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Grab a bite before the game
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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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Eastside Eat + Drink

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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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McKinney Roe

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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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Crooked Pint Ale House

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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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Erik The Red Bar

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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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Zen Box Izakaya

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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 like ramen and sashimi and small bowls of soy sauce.
Irresistibly fun eating
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Day Block Brewing Company

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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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Republic

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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
Republic/Facebook

Eastside Eat + Drink

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.

Getting the bar ready. Photo courtesy Eastside
The perfect stop for pre-game craft cocktails
Eastside/Website

McKinney Roe

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.

The two level bar at McKinney Roe
McKinney Roe/Website

Crooked Pint Ale House

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.

Total sports bar right by the sports game
Crooked Pint Ale House/Website

Erik The Red Bar

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.

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

Zen Box Izakaya

A table spread with Japanese dishes like ramen and sashimi and small bowls of soy sauce.
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.

A table spread with Japanese dishes like ramen and sashimi and small bowls of soy sauce.
Irresistibly fun eating
Zen Box Izakaya/Facebook

Day Block Brewing Company

Nice view
Day Block Brewing/Facebook

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

Nice view
Day Block Brewing/Facebook

Republic

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.

Wrap your hands around that bad boy
Republic/Facebook

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