5-on-5: Bars in the ‘burbs for Watching Tigers Opening Day

5-on-5 is our highly-subjective series of lists released on the 5th day of every month. Our goal is to have fun sharing some of our favorites in various categories. From fish to French fries, pizza to pasties, follow our foodie lists for monthly recommendations across Michigan.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year if you’re a Tigers fan! The Detroit Tigers’ home opener is a special day, so you need a solid place to watch the game if you aren’t inside Comerica Park. There are tons of options in downtown Detroit, but if you’re not headed into the thick of things, here are five options in the suburbs.

Irish Craft Food & Brew (Sterling Heights)

Irish Craft Sterling Heights

Irish Craft in Sterling Heights boasts over 40 TVs, so you won’t have any problem catching all of the action. There are plenty of craft beers on tap and they’re only $5 for a 16 oz. pour. Grab one of their killer burgers to complete your Irish Craft experience.

24 Seconds (Berkley)

24 Seconds in Berkley is a sports-centric bar with TVs galore and plenty of draft beer to fuel your day of fun. Weather permitting, 24 Seconds boasts a popular rooftop deck for watching the Tigers action throughout the season.

Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar (Southgate)

Mallie's Sports Grill Southgate Michigan

Mallie’s in Southgate is the downriver destination for sports and epic burgers. In addition to extreme eating challenges and Guinness World Records, Mallie’s has 40 TVs and counting for watching the game.

The Lodge Grill & Bar (Keego Harbor)

The Lodge has great food, a fun atmosphere, and a lot of screens for watching the game. They’re known for their award-winning BBQ ribs, so be sure to bring your appetite.

Northville Sports Den (Northville)

Northville Sports Den

For a great spot to catch the game in the Northville area, it’s hard to beat the Northville Sports Den. Belly up with a cold beer and root for the home team. There are other great restaurants and bars in the area if you feel like bar-hopping after the game.

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