Best Spots for Food Near the Basilica Block Party

Mark your calendars for the Basilica Block Party on July 12 & 13, 2019! The two-day music festival is held on the lovely front steps of the Basilica of St. Mary.

Check out the Basilica Block Party lineup!

To satisfy your way-finding needs, we’ve compiled a list of all the best restaurants within walking distance of the Basilica. Before or after the party fill up on these great Minneapolis eats.

To make the most out of your festival experience, don't worry about driving home. Make a weekend out of it! It's more fun when you sleep over (we promise). Be sure to check out the Hilton Minneapolis' special hotel package for the Basilica Block Party plus all the other summer events and things to do during your weekend getaway.

Best Lunch Spots

The Bird

Fuel up at The Bird! This trendy spot combines healthy eats with incredible flavor. Try their nutritious smoothies and fresh squeezed juice, or go for their quinoa pancakes for something heartier. Looking to get the party started early? They offer bottomless bloody marys and mimosas with breakfast and lunch.

Esker Grove

Located at the Walker Arts Center, Esker Grove has the perfect scenic spot if your the outdoor patio type. The menu is filled with twists on American favorites and has plenty of healthy options to keep you energized throughout the festival.

Eli's Food and Cocktail

Eli's Food and Cocktail has all the classics, including soups and sandwiches for a perfect casual lunch. The atmosphere here is very relaxed so you can rest up a bit before hitting up the block party.

Best Spot to Grab a Drink

Lakes & Legends

A trip to Minneapolis just wouldn’t be the same without experiencing our incredible craft beer scene. Luckily, Lakes and Legends is only a few blocks away so you can dive right in whenever the mood strikes. The beer is incredible, the space is beautiful, and they even offer games. It’s the perfect hangout spot to relax and have a couple brews before the block party!

Sisyphus Brewing

Another great Minneapolis brewery, Sisyphus, offers several unique flavors. Try their Banana Boss, Peanut Butter Stout or Is That A Cucumber In Your Pils? They often have food trucks, or you can bring in your own food! Perhaps 4Bells fried chicken…?

Prairie Kitchen and Bar

Located in the Hyatt Regency, Prairie Kitchen and Bar is the perfect spot for cocktails, locally sourced bites, and a fantastic atmosphere with a 360 degree bar and great views of Nicollet, the Minneapolis main street. Also be sure to check out their patio!

Best Dinner Spots


Incredibly fresh seafood and a bit of southern charm make 4Bells an award-winning Minneapolis restaurant. They overnight their seafood directly from the coasts and serve local fish from Minnesota rivers and lakes. The quality cannot be beat. Prefer to stay on land? Try their amazing fried chicken! For a quick bite, head to their walk-up window in the back alley for some incredible southern food and a few beers.

Café & Bar Lurcat

Put this foodie hot spot on your list! The trendy, urban eatery has both a café for a fabulous sit-down dinner, and a bar for hanging out with a couple of craft cocktails. Indulge in upscale American comfort food and wash it down with a cold beverage.

Dancing Ganesha

Looking for a little more flavor before you head out to see your favorite band? Dancing Ganesha is an Indian restaurant with all the authentic favorites. Naan, Tandoori, Biryani, you'll find them all here to help give you a little energy before the party starts.

Best Spot for Late-Night Eats

Butcher & The Boar

A summer favorite, Butcher and the Boar is the perfect spot to sit outside, have a few drinks and indulge in some top-notch eats. Head out to their beer garden for one of the best patios downtown. Be sure to try one of their sausages and for a little extra fun, get their brat + beer + shot deal for only $12.

Brit's Pub

The classic British-style pub is a local favorite to grab pint. If you've worked up an appetite from all the dancing and partying, here you'll find authentic British cuisine to fill you right up. Be sure to take some time to unwind and release all that Block Party energy on it's unique outdoor rooftop space.