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Bookies bar & Grill


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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a rooftop bar here but it’s not setup for the season quite yet. The glass walls were extremely dirty. There was a lot of items shoved into a corner that should’ve been covered up. Staff was freaking out that everyone wanted to be...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank stephaniewerner57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect sports fan, sports bar to pregame any event in downtown Detroit. Short walk to all the venues and less expensive parking. Tons of TVs, the bar is large, and the seating is ample. The bar tenders and wait staff are friendly...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Thomas G
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Located close to all the Sports stadiums, always busy before wings and lions games. Good food options and service is very fast so if your in a hurry to get some where you could still order a meal. One of the best sports bars downtown.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank De-Outsider
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I frequent Bookie's for my lunch breaks. The staff is always friendly, fast and clean and the food is pretty good. I have also attended a few Opening Day parties on the rooftop. Although it is always crowded during those times the service is still...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ms Lady H
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in after work and ordered wings and chicken quesadillas. Both were tasty, the wings flavor was out of sight. I wish I could remember the name of the sauce. It wasn’t a typical sauce, it was like bourbon or something. FANTASTIC!!!! The second time...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kellie D
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to come for a drink and food before or after the game! Old school bar. Great to see there still around. Brandon the bartender is fantastic. He’s on the ball if your sitting at the bar.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MrStogy
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We sat on the covered roof, which was nice. Services was quick. Waiter informed us of specials right away. Two of us asked to split a burger meal & they did. Gave us separate plates with 1/2 burger & fries. Food was very good. Pricing...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank redeye57
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Food was excellent and the wait staff was very friendly. The bathrooms on the other hand were totally trashed and very dirty.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pamela G
Reviewed August 1, 2018

A must visit when downtown Detroit for a game or visit! I am sure all of the food/drink guides are good but we were lucky to have Derek as our guide last night. Recommended a great beer and burger combo that I will surely have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Max D
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I always park in the same general area when attending an event, near this bar, and have never stopped in before. As of Sunday, this will be our new go to. The intention was to grab a burger, but the menu offered...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sheila M
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