About Us

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Home of the Burger


You can get a so-called "burger" anywhere. Once you've tried those, come to Sporty's for their always fresh, never frozen, hand pattied black angus beef served on a local bakery fresh bun. We have several signatures to choose from, or build your own. Always served with our fresh cut, double fried french fries...to die for. We are also masters of the deep fryer. Most items made from scratch, like our pulled pork, fresh cut fries, chili, and sauces. Try our Cajun tots, Mark's club & our famous Chipotle white chicken chili! Late Night Menu! Full kitchen until 1:30 a.m., 7 days a week. The Famous Student Special: Cheeseburger, Fries, and a Soda--just $5.25! 11 a.m. -- 7 p.m. Join us for Happy Hour twice daily. Dine in or take out, Sportys anytime! Some people don't like dive bars...those people suck anyway.

Sportys has been in business since 1965.We've been through more than 6 owners. We were a 3.2 bar til 2007. Got our strong beer and wine license. lobbied hard in 2009 and got our liquor license in 2010, never looked back.

Coolest thing ever though...In 1972, a couple of men kidnapped Virginia Piper from her home in Orono MN. During his wild goose chase, Harry Piper in the attempt to deliver the 1 million dollar ransom (a bunch of money back then......I said, one meeeeleon dollars muhuhuhuhuhuhu), The largest in US history at the time, stopped at the Sportsmans Bar (Sportys Pub) with the ransom money to use the payphone , as instructed, in order to receive further instructions regarding the delivery of the ransom. The money was delivered, the kidnappers got away and Virginia Piper was returned to her husband unharmed. She was found chained to a tree in the Jay Cooke State Park near Duluth. Kenneth Callahan and Donald Larson (rumored to be regulars at the Sportsmans Bar) were indicted in 1977 for the kidnapping. They were convicted, but the verdict was overturned in an appeal. The case remains unsolved, and NONE of the ransom money has turned up. To this day it remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in Minnesota (arguably the US) history.

Catering & Room Rental


Sportys is happy to cater your event either at our place or yours. Onsite services with banquet room available or we will bring it to you.

As long as we provide food and beverage, there is no charge for room rentals during non-peak hours. We always off our space free of charge to non profit groups, student events, community organizations and fundraising events. Contact Us for more information.

Team Sponsorship


We sponsor sports teams- softball, soccer, hockey, dodgeball, kickball, curling... even beer pong. Contact Us for more information.