Team Spirits

Whether you’re a fan of The Vikes, The Pack, Da Bears or another league entirely, the Twin Cities has a barstool with your name on it.
 
Alary’s Bar:

The only Chicago Bears bar in the Twin Cities, with scantily clad waitresses and patio “tailgating.” 139 E. Seventh St., St. Paul, 651-224-7717, www.alarys.com

Gabe’s by the Park:

One of the best places in town to view just about any sporting event, with more than 21 televisions. Packers fans are welcome. 991 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, 651-646-3066, www.gabesbythepark.com

Gopher Bar:

This funky dive bar, where the Golden Gophers reign supreme, boasts a mock-rude wait staff and the city’s best Coney Island dogs. 241 E. Seventh Street, St. Paul, 651-291-9638

Hubert’s Bar & Restaurant:

Named after Hubert H. Humphrey, of course, this Metrodome area haunt is one of the best spots to stop before, during or after a Vikings game. 601 Chicago Avenue S., Minneapolis, 612-332-6062

Joe Senser’s Sports Bar & Grill:

Voted one of America’s Greatest Sports Bars by Sports Illustrated, this local hot spot is surrounded by nine-foot-wide HDTV screens. 4217 W. 80th Street, Bloomington, plus two other metro locations, www.sensers.com

NBA City:

A basketball-themed restaurant in the Target Center, NBA City defies the sports bar stereotype with its diverse menu and stylish décor. Between bites, guests can watch exclusive NBA coverage on one of 35 HDTV screens. 600 First Avenue N., Minneapolis, 612-767-2960, www.nba.com/nbacity/minneapolis

Rosen’s Bar and Grill:

Located in the Minneapolis Warehouse District, Rosen’s is a favorite spot for Wolves fans to catch the pre-game buzz. 430 First Avenue N., Minneapolis, 612-338-1926

Spike’s Sports Bar & Grill:

A casual departure from the Hyatt’s more upscale restaurants, Spike’s features satellite feed on more than 20 televisions, ensuring you won’t miss any big game. 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-370-1242, www.minneapolis.hyatt.com

The Big Ten Restaurant and Bar:

“Big Ten” moniker aside, this is a Gophers-only hangout in the heart of Stadium Village. 606 Washington Avenue S.E., Minneapolis, 612-378-0467, www.big10restaurant.com

TheTiffany Sports Lounge:

self-proclaimed headquarters of the University of Kansas Jayhawks. 2051 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, 651-690-4747, www.tiffanysportslounge.com

Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub:

Owned by former NHL defenseman and current radio analyst Tom Reid, this hockey haven is just two blocks from the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild. 258 W. Seventh Street, St. Paul, 651-292-9916, www.tomreids.com

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