Call in sick now, because on Friday, April 7th the boys are back in town and things are going to get crazy! It’s Opening Day and no one does it better than Detroit. So get your Tigers gear ready and start planning a fun day out on the town.

The Skip

  • The Skip is hosting a big Opening Day party, with frozen cucumber margaritas, Irish coffee, classic cocktails with a Skip twist, beer, DJ entertainment and more. They’ll also be serving bratwurst, lamb hot dogs, Israeli couscous and potato salad.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The Skip / The Belt / event page

Town Pump Tavern

  • They’ll have adult beverages, a parking lot party and live music from DJ Zig-Zag all day long, and they open before you’re usually even awake.
  • TIME: 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Town Pump Tavern / 100 W. Montcalm / event page

Exodus Rooftop ‘Que & Brew

  • Exodus’ renovated rooftop is ready for Opening Day with big screens all around, a live broadcast of the game, a heated indoor and outdoor rooftop area, eXodus authentic BBQ, a full premium bar, beer tubs, and entertainment by Skam Artist DJ, CAPTN20, DJ Whip and many more.
  • TIME: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Exodus Rooftop / 529 Monroe St. / event page

Detroit Home Opener Festival

  • Celebrate Opening Day just a block away from the stadium at one of the biggest parties of the year with heated party tents, open air heated party patios, dozens of Detroit’s best DJs, live bands, festival games, food, drinks, apparel and much more. Live music will be performed by the Killer Flamingos and Dan Tillery and Dave G. There’s even a hot dog eating contest.
  • TIME: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • TICKETS: $20-79
    Madison Avenue Festival Grounds / 440 Madison St. / event page

Santorini Estiatorio Detroit

  • Santorini is charging no cover to enjoy drink specials, great food, entertainment by DJ Chris B, and the game on their flatscreens in honor of Opening Day.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Santorini / 501 Monroe St. / event page

Harry’s Detroit

  • Harry’s Detroit is charging no cover for their huge party, which offers free parking, a free shuttle, heated tents, food and drinks and music by DJ Just Nick.
  • TIME: 7 a.m.
  • Harry’s Detroit / 2482 Clifford St. / event page

Rub Pub Detroit

  • Rub Pub is hosting their Opening Day party at the Annex Detroit with three different venues, food, drinks and some of the best baseball fans around. The party is right by Comerica Park, and if you don’t go to the game, they’ve got 16 wall mounted projectors for your viewing pleasure, and a whole lot more entertainment.
  • TIME: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • TICKETS: $10-20
  • Rub Pub Detroit / 24 W. Adams / event page

Punch Bowl Social

  • Punch Bowl Social is throwing a party in honor of Tigers Baseball, with Greenbush Brewery and Short’s Brewing onsite with some of your favorite beers. They’ll also have buckets of beer and a special game day menu, including the Cubano sandwich, the Knockoff Burger, Monkey Bread French Toast and a lot more.
  • TIME: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Punch Bowl Social / 1331 Broadway St. / event page

PJ’s Lager House

  • PJ’s is throwing an after Opening Day party with Josh Morningstar and the Pickups with special guests the 44 Territories and Kenny Kens & the Brown Bottle Boys.
  • TIME: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • PJ’s Lager House / 1254 Michigan Ave. / event page

Vertical Detroit

  • Vertical is hosting an Opening Day party, full of food and drink specials, fun and a live stream of the game.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Vertical Detroit / 1538 Centre St. / event page

Hamlin Pub Shelby

  • Hamlin Pub is hosting their annual Opening Day event with a bus trip, breakfast, transportation to and from Detroit and entry to one of the biggest Opening Day party tents.
  • TIME: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • TICKETS: $45, call 586-247-4100 to register
  • Hamlin Pub / 48929 Hayes Rd. / event info


  • Start the celebration at Nemo’s to eat, drink, take a shuttle to the game and more. Guests are able to enjoy entertainment by the Polish Muslims out in the Nemo’s tent.
  • TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Nemo’s / 1384 Michigan Ave. / event page

Tigers Opening Day Party Bus

  • Tickets for this party bus include transportation on a luxury motor coach, Labatt Blue Light and Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails on the bus, a VIP entry to The Fillmore’s Opening Day Bash and much more.
  • TIME: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • TICKETS: $35
  • Royal Oak – Novi – Macomb to Downtown Detroit / event and departure time/location info


  • Slows is teaming up with Founders Brewing Co. this year to bring baseball back with a bang. They’ll have a big tap list and a special BBQ breakfast sandwich, served until supplies run out.
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Slows / 2138 Michigan Ave. / event page

Grand Trunk Pub

  • Grand Trunk Pub is hosting their annual Opening Day Party and they teamed up with New Holland Brewing again for the big day. They open early with specials and a few tricks up their sleeve.
  • TIME: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Grand Trunk Pub / 612 Woodward Ave. / event page

Redsmoke Barbeque

  • In honor of Tigers Opening Day, Redsmoke is making something special- their version of a classic hot dog. This version is made with their house-made andouille sausage and served in a soft bakery bun. You also get house-made chips, coleslaw and a pickle, all for $7.99.
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • Redsmoke Barbeque / 537 Monroe St. / redsmoke.net

Eastern Market Tailgating

  • It’s everybody’s favorite place to tailgate and now you can keep that fall football feeling going this Tigers Opening Day. Reserve a spot to tailgate in Eastern Market, quick!
  • TIME: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • TICKETS: $40-80
  • Eastern Market / event info & rules and regulations

Erica N Rakowicz/After 5

Due to COVID-19, After 5 Detroit has paused operations indefinitely. 
We hope everyone stays safe and healthy.
Thank you for joining us on this journey for all of these years!