​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Area Attractions​

​Meet​​​ Us In Minneapolis!​

Join the World Brewing Congress in the "City of Lakes" this summer and be sure to explore all Minneapolis has to offer. From its vibrant arts scene, musical legacy, ​famous mall, and ab​undance of craft breweries, Minneapolis has something for everyone. Learn more about what Minneapolis has to offer, and start planning your trip!

​Start Planning Your Trip​

​Dive into what the city of Minneapolis has to offer using the following resources. Don't forget to arrive early to attend one of WBC's pre-meeting events to explore the city on a local field trip or jumpstart your connections in a workshop.

Eat & Drink

Discover Minneapolis's vibrant culinary and beverage scene, where innovation meets tradition to create an unforgettable experience. 

Arts & Culture

Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts & culture of Minneapolis. 

  • Visit the nation's first-ever sculpture garden, which features the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry, created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, located across the street from the Walker Art Center

  • ​Tour the Mill City Museum, set within the ruins of what used to be the world's largest flour mill, which offers a historical, interactive look at what made Minneapolis the "Flour Milling Capital of the World."

  • Explore the city through its public art! ​Find murals and sculptures throughout every neighborhood in Minneapolis, including the ​Music Wall located right next to our host hotel!


​​​Minneapolis offers shopping at all levels, from mom-and-pop to a mega mall. Enjoy some retail therapy, but don't forget your souvenirs!

  • ​​​The Mall of America is one of the top tourist destinations in the country, welcoming over 40 million people annually! At the mall, you'll find 520 stores, 60 restaurants, and Nickelodeon Universe, the U.S.A.'s first indoor theme park.

Nature & Outdoors

​​​Known as the "City of Lakes," within Minnesota's "Land of 10,000 Lakes," you are never too far from the great outdoors in Minneapolis!​

  • ​Did you know Minnesota has more coastline than California, Hawaii, and Florida combined? You'll find 22 lakes in Minneapolis alone. Enjoy a shoreline walk or rent a kayak during your visit.

  • ​Looking for a great park? Great news you are never more than 6 blocks away from one of Minneapolis's 180 parks. Be sure to check out Minnehaha Regional Park, Minneapolis's oldest park, to see its namesake Minnehaha Falls


​​Did you know six professional sports teams call the Twin Cities home? Find games or tours during your visit. ​

Music & Nightlife ​

​​With famous acts like Prince, ​Bob Dylan, Atmosphere, Soul Asylum, and The Replacements, it's clear Minneapolis knows how to rock. Find venues and great nightlife during your visit! 

  • ​​​​Experience Prince's Minneapolis and catch a show at First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, where Prince's 1984 film "Purple Rain" performances were filmed. 

  • Are you a night owl? Find late-night adventures after the ​Hospitality suite closes using this nightlife guide.​​​

Local Craft Breweries

​Take the time to visit and support ASBC and Master Brewers member breweries throughout the Twin Cities! A special thank you to our WBC 2024 ​Beer Donors: 

WBC is hosted by the American Society of Brewing Chemists and Master Brewers Association of the Americas, with active participation by Brewery Convention of Japan, European Brewery Convention, and Institute of Brewing and Distilling