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Best Bars To Watch College Football In Detroit

College football is in session and you're looking for somewhere to watch the game. Try one of the locations listed below. It's almost guaranteed that even if your team doesn't win, you'll still have a great time watching. Plus, where else can you shout at the TV without looking crazy?
TAP at MGM Grand
1777 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 465-1234

TAP has cold brews, college sports and nice digs, with over 40 flat screens all tuned into the game, making this spot a favorite for visitors and locals alike. The fans cheering for opposing teams make the atmosphere exciting to be a part of. Root for your team while downing some local favorites from the extensive beer menu, which includes both craft and domestic. This sports bar has plenty of seating to handle even the biggest of crowds, and the flat screens are everywhere you look, seeing to it that you'll be able to catch every tackle.

Thomas Magee's Sporting House Whiskey Bar 
1408 E. Fisher Freeway
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 263-4342

A recent addition to the Detroit sports bar scene, Thomas Magee's Sporting House Whiskey Bar already feels like an old neighborhood favorite. The beer can't be beat and the food isn't too shabby either. At Thomas Magee's, you won't walk in here wondering if it'll put on the game — it is pretty much a guarantee that it will be on starting with the kickoff. The crowd that frequents this spot is pretty awesome. Everyone gets really into the plays, which makes this a truly fun place to catch college football.

24 Seconds Bar & Grill
3071 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 336-0024

The 24 Seconds Bar & Grill is covered with flat screens, exactly how it should be when college football season is underway. There are even televisions located upstairs on the outdoor patio. Come here for the camaraderie and crazy awesome drink specials. And yes, they are that good. Stop by for boxing too; this is the place to catch all of the major fights.

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

Cutter's is a low-key sports bar where fans can watch teams go head-to-head. Catch the action on one of the many televisions that will be tuned to college football on game day. Relax at a table or find a spot at the bar, you'll be in good company. Cutter's serves great food to a diverse crowd, complemented by friendly service in a no-frills atmosphere.

Anchor Bar 
450 W. Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-9127

The Anchor Bar is a great bar stocked with beer. This Detroit institution is nothing fancy, and that's exactly why people love it. This is the perfect spot to settle in for a good old fashioned game of college football at an old neighborhood spot. The TVs will be playing the game, rounds will be shared and maybe later your team will prevail. If not, play a tune on the jukebox to liven up the night, or order another beer with the fellas to drown out your sorrows.

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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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