Where to play Shuffleboard in Detroit

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Hello Motor City! Don't count Detroit, Michigan as down and out quite yet. A wave of restoration has swept the home of Motown over the years, breathing fresh life into this Midwest cultural staple.  She's a city with good bones, good people - over half of the population of Michigan lives in the metro area alone. Detroit's been through some rough times, but remains funky, determined, and full of entertainment. 

Madison Park Family Bowling Center

It's fun for the whole family at Madison Park, so shuffle on down here! Party packages are readily available, and there are all sorts of bowling leagues if you enjoy knocking down pins as much as you enjoy shooting go around hangers. They regularly host fundraisers and shuffleboard tournaments as well. Drop into the bar and grill for classic alley snacks like chilidogs, fried mushrooms, and spicy mac-n-cheese bites, plus burgers, grilled cheese, and more. Get a rewards card if you plan on visiting often!

Madison Park Family Bowling Center  


25023 John R Road       

Madison Heights, MI 48071       


Northern Lights Lounge        

For a place that bills itself as Detroit's most diverse bar, it's got a lot to live up to. No problem. Every evening there's something going on. Quartet one night, electronic dance music DJ the next, a little jazz here, a little bit o' vinyl night there, and that's just the beginning. The décor blends classic neon lounge feel with a little modernity, but brings it back to cozy home with a fire pit on the patio, ivy-covered walls, and vibrant, graphic 1970s mod art pieces. Want more? There's delicious mac-n-cheese, too! Wings, burgers, nachos, and the like are served daily, plus there's a weekend brunch menu (get the sweet potato tart!) and a Saturday/Sunday late night menu. The drink menu features Michigan-brewed beer, bottled favorites, wine, and more. Their website claims that many "legendary" games have been played on their classic shuffleboard table, so head over and show them what you're made of.

Northern Lights Lounge


660 W Baltimore Ave  

Detroit, MI 48202          


Brew Detroit

The name probably gives it away, but you can expect some fine craft-brewed beers here. The industrial feel of the décor goes well with their promise to brew "hard working beer for hard working people." The tasting room is on the outskirts of Corktown, and regularly features live music, sporting events on the TVs, plus table games like air hockey and shuffleboard. Most notably, Brew Detroit is a co-op where other breweries use their facilities and have guest taps. It's located in an old industrial park, so the journey there can feel like it's a little out of the way, but the beer is worth it.

Brew Detroit    


1401 Abbott St.               

Detroit, MI 48216          


Ye Olde Saloon

This joint has everything you want in a classic dive bar - fine spirits, cold beer, sports on the television, and deep-fried snacks. Load up on taco Tuesdays to fuel your brain for trivia night. Or try a loaded hotdog, the feisty "garbage salad," or house-made chicken tenders. The fun doesn't stop at trivia night, either. Get to know bartenders from other local watering holes, as well as local musicians and other notables during their weekly guest bartender nights, or attend one of the myriad community benefits hosted at the Ye Olde Saloon. And of course, one of the oldest bars in Royal Oak also features a time-tested shuffleboard table, plus pinball! 

Ye Olde Saloon


1023 S Main St 

Royal Oak, MI 48067    


Third Street Bar

Billed as an "urban, rustic oasis," Third Street features a full bar, food trucks, wood-burning fireplace, shuffleboard, darts, karaoke night, an Internet jukebox, and more. The patio out back is a great place to hang out for movie night, too! Get in on a little skee ball action or try your hand at some ring toss, relax on the comfortable furniture, and enjoy classic mixed drinks and cold beers. The crowd is heavy on the college kid side, but you can always show those young upstarts how to be a shuffleboard master. 

Third Street Bar              


4626 3rd St       

Detroit, MI 48201          


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