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Not sure who is updating or if this is being updated any longer, but the Hoboken, NJ bars are out of date.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.
Does this group have a FB page?
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.
Let me know too!
In Boca Raton
The Great Canadian in Paris is where the local alumni club watches games.
25 Quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris, France
You wait a little over a year until someone like me updates the map :)
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.
Cool idea. I was visiting my daughter in Chicago the weekend Michigan and Michigan St. were playing. There was a close bar in town but it was a Michigan State bar. At least I knew they would be playing the game. I went in there with my Michigan gear on and I was the O N L Y supporter of the Maize and Blue. Did I stay? You bet! Michigan won that year and I was the only one clapping and cheering. People were pretty cool about it and I wasn't being a d*ck either. After I left the bar, I noticed there was a Michigan bar 2 blocks down. I didn't know. Come to find out in the neighborhoods around Wrigley there are bars dedicated to each B1G team. Seems theres a lot of kids from the surrounding schools who flock there for their first job.
We just moved to Austin this spring from Grand Rapids, MI. Sad we have to miss home games at the Big House but hoping we can meet some Wolverine fans in this barren wasteland full of Longhorns, Bears and Aggies. The Google maps posted lists Pluckers on Lamar. Any other Austinites that bleed maize and blue? Is this the best place to view a game?
Came to see the same. Not living in Austin, but I will be visiting that weekend. The alumni club site shows Haymaker and Pluckers. I think I'll be staying closer to Haymaker, so I'd probably check out there, but curious if there are any hidden gems.
We're starting a local game watch at the Buffalo Wild Wings in West Des Moines. It will be the only one in all of Iowa!
Buffalo Wild Wings, Jordan Creek Town Center, 6925 Jordan Creek Pkwy #115, West Des Moines, IA 50266
We added another official alumni club bar to the Dallas Fort Worth area lineup for those that live closer to downtown. It is at
Nickel and Rye
2523 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
The Buffalo Alumni club meets at the following places.
Brennan's. 4401 Transit Road in Williamsville (Old place where suburban people still show)
Brawler's Deli (basement of Pearl Street Brewery) 76 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202 (current official meeting place)
The Thirsty Buffalo 555 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 (Alternative official place)
On the board for UM Nashville Spirit Group and happy to share that we've got two new locations this year:
The Slider House - 1907 Division, Nashville, TN
Brewhouse South - 1855 Galleria BLVD, Cool Springs, TN
Both will be able to provide game audio and allowance of the all-important cowbell. We're also aiming to do raffles and drink specials at select games to raise money for scholarships from our area.
Lastly, people are encouraged to like the University of Michigan Nashville Spirit Group FB page.
In Rochester, NY
Hooligans Eastside Grill
809 Ridge Rd
I run the joint, so Michigan is always on
Link to the spreadsheet, if it still exists?
Otherwise I'll just try to stream it.
What bars in Boca Raton FL carry Uof MI football
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A fellow alum and Colorado resident watched the CU game at Connor O'Neill's in Boulder. He said it was decked out with M banners and such. Apparently there is also a Connor O'Neill's in Ann Arbor as well, which neither of us knew, so I'm guessing there is a connection.
Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub
1922 13th St,
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Should add to map to go along with LoDo's in Denver.
Edit: April 14, 2017
Closing April 22, 2017 per the Denver Post.
My WatchParty App is being designed around this feature of listing best sports bars throughout the USA. A drill down feature will also allow for a team based bar like UM/MSU/ND, etc.
Users of the App can send in their favorites as well so it becomes a fan based App.
I'm going to be in downtown Washington DC for the Iowa game... Michigan friendly bar in the area?
I know it's a little late for this season but I did some updating of the map and will continue to do so through the holidays.
It seems like some cities change location yearly. If you run a group that changes location regularly and use facebook for organization purposes could you please provide a link/name to that group. Places like Nashville and Charlottesville use facebook to organize and I have included that information on the map for locations in those areas.
EDIT: Also, if you know of bars that are either no longer open or not Michigan friendly please let us know. I deleted a few but I imagine more exist.
Any Michigan bars in Nassau County?
… hosted the football watch parties for the U.M. Alumni Association of Tampa Bay this season. I'd add them to this map — 1320 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705.
Also Grand Tavern in Delray Beach, Fla., is a Michigan-themed sports bar. They fly the flags of all major Michigan teams, tho', so you'll likely see a giant Sparty logo painted on the window next to an equally huge maize "M". It's at 710 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach, FL 33444.
Per the Denver Post Conor O'Neill's in Boulder is shutting down. Please remove from the map.