Top 10 Minnesota Vikings Sports Bars

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Bar Zia is one of the most popular Minnesota Vikings bars in Minneapolis. Photo Credit: Travis Philli.

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If the Vikings are playing out of town or you can’t get to ticket to the game, here is a short list of bars where you can watch your favourite team play. Some are full-fledged Minnesota Vikings bars, while others tend to attract Vikings fans on game day.


Minnesota Vikings Team History History

U.S. Bank Stadium is home of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings play at U.S. Bank Stadium. It is located in the Downtown East section of Minneapolis.

The Vikings joined the National Football League (NFL) as an expansion team in 1960. They took to the field the following year. Their new fixed roof stadium opened in 2016.

While their stadium seats 66,655 football fans, it is expandable to 70,000 seats for other events.

The Minnesota Vikings play in the North division of the NFL’s National Football Conference (NFC).

Purple People Eaters

Sometimes referred to as the Purple People Eaters, the Vikes won the NFL championship in 1969. In addition, they won the NFC championship in 1973, 1974, and 1976,

While the Vikings have made it to the Super Bowl four times, they have yet to win an NFL championship.

There is also no shortage of sports bars in the Twin Cities and other communities in Minnesota. 

Meanwhile, a former Vikings great had even opened a sports bar in suburban Twin Harbors. Unfortunately, the bar has 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.  First is a list for sports bars in Minnesota. After that comes a  list for sports bars in other parts of the country.

Here are 39 spots where you can root for the Vikes!

Best Minnesota Vikings Bars in Minneapolis

Minnesota Vikings fans.

The following sports bars are considered to be friendly to fans of the Minnesota Vikings. Some of them are full-fledged team hangouts.

Keep in mind that bars sometimes close, and fans sometimes migrate to other venues. What’s more, bars sometimes decide to broadcast other events. So always call ahead to make sure the bar will broadcast the game you want to watch.

  1. Sneaky Pete’s – 14 North 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 333-8820.
  2. Erik the Red – 601 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (613) 249-5999.
  3. Sporty’s Pub & Grill – 2124 Como Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 379 8407.
  4. The Pourhouse – 10 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 843-2555.
  5. Crooked Pint Ale House – 501 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (613)  877-6900.
  6. Hell’s Kitchen – 80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (613) 332-4700.
  7. Bar Zia Food and Cocktail Lounge – 420 – 4th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Telephone: (612) 345-7347.

Best Minnesota Vikings Bars in St. Paul

The following sports bars in St. Paul are considered to be friendly to fans of the Minnesota Vikings. Some of them are full-fledged team hangouts.

Keep in mind that bars sometimes close, and fans sometimes migrate to other venues.

What’s more, bars sometimes decide to broadcast other events. So always call ahead to make sure the bar will broadcast the game you want to watch.

  1. St. Paul Tap825 Jefferson Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651)227-6315.
  2. Alary’s Bar – 139 East 7th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 224 7717. 
  3.  Dunham’s Bar and Restaurant –  173 Lothenbach Avenue West Saint Paul, Minnesota. Telephone:  (651-451-7431.
  4. Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub258 7th Street West Saint Paul, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 292-9916.

Best Minnesota Vikings Bars in Other Parts of Minnesota

The following sports bars are considered to be friendly to fans of the Minnesota Vikings. Some of them are full-fledged team hangouts.

Keep in mind that bars sometimes close, and fans sometimes migrate to other venues.

What’s more, bars sometimes decide to broadcast other events. So always call ahead to make sure the bar will broadcast the game you want to watch.

