Hey guys sorry to be that guy but this is my first post. I was planning on bringing my family down to ann arbor today to watch the michigan game and I was wondering where everyone thought the best place was to watch? Remember that I'm bringing two kids so it probably can't be a sports bar. Any help at all would be awesome. Thanks!
Best Place to Watch Game in Ann Arbor
I'm pretty stumped. Usually football is watched at home or in a sports bar. I don't think I've watched it anywhere else by choice.
I've seen kids at Buffalo WIld wings... but then again, why go to B Dubz if you're going to Ann Arbor.
would be the Big House, but thats not available so I'd go to Ashleys.
Jump the gate, bring in a portable DirecTV setup and you're good to go.
1 East Stadium Boulevard.
area (N of Grand Rapids). I read the thread earlier in the week about the game only being on ESPNU (MSU and Wuss-consin are on three fucking Comcrap channels). I thought for sure another station would pick it up. This is fucking BS. I'm thinking BWW.
I need a place in the Central Laramie area (south east Wyoming, I'm not willing to go to West Laramie). I'm outraged that people in Laramie don't cater to my every whim.
but I was in DuBois this past June and spent some time at a tavern called "The Rustic Tavern" I believe? Bloody Mary's with pickled asparagas were out of this world! They have TV's there, just get a good seat so the the big moosehead doesn't obstruct your view
I appreciate your serious response to the snarky, sarcastic post.
I guess we are spoiled in Michigan since every game is on TV. How do you watch the games, or can you? On the Internet?
That's why I choose not to live in Wyoming...
The Mill Creek Tavern on West River is pretty good.
The only place I can think of is B Dubbs. ...Does Zingermann's show the game? lol
I'm trying to think of a few places but how much entertainment or diversion is needed for your kids will impact my suggestions for you
the kids are older and love michigan football. one is 11 and the other is 14. should i just take them to a sports bar?
Just go to the Arena. It's a quality sports bar that is okay for kids.
I second that. The arena should be fine. They'll be happy to be surrounded by people who are as into the game as they are.
If they were little little ones and weren't going to pay attention to the game you might have an issue at a sports bar, but I think you will be fine with them most anywhere at 11 and 14. Honestly at that age, I would almost say to go where the students go, where else would you get better atmosphere than that? In my time that probably would have been Touchdowns, but that was about 4 bars ago, not sure what would be the spot for the undergrads now...
Pizza House. Family friendly, lots of TVs, adult beverages, parking structure right across the street.
EDIT: Oh, they are old enough for anything short of 'Skeeps.
Damons would be OK. More family oriented than most sports bars probably. Ate there and watched some other games after the Umass game and had a good time.
Co-sign. I watched a few games at Damon's back when I was in high school - saw the 49-3 thumping of State there, in fact. Food is good, TVs are huge, and it's a pretty fun overall environment. BDubs is definitely a possibility as well, and really most of the A2 sports bars are fine, not out of control.
Start at B Dubs then at half time move down to the Arena
And pick the older kid to be the DD.
Anybody know if I can watch the game on the computer. I noticed that it won't be on ESPN 3 and I'm stuck at work selling phones all day...lame!
Maybe I will see you at B-Dubs. Go Blue! I will be wearing maize and blue - look for me....
We're gonna go with the pizza house. Thanks for all the help though guys. For real!
Solid choice. Try the southwestern chicken BBQ pizza. It's like God's gift to your mouth.
Located on Main Street across from Moe's, this place is family friendly, beer friendly, football friendly... you get the point. We've taken our three kids there for the past ten years and have always had a good time. Have fun and Go Blue!
Hah, I was in A2 last week and stopped in at Connor O'Neil's...it is now a cougar den, at least it was on thursday night. Not exactly how I remembered it from my college days.
Lloyd Brady's man cave.
That sounds unintentionally dirty.
Lloyd Brady before.
I was going to come into this thread to suggest BW3 and I see a few people speaking against it. I've seen this before and as a former employee there, I was just wondering where all this hate for B dubs comes from.
I personally do not have such high standards, but these are the valid complaints:
When BWs first opened in Ann Arbor, the picture on the "Big Screens" was terrible. (These obviously could have been upgraded);
The food really is nothing special, but it's decent IMO. As far as the service goes, I didn't have any problems before I started working there and i thought we did a decent job while I was there. Not sure if we had the same projectors as when they opened, but there were sometimes when they could look poor. They looked fine if you weren't at the seat right in front of it though. Don't get me started on the commercials. I had too many friends ask me to "send it into overtime" just to annoy me.
Thanks for putting out the main points for me. I see people talk poorly about it all the time but I've never seen any reasons. I still stand by my opinion that it is a decent place to watch the game.
Agree. I took my daughters there at about that age and it was fine. We still stop by after games sometimes. Great atmosphere. Kids will enjoy the crowd especially if they are into the Blue.
Will these places be full? Deciding between BWW, Charleys, and the Brown Jug. What time will these places fill up? I'm sure a lot of people don't have ESPN U and a lot of people are going to want food and drinks during the game.
I'll help you make your decision: don't go to BWW.
...at a friend's. They actually have ESPN U (Why does Comcast suck so much?). Housemate has to drop off his girlfriend at North Campus, so we're getting food and booze on the way back. Any suggestions (for both)? I want to see what MGoBloggers prefer to drink/eat.
I'm suprised no one has brought up Frasiers. Best sports bar in Ann Arbor, good locals joint.
get yourself a EVO phone, like from Sprint, grab yourself a bucket of chicken and a liter of coke, then have the family huddle around and watch it on ESPN 3, that's what I would do...no comments about soundin' like a Buckeye...
Why bring your kids into Ann Arbor for an away game? That seems pointless. Watch it on TV or a local bar/eatery closer to your house. You'll thank me for the less time you spend with the kids whining in the car.
814 Church St.
I lived there my Junior year of college. It was awesome.
I don't know who lives there now but just tell them a guy on the internet sent you. I'm sure they will understand and if they don't it will be hilarious!