Where to Find Cheap Eats & Happy Hour Deals in Downtown Minneapolis

Get some delicious eats without breaking the bank! Dining out in downtown Minneapolis doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out our list of cheap restaurants options and amazing happy hour deals to get your fix.

Cheap Eats

Zen Box Izakaya

Japanese comfort food such as ramen, rice dishes and savory small plates.


Breakfast all day! They also have sandwiches, soups, and salads. Get a sandwich, soup and fries for less than $12 during lunch.

Keys Café

Great breakfast and brunch spot with a variety of lunch and dinner options as well! You’ll get large portions of egg dishes, pancakes and other breakfast classics for a reasonable price.

Rock Bottom Brewery

While known as a brewery, Rock Bottom is also a great place for cheap eats. Pub burger, smoked chicken tostadas, avocado chicken sandwich, and veggie mac ‘n cheese are just a few of the star items on their large menu.

Happy Hour Deals 

8th Street Grill

  • Daily | 3:00-7:00pm
  • $4.50 rails, $5.50 calls, $1 off beer/wine

Crooked Pint

  • Daily | 3:00-6:00pm & 9:30pm–close
  • 3-2-1 shareables including flatbreads, poutine, nachos, wings and soft pretzels

Dan Kelly's Pub

  • Monday - Friday | 3:00-7:00pm
  • 5-4-3 House Wine, Liquor Pours, & House Beers
  • $10 and under apps including steakhouse sliders, nachos, and jalapeño wonton poppers

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Downtown

  • Sunday - Thursday | 5:00-6:30pm
  • Discounted beer, wine, & apps

Gluek's Bar & Restaurant

  • Monday - Friday | 3:00-5:00pm
  • 2 for 1 Drinks

Hell’s Kitchen

  • Wednesday - Friday | 3:00–6:00pm
  • $5 Rail drinks, house wine, & purgatory punch

Hen House Eatery

  • Daily | 2:00-300pm
  • Discounted tap beers


  • Monday - Friday | 4:00-6:00pm
  • $4 Draft Beer & Rail Mixed Drinks

The Loon Café

  • Monday – Friday | 3:30–6:30pm
  • $4 snacks including nachos, queso dip, wings, burgers and sandwiches


  • Tuesday - Friday | 4:00–6:00pm
  • Apps for $12 or less including mini steak burgers, mini crab cakes, mini cheesesteak, mini tacos

NOLO's Kitchen & Bar

  • Monday - Friday | 3:00–5:30pm
  • $5 Drinks
  • $10 Food including wings, tacos, sliders, & pizza

Pizza Lucé Downtown

  • Sunday - Thursday specials including Tap Tuesday, Whiskey Wednesday, Tequila Thursday
  • Twins Home Game specials

The Pourhouse

  • Daily, 3:00–6:00pm & 9:00-11:00pm
  • 2-4-1 Select drinks & food

Sawatdee Downtown

  • Sunday - Thursday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • $3-4-5 Select apps
  • Drink specials $7 or less