Best Sports Bars for Betting in Michigan

Chris Lollis

Two HUGE announcements came down the pipe a few days ago for all folks living in Michigan! One was that all restaurants and bars can FINALLY resume indoor dining. Though the re-opening will only be at 25% capacity, it is a good step in the right direction as Michigan attempts to put COVID19 in the rearview mirror.

The other key announcement last week was that sports betting was made officially legal in the state of Michigan. This is outstanding news if you are a sports bettor.

Now that Michigan has taken the plunge into legal sports betting and sports bars are officially re-opened, it is a great time to get out of the house and EAT, WATCH, and BET!

nuthouse sports grill

Bar Name:
Nuthouse Sports Grill
Bar Address:
420 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Best Food Item:
Chicken wings, pizzas, burgers
Best Drink Item:
23 Draft Beers
Number of TVs:
29
Offers BettorView:
Yes
Quote from Owner:
"The Nuthouse Sports Grill, our Management Team and all of our Team Members are all committed to providing an outstanding dining and entertainment experience through great product knowledge, great service and great food!"
How Bettor Friendly:
Tons of tv's, BettorView, wings, pizza, beer, in the hear of downtown Lansing!
Notable:
We are located kiddie corner from Jackson Field, home of the Lansing Lugnuts. Also, across the street from the Lansing Center and just a couple blocks from the Capitol Building and Raddison Hotel. The new Courtyard Marriott hotel and Capital City Market are just a block away.
Specials:
Happy hour specials Fridays 4-7pm!
Team Allegiances:
Lansing Lugnuts, MSU, UM, Detroit Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings! All things Michigan sports!
Covid Update:
We follow all MDHHS and CDC guidelines for COVID preparedness. Masks are required while not seated, 6' social distancing between guests/groups, no more than 6 guests per table, contact tracing, daily proper cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces, and new air filtration system installed.

the waterfront sports bar michigan

Bar Name:
The Waterfront
Bar Address:
507 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192
Best Food Item:
Cajun Steak Bites
Best Drink Item:
Biddle To Vinewood
Number of TVs:
6
Offers BettorView:
Yes
Owner's Favorite Sportsbook:
BetMGM
Quote from Owner:
"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking" - Henry Ford
How Bettor Friendly:
Enjoying friends and family while getting in on the action with your favorite teams. What could be better?
Notable:
Best view on the Detroit River. Beautiful Patio and Upper deck on the water!
Specials:
1/2 off select bottles of wine on Wednesday's.
Team Allegiances:
Go Tigers, Lions, Wings, Pistons!
Covid Update:
We are currently following the guidelines set in place by the CDC and Michigan Health Department. 6'ft social distancing, no parties at one table larger than 6.

beeters brew pub sports bar michigan

Bar Name:
Beeter's Brew Pub
Bar Address:
902 E. Pine St., Sebewaing, MI 48759
Best Food Item:
Burger
Best Drink Item:
Bloody Mary
Number of TVs:
10
Offers BettorView:
Yes
Owner's Favorite Sportsbook:
DraftKings
Quote from Owner:
Beeter’s offers Huron County’s HOTTEST specials and COLDEST beer. How do you BEET it?!
How Bettor Friendly:
There’s nothing BETTOR than enjoying a beer while betting on a big game.
Notable:
Located right on M-25
Specials:
Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 11am-6pm
$2 Tuesdays — $2 tacos and $2 canned beer
All you can eat SEBE-wings every Wednesday
Thursday Burg-day — burger & a beer for $6.99
Fish Fry-Day — perch, cod, and shrimp on special
Team Allegiances:
Your game is on! Beeter's is your home for all Michigan sports teams!
Covid Update:
Beeter’s is currently following all MDHHS enforced COVID-19 guidelines.

taylor ac lounge michigan

Bar Name:
Taylor A.C. Bar & Grille
Bar Address:
25955 Ecorse Rd, Taylor, MI 48180
Best Food Item:
5 Star Burger - Best in Taylor since 1962
Best Drink Item:
HQ for Budweiser & Bud Light. Green Teas, Washington Apples, Johnny Vegas'
Number of TVs:
8
Offers BettorView:
Yes
Quote from Owner:
The Taylor A.C. is the original Athletic Club of Taylor Michigan. We were The Sports Bar of Michigan before every new bar called themselves sports bars. Throughout 60 Years we've sponsored all local Baseball, Softball, Intra-mural, T-Ball, & Bowling teams.
How Bettor Friendly:
It's Local, Convenient, & we're a wager-friendly environment. Good food, Good Drinks, Good TV's, Good Sports Viewing, Good People!
Notable:
The Taylor A.C. is the original Athletic Club of Taylor Michigan. We were The Sports Bar of Michigan before every new bar called themselves sports bars. Throughout 60 Years we've sponsored all local Baseball, Softball, Intra-mural, T-Ball, & Bowling teams.
Specials:
All-Day All Weekend Brunch prepared by a Culinary School graduate. We have Live Music every Sunday. Throughout the month we have Karaoke & live Music Evening Events.
Team Allegiances:
Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Wolverines

bookies sports bar and grille

Bookies Bar & Grille

2208 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Here are some more reasons why visiting Bookies would be a more attractive option than simply sitting at home and watching/betting sports.

