UM-friendly bar locations across the US (and elsewhere)

UM-friendly bar locations across the US (and elsewhere)

Submitted by JLo on October 19th, 2009 at 8:17 PM

ED-Seth: Welcome to our Bar Finder Sticky. The user community has kept this going since 2009 to help MGoBloggers find UM-friendly sites for their suds consumption.

We also got a big boost in curation in 2016 from our sponsors, the...


...since most of these bars are officially alumni bars. To find your club and events happening in your area, visit their website.



A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.  

Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know.  I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.

Annual Telluride Football Meet Up 9/1

Annual Telluride Football Meet Up 9/1

Submitted by Esterhaus on August 8th, 2018 at 6:02 AM

We hope to see you at The Brown Dog on Sat. 9/1 for the opening live football broadcast, Michigan versus That Trade School In South Bend. Former Wolverine football player and Brown Dog owner Jeff Smokevitch will "unleash" his world-class menu and bar on the 50+ Maize n Blue faithful as we cheer together over Bob Ufer tapes and other inspirations yet another wild victory over the irish imitators.

Go Blue! Defeat PurpleFace!

Brown Dog Pizza
110 E. Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435

Happy Oberon Day 2017

Happy Oberon Day 2017

Submitted by Yo_Blue on March 27th, 2017 at 12:21 PM

It's finally here.  The long winter of our discontent is finally over.  March 27th heralds the realease of the 2017 Oberon.

While parts of the US get Oberon year-round (I'm glaring at you Florida and California), those of us in Bell's homestate of Michigan only get it seasonally. So get out your orange slices and enjoy the reminder that Summer is right around the corner.

OT: Best way to cook a duck?

OT: Best way to cook a duck?

Submitted by SteamboatWolverine on March 21st, 2017 at 9:47 AM

In honor of our esteemed opponent on Thursday, I would like to prepare a meal fit for the occasion. I wasn't able to find duck breast anywhere, but I found a local butcher who has whole duck.

After wading through the youtube my preference is to cook it on the grill using the "beer can chicken" method, but it sounds a little tricky and proper temperature is critical. 

I would be very appreciative if anyone in the MGoBlog community has experience cooking whole ducks, and particularly, "beer can duck" on the grill.  I can't remember a tastier opponent, and do not want to let this opportunity slip away.

OT: Call to MGoMoneyCannon (With Beer!)

OT: Call to MGoMoneyCannon (With Beer!)

Submitted by Colt McBaby Jesus on January 16th, 2017 at 3:26 PM

This is a call to all in the MGoCommunity to help a great family in West Michigan. New Holland Brewing (original location downtown Holland, not Grand Rapids) is hosting a fund raiser for a good family whoses 4 month old daughter who is battling an autoimmune disorder. Promo poster is below.

If you are not in the West Michigan area and still want to help they have a crowdfunding page here.

One of the great things about Michigan is not just being disappointed in our sports teams together and occasionally celebrating victory, but the willingness to help each other. I hope you are able to help this great family. Every little bit helps. And Go Blue!





More MGo beer on game day

More MGo beer on game day

Submitted by MGoPatio on October 1st, 2016 at 10:58 AM
Were you one of the many MGo patrons at the charity beer garden last week? More than 800 fans dropped in and at least 20-30 members of the MGo community took advantage of the drink discount (mentio MGoBlog for 2 beers for $10 (instead of $6 each). The media noticed, too:… Food and beer start flowing at noon. Who else will be there today?

OT: Closest beer to the Big House, discounted for MGoBlog, DRINK FOR CHARITY

OT: Closest beer to the Big House, discounted for MGoBlog, DRINK FOR CHARITY

Submitted by MGoPatio on September 23rd, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Before, during or after the PSU game on Saturday, stop by the Cancer Support Community's Charity Beer Garden and save on a pint of craft beer flowing from 10 taps. You can also grab some Slows Bar BQ and a seat out of the sun and in front of a big screen. 

Mention MGoBlog a the ID/ticket table and your $6 craft beer is $5.

Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field, immediately east of the railroad tracks (used to be Purchase Radio Supply) and kitty-corner from the MMB's Revelli Hall 

This and every game day, you'll find:

  • 10 taps with local craft beers (plus bottled water, Coke/Diet/Sprite)
  • indoor seating in the warehouse
  • two big screen TV's for GameDay, pe-game, the game, post-game, 
  • family-friendly--bring your kids
  • cash or credit cards
  • bathrooms

...and 100% of beer sales benefit the charity!

Thanks, in advance, for the support of the MGoBlog community.


OT: Slows Bar BQ & Charity Beer Garden: anybody been there yet?

OT: Slows Bar BQ & Charity Beer Garden: anybody been there yet?

Submitted by MGoPatio on September 20th, 2016 at 10:55 PM

We all have our gameday routines, right, but what do you do when you're already on your way to the Big House and you feel a sudden urge for great barbeque or a cold pint? Head to the south end of Elbel Field and visit Detroit's own Slows Bar BQ food truck and a Charity Beer Garden hosted by the local Cancer Support Community (100% of beer revenue goes to the CSC).

Closest beer to the Big House...and for a great cause!

Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field and immediately east of the railroad tracks.

What to expect when you arrive:

  • Slows Bar BQ, a Detroit destination, parked a block from the Big House
  • 10 taps flowing with local craft beers (bottled water if you need a non-alcoholic thirst quencher)
  • indoor seating in a warehouse converted into a yard bar: LED string lights, ceiling fans, community know the deal
  • two big screen TV's showing College GameDay, the early game, the Michigan game, and the late game 
  • an atmosphere welcoming to home and visiting fans
  • family-friendly--yes you can bring your kids
  • don't want to carry too much cash--yes, you can use credit cards
  • open before, during and after the game
  • and yes...bathrooms

Eat and drink for charity!

OT: Smithsonian wants a beer historian

OT: Smithsonian wants a beer historian

Submitted by 1VaBlue1 on July 27th, 2016 at 8:34 AM

I thought this might be right up some MGoUser's alley - the Smithsonian Museum of American History is hiring a brew taster/historian to travel the country for three years.  This guy (or gal) will taste local craft brews and write reports about them.  From the story:

No, you don’t have to document beer from the dawn of time. This position is part of the Smithsonian’s food history initiative. The beer industry was all but extinct after Prohibition. It took years for not only the industry, but American beer consumption to rebound to what it was prior to 1919. For this position, the candidate will focus the American brewing industry from the 1960’s forward.

Sadly, its not just taste testing.  The Smithsonian being a museum, and all, they will want you to actually provide museum quality content, I suppose...  But its a 3-yr gig at ~$60K/yr, maybe some newly minted PhD could use a job?  Here's the job app...