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Best Bars To Watch The 2014 Winter Olympics In Detroit

The Winter Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia this year. If heading to the USSR to catch the games in person isn't part of the plan, check out some Detroit gems that will be serving up some drinks with a side of Olympics. Since the majority of Americans are stoked to watch the winter games stateside, join the crowd and cheer for USA in a hype-up setting. Not into athletic events but still want to show support with restrained enthusiasm? There are also some places with you in mind listed below.


Hockeytown Cafe
2301 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 471-3400

Since some members of the Red Wings are expected to hit the ice at the Sochi Olympics, head to a spot that celebrates the sport, like Hockeytown Cafe. Known for its wall-to-wall screens that deliver the game in stunning detail, don't miss this chance to celebrate a hometown victory with fellow sports fans. Everyone will be pumped to cheer on local heroes and U.S. competitors at this popular Detroit establishment.

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The State Bar and Grille 
2101 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 963-1778

The State Bar and Grille is the perfect location to watch the Olympic contenders in a comfortable setting. The well-appointed atmosphere features burled wood, plush seating and ornate architectural detail. Concert posters declare the walls and televisions are scattered around, but not obtrusive. The warm and inviting atmosphere is accentuated by the friendly staff and upbeat customers who stop in to catch a drink before heading over to the concert venue located adjacent to this establishment.

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

If a boisterous bunch of cheering fans is your thing, consider TAP as a go-to place to watch the Winter Olympics. Watch bobsledding or skiing on one of over 40 flat-screens located throughout this casual atmosphere. The long list of beer offers a great selection to try as the cross-country skiing event gets underway. Although this sports bar has ample seating for tons of sports fanatics, it still gets packed during sporting events, so if cheering and booing is what you crave, definitely hit TAP during the Olympics.

Finn & Porter Round Bar
525 W. Lafayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-5600

For a different take on watching the Winter Olympics, check out Finn and Porter Round Bar. This low-key sports establishment is known for steak and sushi, and features sporting events on one of its many well-placed flat-screens. With the slalom or figure skating competitions shown within easy viewing of the bar, grab a seat and settle in to watch your favorite winter sport in this charming setting.

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Detroit Beer Co.
1529 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-1529

Detroit Beer Co. is the spot to watch the Olympics while enjoying a craft beer from one of the many types of beer brewed on site. For those interested in watching speed skating or the downhill skiing competition, there are a select number of inconspicuous televisions placed around this modern brew pub for your viewing pleasure. Large vats of brewing equipment are showcased in the space, displaying what is on tap that day.

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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