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The Alley Sports Tavern
Take in a game, beer

Too much baseball can drive even a diehard crazy, or so says Jose Canseco's third personality, Zeenok. For a rehashed Warehouse District sports bar that's dialed the baseball way back: The Alley Sports Tavern. 86ing the baseball crap that coated the former Smalley's 87, the new ownership behind The Alley have also overhauled the American-comfort menu and reimagined the space (closed off the kitchen, added high-end finishes like a granite bar), despite their mantra that "every day is game day", which is also why getting lunch with Mystery is really annoying. The menu's got mega burgers highlighted by a jalapenos/bacon joint served on a buttermilk biscuit (stuffed and topped with pepper jack), protein-y entrees from steak to walleye, and apps like a jalapeƱo pickle wrapped in pastrami & cream cheese and called the "Pastrami Pickle Roll-Up", which sounds like a pretty tight rap song about riding up to a Jewish deli on spinners. Should you just want to soak your whistle, they've got 20-plus taps w/ newly cleaned/ improved lines (Deschutes Mirror Pond, Grain Belt Nordeast, an array of Summits), $10 for all-you-can-drink domestics on Thursdays, a bevy of wines, and specialty 'tails like the vodka/ Champagne/ lemon twist "Cougar-Tini," which'll hurt so good when it's thrown in your eye by anyone seeing you drink a Cougar-Tini. The Alley's alley will also have rejiggered bars, and big-screen HDTVs, which hopefully will be playing the game -- no, death to all ball players! -- shut up! -- let him talk!

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1. The Alley Sports Tavern 100 North 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

86ing the baseball crap that coated the former Smalley's 87, the new ownership behind The Alley have also overhauled the American-comfort menu and reimagined the space (closed off the kitchen, added high-end finishes like a granite bar), despite their mantra that "every day is game day", which is also why getting lunch with Mystery is really annoying.

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