Top 11 Detroit Red Wings Sports Bars

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Interior of Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Photo Credit: Coreyfein01

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Best place to watch the Detroit Red Wings is Little Caesars in Detroit, Michigan. But what if the Red Wings are playing on the road? Or what if you can’t get (or afford) a ticket to the game? Check out the best NHL sports bars to watch games in the company of other Red Wing fans.

Detroit Red Wings Team History

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Detroit Red Wings team bench. Photo Credit: Anna Enriquez.

The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team in the United States. The team plays in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).

The Detroit Red Wings were founded in 1926. They were one of the six original teams in the NHL.

The team first called itself the Detroit Cougars (left). In 1930, it changed its name to Detroit Falcons (right).

Two years later, the legendary ice hockey team changed its name to Detroit Red Wings. And they have been known as the Detroit Red Wings ever since.

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Detroit Red Wings celebrate winning the Stanley Cup Trophy. Photo Credit: Michael Right.

The Detroit Red Wings have a stellar record. In fact, they have won 11 Stanley Cup championships.

And that is more than any other American team in the NHL. Certainly, they are one of the most popular professional ice hockey teams in the United States.

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Detroit Red Wings trophy case. Photo Credit: Doug Kerr.

No wonder sports fans call Detroit “Hockeytown”!

However, two of the NHL’s Canadian teams have won more Stanley Cups than Detroit.

In fact, the Montreal Canadiens have won 24 NHL championships. And the Toronto Maple Leafs have won 13.

Nevertheless, the Detroit Red Wings have won four Stanley Cups since the Canadiens’ last championship in 1993.And the last time the  Maple Leafs won a championship was in 1967!

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Night view of the exterior of Little Caesars Arenia in Detroit, Michigan. Photo Credit: MichaelBarera.

The Detroit Red Wings play home games at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

The arena sits at the heart of The Detroit District, a mixed use development for sports and entertainment.

The multi-purpose venue opened in 2017.  In addition to the Detroit Red Wings, the facility hosts the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Best Detroit Red Wings Sports Bars in Motor City

The following sports bars and restaurants are popular with Detroit Red Wings fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

  1. Hockeytown Cafe – 2301 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone:  (313) 471-3400.
  2. Thomas Magee’s – 1408 East Fisher Freeway, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone:  (313) 263-4342.
  3. Harry’s Detroit – 2482 Clifford Street, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone: (313) 964-1575.
  4. Coaches Corner – 220 Bagley Street, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone: (313) 963-4000.
  5. Nemo’s – 1384 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone: (313) 965-3180.
  6. Andrews on the Corner – 201 Jos Campau, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone: (313) 259-8325.
  7. Detroiter Bar – 655 Beaubien Street, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone: (313) 963-3355.
  8. TAP at MGM Grand Detroit – 1777  Third Street, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone: (877) 888-2121.
  9. Bookies Bar & Grille – 2208 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone: (313) 962-0319.
  10. City Limits – 24501 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone: (313) 532-8550. §
  11. Honest John’s – 488 Seldon Street, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone: (313)  832-JOHN. §

§ Pub Club Member: shows both home and away games, while offering Reyka, Sailor Jerry, Tullamore Dew, and Hendrick’s specials.

Best Detroit Red Wings Bars in Other Parts of Michigan

The following sports bars and restaurants jn other parts of Michigan are popular with Detroit Red Wings  fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

Adrian

Ann Arbor

  • Blue Leprechaun – 1220 South University Avenue 109, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Telephone: (517) 759-4072. §
  • Good Time Charley’s – 1140 S University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Telephone: (734) 668-8411. §
  • Haymaker Public House – 203 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Telephone: §
  • Heidleberg – 215 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Telephone: (734) 663-7758. §
  • The Blind Pig – 208 South First Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Telephone: (734) 996-8555. §

Berkley

  • American Legion – 2079 West 12 Mile Road, Berkley, Michigan. §

Brownstown

  • Big Al’s Sports Grille – 34927 West Jefferson Avenue, Brownstown, Michigan. Telephone: §

Clinton Township

  • Floodz Bar & Grill – 17600 Clinton River Road, Clinton Township – Michigan. Telephone: (‍586) 286-4700. §
  • Freddy’s Bar and Grill – 40000 Garfield Road, Clinton Township – Michigan. Telephone: (586) 416-7777. §
  • Ireland’s Pub – 33401 Harper Avenue, Clinton Twp – Michigan. Telephone: (586) 229-2700. §

