I have a little dilemma that I'm sure will be shared by others. Assuming a Michigan hockey win tonight, my dad is coming in for the CCHA finals. Basketball starts at 5:50 and finals at 7:50. Not horrible timing, but I figure the best bet is to watch the bball game at a bar close to the Joe. I'm blanking, so any ideas of where to go?
Bar by the Joe?
Is near JLA, but not sure about the TV situation there. (It has been a while since I was in that part of town).
Anchor Bar at Fort & Cass is pretty solid, plenty of TVs, and probably a lot of UM people doing the same thing you're planning to do.
Cobo Joe's on Congress right across from Cobo is pretty solid.
Honestly, if I were you, I would just stay around Fox/Comerica Park. Cheli's is a good time. There is always hockeytown cafe.
There a couple places near Greektown- Detroit Pub and Old Shillelagh.
Nemo's also comes to mind over near the old Tiger's Stadium (I think they run a bus, not sure though).
I know these options aren't super close to the Joe but its a better area and I am guessing you would have more fun watching the game at one of these places.
Nemo's on Michigan Ave. is the best sports bar in Detroit. They have a few flat screens, and run a shuttle to the Joe.