Where to Watch the NFL Draft in Detroit 

With the NFL Draft kicking off next week, Detroit is expected to see hundreds of thousands of visitors. 

Football fans looking to explore the NFL Draft footprint – spanning from Campus Martius to Hart Plaza – can experience the restaurants, bars, outdoor attractions, and shopping centered in Downtown Detroit. 

For fans looking to explore beyond Downtown – as well as Detroit and Metro-Detroit residents and families looking for a less crowded experience – there are hundreds of options across Detroit’s vibrant neighborhoods to enjoy the weekend’s festivities.  

Check out our short-list of restaurants and venues below to support small businesses across the city, discover your next favorite Detroit spot, and enjoy the NFL Draft! 


IVY Kitchen + Cocktails  
East Village 
9215 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214 
For contemporary American cuisine made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and expertly crafted cocktails, elevate your NFL Draft experience at IVY Kitchen + Cocktails in Detroit’s East Village. This neighborhood favorite will be showing the NFL Draft on TVs both in the restaurant and in the bar area, so guests can gather with friends or enjoy a cozy meal with family and watch the excitement from wherever they choose to sit. Reservations are encouraged for brunch and dinner service throughout NFL Draft weekend.  

Check out the IVY Kitchen + Cocktails menu here

El Rancho Mexican Restaurant
Southwest Detroit
5900 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

Proudly serving authentic Mexican cuisine in Southwest Detroit, El Rancho Mexican Restaurant has been a local favorite and city institution for more than 40 years. For Draft weekend, diners can watch the action on TVs in the bar area while enjoying warm hospitality and recipes originating from the San Luis Potosi region of Mexico. Reservations and walk-ins are both welcome. 

Check out the El Rancho Mexican Restaurant menu here

La Lanterna 
Downtown Detroit 
1224 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226 

La Lanterna recently returned to Capitol Park, serving Neapolitan-style brick oven pizzas, salads, paninis, pastas and other classic Italian entrees, and features full bar service. Downtown diners looking for trendy, yet casual eats can find La Lanterna on the first floor of the Albert building and watch the NFL Draft on TVs in the 12-seat marble bar area and on screens viewable from table seating. Reservations are highly encouraged for groups of 6 or more – call (313) 962-8821 to book! 

Check out the La Lanterna menu here. 


In partnership with the Gilbert Family Foundation, we’ve added infrastructure to enable several nonprofit facilities to stream the NFL Draft in neighborhoods outside of downtown. Detroit families, residents, and community members can enjoy the NFL Draft even closer to home with large projector screens at both NW Goldberg Cares’ Curtis Jones Park and MACC Development’s The Commons. Families and residents can also connect to a number of nearby Xfinity WiFi hotspots while enjoying the livestream. 

Curtis Jones Park
NW Goldberg 
1941 Ferry Park St, Detroit, MI 48208 

Curtis Jones Park is NW Goldberg’s first and only combination outdoor basketball court and event space. Read more about project here.  

MACC Development’s The Commons
Mack Corridor 
7900 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48214 

MACC Development is hosting an NFL Draft Party at THE COMMONS in celebration of the 2024 NFL Draft. Read more about event here. 

Comcast Business is proud to work with the businesses and nonprofit organizations above to provide TV and Internet services. Comcast Business offers a broad suite of technology solutions to keep businesses and teams of all sizes ready for what’s next. 

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