Closest to downtown, around the Target Center (home of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves as well as a popular concert venue for major bands), the streets turn into a lively entertainment district on weekend nights - one with a definite GLBT presence but an uneasy air of rowdiness nonetheless. You will find one quite sophisticated gay lounge in this district, JetSet Bar (115 1st St. N, 612-339-3933), which draws a trendy, well-heeled bunch to its smart, white-brick interior. Mod-lighting and low chairs and cocktail tables create a swanky vibe, and JetSet has a popular 18-and-over night on Fridays.
A newer addition, at least to the edge of Warehouse District, is Target Field, which in 2010 became the new home of Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins. It's just across I-394 from the Target Center.