Rolling through town with a group? The Detroit area has a killer selection of places that can accommodate large parties. From sports bars to dive bars, there is a spot for whatever vibe is on the agenda. Some places offer live music and entertainment while others feature dancing and games for teams. So gather friends, family and co-workers together and get ready to have a blast.
22828 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
The communal atmosphere of Imperial make this the best place for large groups. With long tables and benches that go on forever, everyone can be seated together, no matter how large the gang is. During warm weather, take the party outside and sit in the front or back outdoor patio. The laid-back vibe mixed with the off-the-hook, fun atmosphere make this a chill spot for crowds. Cocktails are crafted with house-infused liquors and the selection of beer is on point. Order tasty tacos, chips with salsa and Mexican delights in this modern charmer.
Green Dot Stables
2200 W. Lafayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48216
The lively and welcoming atmosphere of Green Dot Stables makes this a great place for groups of friends to grab some drinks and relax. Outdoor seating includes picnic tables in the summertime and inside the tables can be pushed together to accommodate larger groups. The drinks are inexpensive and include bottled beer, wine, a selection of local brews and a nice little cocktail menu. Snack foods can turn into dinner if you order an array from the extensive selection of enticing gourmet sliders and appetizers. The unusual combinations of ingredients create flavor pairings which are unexpected, making the sliders a step above the a regular hamburger. An added bonus is the wait staff; it is the friendliest around and is missing the attitude found at most establishments within the city limits.
The Loving Touch
22634 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
Large groups can’t go wrong by hanging at The Loving Touch. With plenty of seating to accommodate large groups, this bar is a must for gaggles of friends who want to let loose together and have some serious fun. The spacious floor plan of this establishment allows for a ton of seating areas, including booths. The vibe is eclectic and friendly. Music flows from the juke box and there are pool tables and foosball to keep everyone entertained. The Loving Touch hosts a “Movie Night” on Mondays and a steady stream of bands and DJs perform live.
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3362 Bagley St.
Detroit, MI 48216
Los Galanes has everything large groups need to have a fun night out on the town. The festive atmosphere is bustling, filled with music, booming voices and boisterous laughter. The Mexican fare complements the drink selection perfectly and includes beer, cocktails, frozen specialties, wine and an array of tequila and martinis. The multitude of tables can accommodate large groups easily, and an outdoor patio provides a change of scenery and a great spot to sit with friends and family. In addition to the vast amount of seating, a banquet area is available to reserve for private parties. On special nights, a live mariachi bands rock the house and crowds of people dance the night away.
2208 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Bookies features spacious seating available on three different levels, perfect for large groups of friends, family or co-workers. In warm weather, the place to be is the large rooftop patio with outstanding city views. This sports bar has a great selection of drinks, including craft beer, and offers great specials for pitchers on game days. Perks include the live entertainment, including DJs and comedy shows and the VIP room which can be reserved for private parties. Groups going to the game can grab a ride from one of Bookies’ free shuttles, which will conveniently drop off patrons at the game and bring them back.
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