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Best Places To Eat Before The Game In Minnesota

July 31, 2013 7:00 AM

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Grabbing some grub, fries, burgers or any other typical American meal is a proud tradition for Minnesotans to do before or after a game. The venues or restaurants featured here offer a great deal of options with each individual location offering a unique blend of food. Some of the places have been around for decades and others have just made their way into the dining scene in downtown. What do they all have in common? These are some of the preferred go-to spots for passionate Twins fans to snack before a game.

Kieran’s Irish Pub
85 6th St. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 339-4499
www.kierans.com

Kieran’s Irish Pub first opened its doors to the Twin Cities back in 1994. Like a proud Irish pub, the venue is ambitious in bringing a unique eating experience to the diverse communities in downtown Minneapolis. If you are looking to grab a glass of whiskey, a snack or a filling meal, Kieran’s has everything reasonably priced with typical Irish dishes on the menu. The Irish pub has a friendly staff, vibrant atmosphere with live music and lots of space. It is recommended you come early before a Twins game since it’s no secret that many fans love to feast at this preferred destination.

Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar
16 N. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 338-6621
www.glueks.com

Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar is within 100 steps of Target Field and is accessible to the Light Rail Line. Gluek’s establishment opened back in 1934 and is one of the oldest restaurants in the area. For over four generations, the restaurant has welcomed baseball fans with its convenient location that has a fun atmosphere. Known for its rich history, decorated woodwork, brick walls and impetuous high-arched ceilings, Gluek’s has just about everything, including great food. From starters, to brew house favorites, to sandwiches or anything from the grill, count on the staff to delight your taste buds before or after a match.

O’Donovan’s Irish Pub
700 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 317-8896
www.odonovans.com

O’Donovan’s Irish Pub is quite possibly the most authentic Irish joint in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. As it turns out, O’Donovan’s was not constructed or built in its current location. The location was built piece by piece in the heart of Ireland and was afterwards shipped to the United States. Its design, look and feel is 100-percent Irish. O’Donovan’s has a great selection of salads, foods and even karaoke songs, a great therapy tool for Twins fans who want to sing the sweet tunes of victory or defeat. Whatever the case may be, it’s a place filled with energy with the occasional rockers passing by on their way to 1st Avenue nightclub.

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The Loon Cafe
500 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-8342
www.looncafe.com

The Loon Cafe is a sports bar that has been in business since 1982. Located in the heart of the Warehouse District, the venue can cook up delicious and typical American food. The cafe is well-known for serving one of the best chilis in the state of Minnesota along with a variety of unique dishes. It serves great burgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Whether you are going to a Minnesota Twins or a Minnesota Timberwolves match, the cafe is within walking distance from both arenas. So come on over and enjoy an award-winning American meal that will be available to you fast for reasonable prices.

The Loop Bar & Restaurant
606 Washington Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 340-0010
www.theloopmpls.com

The Loop Bar & Restaurant features the largest 360-degree bar in Minneapolis. In almost every corner, you will be able to enjoy sports footage at high definition. The food that is served is absolutely delicious when it comes to burgers or fries. Even though the location is within walking distance of Target Field, it is still tucked away from the mayhem and chaos from all of the activities that take place in any given day in downtown Minneapolis.

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Anthony Carranza is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota related to tech, social media, news, and local happenings around the Twin Cities. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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