9 Best Places to Catch the NBA Playoffs in Detroit

Modified: July 08, 2022 | Story by Lindsay Whitman Drewes

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.



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.


9. Nemo’s

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.



Thomas Magee's Sporting House Whiskey Bar near Eastern Market

Thomas Magee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar by Michelle and Chris Gerard




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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

  1. 1
    Harry's Detroit
    2482 Clifford St., Detroit, MI 48201
  2. 2
    Thomas Magee's Sporting House Whiskey Bar
    1408 E. Fisher Fwy., Detroit, MI 48207
  3. 3
    Detroiter Bar
    655 Beaubien St., Detroit, MI 48226
  4. 4
    Detroit Beer Co.
    1529 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226
  5. 5
    Anchor Bar Detroit
    450 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226
  6. 6
    Level Two Bar & Rooftop
    535 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226
  7. 7
    Detroit Sports Bar & Grille
    1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, USA
    (313) 672-2073
  8. 8
    Tommy's Detroit Bar & Grill
    624 3rd Avenue, Detroit, MI, USA
  9. 9
    1384 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI, USA
    (313) 965-3180