Twins partner with Barrio for new Target Field experience

Latin cuisine fare coming to left-field bar inside Gate 6

Twins partner with Barrio for new Target Field experience

The Twins have partnered with local restaurant chain Barrio to bring fans a new experience at Target Field.

The partnership includes the naming rights to a new bar inside Gate 6 in left field, which will feature Latin cuisine and an extensive selection of tequila that has made Barrio a popular restaurant since opening in downtown Minneapolis in 2008.

Barrio will have a 420-square-foot video display encircling the top of the bar, plus several video monitors so fans can follow the Twins and other Major League Baseball games. The lounge will include tiered standing-room drink rails facing the field, several high-top tables and a cabana-style seating area. The entire area will also feature overhead radiant heaters.

"We are thrilled to partner with a dynamic local brand like Barrio to help us make the most out of this new space at Target Field," said Twins president Dave St. Peter. "Given the popularity of the many restaurant and bar areas at Target Field, we know Barrio will be a draw for people who not only love baseball, but those who come to Target Field to connect with their friends, family or business associates."

"We couldn't be more excited to add our flavor to the experience at Target Field," said Barrio Restaurant Group president Ryan Burnet. "What really excites me about the space is that this is going to create a unique destination within the ballpark that pairs perfectly with summertime."

Also new to Target Field in 2015, fans with tickets to Friday night games can enjoy drink specials at Barrio from 4:30-5:30 p.m. CT. The bar will also be open as part of the Twins' Thirsty Thursday Nights, featuring happy-hour drinks and appetizer specials from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Barrio currently has four restaurant locations in Minnesota: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina and Bloomington.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.