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14 Raucous Sports Bars to Catch the Big Game in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Wings, beer, and plenty of great views of the game

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Head downtown for all the great views and drink specials
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Pull out the jerseys, grab a crew of friends and head out to these bars filled with giant TVs, plenty of great bar food, massive beer selections and the unmissable conviviality of a room backed with like-minded sports fans.

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1. Tailgate Sports Cafe, Best Sports Bar in South Minneapolis

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6050 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 861-5600
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Like most sports bars, Tailgate is known for its wings but it also offers a popper burger that’s basically a Jucy Lucy stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeños. As the name implies, this bar is dedicated sports fan territory.

2. The Pourhouse

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10 S 5th St #11
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 843-2555
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At the center of the main room is a giant, mind-blowing, massive screen so detailed you can check up on your favorite player’s tattoo details. If you happen to be facing away from that big guy, there are still a ton of TV’s all over this massive two-level bar in downtown Minneapolis. Just for bonus points, they also serve some serious Buffalo wings.

The packed, round room bar is surrounded by blinking TVs
Never miss a second of the game with all these massive TV’s
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3. Mac's Industrial Sports Bar

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310 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3379
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Newly relocated, Mac’s is still one of the best bar’s to catch the game. There are still a ton of taps, great bar food, but now with slightly spiffed up surroundings.

4. Cedar Inn

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4155 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 729-9785

This Harley and NASCAR-themed dive bar now does breakfast and opens on the earlier side when there are big games on the docket. It’s a hole-in-the-wall joint with bar food whipped up by a dedicated cook who always seems to be working and serving up classics, no matter the hour.

5. The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar

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3675 Minnehaha Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-3663
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Just off the Blue Line near the 38th street station, the Howe is modern, yet remains a go-to choice for Minnesota sports fans. Check out the game day deals including half priced appetizers and discounted drinks.

6. Manning's Cafe

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2200 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-1053
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This iconic bar still serves the one-of-a-kind thick battered onion rings and beer at college-student prices. Vikes fans beware, this is Packer country.

Outside the building, nearly windowless
Grab a boot of beer and some fat-battered onion rings
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7. Peppers and Fries

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3900 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 353-6730
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There’s nothing fancy about this joint and that’s exactly why it’s great. It has ample parking which is a rarity these days. Plus, the salsa is fresh made, the burgers are cooked just right, and there are bonus burritos on the menu.

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A Longfellow neighborhood hang is ideal for catching the game
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8. The Blue Door Longfellow

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3448 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 315-2470
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The Longfellow outpost of Blue Door boasts cozy booths, large community tables and a comfortable bar, all with great vantage points of several TVs. Choose from a dozen options of Blue Door’s cheese and stuff stuffed burgers or dig into the wide selection of tasty wings.

A huge selection of different kinds of wings
Fantastic wings and a chill bar vibe
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9. Tiffany Sports Lounge

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2051 Ford Pkwy #1932
St Paul, MN 55116
(651) 690-4747
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Since 1971 sports fans have been gathering at this Highland Park neighborhood bar. Weekend games are made even better with Tiffany’s bottomless mimosa option on Saturdays and Sundays.

10. Half Time Rec

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1013 Front Ave
St Paul, MN 55103
(651) 488-8245
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Game day has never been more delicious, with Half Time Rec’s massive burgers and upgraded bar food. Happy hour specials are abundant and during all Viking football games you can get a bucket of Miller Lite bottles for $12, grape ape shots for $3, and a $6 Cheeseburger basket.

A neighborhood gem
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11. Shamrocks

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995 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 228-9925
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Shamrock's has a number of specials before, during, and after every Vikings game. $1 purple hooters for every Minnesota touchdown, half-priced buffalo wings, meat raffles, free halftime buffet, and best of all, The Nook's famous Juicy Nookie burger.

12. Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub

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258 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 292-9916
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Just a few blocks from the Xcel center, hockey fans sans tickets or who simply want to skip the hassle of a big event for a more relaxed pub scene will enjoy Tom Reid’s. It’s part sports bar, part hockey museum.

13. The Bulldog Lowertown

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237 6th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 221-0750
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Right by CHS field this bar has plenty of big TV’s, games to amuse yourself during commercial breaks and fantastic modern takes on bar fare. Don’t miss the tots.

Fantastic beer list and crave-worthy bar snacks
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14. Obb's Sports Bar & Grill

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1347 Burns Ave
St Paul, MN 55106
(651) 776-7010
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The Dayton's Bluff sports bar has 10 televisions, 15 taps featuring local and regional beers, and walls full of sports memorabilia. The spacious digs overflow on game day.

