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Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

22 Metro Detroit Sports Bars Perfect for March Madness

March 10, 2020

Watching college basketball this month? Hit up one of these Metro Detroit sports bars for great food, drinks — and, of course, giant TVs

By Chelsie Dzbanski

TAP at MGM Grand

1777 3rd Ave, Detroit

Via MGM Grand Detroit's Facebook

Located inside the MGM Grand Detroit, TAP offers comfort foods including pizza, wings and fried mac n’ cheese plus a curated selection of 50 beers. Enjoy them all while catching a game on one of the bar’s 40 HD flatscreen TVs. mgmgrandetroit.com

The Detroiter Bar 

655 Beaubien St, Detroit

Via Detroiter Bar's Facebook

“Home of the best burger in the D!” The Detroiter Bar is a neighborhood favorite with a casual vibe. From pub classics like burgers and sandwiches to salads and more, it’s a great spot to grab pitcher of beer and watch a game with the “locals.” orderthedetroiterbar.com 

Mr. B’s Gastropub

215 S Main St, Royal Oak

Via Mr. B's Gastropub Facebook

The recently updated Mr. B’s Gastropub in Royal Oak is the perfect place to catch a game with the entire family. With a menu featuring from-scratch favorites, artisan cocktails and a variety of cold brews, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. After the game, show off your skills by beating your relatives at an arcade game! mrbspub.com

The Pretzel Bell

226 S Main St, Ann Arbor

Via The Pretzel Bell's Facebook

Popular with students, athletes, professors and Ann Arbor townies, The Pretzel Bell has been the campus watering hole of choice for decades. The University of Michigan-inspired restaurant features two floors full of Detroit and Michigan memorabilia, which creates a nostalgic atmosphere, and it’s the perfect setting to watch your favorite sporting event. Enjoy their “soon to be famous” Pretzel Bell menu, old-school cocktails and beer selections. thepretzelbell.com 

Thomas Magee’s Sporting House

1408 E Fisher Service Dr, Detroit

Via Thomas Magee's Sporting House Facebook

Catch every sport, every game and every fight at Thomas Magee’s Sporting House in Detroit. With daily and weekly sport-schedule updates on their website, Thomas Magee’s makes it easy to plan ahead for the games you want to watch. Enjoy cold beer and great whiskey from their vast selection. thomasmagees.com

Coaches Corner 

220 Bagley St, Detroit

36000 W Seven Mile Rd, Livonia

Via Coaches Corner Facebook

Located just a few blocks from Comerica Park and Ford Field, Coaches Corner is the perfect spot for sports fans to grab a bite or a drink before (or after, or during!) a game. With HD TVs, a full-service bar and a tasty menu, Coaches Corner makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the action! coachescornerdetroit.com

One Under Craft Beer & Eats

35780 Five Mile Rd #2, Livonia

One Under Craft Beer & EatsVia One Under Craft Beer & Eats Facebook

With 76 beers on tap and 30 HDTVs, One Under Craft Beer & Eats is ready to fuel all your game-day wants and needs. Check out their menu full of great appetizers, salads, pizzas and more. oneunderbar.com

Cornerstone Barrel House

1456 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Cornerstone Barrel HouseVia Cornerstone Barrel House's Facebook

Swap your usual brew for a whiskey while catching a game at Cornerstone Barrel House. As a restaurant and whiskey bar, Cornerstone offers guests a rustic atmosphere, shareable dishes, special bourbon and whiskey drinks and flat screen TVs. cornerstonedetroit.com

24 Seconds Bar & Grill

3071 Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley

24 Seconds Bar & GrillVia 24 Seconds' Facebook

Cheer on your favorite team at 24 Seconds Bar & Grill in Berkley, where the menu is inspired by tailgating favorites and the full-service bar offers a vast selection of drinks. Scattered with dozens of flat screen TVs, there’s not a bad seat in the house. Plus, in the warmer months, you can enjoy great weather while watching the game on the restaurant’s incredible rooftop deck. 24secondsbar.com

The Rock on 3rd

112 E 3rd St, Royal Oak

The Rock on 3rdThe Rock on 3rd's Facebook

Known for their pizza, wings, ribs and “the best Reuben around,” The Rock on 3rd offers guests a great atmosphere for getting their grub on while watching their favorite team play. In addition, enjoy a selection of 130 beers from around the world and Michigan, and enjoy tunes from the custom Jukebox. rockon3rd.com

