Deals: Vikings/NFL bar specials

MICHAEL RIETMULDER | Updated 9/11/2013

You need drinks at noon because, um ... football? Yeah, football!

The Pourhouse
Photo by Courtney Perry

The NFL season is underway, which for many Minnesotans means an uptick in alcohol consumption, on-ass hours and Christian Ponder denigrations. On the plus side (we think?), publicly shouting drunken epithets is slightly more permissible when directed at televised fumblers. But seriously, don’t be a jerk while enjoying these game-day bar deals.

 

Lyndale Tap House

2937 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. • 612-825-6150 • www.thelyndale.com

Few things go with beer and pit beef better than football, and this Lyn-Lake bar placates the pigskin faithful with cut-rate food and drink during Vikings games (and Monday/Thursday night games). All season long snag $2 Miller Lites, $3 Summits and Grape Apes, and $2-$5 food options starting a half-hour before Vikings kickoff.

 

The Pourhouse

10 S. 5th St., Mpls. • 612-843-2555 • www.thepourhousempls.com

For anyone still rocking a tube TV, this downtown Minneapolis party bar’s mondo 25-foot projection screen represents a serious Sunday upgrade. If that’s not enough, the Pourhouse practically pays you to watch the first quarter of Vikings games and Monday and Thursday night games with free Miller Lite (35-cent wings don’t hurt, either).

 

Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar

312 Central Av. SE., Mpls. • 612-379-3379 • www.macsindustrial.com

To cable-less gridiron die-hards, the fact that Monday Night Football airs on ESPN is more irritating than a Joe Buck-called game. Mac’s makes a good play as a go-to MNF bar with its all-day Monday happy hour. Take $2.75-$4.75 taps and $3 house wines from open to close and $2 sliders after 7 p.m.