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Best Bars In Detroit To Watch The NFL's Opening Games

Detroit is a sports town through and through. The best way to catch the next NFL game, aside from being in the stadium, is to watch it televised live on a flatscreen at one of Detroit's greatest sports bars. Join the crowd as they cheer for their team on the big screen and curse the opponents. No matter who wins, watching with other fans makes the game come alive, even from a seat at the bar.
Hockeytown Cafe
2301 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 471-3400

This renowned sports bar is one of the best places in the city to watch football. Guests will find there isn't a bad seat in the house at this establishment; the massive amount of flat screens allows fans to view the game from wherever they are seated. With a lively crowd of fans who don't hold back their love for the game, get ready for some rollicking times courtesy of Hockeytown.

Bookies Bar & Grille
2208 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 962-0319

Bookie's Bar & Grille is an all-around great spot to watch the Tigers strike down their opposition. Bookie's has awesome specials during every home game, and with flat screens everywhere, you won't miss a second of the action in the field —even if you're sitting on a bar stool instead of the stadium. The menu is filled with stellar options, and includes options that are a cut above the standard bar menu options. Check out the outdoor seating for a nice break from the indoors and soak up the last of the summer weather before.

Harry's Detroit Bar
2482 Clifford St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 964-1575

Harry's Detroit Bar is a popular neighborhood spot that won't disappoint. Roll up to the bar and stake your claim early, because as the game gets underway the crowds will descend onto this spot. Everyone loves the friendly atmosphere, tasty menu and cold drinks. The upstairs patio is the perfect spot to take a break during half-time before re-joining the other fans downstairs to cheer as your team completes that masterful play to take the victory.

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MGM Grand Casino
1777 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 465-1234

Enjoy over 50 kinds of beer while watching the game on one of the 40 flat-screens at TAP. This sports bar is one of the most popular spots in town to catch the game as the crowd erupts with every touchdown and laments every fumble. The boisterous atmosphere makes the game fun while the sports memorabilia adorning the space will take you back in time to some of the greatest moments in the history of the game. This sports bar has ample seating to handle even the biggest of crowds, and boasts a private room to host parties for 100 of your closest friends.

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2638 Orleans St.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 393-0960

This neighborhood sports bar has everything needed to cheer on your favorite team: flat screens, great company and beer. Located in historic Eastern Market, this spot continues to be a popular place to watch NFL teams go head-to-head. More then just a bar, this eatery has become a place to commiserate when the ref makes a bad call and cheer when your team makes a touchdown. Any way the game goes, there's always a cold brew waiting for you at Cutter's.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at and
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