Target Field’s location downtown means that Twins fans have a bevy of bars available to take in opening day; whether you’re looking for a place to gear up pre-game, celebrate a victorious win (or drown your sorrows after a loss) post-game, or a place to park it throughout the duration of the game, several area bars are more than happy to cater to those cheering on the home team. Give one of these bars near Target Field a try and get amped up for the Twins Opener with fellow fans.

The Twins Opener vs. the Kansas City Royals is Monday, April 13, 3:10 p.m.at Target Field.

Hubert’s prides itself on being a hardcore sports bar. (Credit: hubertsmpls.com)

Hubert’s prides itself on being a hardcore sports bar. (Credit: hubertsmpls.com)

Hubert’s Sports Bar & Grill
600 N. 1st Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 767-2960
www.hubertsmpls.com

Hubert’s is a tried-and-true sports bar, a popular hotspot favored by Twins fans for its proximity to Target Field and reasonably priced drinks (because those beer prices at the game, amIright!?). Get pumped up before (or celebrate after) the game with fellow Twins enthusiasts in a sports fan friendly atmosphere. Plus Hubert’s is always open three hours before any Twins day games.

The Depot Tavern
17 N. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 338-1828C
thedepottavern.com

The Depot Tavern tends to fly under Twins fans’ radar because of other popular pre-and-post game hotspots. That’s exactly what makes this place ideal for those hoping to avoid a clambering crowd (or if you’ve simply struck out elsewhere). Plus, on temperate days, The Depot brings the outdoors in when its large garage door opens up to let the agreeable weather in while keeping the blazing sun out. And the Diamond Dog makes for an excellent game day snack, comprised of a hot dog wrapped in cheese and bacon, deep-fried and nestled in a pretzel bun.

Cowboy Jack’s
126 N. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 224-9950
minneapolis.theaftermidnightgroup.com

If you’re looking for a fun place to enjoy a stiff drink before, during or after the Twins opener, Cowboy Jack’s is the place to be, especially if you’re looking for a youthful, country music loving crowd. If the weather is nice and sunny, the rooftop is not to be missed; soak up some rays and some suds as you root for the home team. Make a wager on the game with a Twins opponent; loser rides the mechanical bull.

Related: Best Country Bars In Minnesota

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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

Possessing a friendly, upbeat atmosphere, the Loon Cafe is a great place for enthusiastic Twins fans to take in opening day. Grabbing a seat at the bar or cozying up to a bar table provides the perfect opportunity to socialize with fellow baseball fans. And if you’ve brought your appetite, the Loon Cafe’s award-winning chilies are not to be missed (especially welcome if there happens to be a chill in the air).

Runyon’s
107 N. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 332-7158
www.facebook.com/runyons

Those wings, though! Runyon’s claim to fame is its undeniably amazing chicken wings, which can be enjoyed in the comfort of a retro divey sports atmosphere (and just a quick walk to Target field, if you plan on attending the game). Park your crew in a booth and enjoy suds and snack ’ems while you catch the highlights on one of Runyon’s many flat screens.

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Photo Credit: Kieran’s Irish Pub via Facebook

Photo Credit: Kieran’s Irish Pub via Facebook

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

If you expect to snag a seat at this popular Irish pub pre-Twins opening, plan on getting here early. Kieran’s is a popular game day destination, thanks in part to its huge outdoor patio. Whether you’re more into watching the game or people-watching, the laid back atmosphere is a fan favorite, as are its Bloody Mary’s. If you don’t mind a crowd and are down to get rowdy with fellow Twins compatriots, Kieran’s is the place for you.

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.

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