Detroit sports fans are some of the most die-hard fans you could ever ask for. There are many options for dining on game day in the city, and they are all pretty tasty for the most part. But there is one that stands out with its quality of food, service, and atmosphere...Town Pump Tavern in the Theater District. Located in the heart of the action, literally steps away from the ballpark and football arena, Town Pump is an ideal place to watch the game, tailgate before any game, or stop by after the game. Serving your bar food staples and spirits, but with a twist of flavor. There is something to be said about a bar that can make you take a second look at your food when it comes to the table.
The menu is pretty simple at Town Pump, but when that plate is placed in front of you it may seem a little difficult to figure out where to start. The one pound Monster Burger is a great example of a surprise on a plate. The burgers come with the typical fixings, but you can always make your burger your own.
The atmosphere at the Town Pump Tavern has to be the most authentic and unique bar you could imagine. It's like you stepped back in time to a pub from the early 1900s. The Town Pump Tavern is located at the ground level of the historic Park Avenue House (formerly the Royal Palm Hotel) and was also named The Town Pump in the 40s. The rich wood, tin ceilings, and unique playlist that plays creates a unique atmosphere that makes for a fun experience on game day, or any day.
There are 18 beers on tap, many local beers, and great company. The staff are delightful and as eclectic as the bar itself. They treat you like a friend that just walked in to have a drink with them. There is a DJ that plays every Friday and Saturday nights, and a live band on Sundays. Being in walking distance of Comerica Park and Ford Field, and a People Mover ride around from Joe Louis Arena, it is a perfect place to hang out on game day.