  1. Poor Richard’s Commonhouse –  8301 Normandale Blvd Bloomington, Minnesota. Telephone: (952-835-8308.
  2. The Other Place Bar and Grill – O.P.3930 E Calvary Rd. Duluth, Minnesota. Telephone: (218) 733-0214.
  3. Zaverl’s Bar509 East Sheridan Street, Ely, Minnesota. Telephone: (218) 365-4218.
  4. Mission Tavern13036 SW Horseshoe Lake Road Merrifield, Minnesota. Tel: (218) 765-3635.
  5. Howie’s Sports Bar and Grill101 9th Avenue North,  Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Telephone: (320) 259-9324.
  6. Joe Senser’s Kitchen Bar – 2350 North Cleveland Avenue, Roseville, Minnesota. Telephone: (651) 631-1781.  
  7. Bunny’s Bar and Grill – 5916 Excelsior Blvd, St. Louis Park,  Minnesota. Telephone: (9552) 922-9515.
  8. New Munich Hofbrau Bar & Grill611 Main Street PO Box 323,  New Munich, Minnesota. Telephone: (320) 837-5211.

Where to Watch the Minnesota Vikings Around the Country

While some of these bars are Minnesota Vikings hangouts, others are NFL watch bars than tend to attract Vikings fans on game day.

However, sometimes bars close and sometimes fans migrate to other venues. In addition, private parties sometimes book bars for special events. Also, bars sometimes decide to broadcast other events.

As a result, you should always call ahead to make sure the bar will show the game you want to watch. Otherwise, you might be disappointed.

  1. Syberg’s Dorsett  – 2530 Old Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, Missouri. Telephone: (314) 785-0481. – “Home of the St. Louis Vikings Fan Club.”
  2. Wilhagan’s of Nashville – 314 Wilhagan Road, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 360-9175. – “We are a Vikings Bar for pro-football.”
  3. Jack Doyles Restaurant and Bar – 240 West 35th Street, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 268-1255.
  4. TNT Sports Page – 14902 Preston Road Ste 716, Dallas, Texas. Telephone: (972) 661 1130. – “Home to the Minnesota Vikings Purple Haze Fan Club.”
  5. Blue Ox Tavern – 5825 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada. Telephone: (702) 871-2536. – “The Blue Ox Is Your Home for the Minnesota Vikings.”
  6. Topgolf Atlanta – 1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd N.W., Atlanta, Georgia. Telephone: (404) 475-4000.
  7. KC Kitchen and Pizzeria – 3906  Waddell Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. Telephone: (816) 599-4533. – “Welcome Vikings Fans!”
  8. The Historic Downtowner Saloon – 10 South New River Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Telephone: (954) 463-9800.
  9. Kluddes Kitchen + Bar – 110 Orange Street, Redlands, California. Telephone: (909) 335-4863.
  10. Flanerty’s – 425 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Telephone: (414) 278-8586.
  11. Gestle’s Place – 3801 Frankfort Avenue. Louisville, Kentucky. Telephone:  (502) 742-8616.
  12. Guava Beach Bar n Grill – 3714 Mission Blvd, Mission Beach, California. Telephone: (858) 488-6688.
  13. Red Dogs Saloon – 2617 Wagon Wheel Street, San Antonio, Texas. Telephone: (210) 828-2582.
  14. Bar None – 98 -3rd Avenue, New York, New York.  Telephone: (212) 777-9755.
  15. Aliota’s Pub and Grill – 261 East Hampton Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Telephone: (414) 810-1656.
  16. Rhodeside Grill – 1836 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. Telephone: (703) 243-0145.
  17.  Black Angus Steakhouse – 1350 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, California. Telephone: (714) 558-3057.
  18. Sports Garden – 1850 East Belt Line Road, Coppell, Texas. Telephone: (469) 464-4257.
  19. Screaming Eagle American Bar and Grill – 228 East 4th Street, Waterloo, Iowa. Telephone: (319) 235-8865. – “Iowa’s true Minnesota Vikings bar.”
  20. Wild Rice Bar and Grill – 205 Wild Rice, Wild Rice, North Dakota. Telephone: ( 701) 239-8470.

Minnesota Vikings Fan Fotos

Because the Minnesota Vikings have a national following, there are sports bars in many cities that attract Vikings fans on game day. In fact, some are bona-fide Vikes hangouts.

Check out some of the sports bars where fans of the Purple People Eaters will feel welcome.

