been awarded “Best Music Venue” and “Best Bar,” respectively, several years in row by the High Plains Reader.
The Aquarium
226 N Broadway Dr
The Aquarium’s mission is to bring original, cutting edge music to the area to foster an inspired, diverse and creative community. The venue, established in 2006, is North Dakota’s number one source for live music. Located in the heart of downtown Fargo, it hosts more national, regional and local artists than any other venue in the state. Past performers include Father John Misty, Bon Iver, The Melvins, Prof, Built To Spill, Band of Horses, Trampled By Turtles and hundreds of other acclaimed acts. The Aquarium is independently owned and operated. Its staff includes three core promoters and one production director. Dempsey’s Public House, located below The Aquarium, supports the venue with bar staff and business management. Both The Aquarium and Dempsey’s have been awarded “Best Music Venue” and “Best Bar,” respectively, several years in row by the High Plains Reader.
Bluestem Center for the Arts is a first-class arts venue complete with outdoor stages, a 3,000 seat amphitheater, and a unique indoor educational center that serves as both a performance venue and rental facility. Bluestem is nestled along the Red River of the North in Moorhead, Minnesota. The grounds of the Center include beautiful river views, grassy meadows, woods and wildlife.
Bluestem Amphitheater
800 50th Avenue South
Bluestem Center for the Arts is a first-class arts venue complete with outdoor stages, a 3,000 seat amphitheater, and a unique indoor educational center that serves as both a performance venue and rental facility. Bluestem is nestled along the Red River of the North in Moorhead, Minnesota. The grounds of the Center include beautiful river views, grassy meadows, woods and wildlife.
Local One of a Kind Shopping
Some of our favorite locally owned shops, many operated by friends of ours. Shop locally!
Zandbroz Variety is our personal antidote to a Walmart world. We carry a mix of books, toys, stationery, bath & body, home decor and so much more.All of this is housed in our two locations in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls, SD & Fargo, ND.
Zandbroz Variety
420 Broadway N
Zandbroz Variety is our personal antidote to a Walmart world. We carry a mix of books, toys, stationery, bath & body, home decor and so much more.All of this is housed in our two locations in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls, SD & Fargo, ND.
Our local shop opened downtown Fargo in August of 2012! We feature modern handmade, creative workshops, private parties, and cupcakes from Bakeology. We got our start with our first indie/modern handmade craft fest here in Fargo, ND in March of 2010! The adventure continued with a brick and mortar shop opening in Fargo in 2012 and now an additional location in beautiful downtown Sioux Falls in 2015. We have furthered this adventure to inspire creativity with an annual adult summer camp, weekly workshops, late night craft parties, and whatever else we dream up over a cup of coffee!
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408 Broadway North
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Our local shop opened downtown Fargo in August of 2012! We feature modern handmade, creative workshops, private parties, and cupcakes from Bakeology. We got our start with our first indie/modern handmade craft fest here in Fargo, ND in March of 2010! The adventure continued with a brick and mortar shop opening in Fargo in 2012 and now an additional location in beautiful downtown Sioux Falls in 2015. We have furthered this adventure to inspire creativity with an annual adult summer camp, weekly workshops, late night craft parties, and whatever else we dream up over a cup of coffee!
The Red River Market is a farmers' market in Downtown Fargo with a mission to create a space for all community members to experience the joys of locally produced food. Visit us Saturdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm July 8 - October 28. BROADWAY AND 4TH AVE N DOWNTOWN FARGO, ND
Red River Market
409 Broadway N
The Red River Market is a farmers' market in Downtown Fargo with a mission to create a space for all community members to experience the joys of locally produced food. Visit us Saturdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm July 8 - October 28. BROADWAY AND 4TH AVE N DOWNTOWN FARGO, ND
From used and new records to turntables, cartridges, and styluses. Vinyl Giant is the FM area's premiere destination for everything vinyl. We also have receivers, speakers, headphones, record maintenance, and hifi accessories for sale. Along with sales we offer repair/maintenance work for hifi equipment and turntables.
Vinyl Giant Records
626 2nd Ave N
From used and new records to turntables, cartridges, and styluses. Vinyl Giant is the FM area's premiere destination for everything vinyl. We also have receivers, speakers, headphones, record maintenance, and hifi accessories for sale. Along with sales we offer repair/maintenance work for hifi equipment and turntables.
The Stabo specializes in selling gift items imported from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Most of the merchandise is made in one of these countries or has a distinctive Scandinavian style to it. The selection of items includes glassware,jewelry,sweaters, woodcarvings, novelties, linens, rosemaling, candy, chocolate, food, books and many other unique gift items.
