Ah, that time of year when the weather gets cooler, the days get shorter, and you bust out your favorite collegiate sweatshirt. What… you didn’t think I was talking about FALL, did you? Of course not! I meant football season!
College football is HUGE in my house — my husband is a third-generation University of Michigan graduate, for pete’s sake. Every Saturday from September through the end of the year, I better not have any plans for the television, because they’ll be overridden.
But, you don’t want to watch every single game from your couch. Which got me to thinking — where are the best places to watch the game in the area?
I live in Midtown Detroit, so we’re most likely to head to Motor City Brewing Co.; although it’s a pizzeria and brew pub, it still has a few televisions. We’ve been to Lucky’s on WSU campus once before, but, the food wasn’t that great, and we haven’t been back. Although Woodbridge Pub has gotten more fancy since it opened a few years ago, there’s always a good crowd watching sports on game day. If we want to head into downtown, Rub BBQ Pub has tons of TVs and excellent food, and you can’t beat the Bucharest Grill shawarma connected to Park Bar. (This is making me hungry.)
One of my husband’s best buddies from college lives in Berkley, so if we want to watch the big game up in his neck of the woods, we like to walk to 24 Seconds. We used to hang out at the CJ Mahoney’s on Livernois when it was Spectadium (I miss their nachos) but we still go back for nostalgia’s sake from time to time. And if I’m meeting up with some of my Troy friends, we can often be found at Bailey’s.
Since we’re U-M fans, we do hang out in Ann Arbor from time to time. Our favorite place to watch the game there is Damon’s — although it’s a chain restaurant, you can’t beat the four huge televisions. We used to do the college bar circuit — Good Time Charley’s, Rick’s, Touchdowns — but we’re getting a bit too old for that scene.
Where’s your favorite place to watch the game? Do you go dive bar, fancy food, college pub — or do you prefer the comfort of your own living room or man cave?
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