About The Alley
Every day is game day!
The best place to relax, enjoy a great meal and get into the game is the original sports tavern in downtown Minneapolis. The Alley Sports Tavern is located in historic Butler Square on First Avenue in the heart all the action—within shouting distance of Target Center and Target Field.
The Alley is more than a sports bar. Much more. Yes, our location in historic Butler Square was actually the site of the turn-of-the-20th century Athletic Park and home of the Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Saints. (Best estimates put home plate at the entrance to The Alley and Butler Square’s “A” elevator bank.) And yes, our location has been sports fans’ go-to spot for decades. But there is so much more.
Stop by before, after or during the game or make The Alley your daily lunch spot. Our newly renovated restaurant and bar is a comfortable, classic warehouse setting that’s ideal for relaxing over lunch or dinner with friends or sharing a few drinks and laughs as you cheer on your favorite team. Our menu is prepared and served by the friendliest staff in town and features classic dishes like awesome burgers, salads and wings and unique items we’re proud to call our own – like tender Alley Onion Peels, Yukon Nachos, The Alley Pastrami Rueben, or The Alley Chicken Dinner – to name a few. Speaking of great lineups, our full bar features over 20 taps flowing with your favorite brews, including a great craft and local beer selection.
Our restaurant is a fantastic downtown dining experience, but want to check out the most unique dining and drinking experience in Minneapolis? Take it outside. We’re called The Alley for a reason. Step out to our brick-lined outdoor alley dining and fun zone, grab a cold one out of the ice tub and enjoy. But don't worry; you’ll never be far from the action, because The Alley features great outdoor games, full menu service, a full bar and large screen HD TVs – all outside! You’ll also catch us grilling brats, burgers and dogs on most game days and hosting other outdoor events you can only experience in The Alley.
At The Alley we’re big fans of our teams, employees and guests. Our game plan is simple. Give our guests a comfortable, fan-friendly atmosphere where they can celebrate their favorite teams, enjoy great food and beverages at great value, and really feel a part of the local scene.