For the smoked meat connoisseur, Minneapolis proves that great barbecue isn’t reserved for the South. With award winning restaurants serving up pit-smoked favorites like ribs and pulled pork smothered with an array of house specialty sauces, Minneapolis is home to some of the most mouth-watering barbecue fare in the Midwest. Dig in and sink your teeth into our very own brand of Minneapolis barbecue.
Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America is located on the first level, inside Nickelodeon Universe and is complete with a new live music space, additional dining areas and upscale technology and design features. The aesthetic of Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America follows a design vision that is a tantalizing fusion of the excitement of the Mall of America with the energy and vibe of the Hard Rock brand. With a seating capacity of 425 for dining and nearly 1000 for cocktail/live music throughout two floors. The Mall of America cafe has more than 15,000 square feet of space, including spacious seating, a state-of-the-art live stage, merchandise Rock Shop and more than 50 pieces of rock 'n' roll memorabilia from Hard Rock's iconic collection. The memorabilia includes items from Minnesota icons Bob Dylan, Prince and The Replacements as well as George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley and Madonna.
For almost 70 years, Market has been the Twin Cities standard for pit-smoked barbecue, winning Best awards from numerous publications. Plus, they offer good service, a full bar, great music and wonderful people watching.
Stanley's Northeast Bar Room is a casual, friendly neighborhood bar in Northeast Minneapolis with a great selection of unique and regional food, beer and cocktails. Stanley's menu features a wide variety of specialty selections and neighborhood favorites.
Themed after the great riverboat days of the Mighty Mississippi - Tuggs Tavern at St. Anthony Main serves the tastiest Burgers, Homemade Chili and Sandwiches - with fun along the Minneapolis Riverfront ALWAYS ON BOARD! Tuggs Tavern is cozy and slap-on-the-back-friendly with skeeball, popcorn, darts, beer rockets, anad deck seating with fantastic view of the downtown Minneapolis skyline.