Game Day Specials - Bookies go above and beyond to provide value for sports fans on game days. If the Tigers, Wings, Lions, or Pistons are playing at home you can enjoy $1 off all draft beers and $2 off all well drinks. Betting is better with alcohol and Bookies provides good options on the drinking front.

Location - A Detroit sports bettor cannot beat the location of Bookies. It is located near Comerica Park and Ford Field. Bookies provides a cool shuttle service to and from the games for all who want to watch the action LIVE! Imagine having a few pregame beers with your buddies and getting some bets down, then catching the shuttle to watch the game in person! You simply cannot beat that!

Private VIP Section - In addition to having 2 different floors full of plasma TVs and a huge 16-foot projection screen, Bookies also boasts a cozy VIP Area. If you want to throw a birthday or office party (and get in some fun sports betting action), this VIP area could come in handy!


TAP Sports Bar

1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

If you're ever looking for a place to wind down from all that weekly stress, TAP Sports Bar might be the perfect place for you. Here, you can watch the games while also enjoying a mouthwatering meal that won't have you digging a hole in your pocket.

Located 0.7 miles from Detroit Downtown, this sports bar provides a lovely ambiance and an opportunity to meet good people.

Having about 97 TVs, a roomy environment, and an outdoor seating option, this is the right place for sports lovers and bettors to watch the games.

The desserts here are worth every cent of your money, like the super delicious crab cake. The customer service and presentation of the meals are incredible too.

You can get any drink you want such as beers, martinis, ciders, e.t.c. On days with big games, it can be hard to find a seat, so you might want to make reservations earlier. Presently, there are COVID-19 restrictions and precautions put in place.

jim brady's sports bar michigan

Jim Brady's - Ann Arbor

209 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Who said bigger isn’t better? At Jim Brady’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan, sports bettors can watch their favorite team (better be the Wolverines during the school year) on a 222 inch retractable TV. Yes, that is nearly five times larger than your 50” TV at home. If that isn’t a good enough reason to come eat, drink and bet at Jim Brady’s then come for the Jim Brady’s Chili or Butchers cut steak that this establishment has been perfecting since 1954. You kicking that heavy meat diet (or at least taking a break) then try their delicious impossible burger or Mahi fish tacos.

Enough about the food, did we tell you they have a 222 inch TV! And while the original Jim Brady’s can still be found in the heart of Detroit, this Ann Arbor location brings the same vibe to the energetic college town of Ann Arbor. And if you are a student that happens to be over 21 then you can try any number of their Michigan Craft Cocktails and Martini’s including Cucumber Basil Gimlet or The Big Easy (New Holland Freshwater Rum, OJ, Ginger Syrup, Orange Butters, Lime Juice).

While sports betting is brand-spankin' new to Michigan for some reason the staff here already seems to know a thing or to about betting. Next time you place a bet on the Lions, Pistons, Tigers, or Red Wings do it from Jim Brady’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan where you can share the excitement over a tasty meal from this classic joint.

Cornerstone Barrel House

1456 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

This sports bar offers you the perfect way to spend a Saturday night out in Detroit. There's a great menu with a wide range of choices like pineapple fried rice, mac 'n' cheese, jerk chicken, braised short rib, and so on. Also, there is a big selection of drinks ranging from scotch, whiskey, bourbon to different signature cocktails. And all these have reasonable prices.

The bartenders here are awesome, and the customer service is spot-on.

Cornerstone Barrel House is a fantastic place for sports lovers and bettors to grab a sumptuous meal before the games.

Although this bar is narrow, there's a lot of TVs hanging on the walls. There's no way you will be missing out on the game.

One added advantage is the fact that the sports bar is an easy walk to the stadium. Presently, the sports bar is operating under COVID-19 guidelines, and they also offer an outdoor seating option.

nemo's sports bar in detroit

Nemo's Bar

1384 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Are you in search of a very inexpensive sports bar with a homely feel? Search no more because Nemo's bar and grill is the place to be.

Located just one block east of the old Tiger stadium, this old school bar has one noticeable feature–the walls covered with framed pictures of Detroit athletes and championship newspapers. Because of this, some customers jokingly refer to the bar as a Sports museum.

What's more? There is free parking and a cheap shuttle to games and other events downtown.

Your trip to Nemo's is not complete unless you've tried having some burger and brewski_this is the perfect combo for a sports night. Other options include the salmon sandwich, cocktails, and so on. Also, the staff here are friendly and attentive.

A little heads-up; Nemo's bar doesn't usually open on Sundays unless there is a baseball game. And they get very crowded during the Tiger’s games, so you might want to get there early to grab a seat.

Nemo's bar is simply the best place for sports lovers and bettors to enjoy an inexpensive and memorable moment.
 


 

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