Where to watch Michigan Football in Ann Arbor?

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on November 8th, 2018 at 12:02 AM

The Big House and home are the only places we watch Michigan Football games.

I have MBB season tickets and there's a game vs Holy Cross on Saturday at 7:30pm. 

Anyone know a good place to go watch Michigan-rutgers at 3:30pm? I've heard Skeeps suggested. Something to note is I clap and yell watching games at home because I'm so used to doing it at home games.  




November 8th, 2018 at 12:06 AM ^

If you're looking for a more college vibe, Skeeps and South U (Charley's, Brown Jug, Blue Lep) are your best options. The upside of South U is having all those options right next to each other, plus better food. Skeeps can get a bit more rowdy for games though and will have cheaper drinks. 

Bando Calrissian

November 8th, 2018 at 12:06 AM ^

I've had people swear to me that Skeeps is the best, and that it's totally different than when it turns into that bar you only go to with a fake ID. Personally, I'm skeptical. I'd go with something like Hopcat or Ashleys and drink like an adult, but YMMV.

Hardware Sushi

November 8th, 2018 at 12:59 AM ^

Plus they have/had a $6 burger and beer deal until 7 pm...in 2009.

Not sure that’s still around but a great place to enjoy a 3:30 game and be as rowdy as you want while basically having the place to yourself until around 9. 

Also bizarre to see the OP asking this.

In addition to the other suggestions, you can always go to BW3 on State if you want to enjoy what it feels like to watch the game everywhere else in the country. But...why? 


November 8th, 2018 at 12:45 PM ^

I have been to Fraser's many, many times and never been served in a plastic cup. Ever. 

Then again, I don't usually go before home football games so I can't be sure. The food is average at best but it's a decent bar with lots of TV's and heavy pours if you're drinking liquor. 

Taco Panda

November 8th, 2018 at 1:10 AM ^

If you’re ever in San Diego on a football Saturday, you’re welcome to join me at my house. I yell and clap too. It’d be awesome. I’ll be making my third trip to Ann Arbor this season for Indiana. We’re a team on a mission and I’m trying to get there for as many games as I can. Nebraska and Penn State were great. Hoping for the same for Indiana. 


November 8th, 2018 at 1:12 AM ^

I agree with Bando on Ashley’s. That would probably be my first option.

But how has this thread reached more than 5 entries without anyone yet mentioning Little Brown Jug or The Pretzel Bell???


November 8th, 2018 at 6:34 AM ^

FFS..  this question has to have been asked 1257964 times already.  Search.. use Yelp.. JFC!  Have you literally been nowhere in Ann Arbor except the stadium?  When I last lived there the total count of sports bars was a whopping two, with 3-4 max other options with a guaranteed rowdy atmosphere, but literally every joint in town has the game on.  Oh and they are all within a 10 minute walk of each other!  Be adventurous and stop being a wanker.  

scanner blue

November 8th, 2018 at 8:43 AM ^

No one has brought up The Beer Grotto --lots of great beers, new outdoor (heated) space which is nice, and they've added new TV's. The big plus here is you and your young lady friend can bring in outside food. You can go for the quad on an onion roll, with grilled onions and Blue cheese from Blimpie's while your guest can have a pulled pork from Satchel's. ( Insert other downtown place, most do take out, i.e. Frida's, Old Town, Jolly Pumpkin). Order at a TV timeout in the second quarter and pickup at halftime. This worked great for me and you get to vent you're frustation while walking outside 'cuz we're only up 28-0 at halftime.


November 8th, 2018 at 7:18 AM ^

Usually when I’m in A2, I climb a telephone pole on Main Street and watch the games for free, like BITD.  But Rutger is on the road so it will need to be a very tall pole.