Stabo Scandinavian Imports Inc.
406 Broadway N
The Stabo specializes in selling gift items imported from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Most of the merchandise is made in one of these countries or has a distinctive Scandinavian style to it. The selection of items includes glassware,jewelry,sweaters, woodcarvings, novelties, linens, rosemaling, candy, chocolate, food, books and many other unique gift items.
Local Artists, Local Art Gallery 4 is a cooperative gallery owned-and-operated by member artists. All of the artists are local & have a variety of professional experiences, backgrounds and mediums. The "Made in Fargo" gift shop features smaller unique local art treasures. Gallery 4 is a cooperative gallery owned-and-operated by the 12 member artists. All of our artists are local & have a variety of professional experiences, backgrounds and mediums. Each artist takes turns working the gallery showroom, so we can greet customers and make their art experience enjoyable. Visit our “Made in Fargo” Gift Shop which features smaller, unique, local art and handmade gifts created by some of the area’s most notable artists.
Gallery 4 Ltd
115 Roberts St N
Local Artists, Local Art Gallery 4 is a cooperative gallery owned-and-operated by member artists. All of the artists are local & have a variety of professional experiences, backgrounds and mediums. The "Made in Fargo" gift shop features smaller unique local art treasures. Gallery 4 is a cooperative gallery owned-and-operated by the 12 member artists. All of our artists are local & have a variety of professional experiences, backgrounds and mediums. Each artist takes turns working the gallery showroom, so we can greet customers and make their art experience enjoyable. Visit our “Made in Fargo” Gift Shop which features smaller, unique, local art and handmade gifts created by some of the area’s most notable artists.
The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, 10:30am to 5:30pm. We are an artist collective gallery that sells fine art in the historic Dakota Business College, in the SoMa District Downtown Fargo, ND.
Dakota Fine Art
11 8th St S
The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, 10:30am to 5:30pm. We are an artist collective gallery that sells fine art in the historic Dakota Business College, in the SoMa District Downtown Fargo, ND.
Greetings from The Red Silo! My name is Bobbi Jo Cody. My husband Todd and I have combined his love of photography and graphic design with my love of decorating and food to form our business. The Red Silo is located at 12 Broadway N in bustling Downtown Fargo, ND. You will find an eclectic mix of décor, candles, jewelry, clothing, food, and opportunities to take part in our Silo Socials. Our Silo Socials are events for adults to gather to learn, create, and relax with friends. We welcome you to stop in or explore our website and Facebook page to learn more about all the wonderful things happening here.
Red Silo Studio
12 Broadway N
Greetings from The Red Silo! My name is Bobbi Jo Cody. My husband Todd and I have combined his love of photography and graphic design with my love of decorating and food to form our business. The Red Silo is located at 12 Broadway N in bustling Downtown Fargo, ND. You will find an eclectic mix of décor, candles, jewelry, clothing, food, and opportunities to take part in our Silo Socials. Our Silo Socials are events for adults to gather to learn, create, and relax with friends. We welcome you to stop in or explore our website and Facebook page to learn more about all the wonderful things happening here.
Locally owned record shop with new and used vinyl, cds, dvds, cassettes, incense, posters, t-shirts, turntables and more. We have the best selection of new vinyl in Fargo. We want to buy your USED records, CDs, cassettes and DVDs. In biz since 2007.
Orange Records Inc
641 1st Ave N
Locally owned record shop with new and used vinyl, cds, dvds, cassettes, incense, posters, t-shirts, turntables and more. We have the best selection of new vinyl in Fargo. We want to buy your USED records, CDs, cassettes and DVDs. In biz since 2007.
Getting Around
What is bike sharing? Bike sharing is a great way to get around! It’s a bike that’s there when you need it and gone when you don’t. Grab a bike near you, ride to your destination, and dock the bike at any nearby station. How do I sign up? If you just want to ride for the day, purchase a ride at any station touchscreen using your Visa or MasterCard. Rides are only $4 an hour! Ride as little or as long as you like.
Great Rides Bike Share
400 1st Ave S
What is bike sharing? Bike sharing is a great way to get around! It’s a bike that’s there when you need it and gone when you don’t. Grab a bike near you, ride to your destination, and dock the bike at any nearby station. How do I sign up? If you just want to ride for the day, purchase a ride at any station touchscreen using your Visa or MasterCard. Rides are only $4 an hour! Ride as little or as long as you like.