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
This smart spot is a pioneer of the burgeoning northeast Minneapolis nightlife. – In Short
Music is the order of the evening at this cavernous, industrial-chic space in northeast Minneapolis. National tours and DJs also occasionally hit the stage, playing anything from alternative to classics from the 1950s and '60s. Themes are anything but routine--Thursdays and Saturdays feature voyeuristic "Bondage a Go-Go" parties. Expect to see a young-ish, fashionable crowd enjoying reasonably priced stiff drinks and a constantly hopping dance floor.
Love it! – So I wouldn't normally go to a place with a description like this. Dark, goth, bondage...doesn't sound fun. Went one night with friends and this place is actually pretty awesome. The atmosphere, crowd is all very different. Cocktails, while strong, could use a little help. They are served in little plastic tumblers that are small little juice glasses. I don't know what else to say about this place. Try it if you're looking for something new and fun!
Lots to see and dance to – This place is two bars rolled into one. You have the Front which is a college type crowd hangout that plays mostly 70s and 80s dance music and the bar in back dripping in dark Industrial theme, has Goth heads and techno punks hopping around to hard edge beats.
The bar is a little run down and dark in some places but overall, there is a lot to see and dance to. From gays, straights, Goth to Yuppie, everyone gets along in this bar and no attitude is thrown about. Everyone is there to dance & have fun.
The service is pretty quick, hospitable and the prices are average.
Parking is very hard to find, especially after 9pm. Street parking or pay $$ at some lots.
With the huge atmospheric difference between bars & music, there is something for everybody at this place no matter who you are.
Spank me! – I love both ground zero and the front. Ground zero is a fun, relaxing and laid back club. It is very entertaining to one's curious mind. The front give a whole new setting which is fun for those who get board easily in the same spot. This is definatly a fun spot to go for a night on the town!
Saved by Zero – I personally love Ground Zero. It is the only place in the Twin Cities where people can be themselves. Almost everything goes. On most nights the music is excellent and fun to dance to. It is also the only place in the Twin Cities that has live entertainment without being a "strip club". From the upstairs Dom shows (which by the way IS real not staged) to the bondage a go-go performers, visiting this club is an experience. So if it's adventure and creativity you seek, go here!
downfall of ground zero – friday nite at ground zero was the only bona fide underground retro nite in the twin cities. film, music video & pop/club hits were all combined for an unbelievable experience.
as of october 2002, the retro nite has been scrapped, replaced with crap electroclash/techno (and the repeated playing of underworld "cowgirl" with an abrupt beginning everytime).
friday nites are now like a ghost town. i've stopped going. so should you.
Love it!! – These reviews are misleading! Yes, this bar is great, but it's not all about erotica and bondage. I've been to the Front several times and have LOVED it! Great music, interesting crowd (to say the least), rarely long waits for drinks, pleasant staff, not a huge meat market. All about DANCING! It's when you head to Ground Zero that it gets a little too goth-ish ... but I definitely give the Front a 10! Just watch out for old men wearing nothing but a g-string and flannel shirt.... ;)
9 – Erotic Personnafied
I dont even knwo where to start, great atmosphere, interesting people, great music and you can forget the upstairs lounge. There is no other bar to be in on a Saturday night. Upstairs is not for the timid, cant wait to go back. The upstairs "Hostess's" wont soon be forgot
The Front – . . .is easily 1 of the funnest places to dance in the Twin Cities. Good place to meet people w/o getting groped, like some places I could name!
Still the sexiest club in town! – Ground Zero's Bondage A-Go-Go is still the sexiest show in town. Even though the stage shows aren't what they used to be, the dance floor is filled with the sexiest women in the Twin Cities.
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