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Rio Olympics 2016: Where to Watch in Detroit

All the diving, gymnastics, track & field, and trampoline you can handle

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Simone Biles is a total badass.
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Every four years people who aren't usually interested in sports get to take part in the international fascination that is the summer Olympic games. Diving, swimming, track & field, gymnastics, even trampoline! It's excercise just keeping up with all the events. This year, all eyes are turning to Rio de Janeiro as the world's top athletes descend on the coastal Brazilian city for the 2016 Olympics.

The Olympics officially runs August 5 through August 21 and while you could stream it online or watch it at home on your TV, everyone knows the best way to watch sports is while drinking beers at a bar with your fellow man. While plenty of sports bars around town have screens available, not all will be tuned to Rio (it's Tigers season afterall). Here, now, are seven solid spots that plan to devote at least a few precious televisions to the Rio games.

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Tap Sports Bar

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Located inside the MGM Grand, TAP sports bar is thoroughly dedicated to athletics. From top to bottom, TAP is decorated in memorabilia and offers 60 flat screen TVs — at least a few of which will be screening Rio 2016.

Detroit Beer Company

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Downtown microbrewery Detroit Beer Company has house suds galore, a full menu featuring sandwiches, pastas, and pub food, and screens for you to catch every nail-biting flip, jump, and dive of the games.
HopCat's ample beer taps and flatscreens make it at excellent hangout spot for summer Olympics nerds. The beer bar is expected to be airing at least a few Olympic events throughout August.

Harry's Detroit

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Cass Corridor holdout Harry's Bar is a favorite meeting point for sports fiends headed to games downtown. The spot boasts a full bar, burgers, and numerous TVs for keeping tabs on Rio.

Briggs Sports Bar

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For all the overwrought inspirational athlete profiles and competitions head to Bricktown's LGBTQ-friendly sports bar. Management confirms that the bar's flat screens will be airing Olympics round the clock. Keep your appetite in check with tasty burgers, good beer, and cocktails.

Firebird Tavern

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Greektown's excellent bar and restaurant Firebird Tavern likes to go with customer tastes. Local sports generally get first dibs, but those seeking a view of the Olympics can place a request with the staff to tune in to a preferred event.

Rosie O'Grady's

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A sports hub with three metro area locations, Rosie O'Grady's is a go-to for pub food, trivia nights, and all things athletic. During the Rio games, diners can expect a good portion of the restaurant's many televisions will be tuned in to Olympic coverage.

Tap Sports Bar

Located inside the MGM Grand, TAP sports bar is thoroughly dedicated to athletics. From top to bottom, TAP is decorated in memorabilia and offers 60 flat screen TVs — at least a few of which will be screening Rio 2016.

Detroit Beer Company

Downtown microbrewery Detroit Beer Company has house suds galore, a full menu featuring sandwiches, pastas, and pub food, and screens for you to catch every nail-biting flip, jump, and dive of the games.

HopCat

HopCat's ample beer taps and flatscreens make it at excellent hangout spot for summer Olympics nerds. The beer bar is expected to be airing at least a few Olympic events throughout August.

Harry's Detroit

Cass Corridor holdout Harry's Bar is a favorite meeting point for sports fiends headed to games downtown. The spot boasts a full bar, burgers, and numerous TVs for keeping tabs on Rio.

Briggs Sports Bar

For all the overwrought inspirational athlete profiles and competitions head to Bricktown's LGBTQ-friendly sports bar. Management confirms that the bar's flat screens will be airing Olympics round the clock. Keep your appetite in check with tasty burgers, good beer, and cocktails.

Firebird Tavern

Greektown's excellent bar and restaurant Firebird Tavern likes to go with customer tastes. Local sports generally get first dibs, but those seeking a view of the Olympics can place a request with the staff to tune in to a preferred event.

Rosie O'Grady's

A sports hub with three metro area locations, Rosie O'Grady's is a go-to for pub food, trivia nights, and all things athletic. During the Rio games, diners can expect a good portion of the restaurant's many televisions will be tuned in to Olympic coverage.

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