1. Tailgate Sports Cafe, Best Sports Bar in South Minneapolis

6050 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Like most sports bars, Tailgate is known for its wings but it also offers a popper burger that’s basically a Jucy Lucy stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeños. As the name implies, this bar is dedicated sports fan territory.

6050 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419

2. The Pourhouse

10 S 5th St #11, Minneapolis, MN 55402
The packed, round room bar is surrounded by blinking TVs
Never miss a second of the game with all these massive TV’s
The Pourhouse/Facebook

At the center of the main room is a giant, mind-blowing, massive screen so detailed you can check up on your favorite player’s tattoo details. If you happen to be facing away from that big guy, there are still a ton of TV’s all over this massive two-level bar in downtown Minneapolis. Just for bonus points, they also serve some serious Buffalo wings.

10 S 5th St #11
Minneapolis, MN 55402

3. Mac's Industrial Sports Bar

310 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Newly relocated, Mac’s is still one of the best bar’s to catch the game. There are still a ton of taps, great bar food, but now with slightly spiffed up surroundings.

310 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414

4. Cedar Inn

4155 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

This Harley and NASCAR-themed dive bar now does breakfast and opens on the earlier side when there are big games on the docket. It’s a hole-in-the-wall joint with bar food whipped up by a dedicated cook who always seems to be working and serving up classics, no matter the hour.

4155 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

5. The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar

3675 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Just off the Blue Line near the 38th street station, the Howe is modern, yet remains a go-to choice for Minnesota sports fans. Check out the game day deals including half priced appetizers and discounted drinks.

3675 Minnehaha Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

6. Manning's Cafe

2200 Como Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Outside the building, nearly windowless
Grab a boot of beer and some fat-battered onion rings
Manning’s Cafe/Facebook

This iconic bar still serves the one-of-a-kind thick battered onion rings and beer at college-student prices. Vikes fans beware, this is Packer country.

2200 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

7. Peppers and Fries

3900 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Close up of the exterior sign
A Longfellow neighborhood hang is ideal for catching the game
Peppers & Fries [Official]

There’s nothing fancy about this joint and that’s exactly why it’s great. It has ample parking which is a rarity these days. Plus, the salsa is fresh made, the burgers are cooked just right, and there are bonus burritos on the menu.

3900 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

8. The Blue Door Longfellow

3448 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
A huge selection of different kinds of wings
Fantastic wings and a chill bar vibe
Blue Door Pub / Facebook

The Longfellow outpost of Blue Door boasts cozy booths, large community tables and a comfortable bar, all with great vantage points of several TVs. Choose from a dozen options of Blue Door’s cheese and stuff stuffed burgers or dig into the wide selection of tasty wings.

3448 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

9. Tiffany Sports Lounge

2051 Ford Pkwy #1932, St Paul, MN 55116

Since 1971 sports fans have been gathering at this Highland Park neighborhood bar. Weekend games are made even better with Tiffany’s bottomless mimosa option on Saturdays and Sundays.

2051 Ford Pkwy #1932
St Paul, MN 55116

10. Half Time Rec

1013 Front Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
A neighborhood gem
Half Time Rec / Website

Game day has never been more delicious, with Half Time Rec’s massive burgers and upgraded bar food. Happy hour specials are abundant and during all Viking football games you can get a bucket of Miller Lite bottles for $12, grape ape shots for $3, and a $6 Cheeseburger basket.

1013 Front Ave
St Paul, MN 55103

11. Shamrocks

995 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Shamrock's has a number of specials before, during, and after every Vikings game. $1 purple hooters for every Minnesota touchdown, half-priced buffalo wings, meat raffles, free halftime buffet, and best of all, The Nook's famous Juicy Nookie burger.

995 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

12. Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub

258 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Just a few blocks from the Xcel center, hockey fans sans tickets or who simply want to skip the hassle of a big event for a more relaxed pub scene will enjoy Tom Reid’s. It’s part sports bar, part hockey museum.

258 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

13. The Bulldog Lowertown

237 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
Fantastic beer list and crave-worthy bar snacks
Bulldog Lowertown/Facebook

Right by CHS field this bar has plenty of big TV’s, games to amuse yourself during commercial breaks and fantastic modern takes on bar fare. Don’t miss the tots.

237 6th St E
St Paul, MN 55101

14. Obb's Sports Bar & Grill

1347 Burns Ave, St Paul, MN 55106

The Dayton's Bluff sports bar has 10 televisions, 15 taps featuring local and regional beers, and walls full of sports memorabilia. The spacious digs overflow on game day.

1347 Burns Ave
St Paul, MN 55106

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