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Best Bars To Watch The U.S. Open In Detroit

August 21, 2014 8:00 AM

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Andy Murray at a windy US Open. (Getty Images/Matthew Stockman)

Andy Murray at a windy US Open. (Getty Images/Matthew Stockman)

If you’re not heading to New York for the US Open Tennis Championship, do the next best thing and watch the tournament from one of Detroit’s best sports bars. Watching mixed doubles is way more fun when there’s a crowd cheering with you. And everyone agrees that it’s better when someone else is mixing up the drinks and preparing the food.
New Way Bar 
23130 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 541-9870
www.newwaybar.com

Tennis, anyone? The New Way Bar plays all of the sports you have ever wanted to see, and maybe even some games you didn’t know were televised. So gather up your best friends and make your way over to the New Way. Score a great seat to the match by sitting anywhere. But be sure to catch a breather on the outdoor patio. The other cool thing about this spot is that it moonlights as a music venue.

Thomas Magee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar 
1408 E. Fisher Freeway
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 263-4342
www.thomasmagees.com

Thomas Magee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar is a new “old school” sports bar. This establishment will cater to sports fans of every whim – which translates to playing every single game that is requested by fans. If you want to watch the match in a neighborhood bar, this is the way to go. The staff really goes above and beyond to establish a rapport with patrons, creating an inviting spot you will want to spend a Sunday at. The beer selection makes this place even better; there is a great variety of local brew alongside the tried-and-true favorites. At Thomas Magee’s, your glass will never be empty and your team will always win…maybe.

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Harry’s Detroit Bar
2482 Clifford St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 964-1575
www.harrysdetroit.com

This neighborhood establishment does it right. Harry’s Detroit Bar has a great atmosphere, making it a pleasure to settle in for the long haul to watch the match. Pull up a chair at a table built for two, or grab a seat at the bar and watch the competitors go head to head in the competition. This place has stacked sandwiches, a massive selection of burgers and some specialty drinks worth trying.

Bagley Bar
210 Bagley Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 638-2157
www.bagleybardetroit.com

One of the oldest bars in the city, the Bagley Bar has established itself as one of the best bars to catch a game. This neighborhood sports bar is a fan’s dream – it has strategically placed flat screens so you won’t miss the first serve. The Bagley Bar is the perfect spot to let loose with friends while cheering on your favorite opponent. The drink list isn’t 22 pages long, but what you will find is a standard selection of beer that can be paired with traditional bar food guaranteed to hit the spot.

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R.U.B. BBQ Pub
18 W. Adams St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-0782
www.rubbbqdetroit.com

Here’s the rub on R.U.B. Any sporting event anyone in the bar wants to watch will be given screen time. That means any athletic event can be found on at least one of its 30 flat screens. So U.S. Open fans, rejoice. Celebrate the newfound fortune with a cold beer from a local or regional brewer, because there are plenty to choose from. As the match gets heated, fire up your tastebuds with some barbecue from R.U.B.’s menu featuring everything from wings to pulled pork sandwiches.

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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