20 sports bars in the Detroit area to catch a big game
If you ask someone to name a holiday in the spring, the average person might say Easter.
If you ask a Detroiter to name a holiday in the spring, they'll likely say Opening Day.
It doesn't matter if you like baseball or not, any opportunity to gather with fellow Detroiters and day drink while cheering for anything is a seasonal rite of passage (stares in Detroit Lions tailgate).
Whether it's the Pistons, Lions, Tigers, or Red Wings, Detroiters are down for a good game day to support the home team.
These local sports bars are guaranteed to be great place to celebrate, because as the saying goes, "win or lose, we still booze."
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Tommy's Detroit Bar & Grill
624 3rd Ave., Detroit; 313-965-2269
Not only is Tommy's a great spot to grab a drink and watch a fight, the pub offers a free shuttle service to big sporting and concert events.
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Thomas Magee's Sporting House
1408 E. Fisher Service Dr., Detroit; 313-263-4342; thomasmagees.com
If there are two things Thomas Magee's knows well, it's sports and whiskey. This old school sports bar is right in Eastern Market and great for any game.
2482 Clifford St., Detroit; 313-964-1575; harrysdetroit.com
Harry's Detroit is steps away from Little Caesars Arena, but if you're there for a Tigers or Lions game, their shuttle can get you there.
655 Beaubien Blvd., Detroit; 313-963-3355
It's in the name, the Detroiter Bar is definitely a spot for Detroiters to go and enjoy the game. Just steps away from Greektown, this full-service bar has a lot to offer.
J's Penalty Box
22726 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-398-4070; jspenaltyboxferndale.com
Sure, a penalty box is where a hockey player doesn't want to end up during a high stakes game, but quite the opposite is true for Detroit sports fans at J's Penalty Box. This Ferndale sports bar offers drink specials for every Tigers Home Run and ever Red Wings goal. Everyone's a winner here.
4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-769-8828; hopcat.com/detroit
Go for the game and stay for HopCat's Cosmik fries — it's that simple.
Cutter's Bar & Grill
2638 Orleans St., Detroit; 313-393-0960; cuttersdetroit.com
Cutter's is known for their burgers, but the Eastern Market location means it's only minutes away from Detroit's major stadiums.
The Rock on 3rd
112 E. 3rd St., Royal Oak; 248-542-7625; rockon3rd.com
When it comes to sports bars in downtown Royal Oak, The Rock on 3rd is the place to be. The bar serves over 130 craft beers, and while the burgers might have everyone talking, their reuben isn't bad either.
Basement Burger Bar
1326 Brush St., Detroit; 313-818-3708; basementburgerbar.com
Basement Burger Bar is located within walking distance of Ford Field and Comerica Park. It's hard to be displeased here, because you can build your own burger, or choose one of their ready made recipes.
1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-1960; mcshanepub.com
Chances are if it's a big game, you can watch it at McShane's. The bar often shares a schedule of the games it plans to air on their Facebook page.