Here's some restaurants and bars near the Metrodome.
The Metrodome is in the quieter half of downtown Minneapolis, but there are still plenty of bars, restaurants nearby. Many are on Washington Avenue, a few blocks to the north of the Metrodome. There are more bars and restaurants in Cedar-Riverside, about a 10 minute walk east along Washington Avenue.
Here's some suggestions for where to get a meal or a drink near the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.
Bars and Restaurants in near the Metrodome - Washington Avenue area
Family dining: The Old Spaghetti Factory, 233 Park Avenue. There's a location of this family-friendly chain restaurant two blocks north of the Metrodome.
Fine Dining: Spill the Wine, 1101 S. Washington Avenue. American-Continental fusion food, with (guess what) an extensive wine list. The Guthrie Theater's restaurant, Sea Change, is another great option for good food.
Sports Bar: Huberts, 601 S. Chicago Avenue. The place to be if you are a Vikings fan - this is the sports bar for the Metrodome.
Bar: Grumpy's Bar and Grill, 1111 S. Washington Avenue. Bar food, beer and pool tables at Grumpy's.
Make it a late night: 501 Club, 501 S. Washington Avenue. Never a cover - nightly entertainment ranges from live music to bingo to drunken spelling bees.
Bars and Restaurants near the Metrodome, Cedar-Riverside Area
The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, on the other side of I-35W from the Metrodome, has many restaurants and bars. From the Metrodome, it's a short walk along Washington Avenue, over I-35W, and then you'll find several restaurants and bars along Washington Avenue, and around the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Riverside Avenue.
Family Dining: The Wienery, 414 S. Cedar Avenue, has award winning hot dogs, burgers and all-day breakfasts. Cash only.
Beer and Food: Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Avenue. This brewpub has great food too. The Acadia Cafe could also be described as a bar, but is a good choice whether you want beer, or food, or both.
Sports Bar: The Nomad World Pub at 501 Cedar Avenue has televised sports as well as beers from around the world.
Make it a late night: The Triple Rock Social Club at 629 Cedar Avenue has a bar, with bar food, as well as their live music venue. If you are there on a Wednesday night, the Triple Rock will give you free bacon with your pint. Also try Preston's Urban Pub at 221 Cedar Avenue, the 400 Bar at 400 Cedar Avenue, or Palmer's Bar at 500 Cedar Avenue, a great dive bar.