Hockeytown Cafe has been open for what seems like forever, and while the restaurant and bar doesn’t offer the trendy and hip cuisines and craft cocktails that are so ubiquitous in Detroit this days, it’s remained popular among those who frequent the city on game day or for some live music at the Fox or the Fillmore.
The bar is sort of like the Applebee’s of downtown Detroit — it’s familiar and friendly, and there’s no pretentious sommelier on staff. The meal will fill you up and prepare you for an evening (or day) of drinking. There are are kid-friendly menu items, too — not always a given at restaurants downtown.
Hockeytown Cafe is part of the Olympia Entertainment empire and is under the same roof as the 400-seat City Theatre, making it a no-brainer for pre-show drinks and bites.We contacted Olympia Entertainment hoping to speak with a manager — or anyone really — about the future of Hockeytown Cafe considering the arena buzz, but did not hear back.
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