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Where to Eat and Drink Near U.S. Bank Stadium

From sports bars to fine dining, the best stops near the stadium

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Grab a bite before the game
| @samholt38 / Explore Minnesota

The massive new stadium has been a boon to the burgeoning East Town neighborhood with the Super Bowl, major concerts, and events. But, now that the Vikings are home, it’s time to get serious about what this giant stadium is really about: purple and gold football. Before heading out to see a game, these are the ideal places to grab a bite not far from the stadium.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Eastside Eat + Drink

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305 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 208-1638
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Easy to access thanks to their valet service, this upscale spot is the perfect stop for oysters and garlic French fries before the game.

Getting the bar ready. Photo courtesy Eastside
The perfect stop for pre-game craft cocktails
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2. McKinney Roe

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530 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 545-5863
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A bit upscale, but not so fancy that jeans aren’t welcome. Grab some low-country mussels and clams or an order of the East Town wings.

The two level bar at McKinney Roe
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3. Crooked Pint Ale House

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501 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 877-6900
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A solid spot for a jucy lucy before the game. Plus, there are plenty of TVs to catch the pre-and post game action.

Total sports bar right by the sports game
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4. Erik The Red Bar

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601 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 249-5999
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Erik the Red is just a couple of steps away from the stadium and ground zero for fun times pre-game. There’s a great beer selection and the menu is stacked with barbecue, smokey wings and burgers.

A viking ship outline backs the Erik the Red sign, US Bank stadium peeks out in the background
This spot wins for being the closest
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5. Zen Box Izakaya

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602 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 332-3936
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One of the few true Izakaya’s in Minneapolis, this restaurant is famous for their ramen, but the long list of bar snacks and beer selection are also quite appealing.

A table spread with Japanese dishes
Irresistibly fun eating
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6. Day Block Brewing Company

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1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 617-7793
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Stop by this local brewery for a flight and some pizza just two blocks away from the stadium.

Nice view
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7. Republic

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221 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 338-6146
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It’s a bit of a hike, but the beer selection at this West Bank bar is worth it. So, too, are the killer food selections like the delightfully delicious fried chicken sandwich.

Wrap your hands around that bad boy
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1. Eastside Eat + Drink

305 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Getting the bar ready. Photo courtesy Eastside
The perfect stop for pre-game craft cocktails
Eastside/Website

Easy to access thanks to their valet service, this upscale spot is the perfect stop for oysters and garlic French fries before the game.

305 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415

2. McKinney Roe

530 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55415
The two level bar at McKinney Roe
McKinney Roe/Website

A bit upscale, but not so fancy that jeans aren’t welcome. Grab some low-country mussels and clams or an order of the East Town wings.

530 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55415

3. Crooked Pint Ale House

501 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Total sports bar right by the sports game
Crooked Pint Ale House/Website

A solid spot for a jucy lucy before the game. Plus, there are plenty of TVs to catch the pre-and post game action.

501 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415

4. Erik The Red Bar

601 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
A viking ship outline backs the Erik the Red sign, US Bank stadium peeks out in the background
This spot wins for being the closest
Erik the Red/Facebook

Erik the Red is just a couple of steps away from the stadium and ground zero for fun times pre-game. There’s a great beer selection and the menu is stacked with barbecue, smokey wings and burgers.

601 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415

5. Zen Box Izakaya

602 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
A table spread with Japanese dishes
Irresistibly fun eating
Zen Box Izakaya/Facebook

One of the few true Izakaya’s in Minneapolis, this restaurant is famous for their ramen, but the long list of bar snacks and beer selection are also quite appealing.

602 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415

6. Day Block Brewing Company

1105 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Nice view
Day Block Brewing/Facebook

Stop by this local brewery for a flight and some pizza just two blocks away from the stadium.

1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415

7. Republic

221 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Wrap your hands around that bad boy
Republic/Facebook

It’s a bit of a hike, but the beer selection at this West Bank bar is worth it. So, too, are the killer food selections like the delightfully delicious fried chicken sandwich.

221 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

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