Commerce 

  • CJ’s Brewery – 8115 Richardson  Road, Commerce, Michigan. Telephone: (248) 366-7979. §

East Lansing

Fenton

  • Cancun – 1204 North Leroy Street, Fenton, Michigan. Telephone: ( 810) 354-8577. §

Ferndale

  • New Way Bar – 23130 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, Michigan. Telephone: (248) 541-9870. §
  • One Eyed Betty’s – 175 West Troy Street, Ferndale, Michigan. Telephone: (248) 808-6633. §
  • The Emory – 22700 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, Michigan. Telephone: (248) 546-8202. §
  • Woodward Avenue Brewers – 22646 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, Michigan. Telephone: (248) 546-3696. §

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Howell

  • Cleary’s Pub – 117 E Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan. Telephone: (517) 546-4136. §

Kalamazoo

  • Blue Dolphin – 502 South Burdick Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Telephone: (269) 343-4993. §
  • CJ’s Pub – 1027 Schuster Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Telephone: (269) 342-0270. §

Lake Orion

  • G’s Pizzeria – 2775 South Lapeer Road, Lake Orion, Michigan. Telephone: (248) 393-0000.§

Lansing

  • Nuthouse Sports Grill – 420 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan. Telephone: (517) 484-6887. §
  • REO Town Pub – 1145 South Washington Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan. Telephone:(517) 485-4863. §

Lincoln Park

Livonia

  • Black Label Tavern – 34110 Plymouth Road, Livonia, Michigan. Telephone: (734) 469-2400. §
  • Richard’s Family Restaurant – 39305 Plymouth Road, Livonia, Michigan. Telephone: (734) 464-3354. §
  • The Bench Club – 33653 – 5 Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan. §

Madison Heights

  • Madhouse Bar & Grill – 32787 Stephenson Highway, Madison Heights, Michigan. Telephone: (248) 951-8955. §

Port Huron

Rochester

Royal Oak

  • O’Tooles Royal Oak  – 205 West 5th Avenue, Royal Oak, Michigan. Telephone: ((248) 591-9226. §

St. Clair Shores

  • Scs Boat Works – 29917 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Telephone: (586) 777-5730. §
  • Butter Run Saloon – 27626 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Telephone: (586) 675-2115. §
  • Firehouse Pub & Grill – 23018 Greater Mack Avenue. St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Telephone: (586) 776-0062. §
  • Kapones – 24301 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Telephone:  (586) 200-5242. §

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Shelby Township

  • Boston’s Gourmet Pizza – 15133 Hall Road, Shelby Township, Michigan. Telephone: (586-) 47-4992. §
  • Mr. B Shelby – 4855 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township, Michigan. Telephone: (586) 731-0700. §

Sterling Heights

Taylor

  • Big League Brews – 20428 Ecorse Road, Taylor, Michigan. Telephone: (313) 406-6931.§

Warren

  • Tipsy McStaggers – 7280 East 12 Mile Road, Warren, Michigan. Telephone: (586) 806-4481. §

Washington

§ Pub Club Member: shows home and away games, while offering Reyka, Sailor Jerry, Tullamore Dew, and Hendrick’s specials.

Best Detroit Red Wings Bars in Other States

Here are some sports bars and restaurants popular with Detroit Red Wings fans in other states.

While these venues usually show Red Wings games, there are no guarantees.

Therefore, you should call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

  • Simeri’s Italian – 10410 Olio Road, Fortville, Indiana. Telephone: (317) 589-8557.
  • Avenue Tavern Chicago – 2916 North Broadway, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 975-7000.
  • Ivy and Coney  – 1537 – 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 6709-IVY.
  • The Tin Lizzie – 2483 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 549-1132.

A Word to the Wise

While most of these venues tend to attract Detroit Red Wings fans on game day, there are no guarantees.

Sometimes they won’t turn on the sound. Other times they might show other events. And there is always the chance the venue might be booked for special events.

Also, fans sometimes migrate to other venues. And bars sometimes close.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

Your Input on Detroit Red Wings Bars Wanted

If you have patronized and of these Detroit Red Wings sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambiance for fans Detroit Red Wings , the visibility of TV screens, the quality of the sound, the food, the service – whatever!

Also, please let me know if any of these Detroit Red Wings watch bars have closed – or if Detroit fans are no longer watching Red Wings games at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the Detroit Red Wings play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Detroit Red Wings -friendly sports bars in other cities!

This list of the best Detroit Red Wings fan bars is part of a series of posts on sports bars for fans of NHL teams.

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