Watching the game with other fans makes the victory even sweeter and a loss bearable. Since it’s game time, see the action at a spot where flat screens dominate the room and fans go wild with every play – a local sports bar. Detroit has plenty to choose from. During home games, most are located within walking distance of the action. Check out some of the best sports bars below and scan this list for more of the greatest places to catch sports in the D.
(credit: startersdetroit.com)

(credit: startersdetroit.com)


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

Starter’s Bar & Grill offers fans of any sport a great place to cheer on your team. Throw back a few or chow down on some good old-fashioned burgers, even a steak. Flat screens are positioned so every seat has a great view. The atmosphere is lively and sometimes rollicky, but never too over the top. This is a popular spot on game day, and tends to get packed, but the more the merrier!

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

Bookies Bar & Grille is a blast. Whether stopping in before heading over to the game or just hanging out to watch the game on the massive projection screen, Bookies can’t be beat. Guess what? This spot serves frosty drinks, tasty food and offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the game. As the afternoon turns to night, check out the rooftop lounge, featuring live DJs and dancing.

The Detroiter Bar
655 Beaubien St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-3355
www.facebook.com/TheDetroiterBar

The Detroit Bar is one of the best gathering spots in the city to watch the game. This place fills up quickly and gets beyond packed on game day, but chances are you won’t even notice because of the grand time you’re having. The Detroiter has all of the standard beers you love, and some good food to boot. There are a couple more cool things that are good to know about this bar – sometimes The Detroiter hosts trivia on non-game days, and, during home games, take the complimentary shuttle service to the game.

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

Flat screens dominate at R.U.B. BBQ Pub, making it a fantastic place to cheer for your team’s latest win. Featuring over 30 screens to watch the game, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Celebrate with friends over beer and barbecue. R.U.B. BBQ Pub features an extensive selection of microbrews and some of the tastiest ribs around. Watching the Lions at the stadium? Enjoy pre-game festivities at R.U.B., and once you’ve had your fill, the crew will put you on a free shuttle to the game!

State Bar and Grille 
2101 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 230-2619
www.facebook.com/StateBarAndGrillDetroit

The State Bar and Grille is a prime spot to chill before the game starts. The downright comfortable atmosphere borders on classy, without pushing it over the top. If you’re not planning on hitting the bleachers at the stadium, grab a seat and watch the game from one of the plush chairs or settle into a wooden booth. Although the place becomes crowded during home games, there’s no better place to be.

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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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