Cheering on a favorite team, like skydiving or saying “I do,” can only be bettered by having a basket of fries at your side. Witness the marriage of sports and dining with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of American fare and drinks Sunday–Thursday (or $15 for $30 on Friday and Saturday) at Doc’s Sports Retreat in Livonia. Doc’s menu of hearty American favorites lassos in diners, and its sports-centric atmosphere entertains them with a variety of goal-focused spectacles. Sharing a slice or nibbling an array of sandwiches, grinders, and salads hushes the howling wolf living within most human stomachs. Entrees follow suit with such hearty offerings as the bourbon-glazed salmon ($13.99) and chicken alfredo and three-cheese tortellini ($13.49).
The sports bar keeps an encyclopedic drink list, pulling 30 draft beers and an array of fine wines ($5.49–$9.99). While Doc’s menu satisfies grumbling bellies, the Sports Retreat’s 100+ flat-screen televisions highlight the most thrilling athletic displays and egregious spelling-bee rule violations. In addition to the sports action, Doc’s Sports Retreat stage adds some toe tapping courtesy of a full bill of live music Wednesday–Friday.
Doc’s Sports Retreat
Doc’s Sports Retreat in Livonia offers more than 75 flat-screen TVs that light up the bar with all of the day’s games, and 30 beers on tap from Michigan to California breweries. The American pub fare includes juicy burgers and hand tossed pizzas. The patio is open year-round, and WiFi courses throughout the bar.