How Detroit Businesses are Celebrating the Detroit Lions This Weekend

How Detroit is showing its pride, and how you can, too!
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Photograph courtesy of Motown Museum

For the first time in a long time, the Detroit Lions are winning, and the city’s businesses and organizations are bustling. Sales, displays, giveaways, and more are popping up throughout Detroit — from blue eyeliner and special drinks to Lions-themed pictures and lighting displays. 

One way or another, you will benefit from exploring all the city has to offer this weekend. On your way to watch the game, be sure to stop at these 12 businesses and organizations. 

Motown Museum cheers on the home team

Detroit’s iconic Motown Museum has updated its picture window with an image of the Detroit Lions to cheer on the local team as they head to California this Sunday. The Motown Museum has a longstanding history with the Lions and celebrates this exciting moment as well as their 65th anniversary this year. Motown Museum, 2648 Berry Gordy Jr. Boulevard, 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit; motownmuseum.org

Buddy’s Pizza’s Big Game Spread Giveaway

Inspired by “Willy Wonka,” Buddy’s Pizza is hiding a Big Game Spread Giveaway inside select boxes of their famous Detroit-style pizza. One lucky winner at each Buddy’s Pizza location will be selected at random to receive the Big Game Spread Giveaway. Prizes are valued at $250 each. Buddy’s Pizza, see website for locations; buddyspizza.com

One-of-a-kind Lions gear at Greyson Clothiers

No blue? No problem! Greyson Clothiers is offering limited-time Detroit Lions gear this weekend. Merch collections featuring Lions embroidery and Honolulu Blue will be on sale, while supplies last, to celebrate the Lions.  Greyson Clothiers, 1500 Woodward Ave. Detroit; greysonclothiers.com

Clean-cut for game day with Hot Sam’s Blue Light Special

Hot Sam’s Detroit is offering a Blue Light Special at their one-stop shop for men’s fashion, now through Sunday, Jan. 28. Enjoy 50 percent of all purchases, online and in-store, to ramp up your One Pride. Hot Sam’s, 127 Monroe St., Detroit; hotsamsdetroit.com

Wayne State University shines Honolulu Blue

At the heart of Detroit, Wayne State University is lighting up historic Old Main in the Lions’ Honolulu Blue. University electricians removed the 30-foot-long fluorescent lights to install blue shades over them. The lights will shine over campus until Sunday. Old Main, 4841 Cass Ave. Detroit; hourdetroit.com

Cool down or heat up at -320 Coffee and Creamery

-320 Coffee and Creamery is knocking $2 off any purchase of coffee, espresso drinks, bakery items, and liquid nitrogen ice creams all day on Sunday. Grab a latte on your way downtown on the second floor of Detroit Shipping Company! -320 Coffee and Creamery, 474 Peterboro St., Detroit; 320cnc.com.

Find your Lions glam at The Lip Bar

Go the extra mile to show your One Pride at The Lip Bar this weekend, as all customers will receive a free blue eyeliner with any in-store purchase. This offer is available only on Sunday, while supplies last at The Lip Bar on Woodward Ave. The Lip Bar, 1444 Woodward Ave., Detroit; thelipbar.com. 

Keep a piece of victory with you at Rebel Nell

Rebel Nell is celebrating by reminiscing on the last time the team won a championship. The limited-time collaboration is made from repurposed sideline player jackets worn by the team when they played their 1957 Championship game. Keychains, earrings, necklaces, and other accessories are on sale all weekend long, while supplies last. Rebel Nell, 1435 Farmer Street, Parkers Alley, Detroit; rebelnell.com.  

Honolulu Blue Never Tasted So Good at Bon Bon Bon

Bon Bon Bon launched their Honolulu Blue chocolate for a limited-time. “Blue Bon” is perfect for a pre-game snack or watch party treat! The Bons will be sold all weekend while supplies last. Bon Bon Bon, 1435 Farmer St Suite 120, Detroit; bonbonbon.com.

You’ll Win Big, Too, at The Sugar Factory

Start your game day with brunch and giveaways! The Sugar Factory is offering game day specials this Sunday only, including $7 drinks, $9 wings or tenders with fries, and $12 potato bun sliders with fries. But that’s not all — customers have the chance to win a $100 gift card as part of their big game giveaway. The Sugar Factory, 45 Monroe St., Detroit; sugarfactory.com.

Don’t Forget Your Gear at Mootz Pizzeria

Stop by Mootz Pizzeria this Sunday for Lions Lager and special drinks. If you’re wearing Lions gear, you will receive an automatic $10 off your bill of $100 or more. Mootz Pizzeria + Bar, 1230 Library Street, Detroit; mootzpizzeria.com.

Drink Like The Lion King at Biggby

To fuel your game day festivities, visit any Michigan Biggby location with your Lions gear to get half off The Black Eye, a 20-ounce brewed coffee with two extra shots of espresso. This specialty feature is inspired by Dan Campbell’s pre-game order. The offer runs through Monday, no matter the game’s outcome. Biggby Coffee, see website for locations; biggby.com