Experience Fan Food near the Convention Center

by | Dec 22, 2017

With the Minneapolis Convention Center as ground zero for the NFL Super Bowl Experience, there’s no shortage of nearby restaurants and bars for a quick bite or beverage.


In the convention center itself, there is Minnesota original Dunn Brothers Coffee as well as The Craft Bar and Lounge for local brews and hearty bites. While those options are top notch, they are just the start of your dining and happy hour options.


To the west of the convention center, standouts like Eggy’s Minneapolis make you a fan of breakfast again, and around the lunch hour, Fleming’s 13th Street Grille and Salsa A La Salsa start dishing up delicious American pub and Mexican cantina foods, respectively. Pull up a chair and listen to some music at Lakes & Legends Brewing Co.; head over to the 19 Bar, one of the best gay dive bars in the Twin Cities; or stop in at the 24/7 Nicollet Diner.


To the east, treat yourself at dinner to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, where only the highest quality USDA Prime beef is served. If you don’t want to leave the skyways for a meal, swing by family owned Dave’s Downtown Restaurant for your favorite burgers, salad bar, sandwiches, wraps and more.

Nicollet Mall

Nicollet Mall is your place to be, not only for Super Bowl LIVE by Verizon but for dining and nightlife. Unwind over Irish food with some friends at The Local, and make sure to order some Jameson—the cozy pub has poured the largest volume of Jameson Irish Whiskey in the world for four consecutive years. Check out Mexican eatery Barrio for authentic fare and a tequila bar, or get a glimpse of history from the articles plastered on the walls of The News Room in between bites and beer.

For bar food that can’t go wrong—think beer-battered onion rings, grille baskets and more—visit 8th Street Grill, the stop that’s a little old school and laid back. For a little music with your meal, check out the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant.

No matter what kind of food or late night you’re in the mood for after you walk through the NFL Experience, you’ll find it—you’re at the Minneapolis Convention Center, after all.

Dunn Brothers Coffee

The Craft Bar and Lounge

Eggy’s Minneapolis

Fleming’s 13th Street Grille

Salsa A La Salsa

Lakes & Legends Brewing Co

19 Bar

Nicollet Diner

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Dave’s Downtown Restaurant

The Local


The News Room

8th Street Grill

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Tasty Eats

Let their famous fish ‘n chips hit the spot at Brit’s Pub alongside one of their dozens of beers and whiskies, or go a little more upscale with Zelo’s Italian fare.

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