Old Shillelagh Irish Pub
Detroit’s Irish pub caters to sports fans with a shuttle to all events at Little Caesars Arena. With 20 beers on tap and “The Best Burger in Wayne County,” you can’t go wrong with a stop at the pub before or after the game.
The Firebird Tavern boasts “upscale tavern food in a traditional yet modern setting.” Located in the heart of Greektown.
Chef inspired burgers and creative sides from the Wahlberg family makes this a hot spot in Detroit. Located in Greektown, Wahlburgers is an easy pick for sports fans.
More fun in Detroit
There are plenty of reasons to come to Detroit for sports, but there’s so much more to do while you’re in town.
Casinos draw many people into Detroit. With gaming, nightlife, spas, fine dining, and more the casinos have a little something for everyone. Greektown Casino-Hotel and MotorCity Casino-Hotel are favorites for sports fans because of their proximity to the sports complexes.
Detroit has several breweries and distilleries to explore. Take a guided brewery tour with Motor City Brew Tours or map out your own adventure and to 14 metro Detroit breweries. Sample small-batch artisanal whiskey, gin and vodka made from Michigan agriculture at Detroit City Distillery. Traverse the first licensed distillery in Detroit since prohibition at Two James Spirits and experience field-to-bottle spirits made from local grains and Great Lakes water.
Family-friendly adventures are abound in and around Detroit. Spend the day biking around Belle Isle and discovering unusual creatures in the aquarium and conservatory. Immerse yourself in science, technology and discovery at the Michigan Science Center. Build, create and imagine at Legoland Discovery Center and Sea Life Michigan Aquarium.
As “the most compact sports district in America” according to Forbes, Detroit’s sports scene is like no other. Development and revitalization of The District will continue into 2020 and cost over $1 billion (yes, that’s billion with a B). With the booming sports, entertainment, food, and theater offerings Detroit is a sports fanatic’s dream come true.