Here's my situation: Back in May, the wifey bought me tickets to see Bill Maher at the Fox Theater on Saturday, Oct 27. The show is at 8:00 PM. As we now know, not only does Michigan play at 8:00 PM that night, but there's also a little event happening across the street known as the World Series. I estimate that the show will be over around or before 10:00 PM. So my question for the MGoBoard community is: what is my best bet for catching the end of the Michigan game while I'm downtown? I have to imagine that the bars near the stadium will all be packed, and some may not even be showing the Michigan game. It's a long drive back to the western suburbs and I think I'd probably miss all of it if I tried to drive home and catch it at or near home. Plz halp! Thx.
Where to watch UM v Neb in downtown Detroit this weekend?
There's an app for that.
I was being serious, use the WatchESPN app.
I had to resort to the iPhone for the first half of last week's game. It worked much better than I anticipated.
It was still great to get home to a real TV at halftime though.
Cell signal will be terrible in that area since there's a game going on, so I'm not sure that this is a viable option.
actually, there isn't a single location listed in Detroit on the Michigan bar map.
Sounds like you'll have a lot of room to stretch out in that theatre.
...finding a bar that will actually switch a monitor to the UM game with the Tigers on, I imagine every screen downtown will be dialed in to the WS..
Cheli's is a pretty big place w/ many screens, they might be willing to accomodate, but I also imagine an opening day like atmosphere, so you may not even be able to get in w/o standing in line for an hour.
I haven't been there yet, but heard the MGM has a new sports bar called TAP. It's a little further from the stadium so maybe an option.
If all else fails....Bouzouki.
Wear ipod as you walk to car to avoid overhearing game discussions. (Don't wear UM gear)
Go home, watch game commercial free.
That's how I avoided the spoilers of my beloved turfing Stafford as I flew home during MNF.
Most places will be full, but someone mentioned a hotel bar, the Book Cadillac has the Motor Bar (never been) and there's another sports bar next to it as well
The Town Pump on Montcalm (maybe a 5 minute walk from the Fox) might have it, but it isn't necessarily a sports bar - I have been able to snag the TV when it is not in use though. I was downtown for a meeting the other day (our headquarters are across the street from MGM) and took a look around Tap - it looks pretty cool and worthwhile. The garage is usually a convenient in-and-out too when it is not stuffed with the cars of Edison and Quicken Loans employees. Lefty's Lounge over on Cass might have it on as well if you're willing to drive a few blocks over to the WSU campus (Lefty's is on Cass), but it might be packed because of the World Series as well - they have good service and good food, however, or at least that's my experience.
Go in and tell Tom I sent you
Town Pump is typically packed to the gills on a weekend night. With the Tiger's playing at home, for the WS never the less, OP will be lucky to be able to get a drink, let alone watch the game.
Agree with MGM or going north on Woodward to Wayne's campus.
Agree, avoid Town Pump. Not a bad place but it gets loud, packed.
It's Michigan for God sakes, the game will be on somewhere. Detroit Pub Greektown will have it on at least one TV, they have at least 15.
In addition to the Town Pump, there's Bookies, Harry's, and some others. Harry's hosts soccer viewing parties upstairs on a pretty regular basis, even during Tigers or Lions games, so they might be willing to yield a TV to the Michigan game.
I will be at the Dirty Trick, one block south of the fox on Woodward (same side of street). I will be enlisting the help of the owner to get a tv switched to UM. I have not actually cleared this plan with him, but there are a dozen large tvs, so one UM screen does not seem like a difficult thing to accomplish. If I can't, I will be looking for a new bar and a new friend.
I would argue that most of the TVs should be turned to the Michigan game.
I will be watching the first CCHA game at Yost Saturday night.
You might want to check out Tap (I think that's the name), a new sports bar in the MGM. It replaced the Wolfgang Puck restaurant. I'm sure they have tons of TVs.
Why don't you just use Google!!!??? How dare you ask commenter’s their own opinion on topic questions.
Just whatever you do, do not eat their BBQ. You will die. Or worse: forever lose your appetite for BBQ.
Is it the type of BBQ where you wish you had a 5-point harness on your toilet seat?
for such an occasion
Simple solution: find a hippie, get him drunk and high on marijuana, give him some sandpaper toilet paper to make him into a sore-ass, and sit next to him while watching the game. There, you get both experiences in one.
When is the next Tea Party convention?
1 block away.
I'd go to Nemo's right near Michigan and Trumbull. Best burger in Detroit and the beers don't cost an arm and a leg! Ask for Pat Torres!
still down there? Or was it a casualty of Tiger Stadium's demo.
Don't go to the show?
I'd be dying inside that theater wondering what's going on in Lincoln. Add the World Series on top of that? Jesus, what are you doing man?
I'm stuck in NOLA this weekend. Any Mgobars down here?
I'm thinking any bar with a TV would work.
Watching from Seoul, Korea on Sunday morning (9:00 am Korea time) so my choices are much more limited. Thankfully, streaming games live in Seoul is fast.
Bill As$hat Maher? Think I'd feign illness to stay home and watch the games on tv. Wtf was wifey thinking in the first place?
Another person mentioned Bookies up above, but it seems to have been lost in the shuffle. So, just to reemphasize, Bookies is technically a "Michigan Bar" and is only a few blocks west of the Fox.
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I've been by it a couple of times, but never inside. Would it be an ok place to take my wife and her sister to watch the game and cheer, or is it maybe not so great for settled down types?