One of the best things about living in Minnesota is the sports. Minnesotans support five major league sports teams and actively watch games throughout the year. Although it has been decades since the Vikings made the Super Bowl, the game is still watched religiously throughout the state. This year, Super Bowl 2014 will be played outdoors in a cold-weather stadium. Watch the excitement going on at MetLife Stadium from one of these fantastic sports bars.
Grumpy’s Bar And Grill
2801 Snelling Ave. N.
Roseville, MN 55113
Grumpy’s has been a local favorite for football parties and game viewing for many years. Start your Super Bowl Sunday with a build-your-own bloody mary along with food and drink specials for the game. The famous tailgate platter will give you a sampling of the delicious appetizers and snacks on the menu, including the multiple ways to serve potatoes. View the game on 15 giant televisions and two projector screens while enjoying local company and fun. Not close to Roseville? Grumpy’s has locations in downtown Minneapolis and Northeast Minneapolis as well.
Joe Senser’s Sports Theater
4217 American Blvd. W.
Bloomington, MN 55437
What better place to watch the big game than at a restaurant founded by a former NFL player? Joe Senser, a past Viking, is a local legend with his own sports bar to prove it. Check out the game on plenty of high-definition televisions while enjoying Super Bowl fare and drink specials. The food specials are worth going out for on February 2nd. Try to eat a 2.5-pound bacon cheeseburger called the ‘Beast’ in 30 minutes and get the $50 treat for free.
Tav On The Ave
1120 E. Madison Ave.
Mankato, MN 56001
Check out the best sports bar in Mankato for your Super Bowl viewing party. Tav On The Ave was the first bar in Mankato to offer buffalo wings and continues to serve the best in the city, and arguably the state. Throughout the football season, Tav On The Ave offers NFL Sunday Ticket and broadcasts all of the games on its high-definition, large-screen televisions. On Super Bowl Sunday, however, you can be sure that all televisions will be tuned to the big game. Open late night and for a happy hour, enjoy your day here.
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The Well Sports Tavern And Grill
35 Coon Rapids Blvd. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
One of the only suburban sports bars to be ranked among the top 100 in the United States, The Well is a fantastic place to view sporting events, especially the big game. Over 16 giant televisions will be broadcasting the Super Bowl while you enjoy drink specials and fattening foods. The Well has 11 different varieties of wings and you are encouraged to try them all. Try one of its unusual burgers, topped with everything from peanut butter to fried eggs. The staff is welcoming and the venue is always fun for watching games.
JJ’s Clubhouse Sports Bar & Grill
6400 Wayzata Blvd.
Golden Valley, MN 55426
A comfortable, out-of-the-way place that offers ample seating around 20-plus large televisions is the perfect place to view the Super Bowl. Enjoy drink and food specials during the game and a great selection of local and international beers. The staff and patrons are welcoming to year-round sports fans and those that are only fans on Super Bowl Sunday. JJ’s even takes reservations if your living room becomes too small for the annual party.
Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for eight years. She loves covering all things Minnesota and her work can be found on Examiner.com.