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

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

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THE ORIGINAL POST:

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.

Comments

Bronco Joe

September 9th, 2013 at 2:13 PM ^

Concur on the Inn Zone Rainbow.

I was there for the bowl game against South Carolina and those are some of the most diehard true blue UM fans I have ever met. Just a fantastic time. I went back for the semi-finals of the 2013 Final Four and it was ever bit as great. 

I ended up Facebook friends with a few of the people there and they are just fanatics. Hoping to take my son out there this fall for the Nebraska game. 

238 S Rainbow Blvd (on Rainbow, south of I-95, about 20 minute ride from the Strip)
Las Vegas, NV

http://www.innzones.com

Z

January 18th, 2010 at 9:06 PM ^

The RockIt you have linked on the map is not the one that hosts UMich games. The one uptown by Wrigley Field is the right one. It's definitely a different atmosphere than the downtown location - a pretty good sportsbar on gameday. Duffy's is definitely the #1 place for a rowdy atmosphere, but this is a good place for fans that actually want to sit and watch the game.

Ghost of Bo

January 28th, 2010 at 12:17 PM ^

I'm a transplant living in Nashville, TN.

Half of this city is comprised of bars - surely there is at least one Michigan-friendly establishment!

I've been bar-hopping down Broadway, but to no avail. Volunteer fans, Alabama fans, and (strangely) Florida fans as far as the eye can see; no love for any Big 10 teams. It's an SEC circle-jerk down here.

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Roy

June 12th, 2013 at 11:09 AM ^

A couple more locations, and the owners are UM grads, that show the games: Ashley's at 338 S. State St., A2, 48104 (which usually have good times before and after the games) as well as our Westland, MI location at 7525 N. Wayne Rd., 48185. We'll have to organize some UM get togethers in western Wayne County for those who can't make it in on game day or for those road games we're not traveling to.

MMB T-Sax 9701

June 5th, 2010 at 12:39 PM ^

FWIW, when I was living in Miami, the local alumni group would meet at Shula's Steakhouse at Don Shula's Golf Club in Miami Lakes for all the games.  The club page at the alumni site doesn't say if they're still there.

Red_Lee

July 19th, 2010 at 12:32 AM ^

Anyone know any places in the Marquette area that would be good for football Saturdays? Ever since I moved here I feel like I get weird looks for sportin the block M when everyone else is wearin NMU gear. I've seen a few M fans, but I have a feeling they were just "trolls" on vacation. 

I'm hoping that there some UM football fans up here, they just put up a Buffalo Wild Wings and I'd love to have an excuse for some wings and beer. 

jimmyh

August 12th, 2010 at 3:08 PM ^

The name of the Restaurant /Bar is Crackers it is right on the water in Crystal River Fl. The owner is from Michigan and has a big Michigan flag hanging in the Restaurant

JLo

August 15th, 2010 at 1:08 PM ^

I've got everything from the thread in the map as of today.  I've also reorganized a bit - there were so many bars, I had to clean things up to make it easier to use.  Good problem to have, I guess.

Is it kickoff yet?  I can't wait to head to Duffy's or Mad River for the UConn game.

Blue Blue Blue

August 18th, 2010 at 8:26 AM ^

The Club is again at The Black Bear, on Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains....a large, sports bar type of feel, kid frendly, booths with tvs.......or Sam's Bar and Grill in Port Chester, right on the channel, for that neighborhood bar that roots for your team feel.

Michigan Shirt

August 20th, 2010 at 11:53 AM ^

So I will be in Europe for the ND game and UMass game. Does anyone know of a bar in Dublin, Ireland where I can catch the UM vs ND game, it would also be acceptable to go to a ND friendly bar and I can talk shit to the fans (more likely a ND bar in Dublin). I will have to check out the London bar for the UMass game.

mocomber

August 22nd, 2010 at 1:19 PM ^

The Sports Page in Rochester, NY (499 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY)
has promised me a TV every Saturday. I will be there for most, unless I am in Ann Arbor cheering them on myself.

Wolvmarine

August 23rd, 2010 at 3:27 PM ^

I'm back in Chicago after a year long deployment. This will also be the first fall since I moved here that I won't have a Job that has me working Saturday.  I have friends that go to Joe's at North and Clybourn to watch Georgia games, and while its a nice place, there are not to many Michigan fans there watching football. I have heard a lot of good things about Duffy's but have never been there. Is it really a good place to watch a Michigan game?  How is the gametime atmosphere? 

indyeagle

August 23rd, 2010 at 5:48 PM ^

There are a ton of reviews for Duffy's on gameday out on the interwebs - but expect an early crowd that gets rowdy for big games, even though it's a pretty big space.  There are shot and beer specials throughout the game and a full menu.  The crowd is on the younger side and it can feel like a frat house at times.

The local Alumni Association hooks up with a different bar or two every year.  I believe for 2010 they've got Rockit in River North and in Wrigleyville signed up, so check their websites for more gameday specials.  Obviously I can't say for sure but I'd guess the River North location would be the most subdued/mature/adult of the three this season.

Crentski

August 30th, 2010 at 7:23 PM ^

Anyone know of some Michigan supported venues for the games in Virginia Beach? I feel like I'm back in Ohio with the way these places get flooded with those fans.

VaBeach Wolverine

August 31st, 2010 at 8:48 PM ^

Our Alumni Association also meets at Bailey's in Newport News. It can be a pain getting there with bridge/tunnel traffic though. I have also been looking for a better place to watch games here. There are usually small crowds for Michigan downtown Norfolk at Baxters and AJ Gators but I havent been that impressed. Let me know if you come up with anything else.