MINNEAPOLIS: Philadelphia Fans Mistakenly Flock To Eagle Bar To Watch Super Bowl, Have Fun Anyway

Cyd Zeigler reports at Outsports:

In cities around the world, bars bearing the name “Eagle” are gay — and usually gay leather — bars. New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Dallas, and many other cities have local dives bearing the name “Eagle.” One city that doesn’t have one? Philadelphia. There, The Bike Stop has been the big gay leather bar for years.

So you’ll have to forgive the Philadelphia Eagles fans in Minneapolis yesterday who stumbled into the Eagle Bolt bar thinking it was a bar for Eagles fans. Instead, it’s Minneapolis’ version of the gay series of bars that have been around for decades.

Go Minnesota reports:

Owner Ed Hopkins admits he was surprised by the tweets from gay and straight people about the Eagles invasion. “It assumes there is something wrong with realizing you are in a gay bar,” he said, adding. “The people in tonight enjoyed being in our place.”

And his bar didn’t have to worry about any repeat of the scenes Vikings fans endured during the NFC Championship Game – it sounds like the all had a great time.

“The Eagles fans were very rowdy and fun. We enjoyed having them in our establishment.” By the end, Hopkins added, the bar was filled with just as many Patriots fans as Eagles.

The head of a local SEIU live-tweeted throughout.