BEST SPORTS BAR (1999)
This comfortably sized bar has an unfair advantage here, since it sits across the street from the Dome, making it the ideal pre- or post-game destination for Twins, Vikings, and Gopher football games. What the hell: It's not a bad spot to come to after a monster truck rally, either. Sure, they've got the requisite TV sets and plenty of local sports memorabilia on the walls, like baseballs signed by Harmon Killebrew and other Twins greats. But the real charm--aside from its proximity to the heart of the action--is Hubert's relaxed, neighborhood-bar feel. The food is standard fare: solid, middle-of-the-road. But it goes down just fine with the healthy, 20-ounce tap beers. Just what a growing sports fan needs.