ED-Seth: Welcome to our Bar Finder Sticky. The user community has kept this going since 2009 to help MGoBloggers find UM-friendly sites for their suds consumption.
We also got a big boost in curation in 2016 from our sponsors, the...
...since most of these bars are officially alumni bars. To find your club and events happening in your area, visit their website.
THE ORIGINAL POST:
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
This is a call to all in the MGoCommunity to help a great family in West Michigan. New Holland Brewing (original location downtown Holland, not Grand Rapids) is hosting a fund raiser for a good family whoses 4 month old daughter who is battling an autoimmune disorder. Promo poster is below.
If you are not in the West Michigan area and still want to help they have a crowdfunding page here.
One of the great things about Michigan is not just being disappointed in our sports teams together and occasionally celebrating victory, but the willingness to help each other. I hope you are able to help this great family. Every little bit helps. And Go Blue!
Before, during or after the PSU game on Saturday, stop by the Cancer Support Community's Charity Beer Garden and save on a pint of craft beer flowing from 10 taps. You can also grab some Slows Bar BQ and a seat out of the sun and in front of a big screen.
Mention MGoBlog a the ID/ticket table and your $6 craft beer is $5.
Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field, immediately east of the railroad tracks (used to be Purchase Radio Supply) and kitty-corner from the MMB's Revelli Hall
This and every game day, you'll find:
- 10 taps with local craft beers (plus bottled water, Coke/Diet/Sprite)
- indoor seating in the warehouse
- two big screen TV's for GameDay, pe-game, the game, post-game,
- family-friendly--bring your kids
- cash or credit cards
...and 100% of beer sales benefit the charity!
Thanks, in advance, for the support of the MGoBlog community.
We all have our gameday routines, right, but what do you do when you're already on your way to the Big House and you feel a sudden urge for great barbeque or a cold pint? Head to the south end of Elbel Field and visit Detroit's own Slows Bar BQ food truck and a Charity Beer Garden hosted by the local Cancer Support Community (100% of beer revenue goes to the CSC).
Closest beer to the Big House...and for a great cause!
Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field and immediately east of the railroad tracks.
What to expect when you arrive:
- Slows Bar BQ, a Detroit destination, parked a block from the Big House
- 10 taps flowing with local craft beers (bottled water if you need a non-alcoholic thirst quencher)
- indoor seating in a warehouse converted into a yard bar: LED string lights, ceiling fans, community tables...you know the deal
- two big screen TV's showing College GameDay, the early game, the Michigan game, and the late game
- an atmosphere welcoming to home and visiting fans
- family-friendly--yes you can bring your kids
- don't want to carry too much cash--yes, you can use credit cards
- open before, during and after the game
- and yes...bathrooms
Eat and drink for charity!
I thought this might be right up some MGoUser's alley - the Smithsonian Museum of American History is hiring a brew taster/historian to travel the country for three years. This guy (or gal) will taste local craft brews and write reports about them. From the story:
No, you don’t have to document beer from the dawn of time. This position is part of the Smithsonian’s food history initiative. The beer industry was all but extinct after Prohibition. It took years for not only the industry, but American beer consumption to rebound to what it was prior to 1919. For this position, the candidate will focus the American brewing industry from the 1960’s forward.
Sadly, its not just taste testing. The Smithsonian being a museum, and all, they will want you to actually provide museum quality content, I suppose... But its a 3-yr gig at ~$60K/yr, maybe some newly minted PhD could use a job? Here's the job app...