Vikings fans can have a great time even during away games (Credit: Matt Blewett)

Vikings fans can have a great time even during away games (Credit: Matt Blewett)

Can’t make the trip to see the Vikings on the road? Catch the game at one of these popular sports bars and you’ll feel like you’re right there on the sidelines with fellow Vikings fans.

Rail Station Bar and Grill       
3675 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-3663

The Rail Station is known for its great beer selection, tasty eats and a plethora of TVs ideal for watching the big game. This small neighborhood bar also offer specials during all regular-season Vikings games which include $3.50 bottles of Miller Lite, $3.50 well drinks, $4 Purple Kamikazes and half-off appetizers (does not include take-out orders). The Rail Station also hands out free number boards to those who patron during the game with prizes and giveaways that occur after every quarter. If you’re looking for a fun neighborhood bar to catch the Vikings game, you owe it to yourself to check out what the Rail Station has to offer. Also, the bloody Marys are simple but done just right.

Sporty’s Pub and Grill
2124 Como Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-8407

Dubbed as “Twin Cities Original Dive Bar,” Sporty’s is a favorite local watering hole for Vikings fans. Conveniently located in the Northeast neighborhood, Sporty’s is known for its casual, fan-friendly atmosphere on game days. If you’re looking for a quiet atmosphere in which to enjoy the game, you might want to pass on Sporty’s as Vikings fans are known to get a bit rowdy during games. The bar features a daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6:30 pm which includes $1 off taps, rail drinks and house wines. Be sure to come hungry because Sporty’s is also known for its delicious bar-food fare which consists primarily of burgers, sandwiches and fries. If you’re feeling adventurous, give the Nutty Buddy burger a shot.

Hubert’s Sports Bar and Grill
601 Chicago Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 332-6062

Conveniently located downtown, Hubert’s is the sports bar for the Metrodome. Whether you’re looking to grab a few drinks pre or post game or are looking for a place to watch a Vikings game in lieu of actually attending, this is the place to go. With a happy hour featured every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. that includes half-off appetizers, $2.50 domestic bottles and pints and $2.75 rail drinks, eats and drinks during day games are affordable. Tons of sports memorabilia lines Hubert’s walls as well as plenty of flat screens perfect for watching your favorite sports team. This casual sports bar attracts hordes of fans during games, so come early if you want to snag a seat.

Sneaky Pete’s
14 N. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 333-8820

Sneaky Pete’s is a Vikings fan favorite with specials crafted for the sports fan during both home and away Sunday games. This “Ultimate Fun Bar” is located on the the last stop of the light rail station, making it convenient for those looking to stop in for a brew on the way to the Metrodome. Come in for all-you-can drink Miller Lite taps for $7 from 10 a.m. to noon and a bloody Mary bar for $6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. during home games. For away games, Sneaky Pete’s offers $3 Miller Lite bottles from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and a $5 bloody Mary bar from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. With over 60 HDTVs to choose from, you won’t miss a play. Come on out to Sneaky Pete’s and cheer on the Vikings surrounded by fellow fans.

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A Minnesota native that was born and raised Up North, Minneapolis is where Christina Kalinowski currently calls home. Christina appreciates irony, loves bacon, enjoys a hearty libation (drink responsibly, folks), and is an avid proponent of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Her work can be found at


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