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.

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...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.



August 26th, 2014 at 7:58 AM ^

I will be volunteering/safari'ing in the Serengeti while the ND and Miami (NTM) games are played.  Anyone know of any M-friendly pubs in Arusha?


August 26th, 2014 at 5:24 PM ^

There is a Miami-Ft. Lauderdale club which typically meets in FL and has sometimes met at the Beer and Burget Joint on South Beach, we watched some of the March Madness games last year there and that was a good spot!

Although not official, for people living in Brickell, a lot of Michigan fans watch games at the Beer and Burger Joint IN BRICKELL as well since it is conventient and they always have TVs and good food/beer.

Guys a Dude

August 27th, 2014 at 1:34 PM ^

I have updated the map with any bars that were posted on this thread after September 2012. If you still don't see a bar that you know is Michigan friendly please post to the thread again. Do that same if you see a bar on the list that is either closed or no longer hosting games. 



Von Burgenstein

August 27th, 2014 at 2:44 PM ^

I didn't go check your list, but if it's not on there, alumni/fans in the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem) will be watching at Flipflop's Beach Bar & Grill in Greensboro this fall.


August 27th, 2014 at 3:52 PM ^

The game watching venue for all Michigan football games, in the Triangle area, will be at Carolina Ale House in Brier Creek.

Address: 7981 Skyland Ridge Parkway, Raleigh, NC

Gulo Blue

August 28th, 2014 at 9:07 AM ^

The red dot in Durham should be moved to this location: 

Carolina Ale House in Brier Creek

7981 Skyland Ridge Parkway

Raleigh, NC 27617

There's usually a pretty healthy Michigan group here. If you give your receipt to one of the guys in charge, Carolina Ale House will chip in 10% of food purchases to the scholarship fund to help send some North Carolinian to Michigan.
EDIT: Sorry. I swear I skimmed the last page...don't know how I missed the post that came immediately before this one.


August 28th, 2014 at 4:25 PM ^

There should be only 1 game watch listed in Austin:

Plucker's South Lamar

3909 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78704

This is the only location that has any loyalty to the fan base or communication with the Alumni Club at this point.... which is pretty tough to come by in Longhorn country. The Tavern has not been a game watch location for 5 years and should be removed.

Wolverine In Exile

August 28th, 2014 at 10:23 PM ^

Up north here in alpena area for labor day 2014 weekend. Looking for fellow wolverines to watch app st game with, preferably at place with good beer. Anyone know if cheboygan brewing co has TV's?


September 2nd, 2014 at 2:25 PM ^

I'm a long time lurker, but I wanted to post in order to save some people from the wild goose chase I went on in Prague in order to watch the game against App State. Not a Michigan bar per se, but they will stream games over their IPTV for you. Soccer is still king in the bar, but the owners are both from the US and are football fans. Definitely a bit away from the main square, but they were more than accommodating for me to watch the game there this past weekend. 

Expats BBQ Bar
Oldřichova 5/822
Prague, Czech Republic
+420 776 678 602

Ivan Karamazov

September 4th, 2014 at 8:36 AM ^

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).


February 7th, 2015 at 10:20 PM ^

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.


October 23rd, 2014 at 2:25 PM ^

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: 

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). 


November 13th, 2014 at 9:20 PM ^

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....


December 25th, 2014 at 10:28 AM ^

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.


July 29th, 2015 at 8:40 AM ^

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?

My name ... is Tim

August 11th, 2015 at 10:14 AM ^

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.


August 11th, 2015 at 12:07 PM ^

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).



August 26th, 2015 at 2:32 PM ^

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


August 30th, 2015 at 6:22 PM ^

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?


September 2nd, 2015 at 9:21 PM ^

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?


October 30th, 2015 at 9:20 PM ^

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). 


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