Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Michigan Bars in Far Away Places

The Kezar Pub is the unofficial Michigan bar of San Francisco, thanks to the heroic efforts of Powers grad Mike Mahon, a guy who's just impossible not to like and is now back in Michigan. (Last time I was there with my friend Sparky from Flint my car got towed, which enabled Sparky to experience the infamous impound lot at the Hall of Justice — a place every San Franciscan gets acquainted with eventually.)

For those of you back East, New York Magazine has an item on expatriate sports bars in Manhattan. Craig Fehrman writes:
On fall Saturdays and during March Madness, this kind of jam-packed enthusiasm for distant competitions takes over many of Manhattan’s pubs and sports bars. Over time, fans have organically matched up with proprietors (who know a loyal customer base when they see one) to establish headquarters for displaced college sports enthusiasts.
Here are the two bars partial to U of M. Not sure if there are rival MSU bars or not. Or if, like the Kezar, people show up for any sporting event linked to Michigan. (Except maybe the Lions.)

7 comments:

  1. which kezar?

    this one?

    http://sfist.com/2009/12/21/daisy_does_the_49ers_adios_playoffs.php

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  2. Yes, on Stanyon, NOT Cole.

    And it sounds like it's a Philly bar when the Eagles are playing. Like I said, no one bothers to take over a bar to watch the Lions.

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  3. I'm not saying this is a Michigan bar per se... but for those U-M'ers who don't like football, but do like good music... The Great Lakes Bar in Brooklyn hits the spot...

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-great-lakes-bar-brooklyn

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  4. I am so glad the Non-smoking law went through, so I will be able to go to these bars as of May 1st!
    Thank you to the Michigan Legislature!
    RoadsideDinerLover

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  5. Charleston SC -- Mad River Bar on Market St.

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  6. The Gin Mill in Chicago is a MSU hangout. Love it. GO GREEN. (Tough loss last night, but we'll be ready in March as usual!)

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  7. Offshore Tavern (MSU) and PB Bar and Grill (U of M) in San Diego!

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