Written by Chris Lollis
August 16, 2023
best michigan sports bars for betting

Best Sports Bars for Betting in Michigan

Michigan restaurants moved back to full capacity on June 22nd, well ahead of the start of the 2021 football season. This is great news because 2021 marks the first football season Michigan sports fans can legally bet on NFL and college football games.

Now that Michigan has taken the plunge into legal sports betting and sports bars have officially re-opened, it is a great time to get out of the house and EAT, WATCH, and BET! Use the map and reviews below to find the top-rated sports bars near you.

Send us your favorite local sports bar to have it featured on the EatWatchBet directory!

harry's sports bar detroit

Bar Name:
Harry's Detroit
2482 Clifford St, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 964-1575
Best Food Item:
Best Burgers in Detroit
Best Drink Item:
23 Draft Beers
Offers BettorView:
How Bettor Friendly:
Harry's was built for the avid sports fan. There are TVs everywhere you look, with a game always on.
Harry's is located a block away from Little Caesars Arena, and just two blocks from Comerica Park and Ford Field. Whether before the game, or after the game, Harry's Detroit is the place to be.
Enjoy a special brunch menu every Saturday from 10am - 3pm that features endless mimosas!
Team Allegiances:
Harry's is your home for all things Detroit, including the Red Wings, Pistons, and Lions!

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:
Offers BettorView:
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!
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.
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:
Offers BettorView:
Owner's Favorite Sportsbook:
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?
Best view on the Detroit River. Beautiful Patio and Upper deck on the water!
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:
Best Drink Item:
Bloody Mary
Number of TVs:
Offers BettorView:
Owner's Favorite Sportsbook:
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.
Located right on M-25
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:
Offers BettorView:
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!
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.
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

Joe & Lewie's Penalty Box

Address: 2400 Owen Road Fenton, Michigan 48430
Quote from Owner: Come hang out with great friends, enjoy great food and maybe even see a Red Wings player!
Specials: Monday - $7.99 burgers all day
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday! Tres Taco platter for $9.99
Thursday - Enjoy 2 For 1 Pizza's
Sunday - $1.99 Kids' Meals - 10 and under


Sharky's Sports Bar

Address:4050 S. Center Road Burton, MI 48519
# of TV's: 50+
Notable: Voted best sports bar in Burton!
Specials: Late Night Menu Daily: 8pm - 11pm

Mallie's Sports Grill and Bar

Address:19400 Northline Rd Southgate, MI 48195
Notable: Best known for setting the world record of the biggest hamburger commercially available at 338.6 Pounds

McVee's Pub and Grill

Address: 1129 E Long Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48085
Specials: The Best Happy Hour in Troy
Monday - Friday 3PM - 6PM
$1 off all liquor and qine
$3 draft beers


Shores Inn Food and Spiritsr

Address: 23410 Greater Mack St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Specials: $0.75 wings & $3.25 domestic pints during all televised Michigan Sporting Events
Happy Hour. Monday-Friday 2PM-5PM
Buy one appetizer, get one free with two drink minimum.
$1.00 OFF all drinks.


Brass Rail Pizza Bar

Address: 18 W. Adams Ave. Detroit MI, 48226
# of Tvs:15 + 200" Projection Screen

Over the Edge Sports Bar and Pizzeria

Address: 230 E. Main Street Manchester, MI 48158

O'Tooles Irish Pub

Address: 205 5th Ave Royal Oak, MI 480670
Quote from Owner: Downtown Royal Oak local Bar. Great sports watching. Forty beers on tap. Full menu. Great spot for a cold beer!

On the Rocks Bar and Grill

Address: 28167 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071, USA
Quote from Owner: Foodies ahoy! At On the Rocks Bar & Grill we provide an amazing culinary experience in Madison Heights. Our experienced chefs have worked hard to bring you food such as ribs to excite your palate.

The Lodge Grill and Bar

Address: 2812 Orchard Lake Rd Keego Harbor, MI 48320

The Old Shillelagh

Address:349 Monroe Street Detroit, MI 48226
# of TV's: 25
Quote from Owner: Cead Mile Failte (Hundred Thousand Welcomes)
Specials: Daily Lunch Specials & Happy Hour Specials Including Our Vegan-Friendly Menu

Nancy Whiskey's Detroit

Address:2644 Harrison St Detroit, MI 48216
Quote From Owner: Detroits. Oldest. Party.

LeRoy's Classic Bar and Grill

Address: 1526 S. Cedar Street Lansing, MI 48910
Notable: Industry Night Every Sunday
Specials: Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3PM-6PM

House of Shamrocks Sports Pub

Address:23420 John R Rd. Hazel Park, MI 48030
Quote from Owner: An Irish Sports Pub with a wide selection of beer, liquor, and food.

The Hideout Sports Bar and Grill

Address:77 Grandville Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
# of TV's: Tons including 110" projection screen.
Specials: Dine-In Lunch Specials
Monday - Friday 11AM - 3PM


Grand Woods Lounge

Address:77 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Specials: Daily Food and Drink Specials

Ali's Up North

Address:110 E Huron Rd Au Gres, MI 48703

Joe's Garage Club

Address:6468 W Vienna Rd, Clio, MI 48420

Dublin Hall

Address:100 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Quote From Owner: Drink and make merry. A place for friends of all friends, for special occasions or no occasion at all. Come as you are, and, more aptly come as who you are!

Arcadia Smokehouse

Address:2101 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
Quote From Owner: Cocktails. BBQ. House Made Brew
Specials/Promotions: Before, During and After all MSU Games: $2.95 House Beers - Pizza and Appetizer Specials
Team allegiances: Michigan State

Bob-Hi Lanes/Paddy's Pub

Address:2930 S Getty St Norton Shores, MI 49444

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.

Locker Room Lounge

Lockeroom Lounge

Address: 18290 Livernois Ave. 48226 Detroit, Michigan
Best Dish: Olympic Rings

Lockeroom Lounge, located in the center of Detroit, is a sanctuary for sports bettors looking for the perfect blend of explosive game-day excitement and great eating experiences.

This sports bar is well-known for its wide options, and it seamlessly embodies the atmosphere of camaraderie and rivalry, making it an enticing destination for sports fans.

More Praise For Lockeroom Lounge

If you enjoy sports betting, here are a few reasons why you should visit Lockeroom Lounge:

  • Great Food: Lockeroom Lounge is more than simply a sports bar; it’s a gastronomic experience waiting to be discovered. Their menu is filled with delectable selections ranging from hefty sandwiches to freshly seasoned fries and tempting appetizers. Their hallmark dish, Olympic Rings, is a must-try masterpiece that pays homage to the spirit of sports while tempting your taste buds.
  • Events: In addition to the thrilling games on the screens, Lockeroom Lounge has an amazing program of live music performances and themed holiday parties. Immerse yourself in the pulse of live music while enjoying your favorite teams’ successes. The bar morphs into a dynamic centre of activity, providing an unforgettable sensory experience.
  • Private Bookings: Lockeroom Lounge recognizes that the thrill of sports is best experienced with a group of like-minded fans. Whether it’s a playoff game or a championship match, the lounge offers exclusive appointments. Gather your fellow bettors, secure a spot, and share the pleasure of triumph or the pain of defeat in the comfort of a dedicated environment.
  • Dine-In and To-Go Options: Lockeroom Lounge caters to its guests’ different tastes. They offer a smooth to-go service, whether you’re searching for a boisterous dine-in experience, replete with the cheers and banter of fellow sports fans, or you’re looking for the convenience of indulging at home. This adaptability assures that your sports betting adventures are never jeopardized.


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