We’re just days away from the kick-off of the Lions' first regular season game. And while seeing a game live is a remarkable experience, that may not always be possible.
In our Thursday’s Top 7, we’re counting down the best sports bars in Metro Detroit, selected by our 7 Action News viewers in our online poll, so you can catch every touchdown, interception and sack with other diehard members of the Lions pride.
Number one on our list of the best sports bars in Detroit is Thomas Magee's Sporting House trying to cross from Eastern Market. The folks who love Thomas Magee's say the vibe is great, the food is good and they have all types of games on.
Art & Jakes Sports Bar & Grill In Shelby Township comes in second. They describe themselves as a sports bar setting with a fine dining flavor. With everything from burgers to lobster, Art & Jakes Sports Bar & Grill lets you eat well while you cheer on your favorite team.
Coaches Corner lands in third. It’s in the center of all the action in Livonia. Steve Thecato wrote on Google that it is “a great bar for surprisingly good, surprisingly cheap food and drinks.” He calls it a fun place to watch a Lions game.
In fourth, Cicarelli’s 22. It’s a great place to catch the game and a place for the whole family with their weekly kids' night. With their massive screen, there isn’t a bad place in the house.
Ann Arbor is home to the legendary Pretzel Bell. It comes in 5th on our list. After a 31-year absence, it’s back, reopening in 2016 and still rooting on the Wolverines. Their varsity burger is a star on their menu.
And next, we’re at the corner Fort of and Beaubien at the Detroiter bar. Now if you're a Lions fan, this is clearly the place to be, with Lions pride on display. But if you're a Red Wings fan, this is also a spot to come catch your game. Fans of the Detroiter bar say that the location is great. It's conveniently located near St. Andrew's Hall. The food is good, has a great variety and it's ready fast.
We're wrapping things up at Nemo's in Corktown at the corner of 8th and Michigan. Nemo’s has been in the same family for more than 50 years. Now everyone says you have to come here for a big game, catch the shuttle and have a burger and, of course, a cold one.