HOW DO I CONTACT THE ORGANIZERS OF GGR FEST?
girlsgotrhythmfest [at] gmail [dot] com
VISITING FROM A FARAWAY LAND?
Places to Stay Nearby
LOOKING TO MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT?
Here are some of our suggestions for things to do in the Twin Cities.
Eclipse Records: 381 Wabasha St. N., St. Paul; (651) 224-2500
Right next door to the Amsterdam Bar and Hall, Eclipse has gone through a few incarnations, but now thrives as a vinyl-only shop. Yelp Listing
Mr. Zero’s: 1744 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville; (651) 489-0207
The music industry’s preference for recorded media has changed over the years, and Mr. Zero’s carries all of it. A veritable pop culture den. Yelp Listing
Restaurants and Bars
The Amsterdam Bar and Hall, which will host GGR Fest, carries a solid menu of Dutch-inspired treats and plenty of great beers. Check out their weekend brunch and Bloody Mary bar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday! Yelp Listing
The Blue Door Pub: 1811 Selby Ave., St. Paul; (651) 493-1865
A wide-range of taps, a solid menu of creative burgers and ridiculous happy hours deals make the tiny neighborhood bar worth the trip. Yelp Listing
W.A. Frost And Company: 374 Selby Ave, St. Paul
Capturing the turn-of-the-century charm that defines the architecture of St. Paul, W.A. Frost And Company combines fine dining, beautifully utilitarian architecture, and quite possibly the best patio in the universe to create an atmosphere of tastefully dated sophistication. Yelp Listing
Mickey’s Diner: 36 West 7th St, St. Paul
Should you find yourself famished after a long day of rhythm-having girls, there’s no place more convenient, historic, or yummy than Mickey’s Diner, a train-car style greasy spoon in the middle of Downtown St. Paul, furnished with padded barstools and grumpy line cooks alike. The perfect destination for your late-nite patty melt compulsions. Yelp Listing
La Cucaracha Mexican Restaurante (WARNING: THIS LINK CONTAINS A LOUD, OBNOXIOUS JINGLE ADVERTISING THE RESTAURANT IN QUESTION): Despite the aforementioned loud, obnoxious jingle, it’s necessary to list La Cucaracha here because, quite simply, it might the best Latin restaurant in Minnesota. Oh, and they make a strong martini. Yelp Listing
GETTING TO ST. PAUL
- The Amsterdam Bar and Hall is at 6 W. 6th Street in downtown St. Paul. (See map here.)
- Minneapolis-St. Paul International is the airport to fly in/out of. A cab from the airport to downtown St. Paul is about $25-30.
- Metro Transit buses and light rail also service the airport, however the light rail will only take you to Minneapolis, not St. Paul. Several busses do go from the airport to St. Paul, though.
- For a cab around town, try try Suburban Taxi or Blue and White. Not all cab companies service both Minneapolis and St. Paul–so you’ll want to double-check that when you call one.
- If you’re driving, keep in mind that traffic might be tricky if you are arriving on Friday during rush hour.
- If you are staying in Minneapolis, you’ll have a good 20-minute drive to and from the club. The Amsterdam is located on the eastern side of St. Paul, and Minneapolis is across the river west of St. Paul. Make sure you allow ample transportation time!
- The Lawson ramp is adjacent to the Amsterdam Bar and Hall. Enter on 5th Street (south of the club). Ask at the bar for three hours worth of parking validation.
- Parking meters in downtown St. Paul are generally free after 4:30 p.m.