12 Best Sports Bars in Minneapolis For Watching The ‘Big Game’

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Updated January 21, 2019
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For what Minnesota sports lack in terms of championship wins, it more than makes up for with its outstanding sports bar portfolio. Minneapolis is full of fantastic venues where you can catch the big game, grab a beer, laugh with some friends, and enjoy Minnesota sports culture. To help you get started planning your game day festivities, heres a list of our 12 best sports bars in Minneapolis to take your friends and family to, complete with a list of their happy hours and Super Bowl specials!

1. Liquor Lyle’s

Address: 2021 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

liquor lyles is one of the best sports bars in minneapolis
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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

2. Randle’s Restaurant and Bar

Address: 921 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Randal's bar is one of the best sports bars in minneapolis
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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

3. Sak’s Sports Bar

Address: 1460 County Road E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

saks is one of the best sports bars in minneapolis
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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

4. City Works Minneapolis

Address: 600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

City Works is one of the bets sports bars in Minneapolis
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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

5. Mac’s Industrial Sport’s Bar

Address: 312 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Macs Industrial Bar is one of the best sports bars in Minneapolis
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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

6. Tiffany’s Sports Lounge

Address: 20151 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 5516

Tiffany's sports lounge is one of the best sports bars in Minneapolis
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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

7. Peppers and Fries

Address: 3900 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

 

Peppers and Fries is one of the best sports bars in Minneapolis
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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.

8. Brit’s Pub

Address: 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Brit's Pub is one of the best sports bars in Minneapolis
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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

9. Cowboy Jack’s Minneapolis

Address: 126 N 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cowboy Jacks is one of the best sports bars in Minneapolis
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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

10. The Loon Cafe

Address: 500 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Loon Cafe is one of the best sports bars in Minneapolis
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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

11. Uptown Tavern

Address: 1400 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Uptown Tavern is one of the best sports bars in Minneapolis
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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

12. The Last Call

Address: 26 N 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Last Call bar is one of the best sports bars in Minneapolis
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With a wide selection of whiskeys, liquor, taps, and a menu with great food selection don’t miss The Last Call. Also, show up on the week of your birthday and you and your friends drink for free. Now that is hard to pass up. Not to mention they are conveniently located at the, “Warehouse District” stop on the light rail. You step off the light rail, and you are at their front doors!
Happy Hour: Every day: 3pm-7pm, $2 off drinks & food
Super Bowl Special: Free virtual reality football game with prizes, $2 off all drinks,
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