What is your favorite spot to watch away games in Ann Arbor?

Submitted by GRMaizenBlue on August 15th, 2017 at 8:59 AM

There is a chance I will be in AA Sept 2. Where does everyone like to hang out to watch the game? I am looking for a good bar to post up, drink a few, and watch us hand Florida their first loss. 

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SAMgO

August 15th, 2017 at 9:03 AM ^

Haven't lived in AA for a few years, but in my opinion the best atmosphere with a few friends is at Charley's. Get there plenty early.

His Dudeness

August 15th, 2017 at 9:07 AM ^

I'm a big Ashleys guy but not once the actual game starts.

Once the game starts I would wander over to Conor Oneills. If youre good enough to hire Mike Martin as your bus-boy/bouncer, you're good enough for me. Lots of good scenery as well.

 

UMAmaizinBlue

August 15th, 2017 at 9:22 AM ^

But since I rarely have the time or money to travel to away games each year, I prefer my couch next to my wife. Feels more like a home game that way, and she's great at dealing with my yelling and celebrations.

 

As a student, I would do Charley's or Arena, but nowadays I don't think you could pay me to be sardined in with drunken crowds. Best away experience ever was at Charley's though - watching Michigan and Trey Burke take down Kansas. What a momentus occasion!

crg

August 15th, 2017 at 9:37 AM ^

Skeepers can be good. I've watched a few at Connor Oneil's and the atmosphere is goid, but not all of the seats have a good view of a television.

NelzQ

August 15th, 2017 at 9:48 AM ^

The Golf course, tailgating if in Ann Arbor; my preference is always at home in my basement with the 105 inch screen and HD projector..

Blue_by_U

August 15th, 2017 at 3:44 PM ^

regarding the super screen and HD projector with wrap around couch. Doesn't get much better. Temperature controlled environment, immediate access to restrooms, and unlimited food/water/soft drink supply at retail price! Getting tougher and tougher to go to games.

LSAClassOf2000

August 15th, 2017 at 10:44 AM ^

I don't mind just hanging out in my family room for away games, even though I am some 20 miles from downtown Ann Arbor (it's also the cheapest solution, and there's a liquor store about 1000 feet from my house, so it works out), but if I am in the city during the game, Conor O'Neill's or the Session Room tend to be two places I gravitte towards. 

Bando Calrissian

August 15th, 2017 at 11:57 AM ^

I've never been in the place, but I know several people with very strong opinions that Skeeps is the best place to watch a football game in A2. I'm skeptical. Or, maybe, skeeptical.

hailtothevictors08

August 15th, 2017 at 12:08 PM ^

It comes down to what you want....

If you want a college atmosphere: Skeeps, Chucks, Jug, and Lep all are good options and are very similar. They have minor differences but I often chose based on if I could get a table or not. Believe it or not, with their new TVs, I've even watched a basketball game at Ricks. Surprisingly, Pizza House/Garage Bar is a underrated choice if everything is filled.

The only downtown bar with decent viewing angles everywhere is Connors and I guess the basement at P. Bell (I'm still boycotting over Havana closing). I'm loathe to meention it but Either BWWs are good choices from a viewing angle perspective.

However, more often than not, I preferred to be at the house/apartment whatever with the nicest TV.

Big Boutros

August 15th, 2017 at 12:46 PM ^

I always liked the South Quad basement but I guess that's not an option anymore. I remember watching Florida State - Miami 2006 down there. I believe that game holds the ESPN record for highest rating.

SpikeFan2016

August 15th, 2017 at 1:38 PM ^

Pretzel Bell's basement is actually really cool. Love Ashley's too. 

 

I'm a little surprised the University isn't doing anything for this game, especially considering there are only six home games. For the Alabama one we had a Big House viewing, although that might have only been students. 

 

Could be cool to open Crisler for this. 

1201SouthMain

August 15th, 2017 at 2:01 PM ^

Every seat has a great view of multiple tv's, the decor is all Michigan, food is good, it's mostly locals, and you can avoid downtown.  You will find the occassional lost Sparty but the owners and patrons are big time Michigan fans.