Best Rock Club
First Avenue still rules the roost when it comes to the Twin Cities' top rock-out spots. And with improved lower-level, stage-left sight lines, the same great sound system, and a formidable concert and event schedule as always, plus the welcome addition of the adjacent Depot as a pregame spot, the club Prince made famous has only gotten better in recent years. Whether you're out to headbang during a metal show or pop-and-lock to some dance music, you won't find a better-looking or -sounding place to do it than the corner of Seventh Street and First Avenue. In fact, considering the recent upgrades, about the only thing that could dislodge First Avenue from the top spot in future years would be a dramatic increase in the price of PBR tallboys.