What’s more fun than going to a bar? … Going to a theme bar of course! Find the best theme bars offering everything Hockey, Food, Jazz and Billiards in Detroit.

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The Old Shillelagh

349 Monroe
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-0007

This Irish bar is the hottest place in town every St. Patrick’s Day. It features a DJ and dancing on our first floor along with Black Mist performing classic rock and Irish drinking songs on the second floor. The menu includes Irish food and typical bar fare.

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Baker’s Keyboard Lounge

20510 Livernois Avenue
Detroit, Mich. 48221
(313) 345-6300

This jazz club is quite possibly the coolest place in Michigan. Billed as the oldest continually operated jazz club in the world, this club offers an intimate setting, great acoustics and a hipster vibe that has made it a favorite for jazz aficionados for more than 70 years. Don’t leave without trying the fried chicken.

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Cheli’s Chili Bar

47 E Adams Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-1700

Owned by former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios, Cheli’s offers great food and drinks, including several varieties of chili.

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Hockeytown Cafe

2301 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 965-9500

This Red Wings-themed destination was recently named #2 sports bar in America by ESPN. Hockeytown runs free shuttles to all Red Wings games and a number of events at Joe Louis Arena.  Call for availability.

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Snookers Pool & Pub

30295 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 435-0030

Obviously pool is the theme and they don’t mess around. There are plenty of tables and space so you won’t feel crowded. Plus, any bar that has a Megatouch game with photo hunt is okay in my book. Fans rave about the great staff and solid bar fare.