The warmer weather is giving local businesses an early boost — temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s in March in Minnesota are the gift that keeps on giving. Minnesotans are outside all year round, but there is something about when the weather starts to turn.
There was some unusual activity in Minneapolis Saturday night. People were pole-vaulting on the rooftop of a bar. “Pub vaults are kind of popping up all over the country, in terms of doing them in kind of weird places like malls and down on the street fairs, and things like that,” Jory Zunich, from the Twin Cities Track Club, said.
If you watched the U.S. take on Belgium at a bar viewing party, there was likely a wait just to get inside. “Packed with people, can’t move in or out,” soccer fan Christian Roemhildt said of Brit’s Pub. “I’ve seen it grow here, it’s just amazing to be in a place where everybody is super excited,” fan Karen Bookler said.
The U.S. won, despite losing Thursday in the World Cup. Thomas Mueller scored the only goal as Germany beat Team USA 1-0 in Brazil. But the U.S. team still had a good enough record to advance to the next round. The USA will play on, and the Twin Cities will party on.
Every four years, soccer fans get in line just to get their kicks at Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis. Shane Higgins is the general manager at Brit’s and an amateur soccer player. “Last week was a record-breaking week for us and there were only three World Cup games, ” Higgins said.
It’s the most popular sport in the world. And this week the whole world is watching. The viewing party for the first game of the 2014 World Cup wrapped up at Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis early Thursday evening.
Everyone’s a soccer fan during the World Cup! Check out any of these bars that cater to the soccer fan and enjoy the games.
Some call Google Glass the next big thing, while others dismiss them as a goofy-looking fad that will go the way of the Zune, if you can even remember the Zune.
The 2014 Winter Games are set to begin. Where are you going to watch?
It’s been about a week and a half since the arrival of the Royal Baby in England. If you want to celebrate Prince George without buying a plane ticket, we have the perfect place for you. Brit’s Pub in downtown Minneapolis is throwing a belated birthday party for the Royal Baby Friday night.
At 4:24 pm British time, Kate Middleton – the Duchess of Cambridge – gave birth to a baby boy. And, while Americans even fought a war to make sure that little boy would never hold any power in the U.S., many Americans were excited to the follow this news. For a week, hundreds of cameras crowded in front of the hospital. On Monday, millions of people watched the international breaking news. Brit’s Pub-patron Sophie Baldwin says she admires the Duchess.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son Monday afternoon in London. According to CBS News, the new prince weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. Kate gave birth in a private wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, the same place where Princess Diana gave birth to William and Harry.
A popular bar on Minneapolis’ Nicollet Mall can now boast being the world’s biggest seller of Newcastle Brown Ale draft.
Minnesota continues to experience one of the weirdest winters on record.
When meeting up with friends at a bar, if the first thing you say to them before hello is, “wait, let me check in” then you are part for the millions of connected foursquare users. Downtown Minneapolis saw a huge jump in check-ins in 2010.
If you were only half awake at 4 a.m. Friday, you might have thought the royal wedding took place in downtown Minneapolis.
Brit’s Pub in downtown Minneapolis is expecting a large crowd Friday morning as they broadcast the royal wedding live.
Working and living in downtown Minneapolis — and still trying to master my cooking chops — means I eat quite a bit of my meals at the local establishments within walking distance of WCCO.
The warm-weather season in the Twin Cities may be remarkably short, but the list of places to enjoy it is surprisingly long.