Looking for the perfect bar for sports-watching and hanging out with friends or family? Read below for a list of Washtenaw County’s best sports bars, complete with great food, drinks, and entertainment.
The Blue Leprechaun
1220 S University Ave #109, Ann Arbor
The Blue Leprechaun, named for its U-M pride and Irish eats, has three bars and multiple TVs, making this cheerful pub a perfect sports spirited destination.
The Brown Jug
1204 S University Ave, Ann Arbor
A U of M student hangout, The Brown Jug has a plentiful selection of beers and cocktails to enjoy while watching the game at the bar with friends. This longtime campus eatery boasts many menu items named for past U of M sports stars.
2045 Packard St, Ann Arbor
Fraser’s, a casual and long-standing pub spot with a variety of local craft beers to choose from, accented by numerous TVs all around the pub. Try the Fraser Burger for a classic pub staple.
Good Time Charley’s
1140 S University Ave, Ann Arbor
Charley’s offers an extensive drink menu and “Burger Thursday” for sports viewing sustenance. The bar is open early for U of M football games, for an ideal place for pre-game activities.
Haymaker Public House
203 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor
Haymaker Public House is the ultimate neighborhood bar experience in downtown Ann Arbor. Watch the game or play free live trivia and board games while enjoying a drink. You can choose from 24 different draft beers (with an emphasis on Michigan breweries).
311 Maynard, Ann Arbor
Hopcat is a fun and funky restaurant in between State Street and downtown Ann Arbor with a large bar surrounded by televisions and a massive beer list on tap. The food is solid as well, creating a great space to hang with friends to watch a game. Be sure to get their specially-seasoned fries – they’re a good enough reason, alone, to go there.
209 South Main St, Ann Arbor
Jim Brady’s provides a modern, classy atmosphere to enjoy cocktails along with classic American food. Sit at the large bar for a good view of the multitude of TVs for sports-watching.
226 S Main St, Ann Arbor
The Pretzel Bell is decorated in University of Michigan memorabilia, making it an appropriate place to watch U-M football and more. There are new drinks, along with the classics, to enjoy (and soft pretzels, as well) as you watch the game in the dining room at a comfy booth, or in the basement complete with a wall full of TVs and a game room you can use during commercial breaks.
Revel & Roll
1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor
A bowling alley might not be the first place you consider as a sports bar, however, Revel & Roll will make you change your mind. The food is comfort bar food with a full bar and there are plenty of televisions in an open restaurant/bar space. As an added bonus, you can keep your kids entertained in the arcade or bowling while you watch the game! And if you still need a reason to visit, there is plenty of parking available!
310 Maynard St, Ann Arbor
Michigan students come to Scorekeepers for pitchers, the lively atmosphere, and plentiful screens for viewing sports. With a large dance floor and bar, TVs abound to allow watching basketball, football and more from anywhere in the bar.
The Sports Bar Westside
5510 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor
The Sports Bar Westside has drink and food specials to enjoy while watching the game on TVs lining the bar and dining area for great viewing.
501 Coliseum Drive, Chelsea
The Arctic Breakaway is a fun change-of-pace from the typical sports bar, overlooking two ice rinks in addition to 22 televisions. Watch live hockey while eating with your family or meet with friends to catch major games on TV.
Valiant Bar & Grill
1120 South Main St, Chelsea
Valiant has a unique mix of American classics along with Mediterranean and Tex-Mex favorites. TVs throughout allow for all-around game viewing.
Over the Edge Sports Bar
230 E Main St,
With 17 big screen TV’s and a 200” screen, Over the Edge makes it feel like you’re at the actual game. Numerous menu options, including many classic favorites, guarantee you won’t go hungry.
Oscar’s Sports and Grill
6877 State Rd, Saline
Oscar’s is a combination family-friendly grill and sports bar. Offering classic bar foods like wings, burgers and a variety of beers on tap, Oscar’s has TVs and a big screen for optimal sports viewing.
Best in Games
4095 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti
A brand new facility on Carpenter Road, there is a great bar area with a 200 square foot high definition television available for your viewing pleasure. The parking is easy and there is plenty to keep you busy when not watching the game (or if you have kids with you). This new concept brings a giant arcade, football bowling, go-karts, axe throwing, trampoline, laser tag and more.
2203 Ellsworth, Ypsilanti
One of three of their Detroit-area locations, they are what you’d expect from a pub: casual and friendly atmosphere, trivia night, good pub food, and a great place to watch a game.
Thompson & Co.
400 N River St, Ypsilanti
Located in Depot Town, it features a modern, updated decor with lots of televisions to watch your favorite game. The food is considered updated southern cuisine, country cooking, & comfort food. Thompson & Co.serves a wide range of beer, wine, and fun cocktails.