Traditional tailgating may be in short supply come Sunday, but pregame revelry options are popping up across Minneapolis for the ticket-holding tourists and ticketless locals alike.
Most offer cheaper alternatives to high-buck events like Sunday’s official Players Tailgate Party. Eagles fans can find plenty of booze and football fare at Town Hall Brewery, where Philadelphia radio personality Tony Bruno will be hosting a cover-free watch party.
More of a New England Patriots supporter? Pat’s Tap and 508 Bar are two spots to consider. Both will be open in the hours leading up to kickoff with special Super Bowl menu offerings. 508 Bar, located in the Warehouse District, will be charging a $30 cover fee.
Just blocks from the stadium, Northern Coffeeworks is partnering with two local chefs and Able Seedhouse & Brewery to host a tailgating event in a parking lot behind the cafe, located at 1027 S. Washington Ave.
The “Pig & Piña” event will offer up beer and smoked ribs starting at 10 a.m. Sunday. The cafe will also be open.
“We’re not a typical tailgating or football crowd place, but we’re very close to the stadium,” said Jeff Hilligoss, a Northern Coffeeworks co-owner. “This gives them a place to go.”
If you’re a StubHub ticket holder, there’s a pregame event planned at Target Field, where thousands of fans are expected to gather at 10 a.m. until kickoff for food, drink and tailgate games.