Viking Bar

Since 1905........

Viking Bar is a historic Minneapolis bar in one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city β€” the West Bank β€”known for it's eclectic businesses, diverse population, and counter-cultural ways.

This is a place where all kinds of people can come together for great beer and cocktails, live entertainment, hearty Nordic-inspired sandwiches and snacks, and true "Minnesota Nice" service - whatever that means. πŸ˜‰

Viking Bar has always been a comfortable, neighborhood watering hole. We’re keeping all of the best partsβ€”live music, great prices, eclectic mix of patronsβ€”and adding hearty snacks, local beers, and accessibility for all.

Respecting and sharing history is a powerful tool of community-building. We are dedicated to discovering and preserving the stories and legacy of the people, music, and businesses that define the West Bank.



Patio (summer)

We have a patio open:
1 PM to 10 PM on weekdays
1 PM to 11 PM on Fri - Sat.


Our menu is small, but ethical. We feature a small food menu with a good variety of specialty and classic cocktails, beer list, and selected wines.


Music & Events & Sports & TV & Beer & Whiskey & Pals


We’ll be showing all the games from the VikingsWild, Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx, Gophers, and as many college games as possible.

All sporting events are televised on six big screen TVs above the bar.

A Public Forum

Continuing with the "traditional" West Bank radical political roots and views, we will air debates, elections, and political events of significance. We welcome your thoughtful and inclusive voice!

Live Music, etc.

Sports and politics put aside, we also aim to showcase weekly DJ events, live music, beer tastings, live radio remotes, movie screenings, and the home of the "2016 Prince Tour of Minneapolis."


The Viking Bar is dedicated to an inclusive, harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, sports team allegiance, or religion. The foundation of the West Bank is built of different peoples co-existing in harmony. And we like it that way.