Top Things to Do Near U.S. Bank Stadium
Get psyched for an event or celebrate a team win without going far with these tasty and fun spots within walking distance of the stadium.
Located in Downtown East, U.S. Bank Stadium hosts several major concerts and events including Super Bowl LII, the X Games, and the NCAA Final Four. The stadium is home to the Minnesota Vikings and become's the center of activity in Downtown on event and game days. P.S. Locals take Metro Transit for game day transportation needs and you should too!
Places to eat around the U.S. Bank Stadium neighborhood
Whether you're looking for that perfect pre-game/event location before you head to the stadium or simply looking for an electrifying atmosphere to catch the game on a screen, Day Block Brewing Company has got you covered. This is the closest brewpub to U.S. Bank Stadium! If you didn’t score tickets to the game, belly up to the bar, order a pizza, and watch the action on one of 6 TVs—plus a projector—from the comfort of your own bar stool.
Argentina-style empanadas and some of the best pizza in town? This place is really one of a kind in Minneapolis. Chef Facundo De Fraia originally came to Minneapolis to help his childhood friend (legendary local chef Daniel Del Prado) open the storied Martina in Linden Hills, and opened his own pizza spot on Nicollet and a second location in the Mill District just blocks from the stadium!
Located inside the Canopy Hotel, Umbra serves bistro classics with a seasonal fresh twist (think Chicken Po Boys and spicy coleslaw made with local produce and flatbreads topped with local cheese from Faribault Cheese Caves) in a welcoming, expansive space that blends warm woods with modern industrial vibes.
While not right next to the stadium, Hell's Kitchen is a must for game day bloody mary's. Any pro brunch-er knows that what makes or breaks a Bloody Mary is the garnish, and Hell’s Kitchen truly raises the bar—the Bloody Mary bar, that is. Their Bloody Mary bar spans an entire hallway and lets you go to town creating the perfect personalized Bloody Mary of your dreams. (Note: the full walk-through experience is currently on pause, but the restaurant offers a “Build-at-your-table” Bloody—they'll bring all the fixings to you!)
Things to See & Do in the Area
Minnesotans know, it’s hard to leave the great outdoors to go inside on a beautiful day. This 4.2 acre public green space across the street from U.S. Bank Stadium is the definition of a perfect place to hang out before going to U.S. Bank Stadium. Before large events, The Commons often hosts special concerts and other activities. Even if you don’t have a ticket to get inside the stadium, it’s a great place to hang out and be a part of the fun.
Located just a few blocks from U.S. Bank Stadium, this historic music venue was once used by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1940s through 1960. Fans of Prince and Aerosmith may also be familiar with the Armory’s made-for-music-and-sports interior—the videos for “1999” and “I Don't Want to Miss a Thing” were filmed here! These days, the venue hosts concerts, sporting events, and other civic celebrations, perfect for catching a show if you stretch your visit in Downtown Minneapolis past game day.
Come for the history and learn about why Minneapolis grew on the banks of the Mississippi River. (Here’s a hint: flour, although this 12,000 square museum does a much better job of explaining and making that fact WAY more interesting.) Stay for the beautiful views of the river and St. Anthony Main. If you’re lucky enough to visit Minneapolis on the weekend, check out the Mill City farmers market out front or stroll across the Stone Arch Bridge.
The Stone Arch Bridge is the only bridge of its kind over the Mississippi River. Made of native granite and limestone, the historic pedestrian bridge spans the river below St. Anthony Falls with 23 arches stretching for 2100 feet. Enjoy the bridge by bike, Segway, or your own two legs. Either way, you’ll be treated to some of the most spectacular views of the city skyline anywhere in Minneapolis.