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Jakky Shanahan submitted these photos (above) of Minnesota Vikings fans Topgolf  in Atlanta, Georgia.


Michelle Woodard submitted this photo (above) of the Minnesota Vikings Fan Club of St. Louis.

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Travis Phillips submitted the above photos of Vikings fans at Bar Zia in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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33 Replies to “Top 10 Minnesota Vikings Sports Bars”

  1. Flannery’s downtown Milwaukee has there back bar set up for Vikings games. Today was my 1st time attending and was pleasantly surprised. Bar was full of dedicated Viking fans about 40 in total. This is a good turnout as it’s mostly Packer and Bear fans here. Found my new spot for Sunday’s

      1. The Downtowner in Ft. Lauderdale has its own Purple section with purple beer at halftime. As Prez of the Miami Vikes Fanclub we welcome you.

  2. I feel for you, sir. Apparently you have never been to see the Nashville Norsemen at Wilhagan’s of Nashville. I challenge you to find a better Vikings bar anywhere. We’ve been meeting there for almost 30 years. We usually have 100-150 people, sometimes more. We sing the fight song every time the Vikings score. We have our own Skol Chant Drum. The staff is friendly, the food delicious and best it’s all purple, not even a Titans game to be found anywhere. We have people from MN, OH, ND and elsewhere who plan there vacations around coming through Nashville for a game watch party with us. The owners know us and even tailgate with us when the Vikings come to town. (We had 4000 at the last tailgate.) And if you saw the NFL Draft you know we dominated the event even getting compliments from the Vikings and being asked by other team owners how we pulled it off. Nashville is Vikings Country. Come and see for yourself.

    1. Thank you very much for the detailed information on Wihagan’s in Nashville. This place sounds like it might warrant a feature in the Accidental Travel Writer. Do you how have any photos of the establishment as well as fans watching games at the establishment?

  3. Wow! You’re missing the best one! Wilhagans in Nashville TN! Home of the Nashville Norsemen Viking fan club. Anyone reads this, and happens thru Nashville during football season, come out and get loud w us! You WONT be disappointed! SKOL!!! 🍻🍻🍻

    1. Hey Jon! I’ve heard so many good things about Wilhagans that I’d like to do a feature on it in the Accidental Travel Writer.

  4. Kluddes Kitchen & Bar (Home of the INLAND EMPIRE VIKING CLUB) in Redlands,Ca….. We sing SKOL VIKINGS after every Viking TD…

    1. Thanks for the information on Kuddles Kitchen and Bar, Dan, Hope you guys haven’t been affected by the wildfires raging through Northern California!

    1. Wilhagan’s seems to have a lot of fans! Will have to add them to the list. And thanks, Jim, for the head’s up on Guava Beach Bar n Grill in San Diego!

    1. Thank you very much for the head’s up! How could I have missed this place during my visit to San Antonio last year?

    1. Thank you very much for your input, Anna. Wilhagens seems to have a lot of fans. I’m gonna have to check the place out.

    1. Thank you very much for the head’s up, Robert! Fan input such as yours is most valued. Let me check out their website.

  5. Hi! Alison from Zaverl’s bar here! Thanks for adding us to the list! This is so exciting! We are open still for Vikings games and have multiple TVS showing our favorite team, the Minnesota Vikings!

    1. Hey Alison! Congratulations on making the list, and thank YOU very much for taking the time to thank ME! Best of luck to the Vikings AND to everyone at Zaverl’s Bar! SKOL!

  6. #16 on your out of town list has closed. The NOVA Vikings fan club currently meets at Rhodeside Grill 1836 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA for the rest of the 2022 season. Google or check out fanclub on Facebook. It’ a great group of fans if you are in the DC Area

  7. Enjoyed watching the Vikings game yesterday at Wilhagan’s. Being from Mpls and wondering where to watch the game was a big concern. Lucky for us, we did our research after going to a sports bar in downtown Nashville and being disappointed. Made it to Wilhagan’s by second half! Great atmosphere, friendly people, and great crowd. Tony the leader is great!

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