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14 Sports Bars to Cheer on Your Team in Minneapolis and St. Paul

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

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Cheer on your team with French fries, wings, and more game day delights.
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No matter whether you’re there to watch baseball, hockey, football, or any other recreational game, Twin Cities has plenty of fanfare to go around. So, pull out the jerseys, grab a crew of friends, and head out to these bars. Here, you’ll find spots filled with giant TVs, plenty of great bar food, massive beer selections, and the unmissable conviviality of a room backed with like-minded fans.

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1. Tailgate Sports Cafe

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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 the main screen, there are still a ton of TVs 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 TVs.
The Pourhouse

3. Mac's Industrial Sports Bar

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310 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3379
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Since relocating a few years ago, Mac’s remains one of the best bars to catch a game in the Twin Cities. 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

At this neighborhood dive bar you’ll find plenty of weekly specials, including High Life Tuesdays, where the Champagne of Beers are only $2.50 a bottle. Cedar Inn is of the best spots to watch the Super Bowl in the Twin Cities with several televisions throughout the space and a revved up fanbase.

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 neighborhood institution is located near the University of Minnesota. Even after all of these years, Manny’s Cafe still serves the one-of-a-kind, thick-battered onion rings and beer at college-student prices.

Outside the building, nearly windowless
Grab a boot of beer and some fat-battered onion rings
Manning’s Cafe

7. Peppers and Fries

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3900 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 353-6730
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There’s plenty to love at this baseball-themed bar in Minneapolis. Whether you’re stopping by for burgers and fries, or one of several burritos on the menu, this Longfellow spot makes for one of the city’s best sports bars.

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A Longfellow neighborhood hang is ideal for catching the game.
Peppers & Fries

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.
Blue Door Pub

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 extensive food options that range from wings and rips to “chocolate sin cake” for dessert.

10. Half Time Rec

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1013 Front Ave
St Paul, MN 55103
(651) 488-8245
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Sometimes Game means you want a reliable, behemoth burger (regular cheese, “California-style” with mayo, and a mushroom melt are among the extensive options) to get keep you satisfied while you cheer along. Half Time Rec has one of the more extensive sports bar menus in St. Paul. Beyond the burgers there are sandwiches like Buffalo chicken or an Irishy toasty, as well as the house “beer mac and cheese.”

A neighborhood gem.
Half Time Rec

11. Shamrocks

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995 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 228-9925
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Open in St. Paul since 2012, Shamrocks is an Irish bar with plenty of bites, booze, and entertainment for game day. The best part? Here, you can watch the game while noshing on its acclaimed Juicy Nookie burger, from sibling restaurant the Nook.

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: all fun.

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 TVs, 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
The Bulldog Lowertown

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

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 TVs.
The Pourhouse

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 the main screen, there are still a ton of TVs 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

Since relocating a few years ago, Mac’s remains one of the best bars to catch a game in the Twin Cities. 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

At this neighborhood dive bar you’ll find plenty of weekly specials, including High Life Tuesdays, where the Champagne of Beers are only $2.50 a bottle. Cedar Inn is of the best spots to watch the Super Bowl in the Twin Cities with several televisions throughout the space and a revved up fanbase.

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

This neighborhood institution is located near the University of Minnesota. Even after all of these years, Manny’s Cafe still serves the one-of-a-kind, thick-battered onion rings and beer at college-student prices.

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

There’s plenty to love at this baseball-themed bar in Minneapolis. Whether you’re stopping by for burgers and fries, or one of several burritos on the menu, this Longfellow spot makes for one of the city’s best sports bars.

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

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 extensive food options that range from wings and rips to “chocolate sin cake” for dessert.

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

Sometimes Game means you want a reliable, behemoth burger (regular cheese, “California-style” with mayo, and a mushroom melt are among the extensive options) to get keep you satisfied while you cheer along. Half Time Rec has one of the more extensive sports bar menus in St. Paul. Beyond the burgers there are sandwiches like Buffalo chicken or an Irishy toasty, as well as the house “beer mac and cheese.”

1013 Front Ave
St Paul, MN 55103

11. Shamrocks

995 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Open in St. Paul since 2012, Shamrocks is an Irish bar with plenty of bites, booze, and entertainment for game day. The best part? Here, you can watch the game while noshing on its acclaimed Juicy Nookie burger, from sibling restaurant the Nook.

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: all fun.

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
The Bulldog Lowertown

Right by CHS Field ,this bar has plenty of big TVs, 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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