These Are the Top 5 Bars in Minneapolis to Watch the NCAA Final Four


Tripleseat has suggestions for bars and pubs where NCAA men’s college basketball fans and sports enthusiasts can watch the Final Four Tournament scheduled to take place from April 5-8. For those who can’t be present at the event and are looking to cheer on their favorite teams, here are our top picks in Minneapolis.

This year, according to WalletHub, the Final Four’s economic impact on Minneapolis is believed to reach $142 million, with up to 94,000 fans are expected to invade the city. For fans who aren’t willing to pay $258, which the average ticket to the game demands, Tripleseat recommends the following bars and pubs.

Brit’s Pub: Known for winter nights by the fireplace and lawn bowling on the rooftop deck in summer, locals gather here regularly to watch soccer and rugby on the pub’s big screen TVs. You can be sure basketball will rule the day when the Final Four rolls into town.

Kieran’s Irish Pub: Stop in for a pint at this Irish pub located in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District. Check out the game at the bar or host an event in the Titanic Lounge, which has a 160” high definition projector, several TVs, an audio system with iPod, HDMI & VGA hookups, as well as a functional fireplace.

The Local: Root for the home team in this larger than life, welcoming, joke telling, story creating, song singing, warm fan favorite.

Union: Featuring top quality burgers, sandwiches, wings, and other American fare, the Union Bar & Grill is a preferred downtown Minneapolis destination. This venue caters to the vibrant sporting community.

The Freehouse: Gather around the bar at The Freehouse to watch the NCAA tournament while enjoying a pint from its onsite brewery.

“Minneapolis was named ‘America’s coolest drinking city’ by Far & Away Magazine last year, but that isn’t surprising,” said Jonathan Morse, CEO of Tripleseat. “We work with many bars, restaurants and venues in the area, which serve up a diverse yet comforting fare. Sports fans can expect a big city vibe with a congenial down-home spirit to support their teams.”

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