Debuting in 1937 as an ultra-cool art deco inspired bus station in downtown Minneapolis, “First Avenue” is the area’s premier small live music venue for break-out national acts and up and coming local bands. It converted to a club and performance place in 1970, as “The Depot,” later “Uncle Sam’s,” and “Sam’s” prior to being retagged at “7th Avenue” in 1981. The locale was were Minnesota artist “Prince” launched his career, and the site was featured heavily in Prince’s feature film “Purple Rain.”
Next door to the club, the Depot Tavern serves up hearty grub to show goers and area denizens, and is open daily from 11A – 2A.
Prior to seeing Celtic punk band “Flogging Molly“, Burgerdogniece dropped into the Depot Tavern for the “Breakfast Burger”, a 1/3 pound Angus burger topped with bacon, fried egg, American cheese on Texas toast. Burgers and sandwiches are served with Kettle Chips, but you can upgrade to a choice of potatoes, slaw or soup for additional coin. Full menu is here.
Report was that the burger patty in itself was ultra nice, though the egg topper was not served as ordered and service in general was incredibly slow, but the house was packed.
Depot Tavern Review