Before or After Twins Game
Make the most of your time at Target Field and explore our top tips for game day.
Minnesota summers and outdoor baseball at Target Field go hand in hand. Located in the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis, Target Field is one of the league’s best, named the top overall sports stadium and game experience in North America by ESPN The Magazine shortly after the new field opened in 2010. But the entertainment isn’t limited to the game. Get in on all of the action in downtown Minneapolis just outside the stadium. There is plenty of fun to be had near the stadium. Be sure to check out Metro Transit for your game day transportation needs!
Tips for game day
1. Go on a brewery tour.
Three breweries are just around the corner from Target Field. Check out Inbound Brewing for a cool minimalistic vibe, alternating musical acts and 12 beers on rotation. Next head over to Fulton. Minneapolis’ first tap room built in 2009. Fulton is one of our most popular breweries and served in over 100 local restaurants. Feeling adventurous? This summer, Modist Brewing is serving up a Mexican Dark Chocolate Stout brewed with dark chocolate, vanilla bean, cinnamon and red chili smolder. All three breweries are within blocks of the stadium, have outdoor patios, rotating food trucks, and above all delicious and innovative beers! Take a peek at our all-encompassing Minnesota Brewery Map!
2. Ride the mechanical bull at Cowboy Jack’s.
Just down the block from Target Field is Cowboy Jack’s, a saloon-style bar with an expansive rooftop patio that’s always packed with Twins fans enjoying a beer while listening to live music or playing yard games. Starting an hour before each game, Cowboy Jack’s has a number of drink specials and don’t miss the ticket giveaway before all home games. And yes, we recommend taking a spin on the mechanical bull!
3. Go international.
Head to Brit’s Pub & Eating Establishment, a British-inspired Minneapolis landmark with a massive rooftop greenspace for lawn bowling. Similar to bocce ball, lawn bowling is easy to pick up, especially after a pint or two with friends. The pub serves traditional British fare like scotch eggs, fish and chips, and burgers and mash. After, make your way over to Kieran’s Irish Pub where you can rely on Irish staples like corned beef Reuben sandwiches, fries slathered in gravy and traditional fish and chips.
4. Get to a rooftop.
Grab a table on a rooftop overlooking Hennepin Ave for excellent people-watching. Seven Steak & Sushi, an upscale steakhouse serves killer sushi. Union Restaurant features the only year-round glass enclosed & heated retractable rooftop in Minneapolis. Crave Restaurant has an upscale see-and-be-seen vibe with an extensive wine list. Check out our favorite outdoor patios in town!
5. Grab a fancy cocktail.
Located within walking distance from Target Field, Prohibition, is located on the 27th floor of the historic Foshay building. It has an unabashed Great Gatsby vibe and a bird’s eye view of Minneapolis. Make a night out of it and stay at the W Minneapolis—The Foshay.
Didn’t get your sports fix at the Target Field? Head over to City Works. They’ve got 90 beers on tap, and 25 big screen TVs so you won’t miss a single play.
8. Step back in time at Monte Carlo.
Want to feel like you’ve stepped into an episode of Mad Men? Monte Carlo is a fantastic joint with a well-preserved 1950s interior and bar and an incredible outdoor patio. Order the chicken wings. You won’t regret it.
Make it a weekend!
Too played out? Stay over and experience more tomorrow!
1. Check out the historic Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot.
2. Radisson RED takes a new approach to travel with its all-encompassing app. Download the app and use it to check in, request service, and even order food.
3. The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection is in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.
4. Aloft Minneapolis is conveniently located right near the river. It’s the perfect walking distance from Spoonriver, Izzy’s, and the Mill City Museum!
5. AC Hotel by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown, located in the heart of downtown.