Post-baseball game dining?

A couple of my friends (including Bill) and I went to the Twins/Tigers game Friday night. We were about nine rows from the ceiling, so it took us a while to descend into the packed hallways of the Metrodome. We walked over to the HCMC parking lot, where we were parked, and proceeded to wait in line to get out of the garage.

Half an hour later, we hadn’t moved and when we saw the lady in the electric wheelchair go down the ramp past us, we decided we were hungry and wanted to eat dinner. But it was going on 11pm and that’s when we realized that between the three of us, we couldn’t really think of anything close to the Metrodome that involved actually ordering food off a menu.

Maybe we were missing places we just didn’t know about, but we ended up walking to Kieran’s Irish Pub, which didn’t disappoint. But let’s face it – when you’re cranky about your favorite baseball team losing a close game, do you really want to walk a whole .4 miles in the sweltering heat?

What else serves a somewhat full menu after a nighttime baseball game? I know there’s the warehouse district full of places, but what about closer?

6 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 7:56 pm

    Ummm… uhhhh….

  2. jake (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

    I would have suggested the new Hooters… but in all honesty, its far away from the Metrodome, it’s too pricey for the crappy food… and yeah.

  3. Erica (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 8:56 pm

    I kind of have this mental block that makes me think that the Metrodome is faaaar away waaaay over on the other side of downtown. I would have guessed it was a lot farther to Kieran’s.

  4. Heather K (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 12:59 am

    Have you been to Maxwell’s? It’s a great spot for dinner/drinks after a game and it’s pretty close to the Dome (on Washington).

    You could also look here if you haven’t already:

  5. Dave (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 11:25 am

    This entire city is lacking in places to eat late at night.

    Nochee isn’t far from the Dome and open til 11pm. I haven’t eaten there myself but I hear it is good. Granted it is in a whole different price range and atmosphere than a place like Kierran’s…

    How about Grumpy’s? Not sure how late they serve.

  6. noodleman (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    If you take 4th St. east across the Washington Ave. bridge, you’ll find yourself in Stadium Village. Then you can choose between the Village Wok, Hong Kong Noodles and Peking Garden for some late-night noshing.

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