6 Establishments with Competitive Games & Refreshing Drinks
By: Scott Davis
August 3, 2016
Bar games are a lot of fun, but sometimes billiards and darts can get mundane after a while. Whether you know it or not, there are a handful of places in southeast Michigan that offer the laid back atmosphere of a bar with the fun of unique games. Some places even have outdoor games so you can enjoy the summer weather while it is still here.
Here are six bars and grills in metro Detroit that offer more games than just billiards and darts:
Royal Oak’s upscale bar has plenty of south-of-the-border drink options to go along with some serious cornhole playing. The Mexican-inspired atmosphere is perfect to grab a cold beer, tequila, or a speciality drink. Cornhole leagues are huge, and there are tournaments all the time, so make sure to check the website or go to the bar for more information.
Norm’s Field of Dreams in Troy offers guests 10 beers on tap, over 50 bottled beers, and over a hundred different liquors. There are daily specials and numerous flatscreens to catch the game.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy outside, including Wiffle Ball, cornhole, fowling, and yard Yahtzee. Norm’s offers Wiffle Ball and cornhole leagues to join. The next Wiffle Ball leagues starts August 8th and 11th, with league play being held on Mondays and Thursdays.
On the Dunes in Commerce Township is not your typical bar, but it does have plenty of drink options and loads of games. On the drinks front, there’s a wide range of Michigan craft beers to choose from, along with speciality martinis, margaritas, and cocktails. There are great daily and happy hour specials so be sure to check out the website.
Those looking for sports activities to go along with their bar experience will find no shortage of things to do. The sports bar complex has golf simulators, a driving range, cornhole, and ping pong. There is also a beach volleyball court with a tiki bar, perfect for a summer getaway right down the street.
If you want great hand-crafted pizza and cornhole games, head to Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill in Ypsilanti. With beer, wine, sangria, and speciality drink options, there is sure to be something to quench everyone’s thirst before a competitive game of cornhole. The restaurant also has darts, pool, and trivia contests to go along with the cornhole.
Z’s Villa is one of the oldest, most beloved bar & grills in Detroit. For over a hundred years, Z’s has been serving burgers, fish, specialty salads, and homemade soups along with an international selection of liquor, beer, and wine.
As for the outdoor activities, Z’s has a great outdoor patio that hosts plenty of events and performances. The bar & grill also has a full size sand volleyball court, cornhole, and horseshoes during the summer.
With two locations, one in Chesterfield and another in Eastpointe, Sugarbush Tavern offers a full service restaurant and bar, with a majority of the products being Michigan made. There’s plenty of options including burgers, wings, salads, and a wide range of desserts. The Chesterfield Township location has a horseshoe pit in the bar’s backyard and hosts leagues and tournaments throughout the summer.