Eat & Drink
Whether you are looking for a pre-game bite or post-game celebration, you'll find it in Saint Paul.
Your team is competing in a city with one of the best food scenes in the nation--in fact, we won USAToday's 10Best Local Food Scene. Whether you're looking for something simple or celebratory, this dining guide will help you out.
Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub is the Official Post-Game Party Location for all 2020 NCHC Frozen Faceoff fans. Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub is a family restaurant and sports pub located two blocks from Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul. Owned by a former NHL defenseman, fans can enjoy food and drink specials at this signature hockey-themed establishment during the tournament.
Your team might move better together on the ice than off of it, so you're lucky plenty of group-friendly restaurants sit close to the Xcel Energy Center. Locals will rave about the Italian food at Cossetta's as much as you let them, and its cafeteria-style layout makes this an easy stop for everyone—it's just one of the many happening spots on nearby West 7th.
Minnesota is known for its burgeoning beer scene, and we have plenty of places that do food and beer really well. Near Saint Paul’s landmark Cathedral, you’ll find one of CraftBeer.com’s best beer bars in America, The Happy Gnome, which features incredible food and a wicked 89-tap bar. Of course, you can also head to the source of great beer and check out Surly Brewing Company, where the food and the beer has created a cult of Minnesota craft beer-drinkers.
Still not sure where to go, but you know what you want? Don’t sweat it. We have blogs for the best pizza, the best burgers (we have a lot of Juicy Lucy options) and the hottest new restaurants in town. Peruse at your leisure, and let us know what you pick!