15 Places to Watch the College Bowl Games in Detroit

Football Fans: the first of 15 College Bowl games starts tomorrow, Saturday, December 17th.

In honor of the 15 game series, we put together a list of 15 of our favorite places to watch a football game in the Detroit area.

Photo from Brisky Blog

Photo from Brisky Blog

  1. Punch Bowl Social 

    A great option for watching the game while having dinner and drinks with a group. Sports fans can post up in front of a TV while others in the group have fun playing one of Punch Bowl’s many arcade games- who doesn’t love a good game of skeeball? 

  2. Thomas Magee's Sporting House Whiskey Bar 

    An old school-in a good way- sporting house with an English pub vibe. Spend a cold winter day in the cozy comfort of Magee’s with a glass of your favorite whiskey.  

  3. Honest John’s 

    One of my favorite spots in Midtown; Honest John’s has delicious food, ironic neon signs, and draws a crowd of quality people. Bring a sharpie and leave your mark on the bathroom’s infamous graffiti-decor.

  4. Third Street

    Probably the most popular sports bar in Midtown, Third Street has a casual-cool  atmosphere with lots of TVs and a fun group of football fans. (Had to lol at their facebook cover photo- they really are DIEHARD Patriots fans) Have fun playing skeeball, shuffleboard and darts while you watch the game.

  5. Coaches Corner

    Check out their new location on Bagley St. Coaches Corner is a great spot for apps and watching sports games.

  6. Fowling Warehouse

    Sit at the bar to watch the game or get a group of friends together and play your own football(ish) game.

  7. Nemo’s

    Nemo’s is a Detroit staple, if you haven’t been you need to check it out ASAP.  Try the veggie burger- it’s one of my favorite’s in town!

  8. Harry’s

    Also on the list of classic Detroit sports bars, Harry’s is a reliable good time with tasty food and apps.

  9. McShane’s Irish Pub and Whiskey Bar

    Another cozy pub perfect for cold winter days, McShane’s is the go to sports bar in Corktown.

  10. Firebird Tavern

    My top pick in Greektown, Firebird has a sophisticated-for-a-sports bar atmosphere and poutine on the menu.

  11. HopCat

    Another fun spot to catch the game and get your grub on- I recommend trying the Kitchen Sink.

  12. Detroit Beer Company

    Enjoy a brewery atmosphere while watching the game and sipping on a pint of their specialty beer.

  13. Briggs Detroit

    The only place on this list you can catch the game and hit the dance floor after. On weekends, Briggs brings in popular Detroit DJs to transform the sports bar into a house music hot spot.

  14. Rub BBQ Pub

    Despite their unappetizing facebook page, Rub BBQ and Pub has a trendy up-to-date decor and mouthwatering BBQ options- I recommend the BBQ nachos.

  15. The Detroiter Bar 

    A low key spot to watch the game and grab a bite to eat. The menu is greek influenced- they get bonus points in my book for serving saganaki.

No matter what team you’re rooting for, Detroit has a ton of fun places to get together and cheer on your favorite team in the bowl games!