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2024 NFL Draft in Detroit: 3 Midtown Bars and Restaurants to Visit

Grab a beer and fuel up during the 2024 NFL Draft weekend

If you're heading to downtown Detroit for the 2024 NFL Draft, you can expect the city to be busy! Bars and restaurants around Campus Martius and Hart Plaza will likely be on a wait, but those who venture down Woodward Avenue will find a variety of additional local options.

  1. HopCat Detroit, 4265 Woodward Ave.

Just 5 stops way on the QLINE, HopCat Detroit will be hosting watch parties throughout the NFL Draft. There's seating both in the main bar/restaurant space and the Huma Room upstairs, which has a great projector screen! We’ve got 45+ local, craft beers on tap, so it’s the perfect place to get a pint tour of Michigan. Our menu is perfect for football fans; we’ve got award-winning fries, delicious burgers, wings, and shareable apps. And with our spring menu update, we’ll have some exciting new dishes ready for the draft weekend, including a steak+cheese sandwich, BLT (with candied chile pepper bacon) and app sampler platter.

  1. Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St.

As the name suggests, this unique food hall is made out of shipping containers. Choose between a variety of different restuarants and three bars that all offer counter service and seating is first come, first serve. They often screens live sports events on large screens, which supports an exciting atmosphere.

  1. Hockeytown Cafe, 2301 Woodward Ave.

Across from Comerica Park, this bar in downtown Detroit is dedicated to all things sports, especially hockey. They have a large screen and multiple TVs, making it a fun spot to catch NHL games and other sports events like the NFL Draft. The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, and hearty appetizers.

While you're cheering for your favorite team and eagerly anticipating each draft pick, we hope you'll enjoy exploring Detroit's culture, history, and cuisine. From local breweries to lively sports bar, Detroit's hospitality and energy will make your NFL Draft experience one to remember.

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April 25-27