And the winner is…
279 Nine MileFerndale, MI 48220
This was a new category in the 2012 edition of Best of Metromix, and readers sided with this hot Ferndale eatery. With stacks of TVs always tuned to the big game(s), Rosie’s is a great place to grab a beer and catch your favorite sports action. Snack on delectable items from the menu like fresh white meat chicken strips, wings, nachos, pizza and Rosie’s famous burgers. Pair that with fresh-cut fries or onion rings for the ultimate game day experience.
19265 VictorLivonia, MI 48152
Doc's Sports Retreat takes being a sports fanatic to a new level. Specifically, they take it to the level just above the urinal in the men's bathroom, where flat screen TVs ensure you don't miss a moment of the big game. With more than 70 TVs and 24 beers on tap, Doc's is a sports lover's heaven. They offer Golden Tee Live, darts, and pool tables for the game-lover and a satisfying food menu for all tastes.
Large, made-from-scratch burgers, beer and a bar full of televisions tuned to all of your favorite sports are just a few of the reasons to love Champps. And with multiple area locations, sports fans can saddle up to the bar to cheer on (or shake their fists at) their favorite teams
The Buffalo Wild Wings chain is known for its large helpings of wings served plain or with a choice of sauces, but B-Dubs also offers a host of televisions for sports fanatics. With chicken wings, flat screen TVs and beer, the only thing that could make things better would be a La-Z-Boy recliner.
47 E. AdamsDetroit, MI 48226
Neighborhood: Foxtown/Theatre District
Owned by former Detroit Red Wings Defenseman Chris Chelios, Cheli's Chili is the place for the ultimate sports fan. Watch the game on any of its 36 flat-screen TVs and enjoy delicious eats and drinks. Tickets to the hockey game? Cheli's offers shuttle service to Joe Louis Arena.
Last year's winner
1384 MichiganDetroit, MI 48226
Neighborhood: Corktown/Michigan Ave.
This legendary 1965 Corktown spot was named the number three sports bar by Sports Illustrated the year Detroit hosted the Super Bowl, and it didn't miss a beat when Tiger Stadium closed. Stalwart Tigers and Red Wings fans still flock there for burgers and beer before games then hop the complimentary shuttle to Comerica Park or the Joe. The shuttle also goes to Lions games. A wider menu of sandwiches and soups is served for lunch. The walls are adorned with old photos and memorabilia, and the clientele feels like family. Cash only. Closed Sundays except for Tigers game days. --Emiliana Sandoval