Watch Your Favorite Teams at These 10 Metro Detroit Sports Bars

Check out Thomas Magee’s, Tap at MGM Grand Detroit, J’s Penalty Box, and more
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Football season is here, and game day isn’t complete without delicious wings, an ice-cold beer, and a flat-screen TV to watch with all your friends. Consider hitting up one of these 10 metro Detroit sports bars to cheer on your favorite players.

Tap at MGM Grand Detroit

This sports bar has over 40 flat screens to ensure the best game-day viewing experience. Decorated with vintage Detroit sports memorabilia, Tap at MGM Grand Detroit carries over 50 different beers, craft cocktails, and regional wines, and it has a small food menu that includes wings, burgers, and fries. It also offers specials during football season, like the Platter for Two appetizer deal on Saturdays and Sundays and the $10 Kickoff Burger & Beer deal on Mondays and Thursdays. Tap at MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 Third Ave., Detroit; 877-888-2121;

Art and Jakes 

Voted the No. 1 sports bar in our 2021 Best of Detroit reader’s poll, Art and Jakes has several locations in the metro Detroit area. Art and Jake’s aims to offer upscale casual eats in a sports bar environment. Flat-screen TVs surround its bar, are on every wall, and are even on some tabletops. The bar and grill’s menu features items such as burgers, Detroit-style pizza, craft nachos, and wings, which can be tossed in your choice of signature sauce. Guests can also indulge in beef wellington, N.Y. strip steak, and baby back ribs. Art and Jakes, multiple locations; 

Nemo’s Detroit

Despite being known as a “pre- and post-game sports bar,” Nemo’s Detroit has plenty of TVs for non-ticket holders to still rally around whichever team is playing. With a tiny but mighty food menu, Nemo’s is the quintessential low-maintenance sports bar. Enjoy a standard burger, black bean burger, turkey burger, or Beyond burger while you watch the game. And don’t forget to stop by on Babe Ruth’s birthday — Nemo’s throws a celebration to remember the baseball icon each year. Nemo’s Detroit, 1384 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-965-3180;

Hockeytown Cafe

If there’s one spot to root for the Red Wings, it’s Hockeytown Cafe. The bar has dozens of big screens and staple snacks like soft pretzels, wings, and fried pickles. Hockeytown also features more than 30 beer options including Sam Adams, Dragon’s Milk, Detroit Pale Ale, and Two Hearted Ale. Hockeytown Cafe, 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-417-3400;

Harry’s Detroit 

Calling itself the best pre-game spot in the city, Harry’s offers free parking and shuttles to and from Red Wings, Pistons, Tigers, and Lions games. The lively bar features sports memorabilia, flat screens, and an upstairs and downstairs bar. Harry’s menu includes a variety of shared plates, sandwiches, and salads. It also offers weekend brunch. Harry’s Detroit, 2482 Clifford St., Detroit; 313-457-2484;

The Hideout

This Clawson sports bar features dozens of TVs, including a massive 110-inch screen for the biggest games of the season. The Hideout also has pool tables, dart boards, a vintage jukebox, and lottery games. In addition to its weekly specials, the bar offers a menu packed with delicious appetizers like potato skins, jalapeño poppers, and loaded tater tots while the draft list features favorites like Guinness, Alaskan Amber, and Coors. The Hideout, 1110 W. 14 Mile Road, Clawson; 248-435-2494;

Tony’s Sports Bar

Tony’s Sports Bar is a staple in the community. Nearly 30 years in business has helped establish the bar as a comfy, casual spot to catch just about any game on TV. The bar’s daily specials include Tuna Tuesdays, a deal with a $10 tuna melt and domestic beer; Friendly Fridays, a fish & chips and Fireball shot deal; and Sip It Saturdays, which offers a cheeseburger and $4 craft beer. Tony’s Sports Bar, 23500 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-545-2920;


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Thomas Magee’s

This Detroit bar features a list of every major sporting event that it’ll be showing on its website. Avid fans can look weeks in advance to make sure their favorite team will be on at least one of the bar’s big screens. Thomas Magee’s is known for its cold draft beers, large whiskey selection, and lively environment. Thomas Magee’s, 1408 E. Fisher Service, Detroit; 313-263-4342;

J’s Penalty Box 

This Ferndale sports bar’s game specials include $1 Molson cans for every Tigers home run and every Red Wings goal. Each Thursday, J’s Penalty Box also offers half-off pizza. Other menu items include appetizers like J’s Nacho Platter and Pierogi Plate, burgers and sandwiches, and dinners such as the Taco Platter. J’s Penalty Box, 22726 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-398-4070;

The Lodge Grill and Bar

The Lodge Grill and Bar, which has been open for 28 years and counting, has indoor and outdoor seating as well as plenty of TVs to watch the game. It offers domestic and imported beers as well as a menu that ranges from standard bar food to delicious fish and chips and grilled salmon entrees. The grill and bar will also keep little ones occupied with the kid’s game room and the Little Cubs menu, which includes grilled cheese, chicken strips, and more. The Lodge Grill and Bar, 2812 Orchard Lake Road, Keego Harbor; 248-683-5458;