oneeyedbettys via eatitdetroit.com1. One Eyed Betty’s– @oneeyedbettys

A bar that features 47 beers on tap, 80+ whiskeys, and occasional live music. One Eyed Betty’s is a thrilling and all around fun bar to spend your night at. Their food isn’t just regular bar food either, it’s great quality and delightful to eat. You can even order bacon with a side of bacon if you want!


2. Imperial– @imperial_ferndale

This Mexican restaurant/bar feels more like California then Michigan. With minimalist concepts, quality drinks and tacos on the menu, Imperial gives you a totally different vibe then most other Michigan bars. Plus being located in upbeat Ferndale isn’t too bad either.


3. Nemo’s Bar and Grille

Nemo’s has been around since the 1960’s and has become a bit of a tradition for sports lovers in Detroit. Equipped with its own sports shuttle for game day transportation and named the #3 sports bar in America, Nemo’s will provide a great authentic Detroit experience.

pic of green dot from thedetroitfoodie.info4. Green Dot Stables– @GreenDotStables

With a life size horse guarding the roof and a name that implies you’ll be hanging out with critters, Green dot is a exciting and welcoming bar. It offers an array of sliders and classic taps to choose from as well as a cozy atmosphere. A great place to hang out with a group of friends to catch the World Cup in a more laid back atmosphere. Located in Detroit/Corktown.

5. Thomas Magee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar– #Thomasmagees

If you want to experience true camaraderie among the epicenter of soccer fans in Michigan, then head over to Thomas Magee’s.  Located in Eastern Market, the house of whiskey bar, managed to make headline news in the Detroit Free Press with their impressive celebration during USA’s last victory in the 2010 World Cup. It’s a regular host to America’s Outlaws, a club of passionate soccer fans in Detroit. If you are a die-hard soccer fan, this is the place to be.

6. The Arena Sports Bar & Grille

Located in downtown Ann Arbor, this classic sports bar has a huge menu and beer selection for you to choose from.  With a personal television for each booth-22 televisions in total-and 2 screens for the bathroom, you won’t miss a single minute of the game at The Arena.

pic of slows via flickr.com7. Slows BBQ– @SlowsBBQ

Beer and BBQ is probably one of the better ways to enjoy the World cup. If an array of custom BBQ sauces and tasty food wasn’t already enough, Slows has gone a step further to allure World Cup fans.  For the month-long World Cup tournament, this BBQ joint has added on a new room equipped with a plethora of flat screens, authentic brazilian food, outdoor seating and a fully stocked bar.  Slows knows how to watch the World cup in true Michigan fashion. Located in Corktown.

8. Mercury Bar

Named one of the best bars in America by Esquire Magazine  and the home of the highly rated grilled cheese sandwich, Mercury bar is sure to provide you a quality viewing experience for the World Cup.

9. Bastone Brewery– @bastonebrewery

Located in downtown Royal Oak, Bastone has a great crowd and an on site brewery. Choose from an array of craft beers like Blonde, IPA, Dubbel, Seasonal, and Wit. They also have a great selection of food that may leave you too full to cheer your team on to victory.

red fox tavern pic10. Red Fox@redfoxenglishpub

It’s not everyday that you encounter a fairly authentic English pub in the middle of Royal Oak. That’s why we love Red Fox. They have outdoor seating and earlier hours to correlate with World Cup games. Plus, the menu includes a lot of great English dishes to choose from like the classic Fish n’ Chips.

pic of dick o dows from  ‪www.flickr.com11. Dick O’ Dows– @DickODows

The Irish Pub located in downtown Birmingham, offers an authentic atmosphere- a true Irish experience. In years past, Dick O’ Dows has been known to host many festive celebrations for the World CUp. The pub also has a hearty menu full of classic Irish dishes for those fans that get hungry during the game.

12. Griffin Claw Brewery-@Griffinclaw

Griffin Claw Brewery offers a unique experience unlike that of other local Michigan bars and breweries.  In just over a year, the Birmingham Brewery has easily taken the lead in the Michigan craft beer scene, crafting its own beers and liquors on location. It features an inviting atmosphere with a traditional biergarten and surrounding bonfires to keep you warm after the sun goes down. Griffin Claw will surely be a top-spot location to watch the World Cup, bringing in sports fans and beer enthusiast alike. Having a World Cup themselves in Beer, it only seems right to watch the FIFA tournament here.

pic of duggans from detroit.cityvoter.com13. Duggan’s Irish Pub

A very festive Irish themed sports bar located right on Woodward Ave. It features large windows that open up to create a patio-like environment during those great summer nights. Duggan’s is fun, loud, and bound to be full of FIFA fanatics. Not to mention, a great spot to watch cars when the Dream Cruise starts up.

14. R.U.B BBQ Pub– @RubBbqPub

Conveniently located directly across from Comerica park, RUB BBQ offers everything you need to enjoy the game. With 30 televisions displayed throughout the bar and a massive selection of Michigan brewed beer, coupled with finger-lickin’ good BBQ, RUB makes for the perfect setting to watch the month long tournament.

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