UM-friendly bar locations across the US (and elsewhere)

Submitted by JLo on October 19th, 2009 at 8:17 PM

ED-Seth: Welcome to our Bar Finder Sticky. The user community has kept this going since 2009 to help MGoBloggers find UM-friendly sites for their suds consumption.

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...since most of these bars are officially alumni bars. To find your club and events happening in your area, visit their website.



A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.  

Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know.  I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.



October 19th, 2009 at 9:04 PM ^

oops didnt zoom in enough only saw rocksport. I havent been there since we switched locations but i heard we changed locations due to construction at Rocksport, so i dont believe they hold official U of M viewing...

buckleys is a better location, right downtown, much better turnouts, plus they have 5 dollar pitchers for M fans for all early games...


October 20th, 2009 at 6:06 AM ^

Is there such a thing as a UM friendly bar in East Lansing? I haven't found one yet, but I'd like to. I'm usually left to a small muted TV in the corner while the other 40 TVs at Reno's show Sparty.


December 12th, 2014 at 2:43 AM ^

A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.  

A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.  



October 20th, 2009 at 8:23 AM ^

In Toronto, it's the DETROIT EATERY @ 389 Danforth for hard-core M fans.
Exit the east/west subway line @ Chester and cross to the south side of Danforth. Un-missable.

M fans here for a getaway weekend tend to gather @ Jack Astor's, corner of University & Front. The women can shop the Eaton Center while the guys watch the game and drink - everybody's happy.


October 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 PM ^

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October 23rd, 2009 at 1:56 PM ^

I'll be in Charleston tomorrow during PSU and there's no way that map can be right. The bar listed there is the unofficial bar for WVU fans to watch games. Something tells me that's not Michigan friendly?


October 23rd, 2009 at 7:48 PM ^

Hey Chicago fans: Want to watch the game at a bar with other Michigan fans but don’t want to stand in line to get in? Want to be able to sit down? Want a great beer list?

Non-sanctioned UM v. Penn State game-watching party tomorrow at Chicago Ale House 2200 W. Lawrence

See you there and GO BLUE!


October 23rd, 2009 at 9:30 PM ^

Hey there, we put together a pretty good group from week to week at Duffy's in North Palm Beach, FL which is located off of US-1 and PGA Boulevard. North Palm is just north of West Palm Beach. Hope to see some new Michigan friendly faces! The address is 11588 US Highway #1, North Palm Beach, FL, 33408
and you can find more information at They have great drink and food specials and a great staff too!


October 27th, 2009 at 12:01 PM ^

I haven't been here, but just received an email about this place from the UM Alumni Club of NYC.

The Ainsworth (26th between 6th and & 7th Aves) 212-741-0646

If anyone goes, let us know how it is.


October 30th, 2009 at 1:00 PM ^

I see someone listed a bar in Lake Buena Vista for central Florida but there's an actual U of M Club of Central Florida.

This year they've been gathering to watch games at
Smokey Bones
3400 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803

And there's no UM club in Key West, but I've found a place called Jack Flats on Duval St which carries the Big Ten Network
509 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040-6552
(305) 294-7955


August 28th, 2010 at 6:28 PM ^

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                                                             Thank You,

                                                         Mac McGuigan






September 9th, 2011 at 7:11 PM ^

Highly doubt this is going to get answered, but hopefully someone comes across it.  Do you know where they're meeting this year?  Or anywhere for a good UM crowd in the orlando area?  I just relocated here a couple months ago and need somewhere to catch the game tomorrow night. 


November 16th, 2009 at 3:18 PM ^

There's a Fox and Hound in Albuquerque that includes space for UM fans/alums. On a day like this coming Saturday, you usually have to walk through a bunch of OSU fans in another room, which can be a not so great experience. But at least a crew gets together to watch games here - 4301 The Lane @ 25 NE (this is really at Jefferson and The Lane, about three blocks NW of the I-25/Jefferson exit) Albuquerque, NM 87109 - 505-344-9430.


November 16th, 2009 at 5:10 PM ^

(GO) Blue Light, Bayside (to a far lesser extent), and Underdogs. There is also this place in the lower Haight, across from Toronado, that flies a Michigan flag. I asked the bartender about it last time I was in there, and she said some U-M fans asked that it be put up to balance out the ND flag, and because a lot of them watch games there; I have never been there to double check. Kezar will usually have a smattering of Michigan fans (more of a Redwings bar). The problem with this town is that, unless it's a special event (such as this year's ND game), it is almost always a mixed crowd.


September 17th, 2010 at 12:24 PM ^

True there are lots of fans of other teams there, but there are always M fans and they will always put the game on. Good food, probably the best bloody mary on the city and lots of good beers. Also a great place to catch international sports, Euro soccer, rugby, etc. if you are into that. Definitely right about the Red Wings though, they put togther a bus/beer trip for the Sharks games that includes a suite and a LOT of beer and a buffet at the game. I'm not really a Wings fan, but i still had a blast.


December 3rd, 2009 at 1:54 AM ^

Wow.. you got Shannan's in PR? that's impressive..

you might wanna list the full address though.. although most Taxis will know how to get there..

Calle Acuarela 98 Guaynabo Puerto Rico 00969

There's always a strong showing there for Michigan football games.. even with the way the season went.. If any of you guys are ever down here for a cruise or something, now you know where to go..