Watch the NFL draft at these parties near the action in downtown Detroit

A number of restaurants, bars and neighborhoods in and around downtown Detroit will host NFL Draft Watch parties April 25-27.

The events feature live broadcasts on tap, food and drink specials and even live entertainment.

Here’s an example:

Detroit neighborhood

Jo Jo's Shakebar is part of the NFL draft watch party on Columbia Street in District Detroit.Jo Jo's Shakebar is part of the NFL draft watch party on Columbia Street in District Detroit.

Jo Jo’s Shakebar is part of the NFL draft watch party on Columbia Street in District Detroit.

A free outdoor draft party will take place on Columbia Street, the brick-lined, pedestrian area of ​​The District Detroit. There will be a live broadcast on tap, live music and food and drink specials from the bars and restaurants along the street. Restaurants include Frita Batidos, Jo Jo’s Shakebar, Sahara and Union Assembly.

Where: Columbia Street between Woodward Avenue and Park Avenue.

Detroit Shipping Co.

During all three days of the NFL draft, football fanatics and foodies are invited to join Midtown’s Detroit Shipping Company as it offers drink specials, backyard games, raffles, music, a second-floor art gallery, free parking and more . The food offered comes from five Detroit Shipping Co. eateries: Bangkok 96, Momo Cha, Halal Street, Motorburger and Minus 320.

Where: 474 Peterboro St. in Detroit.

Design Day at the D Downtown Detroit Partnership

A three-day celebration will feature a live feed of the NFL draft with 10 20-foot video walls spread across five downtown parks. Festivities include live music, vendors and more than 35 food trucks spread across five parks. The food truck lineup includes favorites like Los Dos Amigos Taco Truck, Rolling Stoves, Slow’s Bar BQ and Cousins ​​Main Lobster.

Where: Capitol Park, Beacon Park, Paradise Valley Beatrice Buck Park, Grand Circus Park West and Grand Circus Park East.

Experience Zuzu

Experience Zuzu is hosting an NFL draft watch party.Experience Zuzu is hosting an NFL draft watch party.

Experience Zuzu is hosting an NFL draft watch party.

Just steps from Campus Martius Park, Experience Zuzu is hosting an NFL draft bash, Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until late at night. There will be celebrity DJs, a 150-inch video wall for live version viewing and Zuzu menu items including hand-rolled sushi, appetizers and stir-fries. Tickets start at $150.

Where: 511 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.

Firebird Tavern

At Firebird Tavern, the Detroit Draft Festival will include a three-day tent party during the draft. During the outdoor and indoor event, guests can watch the NFL draft from the restaurant or a heated tent. There will be beer, wine and spirits available, as well as food from a fleet of food trucks for the 21-year event. Tickets start at $5.

Where: 419 Monroe St. in Detroit.

Greek city

In a two-block area of ​​historic Greektown, the Greektown Tailgate celebrates the NFL draft with live music, sports broadcasts, games, food and drinks. The free event will take place from noon to midnight on all three days of the draft. 19 bands will perform on a main stage; The DJ stage features 12 local Detroit DJs and highlights Detroit’s electronic music and dance scene. Food trucks Egg Roll Diva and Galindo’s Mexican are joining Greektown’s restaurant scene.

Where: Monroe Street between St. Antoine and Brush streets in Detroit.

Lumen Detroit

The crown jewel of Detroit’s Beacon Park, Lumen Detroit is a hot spot all year round. But the modern American restaurant 800 meters from Campus Martius will have even more appeal during the NFL draft. Beacon Park will stream the design on two 20-foot video walls with entertainment, food trucks and drinks, all provided by Lumen Detroit.

Where: 1903 Grand River Avenue in Detroit.

Old Shillelagh

Billed as the biggest party yet, Old Shillelagh’s Blitz Bash will take place over three days on three floors with four stages of live performances, two tents, ten bars and TVs for NFL draft viewing all around.

Where: 349 Monroe St. in Detroit.

Siren hotel

The lobby of the Siren Hotel on Broadway Street in Detroit.The lobby of the Siren Hotel on Broadway Street in Detroit.

The lobby of the Siren Hotel on Broadway Street in Detroit.

The Siren is hosting a huge party on April 25 that will take over the hotel with a special tailgate menu, live DJ sets and a vintage clothing pop-up. At the top of the hotel, Ash Bar has invited Side Biscuit, a popular Ann Arbor chicken-and-biscuit restaurant to deliver a menu of Buffalo Wings, Brogarashi Wings – chicken wings in an umami seven-spice dry rub – pizza logs and fries from 15.00 hours to 10 p.m. There are also happy hour deals on drinks from 3pm. pm-6pm

Where: 1509 Broadway Street, Detroit; as.world/dining

Super hot

Detroit Free Press food and restaurant critic Lyndsay C. Green speaks to guests dining during the Detroit Free Press Top 10 Takeover at Supergeil in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.Detroit Free Press food and restaurant critic Lyndsay C. Green speaks to guests dining during the Detroit Free Press Top 10 Takeover at Supergeil in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Detroit Free Press food and restaurant critic Lyndsay C. Green speaks to guests dining during the Detroit Free Press Top 10 Takeover at Supergeil in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

On Thursday, the first day of the draft, Corktown restaurant Supergeil will host a watch party with live music, local vendors and artisan-inspired food and drinks. From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, guests on the terrace can expect the same traditional snacks offered during the football season, with the Mediterranean and Eastern European flavors that Supergeil is known for. The restaurant’s sister distillery, Two James, will offer spirits, while Mothfire Brewing Co. of Ann Arbor and Ladder 4 Wine Bar will provide beer and wine, respectively. The soul-funk DJ duo Chances With Wolves will play music this evening. The event is free.

Where: 2442 Michigan Avenue in Detroit.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Watch the NFL Draft at these Detroit bars and restaurants