Downtown Fargo is a must-see when visiting the area! It’s home to the iconic Fargo Theatre (yes, the one that has the marquee you see in all the photos) along with several trendy eateries and quirky boutiques. To make things a little more fun and convenient, Downtown Fargo now has gift cards available that can be redeemed at pretty much any downtown establishment.
FOOD & DRINK
Grab a bite to eat at Wurst Bier Hall, Vinyl Taco, BernBaum’s or one of the many other locally-owned eateries. Oh, and if it’s lunchtime on a Thursday and you like pie, head to Sons of Norway. Thursdays are “Pie Day” at the Norwegian lodge and they serve some of the best pie around.
North Dakota’s first vegan restaurant is located in downtown Fargo. Green House Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and a variety of desserts and baked goods – all vegan!
Looking for a place to have a drink and unwind? Try Twist, The Boiler Room, Dempsey’s or Front Street Taproom. If it’s summertime, check out Sky Prairie, the rooftop bar at the Hotel Donaldson.
Downtown Fargo is also home to a couple breweries and a distillery. Sip on some local beer at Drekker Brewing Company or Fargo Brewing Company or have a handcrafted cocktail at Proof Artisan Distillers.
Downtown Fargo has blocks of boutiques to browse. South of Main Avenue on historic 8th street, you’ll find ONYX + PEARL, Violet Vintage and Downtown Diva. Nichole’s Fine Pastry is also on that block – stop in for coffee, tea or one of their irresistible treats!
Along Main Avenue between Broadway and 8th street are Kittsona, LOT 2029, Mint + Basil and Jessie Blue. Some of the shops located along Broadway include Fowler’s Heritage Company, Pinch & Pour, The Red Silo, Unglued and Zandbroz.
SIGHTSEEING & ATTRACTIONS
You’ll see plenty of fine sights just strolling around downtown, but a couple of noteworthy things are the Plains Art Museum and, of course, the Historic Fargo Theatre. If you’re into street art, definitely check out all the murals in the downtown area.
For a fun, quick and easy way to get around downtown Fargo, try Great Rides bike share!
Explore and learn more about the history of downtown Fargo with these self-guided tours: