1247 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 | Toll Free: 877.826.1027

Downtown Detroit Events, News & Living


It’s Time to Start Tailgating in Detroit!

If you’re a Detroit Lions fan, then you’re probably already fired up by the Lions’ win (Lions 24, Colts 10) this weekend in Indianapolis.

And if you live in Downtown Detroit, you know things are only going to heat up when the Lions play the Jets at home this coming Saturday night!

And while nothing beats tailgating at Eastern Market on GameDay, with the temps in the 80s it’s hard to keep your ice—well—ice.

So, here are some places to hit up if you want GameDay food and a cold beer without having to resort to salting your cooler!  (Yes, this works.  Just add a cup of table salt for every bag of ice to your cooler and your beer will get colder faster and stay colder longer. You’re welcome.)

Wings & Things: The 20 Wings option is perfect for completed passes to your whole team with The Town Pump Tavern’s Jumbo Wings, Saucy, Meaty Chicken Wings and Drumettes tossed in your choice of Buffalo, BBQ or Sweet Thai Chili Sauce with Ranch or Blue Cheese for dipping. You kind of have to choose the [Honolulu] Blue Cheese here I think….

Bratwurst & Beer: It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog—and on GameDay an ordinary hot dog just won’t do. And you’ll draft a winner when you pick Jacoby’s German Biergarten’s Sausage Sandwich with your choice of Bratwurst, Knockwurst, or Weisswurst on a Hoagie Roll with Grilled Onions and Sauerkraut. Homemade Chips come with this ‘lineup’ or you can put in Potato Pancakes as a ‘substitute’!

This is Nacho Ordinary Beer! Aside from brewing their own Craft Beers (since 2003), Detroit Beer Company offers Brewhouse Nachos, with Fresh Tortilla Chips covered with Melted Cheeses, Diced Tomatoes, Onions, and topped with Sour Cream, Guacamole, and Jalapeños. Served with House Made Salsa and available with chicken or ground beef.  Detroit Beer Company also offers ‘Grrr-rowlers’ for takeaway and you can get an ‘all-access pass’ to the ‘locker room’ by joining the Mug Club!

But when you live just blocks from Ford Field, you know there are plenty of great places to choose from on a Detroit Lions GameDay, and that every one of them is a #WIN!


Posted on August 14th, 2017 in: Detroit with the tags:

Share the good news!

Comments are closed.