Unfortunately for Minnesota sports fans this year, once again the Vikings will not be playing in the Super Bowl. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Super Bowl Sunday in all its glory and tune in with 100 million other sports fans to watch the drama unfold. Minneapolis is full of some fantastic venues where you can watch the big game (as well as other sporting events you may be interested in). To help you get started planning your Super Bowl festivities, here are the Best Places to watch the Super Bowl (and other sporting events) in Minneapolis!
2021 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
If there is one thing that everyone can respect, it’s honesty and being forthright. Liquor Lyle’s knows what they are, describing themselves as your “funky neighborhood dive bar.” So, if you’re a fan of the classic dive bar, Liquor Lyle’s is a great choice.
Happy Hour: M – F: 3-7pm & 9-1am, Sat – Sun: 10am-6pm & 9pm-1am
Super Bowl Special: $5 burger basket, 2-for-1 drinks, free parking in the back, food served until 1am
921 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Randle’s Restaurant and Bar is the quintessential sports bar. Named after legendary Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle, John Randle, this sports bar is a great place to watch some Minnesota sports. Perfect for the nostalgic Minnesota sports fan.
Happy Hour: M-F: 2pm-6pm, M-Th: 8pm-10pm, Fri-Sat: 10pm-Midnight
Super Bowl Special: $3 pints, $7 assorted cocktails, $2 off Titos Apple Pie
1460 County Road E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
Located in the suburbs, Sak’s is the perfect place to go if you want to get out of the city for a bit and enjoy a ball game or two. The good people at Sak’s are easygoing, and you’ll find all the great bar foods on their menu. Bonus! They also run a volleyball league!
Happy Hour: M – F: 3pm-6pm & 9pm-11pm, Saturday: 3pm-6pm
600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
City Works Minneapolis brings in a good crowd for sporting events, and you can bet that this will be one of the top spots for not only the Super Bowl but for March Madness as well (which Minneapolis is fortunate enough to host). Oh yeah, and did we mention they have 90 beers on tap?
Happy Hour: M – F: 3pm-6pm
312 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Mac’s is a local favorite amongst sports fans and consistently receives astounding reviews for their food, atmosphere, and service. If you’re looking for a venue to watch any big sports game, Mac’s is a safe bet if you’re looking for a fun, big crowd.
Happy Hour: Monday: 3pm-close, T-Sunday: 3pm-7pm
20151 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 5516
With a name like that, you know that Tiffany Sports Lounge is going to be a good location for watching some sports. They recently went through a design overhaul inside, and the new, revamped look is fresh and perfect for gathering with some friends for Super Bowl Sunday.
Happy Hour: M-F: 3pm-6pm
Super Bowl: Food & drinks specials, Win a 50 inch TV
3900 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
If baseball is more your sport, then head over to Peppers and Fries. With America’s Past Time as its theme, this sports bar and eatery is the perfect venue to talk about your glory days on the diamond while watching the Twins on their 2019 postseason run (that’s right, you heard it here first). Please, just don’t spit seeds on the ground while you’re there.
1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
There might be a little irony in going to a British bar, where they traditionally bring in a big crowd for events like the World Cup. But Brit’s has some fantastic food and a relaxed environment if you’re not looking to get too crazy on Sunday. Plus, if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to watch the Super Bowl in London, this will give you a small glimpse! Make sure you stop by during the World Cup, where fans from all teams will be cheering on their country.
Happy Hour: M – F: 4:30pm-6pm
126 N 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Of course Cowboy Jack’s has to be on the list. If you’re going to a Twins game, Jack’s rooftop patio is the place to be beforehand. They have some exceptional game day deals and is the go-to spot for 20-something Minnesota sports fans.
Happy Hour: M – Sun: 3pm-6pm, M – Th: 10pm-Midnight
Super Bowl Special: $7 bucket of wings, $3 beers
500 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Loon Cafe has been around for a while now and has some great real estate, in terms of being both a few blocks away from Target Field and Target Center.
Happy Hour: M – F: 3:30pm-6:30pm
1400 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
If you’re in the area, the Uptown Tavern is a good choice for a venue to watch a game. With 30 craft beers on tap, including some of Minnesota’s best local brews, you might have a tough time making your choices. Or, if you’re there during a Minnesota Wild game, go with one of their $4 Jagermeister shots.
Happy Hour: M – F: 3pm-7pm, 9pm-Midnght, Sunday: 10am-2pm Bloody Mary Bar
Super Bowl Special: 3pm – Start of game: $20 all you can eat taco/nacho bar and unlimited beer, During game: $2.50 Coors, $3.50 Blue Moon, $3 off all appetizers, $2 off all drinks