Now that opening day is almost underway, get your drinking game into full swing by checking out the best baseball bars around town. Many are wild and raucous, but there’s also more laid-back contenders on the roster. All have plenty of flat screens, and some are even located within walking distance of Comerica Park – the perfect choice if you’re planning to attend the game.
Detroit Pub
1326 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-3500
www.detroitpubgreektown.com

If the Tigers are playing, rest assured the game will be on at this Greektown establishment. With flat screens that show pay-per-view sporting events, you won’t miss a single curveball or that blast outta the park. The menu features a solid selection of tasty appetizers and drinks. Live musical entertainment is featured every weekend. The Detroit Pub is also a hot spot to hit before or after you attend the game at Comerica. It’s close enough to the ballpark to walk, in fact, it’ll only take eight minutes to walk from the Detroit Pub to the ballpark.

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Bookie’s Bar & Grille
2208 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 962-0319
www.bookiesbar.com

Bookie’s Bar & Grille is an all-around great spot to watch the Tigers strike down their opposition. Bookie’s has awesome specials during every home game, and with flat screens everywhere, you won’t miss a second of the action in the field – even if you’re sitting on a bar stool instead of a stadium seat. The menu is filled with stellar options, and includes options that are a cut above the standard bar menu options. Check out the outdoor seating for a nice break from the indoors, especially when that mild spring weather blows into town.

Coaches Corner
1465 Centre St.
Detroit, MI 48218
(313) 963-4000
www.coachescornerdetroit.com

Coaches Corner is an expansive sports bar, located within walking distance of all of the stadiums and arenas downtown, including the Tigers home ball field – Comerica Park. This spot is perfect for large groups before, after or during the game, and in warmer weather, the outdoor patio is the spot to be. Flat screens are placed through the entire space, so you’ll always have a prime spot to watch the game. Coaches Corner serves many different types of beer brewed by companies from around the state, and also has the typical fare found at sports bars – think salads, sandwiches, burgers and pizza.

Cutter’s
2638 Orleans St.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 393-0960
www.cuttersdetroit.com

Multiple flat screens, great company and beer is all you need to have a blast watching the Tigers as they annihilate the opposition. Baseball fans will find it all at Cutter’s, located in historic Eastern Market. This spot is a favorite watering hole for locals to drink and grab a giant burger. It’s a comfortable place for chillin’ and watching the Tigers blow open the game.

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Starter’s
4501 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-3100
www.startersdetroit.com

Starter’s is a pretty laid-back sports bar that tends to turn up as the game or weekend progresses. Slide into one of the booths, or grab a spot at the bar, order a drink and watch as your team knocks it out of the park. This spot is a great place to gather for the big event with other sports fans that are as excited as you are to see the Tigers win.

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.