Food & Drink

Your Detroit Tigers game day drinking guide

Published On 04/02/2014 Published On 04/02/2014
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Park Bar
Jeff Waraniak
Detroit Beer Co.
R.U.B. BBQ Pub
Coaches Corner
Cheli’s Chili Bar
Hockeytown Cafe
Harry’s Detroit Bar
Bookies Bar & Grille
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1. Nemo's 1384 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Nemo’s is a charmingly divey, Detroit mainstay featuring a host of America’s favorite bar foods like its world-famous chili, stacked club sandwich, hot soup, and hearty list of juicy, griddle burgers. The good ol’ reliable Cheeseburger, with gooey cheddar and standout fixings like crunchy, briny pickles, is our choice for best in grease. Have a can and enjoy a game at the bar in the cozy, weathered, and beloved watering hole — or take a free shuttle directly to the Tigers game. All aboard!

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2. Park Bar 2040 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Park Bar has a great neighborhood vibe and 24 beers on draft in the center of a circular bar. The Elizabeth Theater is an ample space above the popular Park Bar and original Bucharest Grill, making it easily the coolest comedy spot in Downtown. Touted as a stand-up showcase, Detroit Comedy Underground is a professional venture realized by industry bigwigs that features loads of local entertainment and, often, a touring act on Sundays.

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3. Detroiter Bar 655 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI 48226

The Detroiter in Bricktown is the best place to booze before, during, and after game days. Shuttle service to Comerica, Ford Field, or the Joe means your time spent not drinking is kept to a minimum... while burgers, coneys, and gyros are kept to a maximum.

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4. Detroit Beer Company 1529 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

Award-winning, Detroit-brewed beer and delicious brick-oven pizzas combine at Detroit Beer Company to fill your stomach in the most awesome way possible.

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5. R.U.B BBQ Pub 18 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Tons of local Michigan brews, 30 TVs, and close proximity to Grand Circus Park make R.U.B. a great place to stumble into after a Tigers game (or to stumble from, before a Tigers game). Plus, a bunch of great BBQ dishes!

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6. Coaches Corner 1465 Centre St, Detroit, MI 48226

Come to coaches ready to get rowdy and support your team. Also come hungry for some delicious Detroit-style pizza.

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7. Cheli's Chili Bar 47 E Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Cheli's Chili Bar may have a slightly deceptive name -- you may want to go and have a hearty, sit-down meal, but you're more likely going to be on your feet on the rooftop, the parking lot, or in the bar, dancing to live music or cheering on the Tigers.

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8. Hockeytown Cafe 2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

With its own merch store, Hockeytown Cafe pays homage to the Red Wings with tons of memorabilia, drinks, and bar snacks. And don't worry, even though there's a hockey puck on top of the building, the Tigers are shown equal respect.

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9. Harry's Detroit Bar 2482 Clifford St, Detroit, MI 48201

Harry's has plenty of attractive offerings in addition to its rustic, inviting interior: hearty plates like meatloaf and tandoori chicken, sweet snacks like Buffalo wings, and awesome specials, like $2 domestic drafts weekdays 3-7pm.

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10. Bookies Bar & Grille 2208 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Bookies Bar & Grille is equipped to be the perfect game-day stop: a shuttle to Comerica, a 16ft projection screen to watch the game in-house, a rooftop patio, and sweet specials like a pitcher and four shots for $15.