Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Eagles fans flock to downtown Minneapolis gay bar to catch the Super Bowl

It sounds like they had a blast.
Author:

Eagles fans in town but without Super Bowl tickets found the perfect venue to catch their team's victory over the Patriots: The Eagle Bolt Bar in downtown Minneapolis.

The venue on Washington Avenue South welcomed an influx of Philly fans, some of whom were enticed by the bar's name, thinking it was a bar for Eagles fans.

In reality, it's a gay bar, prompting some amused reactions among Minneapolitans.

But Eagle Bolt Bar owner Ed Hopkins admits he was surprised by the tweets from gay and straight people about the Eagles invasion.

"It assumes there is something wrong with realizing you are in a gay bar," he said, adding. "The people in tonight enjoyed being in our place."

And his bar didn't have to worry about any repeat of the scenes Vikings fans endured during the NFC Championship Game – it sounds like the all had a great time.

"The Eagles fans were very rowdy and fun. We enjoyed having them in our establishment."

By the end, Hopkins added, the bar was filled with just as many Patriots fans as Eagles.

"The Super Bowl is supposed to bring everyone together that loves football," Hopkins added. "That is how the Eagle felt tonight."

The Eagles and Patriots fans helped the Eagle Bolt Bar to its best night of Super Bowl week, with Hopkins saying that it was the first night his business has actually benefited from the game.

"Our regulars stayed away wanting to avoid downtown this weekend," he said.

Next Up

Cam Talbot / Minnesota Wild

Talbot leads Wild to 7th straight victory

The Wild opened a four-game road trip with a win in Edmonton.

Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers out 6-8 weeks with injury

The Hopkins native was hurt during Sunday's matchup with Notre Dame.

Anthony Barr

Vikings' defense could get reinforcements against Steelers

Several starters could return for a critical Thursday night matchup.

Mercer ATV accident fundraiser

High schooler in coma, fighting for his life after ATV crash

Family members found the teen on the ground and unresponsive.

Nolan Sprengeler - muskie record - nov 2021

Angler officially breaks 64-year-old state muskie record

The muskellunge he caught on Nov. 22 weighed a whopping 55 pounds, 14 ounces.

coronavirus, ICU, covid-19 hospital, doctor

4th teen COVID-19 death reported in MN is the 2nd in as many weeks

All four teenage COVID-19 deaths in the state have been reported in the past two months.

Anil Menon

Minnesota native named to NASA's new astronaut class

When he's done training, he could be sent to the space station or the moon.

broadway pizza interior facebook

Gallery: Original Broadway Pizza auctioning off everything

Get your hands on some classic Broadway signage, train-themed decor and more.

art shanty projects

Art Shanty Projects to return to Lake Harriet this winter

The festival has made some creative changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

flickr - gov tim walz - mn senate dfl

After 'extraordinary' revenue growth, MN projects $7.7B surplus

But finance officials note there is still "significant risk" due to economic uncertainty.

Related

What's will you find at the Super Bowl Experience in Minneapolis?

The NFL theme park will open at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday.

What's will you find at the Super Bowl Experience in Minneapolis?

The NFL theme park will open at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday.

Yours to own, a unique piece of Super Bowl history

The Salvation Army is holding a charity auction that runs till Tuesday.