The official alumni bars for Chicago now have in the description that they donate to scholarship programs. As a note, alumni bars have a red pin while "Michigan friendly" bars have a blue pin, and I'm reluctant to remove bars just becasue they aren't official alumni club locations without good reason (i.e. closure/new management/etc).
UM-friendly bar locations across the US (and elsewhere)
I'm headed to the Blind Pelican to watch the game today because I saw a U of M flag there last week. I will report back if I made a mistake and it's an off colored other team flag, but I think it's friendly!
Delayed edit: NOT a michigan bar. Didn't even play the Notre Dame game. Cooter Browns is still the best bet I've seen. Tough to find bars that will play Michigan while LSU is playing.
Can you place a marker in the Uptown Dallas Area listing our watch parties? We don't really have an official bar yet (rotating between 2-3 locations: including one owned by a Michigan Alum) but list all of the events on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/485900041500701/
It's not associated with the official alumni watch parties in Dallas but we wanted to start a second watch party for the younger alumni in the area (and both groups are aware of each other).
Was looking for a place to watch the game next week in Honolulu. Checked out the Varsity Bar on the map, but it appears according to yelp to be closed. Looks from news stories like it lost its liquor license back in 2012. I'll be looking back to see if anyone has any other ideas....
Great UM bar and all Michigan sports in general. Always have the game on the big screen with the volume turned up and have raffles, giveaways etc... Also the owner played for the Lions in the 80's and the Detroit Lions Fan Club meets there for the Lions games.
1.) Axis Nightclub
2.) The New Union
3.) Wall Street Nightclub
These Bars are alway packed with Wolverine Fans!
Mods - no worries if you don't see this as its several months old, but as a Columbus resident the places listed are all gay bars so the above poster is getting in a double-dose of Michigan trolling and homophobia. Might be best to just Bolivia this post.
Headed to the Titans home opener on 9/27, so I'm looking for a place to catch the BYU game. Is Bar Louie still the locale in Nashville?
Not sure who is updating or if this is being updated any longer, but the Hoboken, NJ bars are out of date. The local game watching bar this year is McSwiggan's at 110 First Street in Hoboken.
Can we add another official Alumni Watch Party Location in Dallas?
The local club is adding an uptown location here in Dallas to supplement the current location up in Frisco.
The bar name is Nickel and Rye (2523 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201).
A couple of updates for the DC area:
- RFD in DC, and Tommy Joe's in Bethesda are still the official DC Club watch bars
- Kangaroo Boxing Club, and Ivy & Coney are small, but UM friendly
- Buffalo Billiards is no longer a Michigan bar
- Bailey's in VA is closed
- Pour House on Capitol Hill is closed
Anybody meeting up in Fort Wayne, Indiana? I've tried to find a place here but no such luck.
I've had good times for games at Angry Wade's and Dram Shop in Brooklyn, but the former is more of a Wisconsin bar, I believe, and the latter is a free-for-all that can get quite crowded. Pork Slope is an unofficial Michigan place but I've gotten bad/surly service the last few times I've gone there. Anyone else have a Brooklyn spot they like to frequent for football that's unofficially an M gathering spot?
Looks like the mentions of Nashville are dated on here. A quick look at the FB Michigan Spirit Club suggested folks are meeting at the Dawg House Saloon, 1522 Demonbreun. Is meeting at Bar Louie still a thing?
Delayed response but after doing some research, it looks like Jed's off 21st over by the Parthenon is the "Official Michigan Football Bar". I plan to go next weekend for the first time.
Check out the Nashville UM Spirit Club group on facebook (Link Here)
Connor O'neills Irish Pub in Boulder shows the game. Second site location hosted by the UM Alumni Club of Denver.
Does anyone know of any bars playing the game in Atlanta tonight? Whitehall Tavern is not stopping trivia for the game.....
Nano Brew in Cleveland, OH on W25th St is no longer a Michigan alumni bar, nor is it Michigan fan friendly. Please remove it!
The Monkey Bar in Indianlantic, FL has a small contingency of Michigan fans, alumnus, and even some old players will stop by from time to time.
Anyone have an update on Charleston locations here in SC? Mad River is no longer. New moon changed its name.
Anyone know of any Michigan bars in South Florida like within an hour of the Palm Beach area?
It's not my favorite place to catch a game, but there's definitely a long-lost UM contingent that gets together at Upper Deck in Hallandale Beach. There's better bars in WPB, but if you're looking for a UM crowd, then the Deck may work.
The Great Canadian in Paris is where the local alumni club watches games.
25 Quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris, France
Will be there for the Rutgers game. Assuming a 9:30 AM Pacific start, that makes for a 11:30 PM tip on Sunday Taipei time (accounting for fall-back time change this weekend).
I just moved to Reno and wondering if there are any Michigan bars here. I am usually better off watching at home by myself, but if something happens to my cable or something, it'd be nice to know where I can go to be sure to watch the game.