Accommodations and Dining


Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown, a stylish new hotel in Minneapolis, MN, impresses travelers with inviting accommodations and state-of-the-art facilities. It is on the light rail line to the airport and a few short blocks from the conference venue.

We have negotiated a block rate with the Courtyard for this conference. You can book at the reduced rate online or by calling 877-699-3216 and using the group name “Secular Women Work Conference”.

If you’d like to organize a room share, please feel free to use our Facebook page.


Sitting right next door to campus and the conference center, the West Bank neighborhood offers plenty of dining options. Lots of patio dining for summer. If you don’t see anything you like here, a little advance planning can get you a wide variety of food through the Bite Squad.

Acadia Cafe – Slightly upscale pub food with good taps. Music in the evenings. Decent vegetarian options. (Yelp)

Chipotle – What can we say? It’s Chipotle.

Dilla’s Ethiopian Restaurant – Vegetarian and vegan friendly. Lots of gluten-free options if you skip the injera in favor of rice. (Yelp)

Hard Times Cafe – Anarchist coffee house specializing in Mexicali. Breakfast all day. Cash only. Very vegan friendly. Some gluten-free options. (Yelp)

Jewel of India – Good selection of Indian dishes. Limited seating, but take-out available. Vegetarian and vegan friendly. Gluten-free options. (Yelp)

Keefer Food Court – Chinese bakery with limited entree selection. Great selection of savory buns. Eat in or order to go. Cash only. (Yelp)

Lucky Dragon Restaurant – Standard budget Chinese restaurant fare plus lots of Vietnamese options. Vegetarian friendly. (Yelp)

Malabari Kitchen – Coastal Indian cuisine. Vegetarian friendly. Gluten-free options. (Yelp)

Republic Seven Corners – Upscale pub food (and noise) and award-winning beer selection. Limited vegetarian and vegan options, but the mock duck tacos come highly recommended. Brunch menu at lunch time on weekends. Gluten-free options. (Yelp)

Town Hall Brewery – Traditional brewpub menu (and noise). Limited vegetarian options. Growlers available for off-site sale. (Yelp)

Weinery – Hot dog and hamburger counter. All-day breakfast. Cash only. Very vegetarian and vegan friendly. Breakfast items can mostly be gluten-free. (Yelp)

West Bank Diner – All-day breakfast (no pork products) with a mild African twist. Vegetarian friendly. Gluten-free options. (Yelp)



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