Best Bars With Lawn Games In Metro Detroit

June 2, 2016 8:00 AM


Summer is a great time to go to a sports bar because many of them offer outdoor games. If your idea of fun is playing a lawn game over a drink with friends, there are a number of bars in Metropolitan Detroit that offer variety of outdoor activities. Corn hole, horseshoe, wiffle ball or soccer are some of the activities you can find at certain sports bars.Outdoor sports fans can find an enjoyable lawn game to play with friends at many local bars this summer.
Z’s Villa
42 Piquette St.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 874-2680

Z’s Villa is a family-owned bar and restaurant located in a Victorian house on Piquette St. Originally known as Z’s Place, located on Woodward Ave., Z’s Villa has been a classic Detroit bar for 31 years. The bar provides opportunities to play lawn games like volleyball, cornhole and horseshoes during the summer. The beach volleyball games are played in sand-filled courts, and open to groups or leagues. Z’s Villa also offers a unique outdoor game invented by the bar owner called trash can football that involves trash cans, basketballs and footballs. Participation in games is a free courtesy for customers.

Norm’s Field Of Dreams
1090 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 577-9188

Norm’s Field of Dreams Sports Bar and Grille is located in Troy, and has a nice selection of beer on tap and liquor. This sports bar has both indoor and outdoor games. The outdoor games include wiffle ball and cornhole. Wiffle ball games start in May, and cornhole games begin in June. The games are offered in league form. Wiffle ball games are performed in four-man and two-man teams. Cornhole games involve two-man teams. You can form your own team or request to be put on a team, if you don’t have a partner. The cost to participate in either wiffle ball or cornhole is $5 per person per week. Contact the bar through their website to sign up for the leagues and teams.

The Stone House Bar
19803 Ralston St.
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 689-6906

The Stone House Bar and Grill is a classic Detroit bar located in an old Victorian house one block east of Woodward Ave. and south of the Michigan State Fair Grounds, near 7 Mile Road. The website claims the bar is Detroit oldest bar. Part of its colorful history is the fact the Stone House was once a favorite bar of Detroit’s Purple Gang during the Prohibition era. It is a traditionally a biker bar, but also draws customers from all over the Metropolitan Detroit community. It is a good place to hear local blues and rock bands play. In the summer, Stone House Bar offers lawn games like horseshoe and hosts outdoor barbecues in the backyard.

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On The Dunes
2055 Haggerty Road
Commerce Township, MI 48390
(248) 313-9713

On The Dunes is a sports bar complex that offers a variety of outdoor games.This sports bar provides opportunities to play volleyball, golf, swim and play cornhole. There are 10 regulation-size volleyball courts complete with sand for beach volleyball games, complete with a tiki bar. On The Dunes has 10 golf simulators, a driving range, 31 real world courses, and offers a number of golf packages for groups to form games. Other outdoor games available are cornhole tournaments, ping pong and swimming. There is something for every sports enthusiasts. Reservations for golfing and registration for volleyball are required. You can make reservations online for golfing and download volleyball registration forms through their website.

Sugarbush Tavern
27900 21 Mile Road
Chesterfield Township, MI 48047
(586) 949-5260

Sugarbush Tavern is a bar and restaurant with a location on Chesterfield Township and Eastpointe. If you enjoy playing horseshoes, the summer is a good time to visit Sugarbush Tavern. You can eat a meal and grab a drink and head outside for a game of horseshoes in the bar’s backyard. The Chesterfield Township location hosts horseshoe leagues and tournaments. Call Sugarbush Tavern to find out the current times and to sign up for their horseshoe games.

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