It’s March and for most of America, that means being invested in college basketball with the March Madness Tournament. Even though Detroit isn’t on the list to host any of the NCAA tournament, that doesn’t mean that basketball fans won’t be watching. Instead of kicking back at home to catch one of the games, head to one of the many sports bars in Detroit that will offer good eats, drinks, and of course access to watch the NCAA tournament. Here are our top picks for the best sports bars in Detroit to watch a March Madness game at:
1408 EAST FISHER SERVICE, DETROIT | 313.263.4342
There’s no better pair than sports and beer, but how about when you throw whiskey into the mix? Well, at Thomas Magee’s you will find this and more. Located in Detroit’s Eastern Market District, you will be able to watch all the NCAA games here. With 100 different whiskeys to choose from, you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that you love. If liquor isn’t your go-to, you can choose from a few rotating drafts and bottled beers. The food menu here is limited, but you’re able to bring in your favorite outside food to eat during the game.
2482 CLIFFORD STREET, DETROIT | 313.964.1575
Step into a classic Detroit bar in Midtown with tons of TVs to watch the game and some of the best bar food in town if you’re hungry. If the weather is warm enough, you can step outside onto their covered rooftop patio to watch a game. Be sure to come here hungry and enjoy one of their menu items ranging from an Angus beef burger to Italian pasta!
655 BEAUBIEN STREET, DETROIT | 313.963.3355
Everyone needs to visit The Detroiter Bar at least once in your lifetime. It’s a true Detroit classic sports bar with plenty of TVs to watch a game and plenty of drink specials to go along with it. If you’re feeling hungry after rooting on your favorite team all day, order something off their traditional bar food menu to fill your empty stomach. This is the perfect place to be during March Madness to watch a game and have a drink!
1384 MICHIGAN AVENUE, DETROIT | 313.965.3180
While Nemo’s is traditionally known as a baseball bar, you can catch a game on TV here during March Madness. It’s one of Detroit’s original bars where you can get rowdy and enjoy quality sports. People love coming here for the great food and drinks. So next time you’re in Corktown, be sure to stop by Nemo’s to be a local for the day and watch a game at Nemo’s.
1777 THIRD STREET, DETROIT | 313.465.1234
There’s nothing quite like sitting back and enjoying one of Michigan’s many craft beers or a popular domestic beer while watching a game on one of more than 40 HD flat screen TVs. Well, you can find this and more at the TAP at MGM Grand Detroit. If beer isn’t your forte, you can enjoy a beverage from TAP’s own specialty drink menu consisting of wines and spirits. If you get hungry, treat yourself to a burger or a Detroit-style pizza. Capture some of the best moments in the NCAA March Madness tournament at TAP.