Whether for the football or the commercials, Super Bowl Sunday — Feb. 3 this year — looms large on the American cultural landscape.
Looking for ways to enjoy America’s largest secular holiday? Hoodline crunched the numbers, using both Yelp data and our own secret playbook to produce a ranked list of the best sports bars, wing spots, and pizza delivery options to make your Super Bowl celebration a success — no home-team victory required.
Televisions all around town will likely be tuned to the big game, but a few local sports bars represent Minneapolis’s best. Here's where to snag a seat come game day.
1. Sporty's Pub & Grill
Topping the list is Sporty's Pub & Grill. Located at 2124 Como Ave. SE in Southeast Como, the bar and New American spot, which offers burgers and more, is the highest rated sports bar in Minneapolis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 90 reviews on Yelp.
2. The 1029 Bar
Next up is St Anthony West's The 1029 Bar, situated at 1029 Marshall St. NE. With four stars out of 196 reviews on Yelp, the sports bar and traditional American spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Peppers & Fries
Cooper's Peppers & Fries, located at 3900 E. Lake St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sports bar, which offers burgers and more, four stars out of 134 reviews.
Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like a mess of chicken wings with your choice of dipping sauce, and Minneapolis has some favorite wing spots to satisfy your cravings.
Topping the list is Downtown West's Runyon's, situated at 107 Washington Ave. North. With four stars out of 171 reviews on Yelp, the pub and traditional American spot, serving chicken wings and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
2. Blue Door Pub
Southeast Como's Blue Door Pub, located at 1514 Como Ave. SE, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the pub, which offers burgers, chicken wings and more, four stars out of 145 reviews.
You've got your favorite pizza spots, but will they deliver on the big day? Here's are Yelpers' favorite Minneapolis pizzerias that actually deliver, so no one has to miss any of the action.
1. Pizzeria Lola
Topping the list is Pizzeria Lola. Located at 5557 Xerxes Ave. South in Armatage, the spot to score pizza and more is the highest rated pizza spot in Minneapolis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 922 reviews on Yelp.
2. Young Joni
Next up is Sheridan's Young Joni, situated at 165 13th Ave. NE. With 4.5 stars out of 460 reviews on Yelp, the cocktail bar, which offers pizza and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Red Rabbit
Downtown West's Red Rabbit, located at 201 N. Washington Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bar and Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, 4.5 stars out of 353 reviews.