Wanna Watch a Game? These Are the Best Sports Bars in Metro Detroit

September 24, 2020 | Story by Max White | Photos by Thomas Magee's by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Detroit is one of the best sports cities in the country. We have all four major professional sports teams, a professional soccer team in its first year – and two of the best college teams in the country.

That means the Motor City is filled with places to post up with your friends and enjoy a cold beer while the game is on. Whether it’s an 8 a.m. weekend drink for soccer or a late night basketball game, these are some of the best sports bars in Detroit.

Sports Bars in Downtown Detroit

Thomas Magee’s Sporting House

This English-themed bar in Eastern Market is the place to go for soccer fans in metro Detroit. It’s the home bar for Liverpool FC supporters in Detroit and you’ll constantly find soccer matches from around the world on. There’s even Formula 1 races playing early during the season. While there isn’t food, you’ll often find The Proper serving up English breakfasts during morning events.

Thomas Magee's Sporting House Whiskey Bar near Eastern Market

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

Nemo’s

Nemo’s is located in the heart of Corktown and the walls are filled with Detroit memorabilia and newspapers from historic Detroit sports moments. It’s a great spot to hang out for a game with an outdoor tent popping up often in the summer. They’re known for the juicy hamburgers they serve up.

Anchor Bar

Anchor Bar has been a Detroit staple for decades and recently underwent a renovation after being sold to a new owner. You’ll be able to catch the game on several TVs throughout the bar with great beers and food available. You have to try the famous totchos – tater tots topped with cheese and more.

 

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Harry’s Detroit

Harry’s is located right next to Little Caesars Arena and features two levels with an outdoor patio. There are TVs on both levels with plenty of tables and high-tops to go with the bar. Make sure to get some wings and try the mac & cheese while you’re there.

 

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Tap at MGM Grand Detroit

This is one of two spots for sports fans inside MGM Grand Detroit. You’ll have your choice of more than 50 beers on tap, more than 40 TVs, and food starting at breakfast and going past midnight. There’s even a late-night menu for those who have indulged too much.

Moneyline at MGM Grand Detroit

Moneyline is the place to be for sports fans and those who want to bet on sports now that it’s legal in Michigan (beginning March 11). It features a bar, comfy chairs, a massive wall of TVs in every direction. You won’t miss a minute of action at Moneyline.

 

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The Detroiter Bar

When you think of a classic sports bar, The Detroiter comes to mind. It has TVs for everyone and a good choice of beer and food. The saganaki sausage is something you won’t find anywhere else – flaming saganaki topped with their flaming sausage.

 

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Detroit City Clubhouse

Detroit City Clubhouse is a new soccer bar inside the Detroit City Fieldhouse – the practice facility for Detroit’s professional soccer team Detroit City FC. They have several TVs and open early for soccer matches. There’s a variety of drinks, food and delicious English pies.

 

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Tommy’s Detroit Bar and Grill

You’ll find iconic Detroit sports moments all over the walls of Tommy’s Detroit. They have homemade burgers, hand-dipped chicken wings and what they call the best homemade corned beef. There’s also a touch of history, as it was once part of the Underground Railroad and a major Detroit speakeasy during Prohibition.

 

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Sports Bars in Metro Detroit

Art & Jakes

Art & Jake’s has grown from one location to 3 in Macomb County, one in Georgia, and another opening in Northville soon. They call themselves a sports bar with a fine dining flavor, serving up Detroit-style pizza, steaks and more.

 

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24 Seconds Bar & Grill

This spot in Berkley is always showing the games. And if you’re looking to catch a UFC fight, 24 Seconds is always showing them. There are TVs all around and a great rooftop deck right in downtown Berkley. You’ll also find food and drink discounts for all Detroit games.

Ciccarelli’s

Former Detroit Red Wings player Dino Ciccarelli opened this restaurant in Macomb County and you’ll find some of the biggest TVs inside. You can turn in any direction without missing a moment of the game. There’s also a poker room open during the week with classic bar food like pizza and burgers. Try the Dino Cheesy Bread – house-made garlic parmesan breadsticks, or if you’re wanting something a little more Canadian, get some poutine.

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    Thomas Magee's Sporting House Whiskey Bar
    1408 E. Fisher Fwy., Detroit, MI 48207
    313-263-4342
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    Nemo's Bar
    1384 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-965-3180
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    Anchor Bar Detroit
    450 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-964-9127
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    Harry's Detroit
    2482 Clifford St., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-964-1575
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    MGM Grand Detroit
    1777 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    877-888-2121
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    Detroiter Bar
    655 Beaubien St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-963-3355
  7. 7
    624 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
    313-965-2269
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    Detroit City Clubhouse
    3401 E Lafayette St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
    313-656-2480
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    24 Seconds Bar & Grill
    3071 Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072, USA
    248-336-0024
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    Art & Jake's Sports Bar Sterling Heights
    44899 Mound Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314, USA
    586-739-7000
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    Ciccarelli’s
    46793 Hayes Rd, Shelby Charter Twp, MI 48315, USA
    586-247-2223