|Tiger - Photo by Slavik Gormah|
This Friday is the home opener for the Detroit Tigers, with the first pitch scheduled for 1:08 in the afternoon. They will begin their World Series run with a 3-game home-stand against the New York Yankees. If you can't make it downtown to see the game in person, there are several bars and restaurants in the Warrendale neighborhood that offer a fun place to watch the big game.
Chick's Bar (18550 W. Warren Ave.)
A classic neighborhood bar, Chick's offers great specials for every Tigers game with 75 cent drafts, $3.50 pitchers, and $1.75 domestic bottles of beer. They will also have free peanuts. This Friday, their specials will start at 9:00 a.m. for the home opener.
Gracie See's Pizzeria (6889 Greenfield Rd.)
Besides offering their award-winning pizza, the folks at Gracie See's will tempt you this Friday with $1 beers and well drinks, large specialty pizzas for only $11.99, and deluxe hamburgers for $5.99.
Hurry Inn (19430 W. Warren Ave.)
The staff at Hurry Inn offer their usual combination of cheap booze, ample televisions, and a friendly crowd, which make it a great place to watch any sporting event.
Last Call Bar (19432 W. Warren Ave.)
The crew at Last Call are enthusiastic about being in Warrendale. You can ask owner Dorn Zurawski about his ties to the neighborhood in between innings this Friday. While you're there, you can enjoy the house specialty - a cocktail that is aptly named the shit kicker - as well as their usual assortment of daily drink specials.
Tijuana's Mexican Kitchen (18950 Ford Rd.)
This Friday, you will be able to enjoy watching the Tigers on their 2 big screen televisions. Tijuana's will offer drink specials all day, such as 99 cent draft beer and $2.99 margaritas. Of course, their kitchen is always ready when you're in the mood for some great Mexican food.
Toy Chest (18728 Ford Rd.)
For those who prefer a little adult entertainment to go along with their adult beverages, the Toy Chest Bar will offer game day food specials as well as specials on buckets of beer. If you're heading downtown to the stadium, they offer a shuttle to and from Comerica Park. Plus, there is no cover charge with your ticket stub and they are giving away an authentic Tigers jersey on Friday.
With bars offering specials like this, I almost feel sorry for anyone celebrating Opening Day anywhere else in Detroit.