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Residents September 19, 2012

Best places to watch Minnesota Vikings games

The NFL is back in full gear now and while some of you like to sit at home in the man cave and watch the game on your 52 inch flat screen TV there are a ton of options if you like to get out and catch all of the action at a local bar.  Here are a few of the top places in the metro area to check out.


JJ’s Clubhouse

6400 Wayzata Blvd. Golden Valley, Minn. 55426

(763) 595-8771 Website:

With more than a dozen TVs and a cozy atmosphere, heading to JJ’s Clubhouse will feel like watching the game at home … but you don’t have to cook! While they offer a bus to every Vikings game, if you don’t have a ticket, grab your seat where you can watch more than one game. And if you’re wanting to get an early start to your Vikings-watching, they serve a delicious breakfast Sunday mornings.

Rail Station Bar and Grill

3675 Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis, Minn. 55406

(612) 729-3663 Website:

Located in the heart of the Longfellow neighborhood, the Rail Station Bar & Grill is a family-run restaurant and bar with plenty to enjoy during a Vikings game. They have a long list of Vikings game-day specials from beer to well drinks to 1/2 price burgers. And stop by during any Vikings game and sign up to win an autographed Jared Allen jersey.

New Hope Cinema Grill

2749 Winnetka Avenue North New Hope, Minn. 55427 (763) 417-0017 Website: The New Hope Cinema Grill is once again playing all Vikings games — and being a cinema they can definitely claim to have the biggest screen in the metro to watch! And being a grill, they’ve got food and drink specials. They are also home to the Cinema Grill Skol Squad — a group of enthusiastic fans that make games at Cinema Grill feel like you’re at the Dome. They cheer on every 1st down and sing the Vikings fight song, “SKOL VIKINGS,” every time they score.


1690 Woodlane Drive Woodbury, Minn. 55125 (651) 379-9211 Website: If you’re looking for a place with ultimate game-day specials, check out Throwbacks in Woodbury. They offer free beer one-hour prior to kick-off and a free appetizer buffet for the entire first half of the game. And then there’s the buy one, get one for $1 all day, every Sunday. If you want to catch every minute of the action, Throwbacks has 30 TV’s and a 10-foot projection TV in their main room. And there’s even more TVs in the bar area.

Bunny’s Bar and Grill

5916 Excelsior Boulevard St. Louis Park, Minn. 55416 (952) 922-9515 Website: With more than 30 LCD TV’s to watch your favorite team, this is a neighborhood bar and grill with great Minnesota Vikings atmosphere. You’ll find good bar food at good prices, including a great selection of tap beers. It’s the place where former Vikings head coach Mike Tice used to frequent when he was coach.

Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar & Grill

312 Central Avenue SE Minneapolis, Minn. 55414 (612) 379-3379 This Northeast Minneapolis sports bar boasts 27 tap beers and the best bar food in Minneapolis. On game days, they start serving breakfast at 10 a.m. to get your stomach full for a full day of football. They’ve got free parking all weekend, free WiFi and laptops to check out your fantasy football and great specials on your favorites during the games. And the NFL Ticket to check out all the action, league-wide.