Edit ModuleShow Tags

Minnesota United Home Opener 2018

Attend Surly Brewing Co.'s pre-match party and enjoy the last home opener at TCF Stadium


Photo courtesy of Surly Brewing Co.

This Saturday—St. Patrick’s Day no less—is Minnesota United FC’s home opener at TCF Stadium against the Chicago Fire, and Surly Brewing Co. invites soccer fans to its second Official Pre-match Party and March to TCF Bank Stadium.  

Next year, the Minnesota United will finally have the Allianz Field in Midway, St. Paul to call home but until then, Dinkytown provides more than enough pre-party and after game food and drink destinations to make sure Minnesota United fans (and their rivalry visitors) have a good time.

Starting at 10 a.m., Surly Brewing Co. will be taken over by Minnesota United fans for its pre-match party. Music will be provided by Jake Rudh’s Transmission and food by the Surly Food Truck with hot dogs, brats, and sausages served with chips. At 12:10 p.m. the march will begin from the corner of Malcolm and Fifth Street to TCF Stadium for the 1 p.m. game.

To further celebrate the beginning of the 2018 soccer season (it’s only Minnesota United’s second season in Major League Soccer), Surly has brought back its Rising North Pale Ale, the official beer of Minnesota United. Last year, Rising North Pale was available on tap for match days at TCF Bank Stadium, Surly’s Beer Hall and a few neighborhood soccer bars, but this year it will be available in cans, too, at various venders at TCF and across all of Surly's markets.  

There’s plenty of other food and drink options in Dinkytown besides Surly’s Brewery Destination, too. If you’re craving breakfast food before your pre-partying begins, visit Al’s Breakfast, the classic breakfast dinner in Dinkytown. If you’re looking for more of a sports bar atmosphere visit Sally’s Saloon or Stub & Herbs. For a quick bite to eat, head to Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers or Five Guys, or for more Asian-influenced fare stop at Pagoda or Suang Cheng.

No matter where you go, one thing's for sure—between St. Patrick's Day festivities and the soccer game, lots of fun will be had. You can purchase tickets for the Minnesota United vs. Chicago Fire game here.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

Learn about the contributing writers.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Travel Blog

InterContinental Hotel Opens at MSP Airport

New lodging, restaurants, spa, gym, and skyway update the MSP Airport experience

Plan a Trip to Roanoke, Virginia

This East Coast visit comes with history, a burgeoning craft beer scene, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Appalachian Trail, and more

Cannon Falls Wine & Art Fest

Taste Minnesota wines and ciders, browse through local art vendors, and eat delicious food at Cannon Falls Wine & Art Fest, July 21-22

Day Trip to Taylors Falls

A Taylors Falls day trip made up of beautiful river views and a classic malt shop.

Record Store on Wheels

Like a food truck, but for music—and debuting this Sunday at Open Streets Minneapolis

Green Thumb Gardens

The 2018 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour flaunts its foliage July 14

Best Caves of Minnesota

Explore Minnesota’s man-made and natural curiosities this summer

Amble Over to Afton

While you’re in Afton for Selma’s, stay a while and check out the state parks, historic buildings, quaint downtown, and more

Take a Trip for (Frozen) Treats

Grab a scoop from the state’s oldest ice cream shop in Afton: Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour

Journeys: A Minnesotan’s Happy Place

Time wasted at the lake is time well spent

Journeys: The Start of Adventure

To prep for wilderness canoe trips, Les Voyageurs brings campers out on the Mississippi River

Top 5 Instagram Spots Along the Mississippi River

Bluffs, hiking trails, and waterfalls make for beautiful summer photos

Summer Sunburn Solutions

Six ways to beat the burn

Brews and Views at the Hopped Up Caribou Festival

There's no better place to tie the knot than at a craft beer festival, and if you're not into that, you can cliff climb, too
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags