Top 38 Minnesota Timberwolves Sports Bars

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Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo Credit: Amy Mingo.

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Best place to watch the Timberwolves is at Target Center in Minneapolis. But what if they are playing on the road? Or what if you can’t get a ticket to the game? Check out the best Minnesota Timberwolves bars to watch the game with other Wolves fans.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team History

The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional American basketball team. They compete in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

In fact, the Wolves are the second professional basketball team to call Minneapolis home.

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The Lakers were established in 1947. Originally, the team was based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Because Minnesota is known as “The Land of Lakes,” the team was named Minneapolis Lakers.

The Minneapolis Lakers departed for Los Angeles in 1960. Consequently, they changed their to the Los Angeles Lakers. But it seems a little strange as L.A. is not exactly known for its lakes.

Perhaps the team kept the name because it created an alliteration. In fact, both Los Angeles and Lakers begin with an “L”!

While the Minnesota Timberwolves were founded in 1989, they have never won an NBA championship. In fact, they have never even won a conference title. But they did win a division title in 2004.

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Target Center in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, is home of the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. . Photo Credit: Jeramey Jannene.

The Wolves play home games at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Moreover,the Minnesota Linx of the Women’s National Basketball Association also play home games at Target Center.

In addition to hosting sports events, the multi-use arena also hosts converts, family shows, graduations, and other major events.

Best Minnesota Timberwolves Bars in the Twin Cities

The following sports bars and restaurants are popular with Timberwolves  fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

Minneapolis

  1. Cowboy Jack’s – Minneapolis – 126 North 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 224 9950. §
  2. Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar – 16 North 6th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 338-6621 . §
  3. Kieran’s Irish Pub – 85 North 6th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 339 4499. §
  4. Sneaky Pete’s – 14 North 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 233-8820. §
  5. Mackenzie’s Pub – 918 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 333-7268.
  6. Stub & Herb’s – 227 SE Oak Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone:  (612) 379-0555.
  7. Sally’s Saloon & Eatery – 712 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 331-3231.
  8. Sporty’s Pub and Grill – 2124 Como Avenue SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 379-8407.
  9. 508 Bar + Restaurant – 508 North 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 339-0036. §
  10. The Loon Cafe – 500 North 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 332 8342. §
  11. Last Call – 26 North 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 659 9000. §
  12. The Pourhouse – 10 South  5th Street #11, Minneapolis,  Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 843-2555. §

§ Indicates a member of the Timberwolves Bar Network. These bars will always have the game on. Not only that, there will be drink specials before and during all Wolves games.

Saint Paul

  1. St Paul Tap – 825 West Jefferson Avenue, St Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 227-6315. §
  2. Tiffany Sports Lounge – 2051 Ford Parkway #1932, St Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 227-6315. § 
  3. Rival House – 411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 255-0645.
  4. Skarda’s Bar – 728 West Armstrong Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 224-0658.
  5. Alary’s Bar – 139 7th Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 224-7717.
  6. Obb’s Sports Bar & Grill – 1347 Burns Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 776-7010.,
  7. Billy’s on Grand – 857 Grand Avenue, St Paul,  Minnesota. Telephone: 

§ Indicates a member of the Timberwolves Bar Network. These bars will always have the game on. Not only that, there will be drink specials before and during all Wolves games.

Best Minnesota Timberwolves Bars in Other Minnesota Cities

Here are some sports bars and restaurants popular with Wolves fans.

While these venues often show Suns games, there are no guarantees.

Therefore, you should call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

Burnsville

  • Clive’s Roadhouse – Burnsville, 13050 Aldrich Ave S
    Burnsville, Minnesota. Telephone: (952) 855-8888. §
  • Muddy Chicken – 3120 State Highway 13, Burnsville, Minnesota. Telephone: (952) 582-1091. §
  • Racks Sports Bar & Grill – 2400 Cliff Road East, Burnsville, Minnesota. Telephone: (952) 736 8226. §

Chaska

  • Willy McCoys – 320 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, Minnesota. Telephone: (952) 500- 9645. §

Coon Rapids

Eagan

Hastings

Lakeville

Maple Grove

Oak Park Heights

Oakdale

Prior Lake 

  • Charlie’s On Prior3950 Green Heights Trail SW, Prior Lake, Minnesota. Telephone: ((952) 226-5253. §

Shakopee

Vadnais Heights 

  • Jimmy’s Food & Drink – 1132 County Road East, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. Telephone:  (651) 482-1100. §

Welch

§ Indicates a member of the Timberwolves Bar Network. These bars will always have the game on. Not only that, there will be drink specials before and during all Wolves games.

A Word to the Wise

While most of these venues tend to attract Minnesota Wolves fans on game day, there are no guarantees.

Sometimes they won’t turn on the sound. Other times they might show other events. And there is always the chance the venue might be booked for special events.

Also, fans sometimes migrate to other venues. And bars sometimes close.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

Your Input on Minnesota Timberwolves Bars Wanted

If you have patronized and of these Minnesota Timberwolves sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambiance for Minnesota fans, the visibility of TV screens, the quality of the sound, the food, the service – whatever!

Also, please let me know if any of these Wolves watch bars have closed – or if Minnesota fans are no longer watching Wolves games at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Wolf-friendly sports bars in other cities!

Further Reading …

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This list of the best Minnesota Timberwolves sports bars is part of a series of posts on sports bars for fans of NBA teams. This post contains affiliate links.

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