This year’s Super Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, February 3 and is being held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. While you might not be able to catch the game live, you can patron a local sports bar and watch the big game surrounded by enthusiastic football fans. If you’re looking to scope out a Super Bowl-worthy venue, check out one of these fan favorites in Minneapolis.
Sporty’s Pub and Grill
2124 Como Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Known as the “Twin Cities Original Dive Bar,” Sporty’s is a game-day haven for sports fans. If a casual, lively atmosphere is what you seek, head on over to Sporty’s to watch the Super Bowl with fellow enthusiastic football fans. Its daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. will get the game started off right with cheap drink specials which include $1 off taps, rail drinks and house wines. Sporty’s also serves up some tasty eats, so stave off game-day hunger with a burger or sandwich. Those with adventurous taste buds should give the peanut butter-coated Nutty Buddy burger a try.
The Rail Station Bar and Grill
3675 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
A Vikings fan favorite, the Rail Station is a great place to watch your favorite sporting events. Even though the Vikings may not be in the Super Bowl this year, the Rail Station is a great place to catch the big game. This fun, casual bar offers patrons a variety of flat-screen TVs for easy and convenient game viewing. Join fellow football fans at the Rail Station and enjoy game-day specials on appetizers and drinks while rooting for your favorite team.
Hubert’s Sports Bar and Grill
601 Chicago Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
The unofficial bar of the Metrodome, Hubert’s is a sports fan mecca. You’ll feel right at home cheering on your favorite team inside Hubert’s sports memorabilia-adorned walls. Hubert’s draws in large crowds of fans during sports games and is the ideal environment for those looking to cheer on their favorite team amidst fellow sports enthusiasts. Park it in front of one of Hubert’s many flat-screens and order yourself a brew. With a happy hour featured every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. that features half-off appetizers, $2.50 domestic bottles and pints and $2.75 rail drinks, affordable eats and drinks can be enjoyed during the big game.
2922 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
The Herkimer is an Uptown favorite known for brewing its own beer and for pulling out a large projection screen for big games. With a daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. which includes two-for-ones on beer, well drinks and wine, in addition to an affordable appetizer selection, the Herk hooks up football fans with all of the essentials. Challenge a friend to a game of shuffleboard over halftime. Known locally as a “Packer” bar, you might want to avoid the Herk if the Packers make it to the Super Bowl and you don’t plan to cheer them on.
2021 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Proudly known as one of Uptown’s best dive bars, you can expect a full house at Lyle’s on game nights. With a retro sports bar esthetic, you’ll feel right at home cozied up next to the bar or chilling in one of Lyle’s red vinyl booths. Specials include two-for-ones on any beer or cocktails from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you get hungry, Lyle’s also has plenty of inexpensive deep-fried fare sure to satisfy game-day munchies.
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 Examiner.com.