Visiting Detroit? Read This Thread!

Discussion in 'Detroit Red Wings' started by sarcastro, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Kanenenights

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    How is the Atheneum hotel ?
    Going for my sixth time to Detroit in february, but the hotel was always full.

    You can try Hockeytown cafe or Motorcasino hotel.
     
  2. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Hey everyone, I may be heading to the Detroit area for the first time this summer as Liverpool will be playing at Michigan Stadium. I'll probably be travelling from London, ON in the morning and staying in Grand Rapids. Any travel tips?

    Cheers
     
  3. Bondurant

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    Do you have other business in Grand Rapids? Lodging in GR for an event in AA will cause unnecessary time and travel expenses.
     
  4. theYman

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    What's the deal with the Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel?? Every time I call the place nobody answers. I booked a night on Oct 27th for the Dallas game the next day.
     
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    My wife & I are going to finally visit Detroit and see a Red Wings game this winter. Any updates on the best hotels in the area? Also an update on restaurants in the area is always welcomed. We are very excited by the play of our young draft picks in the preseason, and another era of great hockey in the near future. Please, do not feel the need to dampen our enthusiasm. LOL
     
  6. Bondurant

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    Do the Wings attack twice in front of 102 & 103 or 115 & 116?
     
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    mantha39 Welcome home Captain

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    115 & 116
     
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    Hi, 2 of us are going to the Wings game on Feb. 26, and will be in section 223, row 10, seats 20 and 21. Having never been to this arena before (I've been to the Olympia, and the Joe), can someone please tell me anything that may assist me in parking, when to get there, when doors open, etc. We'll be coming from London, and thru Port Huron, and returning after the game.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. Bondurant

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    There's a parking garage that allows you to prepay and reserve a spot before you arrive next door. If you don't mind a little walk there's the Greektown Parking Garage for $10. Greektown Casino has a garage that is free. There's also parking near Comerica Park and Ford Field. Nemo's on Michigan Ave has parking and runs a shuttle to the games.

    It's rare to find someone here that has been to the Olympia. The sign is on display inside the new arena. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Parking can be expensive (30+) but if you park north of LCA and take the Q-Line train to the game it drops you off right in front of the stadium. Tickets for the train are like 1-3 per person and there is a parking spot (circled) on the map in the picture. Parking there is cheap, less than 20. The X is where you get on the train.
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    Thank you both for coming to my aid and taking the time to help me out. :) You both make it easier to enjoy the experience. BTW, I'm 73 and was at the Olympia in '69.
     
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    I thought that dirt lot just north of the stadium on Woodward was $20. Fills early, but was cheap and very convenient.
     
  13. FMichael

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't parking free at the Greektown Casino?

    If so - just hop on the People Mover for a few $$$ round trip (there's a stop by the Fox Theatre which should be a short walk to the LCA).

    Now - it's been several years since I've been to Detroit - so I could be wrong.
     
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    How is the Majestic Theatre for concerts? Whats the capacity there?
     
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    RabidBadger THE original Abdel-hater

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    I've only been to the Magic Stick upstairs. I like my dirty Detroit music up close and personal:yo:. From what I've seen of the Majestic it's still a fairly small venue; looks like it packs about 1500 in. I've never heard anything but good endorsements about it from fellow music nerds. Majestic Cafe is a good place to grab a bite as is Sgt. Pepperoni's in the adjacent Garden Bowl.
     
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    Love this place. I saw The King Khan & BBQ Show at the Magic Stick on Halloween in '08. Purchased Schlitz tall boys across the street, drank them at the Majestic read parking lot and had a great time. Nice, fun and small venue. I second Sgt. Pepperoni.
     
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    I had an excellent time in Detroit and thought I’d share my experience for travellers or those otherwise interested in an outsiders perspective.

    The whole trip originated from the idea of seeing Arkells play at Majestic Theatre. I’ve loved these guys for years and had recently seen them play Rogers Place in Edmonton. Of course it worked out that the wings had two home games so it was kind of no brainer for us. We also bought tickets to the lakers game on the Friday night. Unfortunately Lebron didn’t play but my friend had never been to an NBA game so it was a great experience anyway.

    As a Canadian, the hotel prices in Detroit were very expensive so we rented an Airbnb in the Wayne State area (Great experience, cool and convenient are of town) up Woodward Drive for the first night and then moved to a hotel across the river in Windsor for the next couple of nights. It costs 5 bucks to take the bus which runs until 1:10 am and was mostly hassle free. One night we managed to stay out too late and missed the bus but were eventually able to catch a cab back to Windsor for a slightly inflated cab fee.

    Things I would do differently:
    • Book an Airbnb in Detroit for the entire trip. To me this is the best combination of value and convenience.
    • Stay one more night. We ****ed this one up and flew home on St. Patrick’s Day… with the Raptors playing in Detroit... Honestly a case of not planning more than anything
    • Would have loved to check out the Motown Museum but we didn’t have time.

    Things I enjoyed and would recommend:
    • The Majestic Theatre was excellent. As was Sgt. Pepperoni’s next door. Thanks for the recommendation @Bondurant & @RabidBadger
    • ·Bad Luck Bar. The fact that it was a “hidden speakeasy” might inflate my experience but it was definitely a cool cocktail bar. Not cheap but an outstanding atmosphere and drinks.
    • Of a similar category, The Skip, seemed like a similar experience for a slightly more reasonable price. I’d recommend both.
    • Kid Rock’s made in Detroit. Not a big fan of his music but we enjoyed the place for some post game drinks. Cool memorabilia
    • Sports & Social Detroit: Had a meal here, honestly nothing special however the food was decent and the convenience made it worth it for us.
    • Greektown and Monroe Street were a lot of fun, especially with the St Patrick’s Day festivities going on.
    • We felt the whole experience at LCA was great. I honestly think it is a better and nicer facility than Rogers Place.
    • Central Kitchen + Bar. Honestly, I really liked the atmosphere and experience but felt it was a little overpriced.

    We looked for a pub/bar/restaurant along the river (or with views) but couldn’t find much. Did we miss out on anything?
     
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    Spent the weekend in Detroit with the family...Had a great time watching the Wings Friday night...Will give props to McShane's Irish pub in both food, and shuttle bus...Parking across the street behind the Coney Island was plentiful.
     
  19. Bones45

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    Hey guys..thinking of coming to Detroit for a road trip this coming Fall and have some critical questions which need answering...most all around visiting Windsor/border crossings and cannabis shops there. Gimme a DM if you can share some info?

    Thanks!
     
  20. Bondurant

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    How's the Labatt Blue Club? I'm on the market for 2 tickets on 12/17. Found a few nice deals on the secondary market. I've read elsewhere tickets in LBC may include $10 concession voucher and may be a D Mac hangout.
     
  21. Knightsrule

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    Do you recommend the tunnel or bridge, Canada to LCA arena for Oct 27 game. Thank you.
     
  22. AvsFanHut17

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    Hey guys just wanted to ask a few quick questions about Detroit. I’m going to the game on the (30th. Any suggestions for food and places to have a beer. Is there a place to buy jerseys? I want to grab a caps jers if I can. Lastly, can I get the players to sign some stuff after the game at the LCA? Definitely want Ovi to sign a puck. Thanks
     

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