15 NE Fourth St, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541344.988977 -93.255136
Ground Zero: Thu-Sat 10pm-2am
Front: Thu-Sat 11pm-2am
Neighborhoods: University, Nicollet Island
How do I found out more information? – Ground Zero certainly does not know how to market themselves, unless I'm missing something really obvious here. They don't appear to have any website at all, can't find them on Myspace and the info on Facebook is extremely lacking. They don't put up information on events until immediately preceding them, leaving no time to plan in advance to attend and those who maintain the Facebook page don't even bother writing event details at all - but upload a very low quality, tiny image where you can't even see any of the details of the event. Can anyone clue me in here or how else does everyone find out who/what bands come to play at this place?!! Really bad marketing here!!!
My favorite Bar, but needs some work – So I happen to love industrial/techno dance music and this is the place to be. I love bondage-a-go-go Saturday nights and all the awesome people there. Overall, I've had some intensely fun and interesting nights there! That being said, the staff is honestly pretty rude and elitist. Be fair warned that no matter how humble, kind, and open minded you may try to be, people will stick their nose up to you if you don't look "alternative." Sometimes it is kinda of dead, but I think they just need to advertise a little more and have friendlier service...that's all :)
Potential but falls short – I have gone to Ground Zero a few dozen times, everytime hoping for more and being disappointed. I have been going to goth and industrial clubs for over 20 years now, on both coasts and other countries. When I first moved to Minneapolis I heard people raving about how great it was, but I do not see it. It might be great for the Hot Topic generation who are under the belief that nine inch nails and marilyn manson are industrial or goth, but for someone that knows the genres and has grown up on it it is a big dissapointment. There seems to be a bsaic playlist with a few songs switched around from time to time , all the songs are basic safe "top 40 industrial" songs, when they actually do play industrial, I have yet to hear more than 3 actual goth rock songs the entire time I have been going. It is disappointing and not worth the cover charge.
midnight muse shakedown – i've been going to ground zero about 20 years now, but will have to switch to chambers because of the bait and switch practices ground zero has lately used for their cover. one recent example: on the midnight muse event on july 17 they charged $12 (over 21) and $14 (under 21) at the door. the show was advertised at $6/$8 (their usual cover) on the city pages web site, the secrets of the city web site, and in print. i was also told over the phone that very afternoon when i called them that it would be $6. i told the cashier girl and the guy stamping hands at the entrance this to no avail, it was gonna be $24 for my girlfiend and i. they were so unapologetic about the shakedown we left on principle
Great FOOD!!! – The Front for food was great!! The Music was super good!!!! We sat at one of the tables next to the window and it was great. The menu has something for everyone.. The chef come out and talked with us and was very nice!!! Going back!!!!
Northeast Neighborhood Oddity – Imagine an establishment conceived by Anne Rice and Quentin Tarantino and you have Ground Zero. This dark haunt plays great music and serves up moderately priced and well poured drinks by a quick and friendly staff. The clientele is an unusual mix of people - the bulk of which can be best described as former Goth high school kids that have no other outlet now that they are in college...but don't let this deter you.
The 'upstairs' show is quite strange, but the whole experience may be a perfect ending to a pub crawl with the right people.
great synthpop and electronic music !!!!!!! DE/VISION live @@ Ground ZERO!!! :) – I am a huge fan of electronic/synthpop music, love Depeche Mode, DE/VISION, Erasure, Mesh, Iris, Melotron, VNV Nation, Human League, Information Society, Alphaville and soooo oooon............ Unfortunately there are no places in town BESIDES Ground Zero who plays this type of music.......... Ground Zero has bands like VNV Nation, And One, Combichrist performed before... and still have more to come...
*** On Feb 21/2008 they will have DE/VISION live at the venue!!! Freezepop is coming too... ***
Check it out.
fun spot an diverse – , love the patio and selection on menu. Great parking and location. Service was great also. I would go back again and again. ALos enjoy the shows and locationa as you can go to the times and other spots
Not Recommended AT ALL! – Sure, if you'd like to spend a night in "HELL" with bad bartending, then this is the place for you! I have always been, and still am, disgusted with the atmosphere and pig-headed people who work at this toilet-bowl. One would think a so-called "GOTH" could make a decent Bloody Mary! You stink, "Ground Zero", literally~
Tons of fun – Even if you're a little skeptical, go! This place is fabulous for dancing. The music is dark and eminently danceable, and the people are friendly and laid-back. Everyone dances up a storm. I can't say more for this fun club. I've become a regular on Saturday nights. It's the place to dance.
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