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PROGRESS 2014: Joe Senser’s
Joe Senser’s Sports Theater: great tastes, great fun, great community pride
2350 Cleveland Ave.
Nothing about Joe Senser’s Sports Theater in Roseville is mediocre.
At Senser’s, you’ll find all your favorite “sports bar” foods, along with much, much more.
“We’re constantly changing the menu,” says General Manager Tom Horwath. “We have all the basics, but our signature dishes you can’t get anywhere else.”
Known for its specialty burgers, Senser’s features popular fan favorites like “The MVP,” a 10-ounce hand-pattied burger topped with creamy aged Wisconsin cheddar, prime cut smoked peppered bacon, sweet caramelized onions and a house-made bourbon BBQ sauce. Or try the “Black & Bleu,” a savory 10-ounce burger dusted with Cajun seasonings, covered with cave-aged blue cheese, sweet caramelized onions, creamy aged Wisconsin cheddar cheese and prime-cut smoked peppered bacon.
And for those with eyes bigger than their stomachs, Senser’s has a “Beast Burger” that’s sure to fill you up... and then some. The 2 1/2-pound beef patty is topped with 12 strips of bacon and totals 6 1/2 pounds of food. It’s free if you eat the whole thing, but be warned: only two out of more than 100 have ever finished it.
Not in the mood for a burger? No problem! Senser’s has pizzas, flatbreads and other mouthwatering entrees to suit any set of taste buds. New additions include Mac & Cheese topped with tenderloin bites, “Boom Boom” shrimp tacos and jumbo “ Mama Mia Meatballs.”
And Senser’s specialty dishes are sure to make your next special event extra memorable. The restaurant recently added a private back room for rehearsal dinners, groom’s dinners, team banquets, private functions, company happy hours and other events. The room can hold up to 50 guests, and in the warmer months two garage doors open up to a patio that can seat an additional 50.
Senser’s also caters golf tournaments, weddings, corporate events, and fundraisers, and is one of the exclusive caterers at TCF Stadium.
Catch a game ... or 20
What could be better than scarfing down Senser’s delicious food? Doing it in front of one of the gigantic 5-by-9 foot HDTV screens that line the restaurant’s walls.
Senser’s is known as the “next best thing to being in the stands,” and has been rated in the top 25 list of sports bars across the country by ESPN 2 and Sports Illustrated’s sports bar edition. It was also voted the “best place to watch a game without a ticket” by ESPN the Magazine. Gopher football coach Jerry Kill even hosts a radio show at Senser’s in the fall.
So whether you’re looking to see some Gopher sports, Wild hockey, Twins action, Timberwolves match-ups, or Vikings football, Senser’s is the place to be. And with a full beer and wine list and food and drink specials every night, your game-day experience will be even better. The bar features local craft beers, and always has between six and 10 local beers on tap.
Happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and late night happy hour runs 9 p.m. to close on Sunday and Monday and 10 p.m. to close Tuesday through Saturday. Monday features $3 pints of local beers with all burgers just $9.99, Tuesday is “mug night,” and Wednesday night is trivia night.
“There’s always something to do,” Horwath points out, adding that the restaurant also coordinates an annual volleyball league and is looking for teams to participate. Senser’s sponsors softball leagues as well, and many of the teams love heading to Senser’s after their games to grab some food and drinks.
The restaurant also reaches out to the local community – working with Roseville Area High School and recently the Roseville Raiders Endzone Club and Backcourt Club. Senser’s provided hot dogs and concessions before each football game last year, and the proceeds were donated to the team. After the game, Senser’s served a pizza buffet for the players, their families, coaches and friends.
“It helps bring everybody together,” Horwath notes.
Senser’s also supports local teams through fundraising, and features pull tabs to support local charities.
It’s no wonder Senser’s is such a success in Roseville. Check out the Roseville or Bloomington location for your next special occasion, big game, or simply for a tasty meal.
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