Summer is in full swing and we have celebrated another year of our American independence. The Minnesota Wild didn’t make it as far as we had hoped but they’re making trades and changes in anticipation for next season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are in a similar category with trades and team building. The Minnesota Vikings are looking more promising as we continue to wait for the 2017/2018 season kick off. Our new Minnesota United Soccer team is on the bottom of their conference and not looking great but we’re happy to start anywhere and to say we have a team.
It’s evident that we have much to drink about for better or worse. One thing that is on and in full swing (pun intended) is the Minnesota Twins. They have a long way to go (in more ways than one) but are currently only one game behind from leading our division.
The Twins are half way through their season, but there is still a lot of baseball yet to be played. With that and in no particular order here are the top 10 bars, breweries, and beer halls, all within one mile of Target Field, to enjoy before, during, or after a Minnesota Twins baseball game.
Darby’s Pub and Grill
Darby’s was named one of the top 10 sports bars by Best Things in Minnesota, and for more reasons than one. Not only do they offer their own Bacon Tater Tot Hot Dish in Target Field, but they are also one of the most popular bars in the Warehouse District with a packed house every time the Twins play.
Bar 508 Restaurant
With several Twins games every week, 508 aims to please fans from all walks of life. Stop in before a game for their excellent daily happy hour specials, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, and late-night after the game, 9:00pm to 12:00am Sunday through Thursday.
Fulton Brewery is located just a few blocks from the field. This is Minneapolis’ very first tap room, built in 2009. Fulton is one of our most popular breweries and served in over 100 local restaurants making it the perfect place to grab a pint before the game.
Just one block away from Target Field, Cowboy Jack’s is a great place to grab dinner and drinks before or after the game. This saloon-inspired bar with rooftop patio makes for a great meetup before and/or after a Twins game. You can always ride the mechanical bull downstairs while you wait…
Union Rooftop Bar & Grill
Located on Hennepin Avenue, Union Rooftop Bar & Grill features the only year-round glass enclosed (and heated) retractable rooftop in Minneapolis. Even when the game is delayed by rain, or takes place on a chilly September evening, you can stay warm and dry with plenty of food and drink.
Not only does City Works offer prime viewing for all Twins games on their 25 flat screen TVs, but they also offer over 90 craft beers on tap. With this many screens, you won’t even have to buy tickets to feel like you’re a part of the action.
The Monte Carlo
Venture back in time with a trip to this Minneapolis classic. Only a few blocks from the stadium, this perfectly-preserved fifties-style style bar offers signature award winning wings. Come for a beer with wings, stay for the atmosphere.
Short on time? Head down to Pizza Luce is located kitty-corner to the stadium. Have a pint then grab a slice of pizza to go as you make your way to the ballpark. Added bonus: They serve their famous slices until 2:30am.
Cuzzy’s Grill & Bar
If you’re feeling sunburnt and need to grab some cool shade after the game, head over to Cuzzy’s. This dark and cool dive bar offers great food including their “North-Mex” dishes. Grab a cold one and relax inside, away from the sun and the crowds.
The Loon Café
If you’re looking for something hearty and wholesome check out The Loon Café located on 1st Avenue and dive into a bowl of their famous chili. They offer several varieties and flavors to give you the energy you need to cheer on the Twins. Wash it down with a craft beer from their wide selection of taps.