The Brakeman

22 John R St, Detroit

The Brakeman DetroitVia The Brakeman's Facebook

Craft beer, buckets of fried chicken and beer pong make for the perfect game-day combination at this beer hall. Stocked with big screen TVs, a variety of table games, rotating drafts, a cocktail bar (plus chicken from adjoining neighbor Penny Red’s), the Brakeman is a guaranteed good time. thebrakemandetroit.com

Tony’s Sports Bar

23500 Woodward Ave, Ferndale

Tony's Sports BarVia Tony's Sports Bar Facebook

More than just your ordinary dive bar, Tony’s has been providing Metro Detroit sports fans with a cozy, time-honored space to watch sports since the ’90s! With a full menu, bar and options to host your own party, Tony’s Sports Bar is the place to be on the next big game day. tbsferndale.com

Anchor Bar

450 W Fort St, Detroit

Anchor BarVia Anchor Bar's Facebook

Dive in, drink up, chow down and catch a game at Anchor Bar in Detroit! Known as Detroit’s historic spot for good eats and strong drinks, indulge in all the above while watching your favorite team compete. anchorbardetroit.com

CJ Mahoney’s Sports Bar and Grille

2511 Livernois Rd, Troy

CJ Mahoney's Sports Bar and GrilleVia CJ Mahoney's Facebook

CJ Mahoney’s offers a laid-back atmosphere, a huge menu and all the fixings needed for the perfect game-day setting. With more than 30 flat screen TVs, plus two 80-inch flat screen plasmas and individual TVs in every booth, you’ll never miss a second of an action-packed game. cjmahoneystroytogo.com

Z’s Villa

42 Piquette Ave, Detroit

Z's VillaVia Z's Villa Facebook

Housed  in a three-story building that’s more than 100 years old, Z’s Villa offers a  unique setting for game viewing. Bonus: Z’s homemade soups, Gumbo Ya-Ya and mouth-watering corned beef are must-tries! zsvilladet.com

Northville Sports Den

133 W Main St, Northville

Northville Sports DenVia Northville Sports Den Facebook

Attention all sports, food and spirits lovers: Northville Sports Den is the place for you! With an expertly crafted menu designed to have something for everyone, artisan cocktails and a wide selection of beers, this family-friendly sports bar is must-visit destination on game days. northvillesprotsden.com

Harry’s Detroit

2482 Clifford St. Detroit

Harry's DetroitVia Harry's Detroit Facebook

Known for its great food and party atmosphere, Harry’s has been a beloved spot of Metro Detroit sports fans for decades. Make sure to take advantage of free parking for customers during downtown events and their complimentary shuttle. harrysdetroit.com

Andrews on the Corner

201 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit

Andrews on the CornerVia Andrews on the Corner Facebook

Family-owned and operated since 1918, Andrews on the Corner has become a staple spot for Detroit sports fans. The cozy corner in Rivertown is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat, enjoy a drink and watch a game. andrewsonthecorner.com

Mr. Joe’s

26077 W 12 Mile Rd, Southfield

Via Mr. Joe's Facebook

Indulge  in American grub and great drink specials while catching the game on one of many TVs at Mr. Joe’s in Southfield. The roomy atmosphere makes a perfect setting for large groups of sports fans looking to have a good time. mrjoesbar.com

Brick’s of Northville

133 W Main St, Northville

Brick's of NorthvilleVia Brick's of Northville's Facebook

Brick’s of Northville offers a family-friendly setting, American eats, craft beer, craft cocktails and ample TVs. Enjoy awesome daily specials and a casual, inviting atmosphere in the heart of downtown Northville. bricksnorhville.com

Sports and Social Detroit

28 Henry St, Detroit

Sports and Social DetroitVia Sports and Social Detroit's Facebook

Sports and Social Detroit is a one-of-a-kind sports bar and social lounge located at LCA. This sports lover’s destination features two levels and a multi-screen media wall — in other words, you won’t miss a second of the action. Dive into the unique menu that offers a variety of shareable plates and the diverse selection of cocktails, beers and spirits. sportsandsocialdetroit.com

J’s Penalty Box

22726 Woodward Ave, Ferndale

J's Penalty Box Via J's Penalty Box's Facebook

Join J’s Penalty Box for a unique sports experience! It’s a great spot to eat, drink and cheer on your favorite team with family and friends. jspenaltybox.com

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