The year 1927 saw Babe Ruth’s Yankees dominate pro baseball and the precursor to Big Louie's Bar and Grill—Main Street Tavern—open in Minneapolis. In addition to depicting athletes from that bygone era, the Big Louie’s menu catalogs an array of traditional American bar and grill fare. From boneless wings to fish ‘n’ chips, the cuisine roster has even more depth than the famed Yankees lineup of ’27. The restaurant further establishes its entertainment value by hosting karaoke and bingo and by not allowing recitations of real-estate-law books.
A modern take on the classic movie-going experience, ShowPlace Icon Theatre takes the legwork out of dinner and a movie by pairing comfortable sophisticated theaters with upscale, on-location dining, and advanced reserved seating. With digital cinema projectors capable of displaying 35 trillion colors and premium digital surround-sound systems, each stadium-seated auditorium is equipped to showcase buzz-worthy films exactly as the director, assistant director, second-assistant director, and second second-assistant director intended. Patrons to the theater pick their viewing spots ahead of time, eliminating the usual frenzied, darkened search for ideal seating and guaranteeing guests find seats together.
Manned by professional drivers, the pedal-powered Traveling Tap carts up to 16 passengers around Minneapolis and Saint Paul via one of three routes listed here. It's up to guests to supply their favorite beers, wines, or malt beverages which the personal bartender pours into cups or stores in the bar-on-wheels’ built-in coolers. Throw on your ear-flap cap and goulashes for early season rides or let the misting system keep you cool on warm summer days. Traveling Tap also boasts adjustable seats to fit all sizes, seat backs, and a smooth ride even Grandma would enjoy. Listen to tunes from a six-speaker overhead stereo while you take in the sights and sounds of the Twin Cities on each 7-mile-per-hour trek.
Acme Comedy Company offers a cozy and intimate environment to release feral guffaws into the wild with performances six nights a week. Kjell Bjorgen, a native Minnesotan, has toured with popular comedians such as Lewis Black and has appeared on TV shows such as Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and NBC’s Late Friday. Catch Bjorgen as he dazzles Acme audiences with his dual ability to split sides and stitch them back together.
Located down the street from Target Field, Darby's Pub & Grill opens its doors for the community to celebrate or commiserate after a nail-biter ballgame or rousing bout of gladiatorial combat. Diners can do so out on the open-air patio, which flows with draft beer and the aromas of toasted deli sandwiches, as well as hearty third-pound burgers crowned with zesty toppings such as blue cheese, pesto mayo, and bacon.