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Five Things to Know Before Visiting Spitz in Northeast

Bulk up on knowledge before digging into the meats.

Know what you're in for at Spitz.
Know what you're in for at Spitz.
Luke Marshall Johnson
1. Lots of local craft beers on tap

In addition to their house sangrias, Spitz has a ton of local craft beers on tap. Their opening offerings including brews from Surly, Indeed, Fair State, Insight, Bad Weather, Fulton, Bent Paddle, and Castle Danger.

2. Portions of substance.

Spitz does not skimp. The sandwiches and wraps are respectively piled and packed with shaved meat (lamb and beef, or chicken), shredded romaine, fresh cabbage, tomato, onion, and green pepper - add a side of crisp thin cut fries, sweet potato fries, a Greek salad, pita with hummus, or crispy garbanzo beans with olives and you’ve got a meal fit for a king. The Street Cart or Berliner Fries can serve as a meal as well – just get ‘em with the works. Check out the to-go menu here.

The Berliner fries eats like a meal. P Luke Marshall Johnson

If you leave hungry, you're doing it wrong. Photo by Luke Marshall Johnson

3. They know Minneapolis rocks.

While this isn’t the first location for Spitz, it’s the first in the Midwest, and the space definitely gives a nod to our state in a few different ways. Local records sit on shelves above the bar, including The Soviettes. There are graffiti art renditions of the late Prince and Babes in Toyland, and a huge mural of Kurt Cobain bodysurfing at First Avenue covers a wall in the back.

4. Nothing is pedestrian, not even the water.

We were pleased, and surprised, to see that Spitz offered strawberry basil infused water for guests. It’s by no means overpowering, but offers just a little fruity freshness go alongside your döner kebab.

5. Stuff to do.

Shuffleboard isn’t the only way to play at Spitz (but there's Shuffleboard!) Get your card game on or throw it back to the good old days with a Connect 4 tournament. Also, games go well with beer or a glass of fruity sangria.


510 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (612) 584-4922