With a shortened NBA season this year, there’s even more reason to celebrate the playoffs. It’s time to grab a friend, pick a bar, and settle in for some great basketball. Check out the top 9 places to grab a cold beer and watch the 2021 NBA playoffs in Detroit.
1. Harry’s Detroit
2482 Clifford Street, Detroit, Michigan
Head inside or upstairs to the covered roof deck at Harry’s Detroit. From classic burgers and wings to elevated pub food, Harry’s Detroit is a great place to catch the game with great food.
2. Thomas Magee’s Sporting House and Whiskey Bar
1408 East Fisher Freeway, Detroit, Michigan
Lively fun, happy hour, every sport, and of course whiskey are front and center at Thomas Magee’s. It’s a great place to watch the NBA playoffs in Detroit.
3. Detroiter Bar
655 Beaubien Street, Detroit, Michigan
Known for the “Best Burger in the D,” Detroiter Bar is a great place to have a beer, burger, and catch a playoff game.
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4. Detroit Beer Company
1529 Broadway, Detroit, Michigan
Offering more than the expected pub food, Detroit Beer Company also has Jambalaya, Gumbo, a French Dip, and more delicious dishes. Try one of the many DBC house brews and a variety of guest brews from other Michigan breweries.
5. Anchor Bar
450 W Fort Street, Detroit, Michigan
Head to Anchor Bar and Grill for happy hour bites and specialty drinks or anytime the game is on. Expect a remodeled historic building, great food, and strong drinks.
6. Level 2
535 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
Watch the game in Greektown at Level 2. This second-floor bar and grill features a rooftop patio, big-screen TVs, a Greek inspired menu, and tons of fun.
7. Detroit Sports Bar and Grille
1570 Woodward Ave. Detroit Michigan
Detroit Sports Bar and Grille is the perfect place to watch the game if you want a classic sports bar feel with traditional pub food. It’s the ideal place for a good burger and onion blossom during the 2021 playoffs.
8. Tommy’s Detroit Bar and Grill
624 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Head downtown to Tommy’s Detroit Bar and Grill for a top-rated Detroit favorite. Located in a historic building that was part of the underground railroad, Tommy’s offers traditional pub fare done right. Handmade burgers, hand-dipped chicken wings, and homemade corned beef is excellent game-day-grub made with care.
1384 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
Nemo’s is a great spot to catch a game. Head to Nemos for a classic sports bar feel, great burgers, and cold beer.
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