Top Things to Do Near U.S. Bank Stadium
Get psyched for an event or celebrate a team win without going far.
Located in Downtown East, U.S. Bank Stadium is the host of several major concerts and events including: Super Bowl LII, the X Games and the NCAA Final Four. It’s the home to the Minnesota Vikings and the center of activity on event and game days. P.S. Locals take Metro Transit for game day transportation needs and you should too!
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Here's what you should check out around the U.S. Bank Stadium neighborhood:
Located in the shadows of U.S. Bank Stadium, Erik the Red is a great place to grab a drink (they brew their own) and some features an eclectic menu (they are a mix between barbecue and Nordic comfort food, so basically lots of smoked meat).
Just a couple blocks from the Stadium, McKinney Roe is a swanky restaurant and bar with upscale bar food, perfectly prepared entrees and a mean burger (try the Big Stagg Burger – you won’t regret it). Enjoy a couple of cocktails, admire the stunning interior, and then step outside for a perfect view of U.S. Bank Stadium.
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 activations. 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 activity.
Whether you are looking for that perfect pre-game/event location before you head to the stadium or simply looking for that electrifying atmosphere to catch it on screen - Day Block Brewing Company has got you covered. This is the closest brewpub to U.S. Bank Stadium and it has great beer. If you didn’t get tickets to the game, belly up the bar, order a pizza and watch the action on their 6 TVs and their projector from the comfort of your own bar stool.
Walk just a few blocks from the stadium for modern comfort food with a healthy twist plus creative cocktails and a fantastic tap beer lineup. Located in an historic railroad building just steps from the light rail, you'll be in the heart of downtown right in the middle of the action. Plus, they serve breakfast all day. You really can't go wrong.
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 knows what’s up. Their Bloody Mary bar spans an entire hallway and let’s you go to town creating the perfect personalized Bloody Mary of your dreams. An iconic Minneapolis brunch spot, Hell’s Kitchen is the place to be during brunch hour’s downtown. Locals know to slather their homemade peanut on literally everything.
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. 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 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. It is made of native granite and limestone, and measures 2100-feet long by 28-feet wide. The bridge consists of 23 arches, and spans the river below St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, MN. Feel free to use those facts to impress your friends. But what you really need to know is that it’s a pedestrian bridge that you can see by bike, Segway or legs. Either way, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the city skyline.
Looking to make it a weekend? We recommend Radisson Blu or Renaissance Depot hotel! Radisson Blu is in the heart of downtown, and just two miles from the stadium so you'll be close to both the game and the action. The historic Renaissance Depot hotel is less than a mile away from the stadium and offers a peek into the rich history of Minneapolis. Check out even more places to stay.