Where to eat and drink in Minneapolis before a Twins or Timberwolves game

If you are like most of us and going to a Twins or Timberwolves game isn’t part of your daily routine. So sticking with this logic, making it out to Minneapolis for a game should make for a special night. Part of any special night is food and drinks, and you’ll probably want it to be within close proximity of Target Field and Target Center. Now if you are here because of your clogged drain Minneapolis, then you’re in luck because you’ll be able to enjoy some grub and drinks and forget all about how you have been slowly ruining your pipes as you stuff forbidden items down your garbage disposal.

The Loon Cafe is my first pick for this list, and what a great place to start out with the most Minnesotan name you could give a restaurant. Located right on First Ave., this place is a kingpin in the Minneapolis eatery scene, and if you’ve never had it then you are missing out. The only downside is that after you have it once, you may not make it to the other spots on this list because it’ll be hard to pass up on this option in the future. Along with their delicious food they always have an extensive beer list that will always keep you guessing while always serving up your tall and cold favorites.

The 508 Bar + Restaurant is another stop along First Ave. that will never disappoint. If craft beer is your thing, then this is your place. You will be hard pressed to find a bigger and more diverse list of brews, including all of the local favorites from Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding area. This place is literally less than a block from Target Field, making it the perfect spot for those that want to be near the action all night long. This place is usually fairly busy during baseball season, but you can always finding seating downstairs, where they also serve food, and the friendly staff can help you find this area. The burgers and other high-end dishes here make it a must stop in the downtown Minneapolis area.

The go-to pub-style joint on this list is O’Donovans, the no frills stop on our list. There is nothing fancy about this place, but it has been a staple in the area for years, and is one the most wholesome spots for food and drinks in the increasingly modern Minneapolis and surrounding areas. If you are looking for some authentically served Guinness then this is the best place in Minneapolis for you. Not to mention that if you stand outside their front door on their patio you are 20 feet from Target Center and you can practically see the grass at Target Field. If you haven’t been here, but you’ve been to a game at either location, then you have surely walked passed it many times, proving how great the location is. Now if you’ve been missing out on this place, you need to make it your stop before your next game, you won’t be sorry.