Soccer is becoming more and more popular among fans of spectator sports in Minnesota. With the U.S. women taking the World Cup this year, sports enthusiasts have caught the soccer bug and are now seeking out more opportunities to watch this high-energy game. Premier League Soccer is the likely choice for those who wish to catch a game on television during the week. Find others that share the passion and beauty of soccer at these venues. While we wait for Minnesota to get their own pro soccer team, get pumped up for the sport by watching Premier League.
Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Nomad World Pub has been voted the best place to watch soccer in Minneapolis by the die-hard crowd. Catch games from the local Minnesota United to EPL and everything in between. Games are broadcast on the many televisions throughout the bar and drinks are often flowing to keep the fans in good spirits. Enjoy bocce ball, bands and a dog-friendly patio when you are not rooting for your favorite futball team. Located on the West Bank, the area is full of fun energy, and the Nomad Pub is known for creating soccer fans out of those that were not in the past. Head down on the weekends for a toast and bacon buffet and make some new and fun friends.
1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Located in the middle of the downtown Minneapolis action, Brit’s Pub takes guests across the ocean to a real “old-world” style experience. Feel like you are in Great Britain as you sit among the classic interior and enjoy imported beers on tap, along with traditional fish and chips or scotch eggs. The venue is so vast that there is enough room to spread out for lawn bowling, patio seating and soccer watching. Enjoy early openings to watch international games and free coffee to go with the early viewing hours. Check out games on all of their television sets and have fun with the camaraderie offered by other fans of the game.
Sweetwater Grille And Pub
161 St. Anthony Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55106
Located in a Best Western, the Sweetwater Grille and Pub is an underrated and often overlooked soccer bar. At one point, it was hailed as the best soccer bar in Minnesota, but has since been overshadowed by bigger pubs and venues in downtown St. Paul. Games play on several televisions throughout the bar and replays are aired all day. The owner encourages fans to call ahead and request their favorite games so he can be sure to have them showing when you get there. Enjoy the fun at Sweetwater, one of the most accommodating places for soccer fans.
220 W Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
RT Quinlans in Duluth boasts a fun time for fans of any sport. During the day, watch the English Premier League and enjoy a great local hangout. Catch your favorite EPL team along with your favorite brew, whether it be a craft beer or a mass produced one. Drink specials aren’t hard to come by at RT’s, and this local hangout is a highlight of the Twin Ports. Come in the evening for karaoke and live entertainment, or just spend the entire day here and immerse yourself in the fun.
918 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Head Northwest of Hennepin to this fun neighborhood bar. Mackenzie’s boasts a great community atmosphere and a place to hang out with the locals. With a Scotch-Irish flare to the decor and the drink specials, Mackenzie’s offers the perfect place to watch soccer. Feel like you are always among friends as you enjoy Premier League matches, a single malt scotch and a host of new-found friends.
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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for the last 10 years. Her hobbies include exercising, driving kids around, watching Minnesota sports, and reading self-help literature. Examiner.com.