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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tap Sports Bar

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1777 3rd St
Detroit, MI 48226
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.

2. Detroit Beer Company

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1529 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-1529
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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.

3. HopCat

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4265 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 769-8828
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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.

4. Harry's Detroit

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2482 Clifford St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 964-1575
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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.

5. Briggs Sports Bar

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519 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 656-4820
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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.

6. Firebird Tavern

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419 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 782-4189
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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.

7. Rosie O'Grady's

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279 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 591-9163
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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.

1. Tap Sports Bar

1777 3rd St, Detroit, MI 48226
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.
1777 3rd St
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Detroit Beer Company

1529 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
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.
1529 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

3. HopCat

4265 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
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.
4265 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

4. Harry's Detroit

2482 Clifford St, Detroit, MI 48201
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.
2482 Clifford St
Detroit, MI 48201

5. Briggs Sports Bar

519 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
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.
519 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Firebird Tavern

419 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226
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.
419 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226

7. Rosie O'Grady's

279 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
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.
279 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

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