Bar Zia is a popular NFL watch bar for Minnesota Vikings fans on game day. Photo Credit: Travis Phillips.
The Minnesota Vikings will face the Philadelphia Eagles in NFC championship game 21 January at Lincoln Financial Stadium in Philadelphia. If you can’t attend the game in person, here are 20 sports where you can root for the Vikes.
Neither the Minnesota Vikings nor the Philadelphia Eagles have ever won a Super Bowl so a lot is at stake at Sunday’s game at Lincoln Financial Stadium.
Considering that Super Bowl LII will be held at U.S. Bank Field, meanwhile, a win Sunday would give the Vikings a very rare home field advantage.
There is also no shortage of sports bars in the Twin Cities and other communities in Minnesota to watch the Minnesota Vikings play.
A former Vikings great, meanwhile, had even opened a sports bar in suburban Twin Harbors. Unfortunately, it has since gone out of business.
You will find Vikings friendly sports bars all over the country. There are even a few north of the border in Canada. Two short lists of the best bars follow – one for Minnesota and another for the rest of the country.
Where to Watch the Vikings in Minnesota
The following sports bars are considered to be friendly to fans of the Minnesota Vikings. Some of them are full-fledged team hangouts.
Bars close and fans migrate to other establishments. Sometimes bars decide to broadcast other events. So always call ahead to make sure the bar is going to broadcast the game you want to watch.
- Sneaky Pete’s – 14 North 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 333 8820.
- Hubert’s Sports Bar and Grill – 600 – 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Half Time Rec – 1013 Front Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 488-8245.
- Sporty’s Pub & Grill – 2124 Como Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 379 8407.
- Alary’s Bar – 139 East 7th Street, St Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 224 7717.
- The Pourhouse – 10 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 843-2555.
- Patrick McGovern’s Pub and Restaurant – 225 – 7th Street West, St. Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 224-5821.
- Bar Zia Food and Cocktail Lounge – 420 – 4th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 345-7347.
- Joe Senser’s Kitchen Bar – 2350 North Cleveland Avenue, Roseville, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 631-1781.
- Bunny’s Bar and Grill – 5916 Excelsior Blvd, St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Telephone: (9552) 922-9515.
Where to Watch the Vikings Around the Country
Some of these bars are Minnesota Vikings hangouts, and others tend to attract Vikings fans on game day. Also, call ahead to make sure the game you want to watch will be broadcast.
- Redmond’s – 3358 – North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 404 2151. – “Home of the Vikings!”
- TNT Sports Page – 14902 Preston Road Ste 716, Dallas, Texas. Telephone: (972) 661 1130. – “Home to the Minnesota Vikings Purple Haze Fan Club.”
- Blue Ox Tavern – 5825 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada. Telephone: (702) 871-2536. – “The Blue Ox Is Your Home for the Minnesota Vikings.”
- The Historic Downtowner Saloon – 10 South New River Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Telephone: (954) 463-9800.
- Bar None – 98 -3rd Avenue, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 777-9755.
- Aliota’s Pub and Grill – 261 East Hampton Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Telephone: (414) 810-1656.
- Center Fields Sports Restaurant and Grill – North Shore Event Centre, 7065 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant – 1301 South Joyce Street, Arlington, Virginia. Telephone: (703) 415-4420.
- Jack Doyles Restaurant and Bar – 240 West 35th Street, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 268-1255.
- 730 Tavern, Kitchen and Patio – 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 868-8800.
Thanks to Travis Phillips for submitting these photos of Vikings fans at Bar Zia in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Vikings Team History
The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings play at U.S. Bank Stadium, which is located in the Downtown East section of Minneapolis, Minnesota (pictured above).
The Vikings joined the National Football League (NFL) as an expansion team in 1960, taking to the field the following year.The state-of-the-art facility opened in 2016. A fixed-roof stadium, it seats 66,655 football fans and is expandable to 70,000 seats.
Sometimes referred to as the Purple People Easters, the football team won the NFL championship in 1969. They won the NFC championship in 1973, 1974, and 1976,
The Minnesota Vikings play in the North division of the NFL’s National Football Conference (NFC).
While the Vikes have made it to the Super Bowl four times, they have yet to win an NFL championship. Could this be their lucky year?
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