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Best Bars To Watch College Basketball In Detroit

March 20, 2014 11:40 AM

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(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Every spring, the best basketball teams from colleges around the United States participate in the college basketball tournament. Each team competes against rival schools to determine who takes the title for the year. This sporting event is a highly anticipated challenge that the nation looks forward to each March. From the initial 64 to the Final Four, experience the excitement of the games by heading over to one of the best sports bars in the D.

Detroit Pub Greektown
1325 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-3500
www.detroitpubgreektown.com

Located in Greektown, the Detroit Pub has everything sports fans need for tournament events. With its 17 plasmas and a projection screen, it is a fantastic place to watch the games. Beer crafted by local Michigan breweries can be found on the menu alongside American standards and crowd favorites. If the excitement on the court wanes, pool tables and dart boards are available. On weekends, there is even more entertainment for patrons – live music on weekends and a dance floor to show off your moves.

 Best Bars To Watch College Basketball In Detroit

Nemo’s (Credit, Nicole Wrona)

Nemo’s
1384 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 965-3180
www.nemosdetroit.com

The atmosphere of Nemo’s cannot be matched. If you are into historical tin ceilings and game-day nostalgia, this is the spot to be to watch tournament games. This quintessential neighborhood bar is comfortable, with the cool air of nonchalance and friendly service. On game days, it is usually packed. The menu is classic bar fare, perfect for munching on as your team scores.

R.U.B. BBQ Pub
18 W. Adams St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-0782
www.rubbbqdetroit.comWatch a game on one of 30 flat screens at R.U.B. BBQ. The atmosphere is fun and it is a perfect place to meet up with friends on game days. R.U.B. BBQ has a selection of microbrews, over 60 beers on tap, plus a ton of Michigan brews. Order the signature bbq, smoked in the restaurant and prepared by chefs using a special blend of 20 ingredients. There is an extensive menu that features more than just smokehouse favorites.Related: Best Beer Selection Near Detroit

 Best Bars To Watch College Basketball In Detroit

Hockeytown Cafe (Credit, Nicole Wrona)


Hockeytown Cafe

2301 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 965-9500
www.hockeytowncafe.com

Hockeytown has everything you need for tournament viewing. Sports memorabilia covers the walls of this expansive sports bar.  A collection of Tigers and Red Wings motorcycles are on display, including many classic models from the past. Over 40 varieties of bottled beer are available to enjoy. Watch your team on one of many TVs situated throughout this establishment. Hockeytown has more high-definition TVs than any sports bar in town.

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 Best Bars To Watch College Basketball In Detroit

Cheli’s Chili Bar (Credit, Nicole Wrona)

Cheli’s Chili Bar
47 E. Adams Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-1700
www.chelischilibar.com

Cheli’s Chili Bar is one of the best places to watch tournament games in Detroit. Owned by former NHL pro athlete, Chris Chelios, Cheli’s is always jam packed with excitement. Pro athletes hang out here frequently, so you never know who will be watching the game alongside you. The menu is pretty varied and the drink selections are plentiful. A variety of beer is on tap, or can be ordered by the bottle. The rooftop lounge offers an expansive view of Comerica Park.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.

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