Hard Times Caf

1821 Riverside Avenue, Mpls. 612-341-9261

Hard Times Café is a coffee shop that appeals to everyone from punks to professors. With a low-key atmosphere and long business hours, the café is a late-night alternative to the bar and party scene. The café is collectively owned, meaning that each staff member has a share in the business. Therefore, each staff member has a say over what music is played, creating a unique hodge-podge of sound.

– Kari Petrie