Where to Watch a Timberwolves Game (with good food!)

Written by: Tess Helbig



Time to read 4 min

Minnesota’s pro basketball teams are on FIRE right now! As the Timberwolves are headed into Western Conference Finals and with the Lynx season just getting started, you might be wondering how you can get in on the action, well… you've come to the right place! 😁 Whether you’re planning to head to a game, looking for a last-minute spot to catch all the excitement, or just in the mood for some fun, Fan Girl has got you covered. We’ve scoured downtown Minneapolis and assembled our dream team of game-day spots. All within walking distance to Target Center, they combine great food with standout viewing experiences. From cozy sports bars with all classic bar foods to modern eateries with, these top spots are perfect for soaking up the game-day atmosphere. Whether it's pre-game or post-game, a win or a loss, they bring their A-game in every way ✨. Now, you can score big too with Fan Girl’s top 5 spots to catch a game and grab a bite near Target Center!

5 Places to Watch a Timberwolves Game Near Target Center:


1. The Depot Tavern

17 N 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Right across the street from Target Center, The Depot Tavern is a great spot for casual dining and watching the game. It's nearly court-side location, makes it a popular choice for both pre- and post- gaming. The tavern is known for its laid-back atmosphere but is still filled with tons of TVs, guaranteeing no plays go unwatched. The friendly vibe and comfort food filled menu makes The Depot Tavern a top choice for sports fans and food lovers alike!

  • Menu Highlights: pretzel sticks, buffalo cauliflower wings, and The Depot Burger

  • Walk Time to Target Center: 1 minute


2. Tom's Watch Bar

609 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tom's Watch Bar offers an elite game watching experience! Known for its expansive TV setup, you can turn your head any which way and never miss a play. Whether you're there for a big game or just hanging out with friends, Tom's Watch Bar has a fun and exciting environment for either occasion! Providing an unbeatable combo of watching the game on a huge screen alongside great food, making it a top choice for game day in Minneapolis!

  • Menu Highlights: spinach artichoke dip, pan seared potstickers, Tom's Famous Prime Rib Dip, and mac & cheese

  • Walk Time to Target Center: 3 minutes


3. Cowboy Jack's

126 N 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Rustic Western themed Cowboy Jack's is a top-pick for both locals and visitors looking for good food, drinks, and a lively game-day environment. Playing games all day long and on all screens, Jack’s offers a casual and fun atmosphere, perfect for socializing while staying close to Target Center. The multi-leveled bar makes it easy to find a table or grab a drink. The rooftop patio is a must see with great views of downtown Minneapolis! Good eats and game-day excitement make the perfect match here. 

  • Menu Highlights: cowboy queso, Wisconsin jalapeño cheese curds, the smoked brisket sandwich, and BBQ ribs

  • Walk Time to Target Center: 5 minutes


4. Runyons

107 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Runyon's is loved by fans from all of Minneapolis. The bar and grill is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, known for its friendly, no-frills atmosphere making it a staple for unwinding, grabbing a drink, and enjoying your favorite team. Decked out with sports memorabilia makes it a perfect spot to soak up game excitement with friends or family. Runyon's is particularly famous for its welcoming environment and their legendary buffalo wings, making it a can’t miss for catching the game and grabbing a bite near Target Center.

  • Menu Highlights: legendary buffalo wings (⭐️ Fan Girl Favorite)

  • Walk Time to Target Center: 9 minutes


5. Graze | Provisions + Libations

520 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Graze, is an always buzzing food hall located in North Loop. Its modern and trendy vibe brings different foods and drink vendors together under one roof with so many options to choose from! Take your pick from Soul Bowl, The Fabled Rooster, Avocadish, and so many more. The multi-floored food hall is made for hanging with friends and catching a game. Tables large and small, an incredible rooftop patio, and large screens in every direction make the perfect game-day atmosphere. 

  • Menu Highlights: fried pickle chips (The Fabled Rooster), beef nachos (Viva Taco), and the spicy chicken sandwich (Two Mixed Up)

  • Walk Time to Target Center: 13 minutes


From rooftops to cozy booths, there are plenty of great spots to cheer on the Timberwolves or Lynx this summer without being far from the action. These top spots are Fan Girl’s ultimate guide to great game-day energy and food. Maybe you are heading to the game later, wanting to enjoy the thrill of the game last minute or are just a Minnesota sports fan looking for fun. No matter what the occasion, these spots are a score 🏀. The best way to celebrate a game is with great food, good company, and plenty of cheers. Let us know what your favorite spots are, enjoy, and go Minnesota Basketball!

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