The height of baseball season is the MLB playoffs. Which team will go to the World Series? Which team will take home the pennant? The Twins may be out of the race, but there are still teams battling their way towards a championship, and there are undoubtedly many incredible and memorable moments to come in the postseason, and no sports fan would want to miss a single one. So head to one of these sports bars to watch the games! Standing room won’t be too bad if all seats are taken.

(credit: Hubert's Sports Bar)

(credit: Hubert’s Sports Bar)

Huberts Sports Bar & Grill
(Inside Target Field)
600 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 767-2960

You don’t need a bench in a stadium to watch the playoffs. Nor do you need to leave Minnesota for a good game seat. You can watch the major leagues rush into the championships from Huberts Sports Bar and Grill. It’s the closest thing to being next to the playing teams. Inside are nearly 40 HD screens, perfect for viewing the games without having to elbow your way through the crowds. But wait — MLB fans crowd  into Huberts for the drinks and half-priced game appetizers as well as the live televised playoffs. Just arrive early enough pre-game to get a seat at the bar or restaurant.

The Loop
606 N. Washington Ave., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 340-0010

This bar and restaurant is Twins Territory. But the Minnesota Twins have other hangouts in Twin Cities. Happy hours are before, during and after the games. From Monday thru Friday, get $3.00 and $4.00 drinks and $3.00 off martinis and appetizers. From Sunday evening thru Thursday at midnight, enjoy these refreshments at the same happy hour prices and add 50 percent off the pizza. For more substantial fare, view selections from the appetizer, brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Try the pork belly rice bowl for something different.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Alary’s Bar
139 E. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-7717

This rugged sports bar has 30 50-inch high definition plasma TV screens for the best sports watching. Alary’s has a full MLB package that covers all MLB extra innings. Sure, MLB fans can buy the package for their own high defs. But why not catch the major leagues at Alary’s at no charge? Instead of your own popcorn, enjoy a beer and honest-to-goodness eats fresh from the oven or straight from the food cart. You can keep the glass if you buy a Surly on tap.

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Rail Station Bar & Grill
3675 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-3663

Rail Station has large screen plasma TVs throughout the bar. During the critical MLB playoffs, it’s a great place to watch the games. The bar and grill even has a Twins game daysSpecial: 22-oz. domestic taps for $3.75 during each televised game. There is always a full brunch, lunch and dining menu. Plus, the bar and grill has a menu just for kids.



Sneaky Pete’s
14 N. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-8820

It’s not called Sneaky Pete’s for nothing. Note the website’s URL. But Sneaky Pete’s reputation for the ultimate in fun is absolutely deserved. The racy sports bar has 55 high definition plasma screen just for watching your favorite teams. The bar now has the MLB Game Package and packages for other upcoming games. Don’t be distracted by the nightclub noises and music. Major league baseball is the only game in town. Incidentally, if the playoffs pump your appetite and you get thirsty, Pete’s has a full lunch and dinner menu and plenty of drink specials.

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Linda Cameron has written home design, home improvement and lifestyle articles for The Boston Globe and City Shopper Magazine. She has related interests in the building industry, travel, real estate and financing. She is a contributor to Examiner, House Spot, Techsling and Behance, covering topics on career, people, businesses, education and technology.