Detroit Lions Playoff Game Tailgates and Watch Parties

Cheer on the Lions this weekend at one of these Detroit events.
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For the first time since 1991, the Detroit Lions won a playoff game when they beat the Los Angeles Rams, 24-23, on Sunday, Jan. 14, during the NFL Wild Card Round. They were victorious again last weekend during the NFL Divisional Round, defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-23.

This Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, they will go head-to-head with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship. Watch that game with other Lions’ fans at these Detroit tailgates and watch parties.

The Den @ The Annex

This all-inclusive tailgate offers buffets, a full open bar, and a live DJ, all steps away from Ford Field. This event is expected to sell out quickly, so get your tickets soon. $65-$85. The Den! @The Annex, 24 W. Adams Ave., Suite B, Detroit; eventbrite.com.

Brew Detroit

Enjoy $10 pitchers and $.50 wings all day long along with pre-game and in-game specials. Watch the games on six big screens with audio broadcast through a surround system. No cost for admission. Brew Detroit, 1400 Howard St., Detroit; facebook.com.  

1211 Trumbull

Celebrate the Lions’ season and cheer them on with special merchandise, drink specials, a silent auction, eats from Mexico Way Pop Up Kitchen, and more. $10-$55. 1211 Trumbull, Detroit; eventbrite.com

Detroit Shipping Company

This Sunday at Detroit Shipping Company is no different than any other Sunday the Lions play and includes full game audio, tailgating games, food specials, and beer. No cost for admission. Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St., Detroit; detroitshippingcompany.com.

Thomas Magee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar

Complimentary pizza is on the menu as you watch the game. Enjoy music spun by DJ Uptown before and after. Email them for table reservations. Ages 21 and up only. Thomas Magee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar, 1408 E. Fisher Freeway, Detroit; facebook.com.

Old Shillelagh

Rock out to sounds by DJ Kenny Washington and enjoy four bars, food, and more spread across two floors as you cheer on Detroit. Seating is first come, first served. No cost for admission. Ages 21-plus. Old Shillelagh, 349 Monroe St., Detroit; facebook.com.

Firebird Tavern

This Greektown spot is hosting a watch party for both the Lions’ game against the 49ers as well as the Chiefs vs. Ravens. No cost for admission. Firebird Tavern, 419 Monroe St., DetroitFacebook.com

Hockeytown Café

The Championship Throwdown at Hockeytown Café includes drink and wings specials along with menu items curated for the game. Plus, games like corn hole and pinball on the first floor, and complimentary football squares. No cost for admission. Hockeytown Café, 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit; facebook.com.

The Shadow Gallery Detroit

Enjoy a live DJ and indulge in food and drink with other Lions fans before kickoff and then head inside to watch the game on big screens. No cost for admission. The Shadow Gallery Detroit, 1533 Winder, Detroit; eventbrite.com. 

Where are you planning to watch the game this weekend? Tell us in the comments.