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Best Places To Watch A Packers Game

November 9, 2010 5:15 PM

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You might be in enemy territory when you’re cheering for the Green Bay Packers in Minnesota. But not only are there many Wisconsinites in this state, there are also Minnesotans who bleed green and gold (oh, the horror!). So take refuge among your kind at many bars, grills and restaurants across the Twin Cities that will welcome Packer fans in the door with open arms and a cold beer.



Herkimer Pub & Brewery

2922 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minn. 55408

(612) 821-0101
Website: http://www.theherkimer.com/

While the Herkimer is a favorite for people in the neighborhood, when the Packers play be ready for some green and gold garb. This German-inspired pub and brewery is located at Lake & Lyndale in Uptown. They brew their own beer, so the Wisconsinites won’t be thirsty. And they have a full menu to feed the hungry Packer inside.

Gabe’s Roadhouse

991 North Lexington Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Website: http://www.gabesroadhouse.com/

Gabe’s claims to be the place to watch the green and gold. They’ve got 13 HD big screen TVs with theater surround sound to get the full game day experience. That experience includes beer specials — but not at stadium price. Throw in a delicious line-up of appetizers, burgers, entrees and scrumptious desserts, Gabe’s will deliver the goods for any hungry Packer fan.

Billy’s on Grand

857 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, Minn.
Website: http://www.billysongrand.com/

Who has ever felt left out, having to watch your favorite team in quiet on the small TV in the corner? Not at Billy’s on Grand — they’ll give Packer fans their own room to enjoy the game with full sound. They even have Sunday and Monday night football beer and food specials — including cheesecurds! Could a Packer fan feel any more at home than at Billy’s?

Scoreboard Bar & Grill

5765 Sanibel Drive
Minnetonka, Minn.
Website: http://www.scoreboardmn.com/

If you’re looking for more of a family-friendly atmosphere for all your Packer-cherubs to enjoy the game, head to The Scoreboard for a cozy atmosphere. It’s just minutes from many of the west suburbs and has a huge lunch and dinner menu to satisfy everyone’s appetite.

Blue Fox Bar & Grill

3833 Lexington Avenue North
Arden Hills, Minn.
Website: http://71.6.218.142/bluefoxgrill/new/frame.asp?res=1000

Get your good food fix under the glow of the Packers from the HD TVs at Blue Fox. They’ve had 30-plus years of experience serving customers delicious food from starters to calzones to main courses. And besides the games, check out all they’ve got going on during the week — Texas Hold’em, live music, karaoke. Plenty to keep you happy if the Packers aren’t victorious.

Buffalo Tap

4990 West 123rd Street
Savage, Minn.
Website: http://www.buffalotap.com/

Buffalo Tap says they offer a safe place to watch any Packers game, deep in Viking territory. But don’t be surprised if you have Vikings fans seated nearby — they encourage fans to get fired up for their teams. If you get thirsty, hope for a touchdown — they offer Quarter Beers for every Packers (and Vikings) touchdown. And if you need to check in on your fantasy football stats, they’ve got free WiFi!

Monte’s Sports Bar and Grill

8299 University Avenue NE
Spring Lake Park, Minn.

This is definitely a bar. A place to get your favorite beer or a stiff drink while watching the game. If you are into sports, Monte’s is a great hang-out. And if you need a break from the action on the screen, play some pool or darts or try your luck at pull tabs. Don’t look for a huge menu but definitely some finger food to enjoy in the definite bar atmosphere.

The Suburban World Theatre

3022 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn.
Website: http://www.suburbanworldtheatre.com/

We’re not sure if you can find a more unique place to catch a football game than at a movie theater — especially such a historic one. Built in 1927, the Suburban World Theater was designed with stadium seating that also gives the illusion that viewers are seated outside in a Spanish courtyard. But besides the history, it’s football on the big screen. And before each game grab some breakfast or lunch and take in free, vintage cartoons. You’ll want to laugh before the game — cause there’s definitely no laughing allowed if you’re a true Packer fan!

8th Street Grill

800 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn.
Website: http://8thstreetgrill.com/

With 32 beers on tap, even if they didn’t call this a Packer bar, we think they’ll claim it as theirs anyway. But they advertise their allegiance to the green and gold on their website, so drink away! During games, the 8th Street Grill also boasts a huge Sunday tailgate menu with such fare as Favre Fries, homemade jalapeno poppers and fish sliders.

Park Tavern

3401 Louisiana Avenue South
St Louis Park, Minn.
Website: http://www.parktavern.net/

It might be the place for Vikings fans, but Park Tavern sets aside some room for the Packer fans. Not just some room but the entire 11th Frame party room. It’s also the place where Minnesota cheesehead Dave Sinykin occasionally hosts his Packer Preview show for KFAN. Oh yeah, and there’s a bowling alley to, so if the Pack does lose, you can get out your frustrations on the pins at the end of the alley.

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