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According to Thrillist, The Alley Sports Tavern's new owners recently renovated the warehouse space to include a shiny new granite bar. Despite the recent updates, the eatery’s history stretches back decades. It sits atop the former site of Athletic Park, the stomping grounds of the Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Saints. Today the battle cries of enthused fans still echo throughout the restaurant on game days, when chosen teams such as the Minnesota Vikings and Twins fill large HD screens. The athletic showdowns also air on HD TVs in the brick-lined Alley, an outdoor area where, in addition to grilled brats and burgers on game days, the full food and bar menus accommodate hungry guests.
More than 20 brews pout from taps, and a spread of pub food includes everything from the Alley stuffed burger—a signature item packed with Pepper Jack, jalapeños, and bacon—to the pastrami pickle roll-up starter. The food, drink, and friendly atmosphere can unite to distract fans from the ref’s opening Shakespearian monologue—"fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air."