Food & Drink

Suds, sports, and burgers inside grilled cheeses

Downtown St. Paul's first legit sports bar is a good one, and The Bullpen looks to see even more beer-drinking than that of the Red Sox during the 2010 season.The sleek red build-out (mercifully) eschews tchotchkes for flatscreens and a glossy, custom oak bar. This burger employs two grilled cheeses as buns, so it's sort of like the Voltron of obesity. This Chicago-style dog is so massive it doesn't even fit on your computer screen! Nor does the Seattle Dog (topped with cream cheese, BBQ sauce, caramelized onions & sauerkraut), which is so big, it's not even pictured at all! Their 12 taps are pleasantly crafty, with multiples from Summit and Deschutes. Weekends host the biggest BYO Bloody Mary bar in all the land. And a virtual golf game... will be here! Right there! In the meantime, there's Big Buck Hunter, two dart boards, and...... Beer Ball! It's like skee ball, only instead of tickets you win beer (note: "you win, beer" is also what Sox relievers said after failing to resist a mid-game drink).