Triple Rock Social Club

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"Triple Rock" redirects here. For the bar in Berkeley, see Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse.
Triple Rock Social Club
Triple Rock Social Club logo.png
Address 629 Cedar Avenue
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°58′0.51″N 93°14′49.46″W / 44.9668083°N 93.2470722°W / 44.9668083; -93.2470722Coordinates: 44°58′0.51″N 93°14′49.46″W / 44.9668083°N 93.2470722°W / 44.9668083; -93.2470722
Type Nightclub/tavern
Opened 1998

The Triple Rock Social Club is a bar, music venue, and restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, co-owned by Gretchen Funk and Erik Funk of the punk band Dillinger Four.[1]

The club is mentioned in the Motion City Soundtrack song "Better Open the Door", as the "T-Rock" in the Doomtree song "Bangarang", and in the Limbeck song "Home Is Where The Van Is." The Bomb the Music Industry! four-part song "King of Minneapolis" is based on a night spent at the club by vocalist/guitarist Jeff Rosenstock. It is featured in the song "Seeing Double At The Triple Rock" by Fat Wreck Chords labelmates NOFX;[2] the video for the song was shot at the club.

The bar first opened in 1998.[1] It sells foreign and independently brewed beers and offers vegetarian/vegan dishes in addition to standard bar fare. The venue portion of the club opened in June 2003,[1] with Lifter Puller reuniting for the first show. The Triple Rock is a common venue for local and up-and-coming bands to play. Nationally known bands have also played at the club.

The name of the club is taken from the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. The Triple Rock Baptist Church (whose pastor is James Brown) is the site where the brothers receive their "mission from God".


  1. ^ a b c Simon, Leslie (2009). Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes—from Punk to Indie and Everything in Between (1st ed.). New York: Harper. pp. 237–238. ISBN 978-0-06-157371-2. 
  2. ^ Kristiansen, Lars J.; Blaney, Joseph R.; Chidester, Philip J. (2010). Screaming for Change: Articulating a Unifying Philosophy of Punk Rock. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-7391-4274-5. 

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