From Our Editors
Bunny's Bar and Grill, dubbed the city's best sports bar by CBS Minnesota, was born 80 years ago from a simple truth: never let a mistake get in the way of a good deal. In 1933 Henry Aretz was putting the finishing touches on his new bar, Aretz's Place, when he realized he needed one last thing: a sign. The local sign maker had mistakenly painted a "Bunny's" sign for another client and was willing to sell his blunder for a generous discount. The deal was too good for Henry to pass up, and Bunny's was born. It has remained a Minneapolis staple ever since.
To this day, Bunny's opens early to serve signature breakfasts – from cinnamon French toast to skillet scrambles with gyro meat – alongside complimentary bloody marys or screwdrivers. Come evening, the culinary team turns to creative comfort foods, including pan-fried walleye, chipotle turkey burgers, and even low-carb options such as cajun pork chops. Bartenders serve beer by the draft and bottle, including "the coldest bottle of Bud in town," according to Eater Minneapolis and the polar bears sitting at table 14. Drinks come even cheaper whenever the Minnesota Vikings score a touchdown, which fans can catch on any of the 30-plus Samsung HD televisions placed throughout the dining room.