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Detroit Tigers Parking Guide 2018

Where to park and ride around Detroit

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Baseball season is upon us, and our Detroit Tigers are back at Comerica Park. If you’ve tried to park anywhere close to Comerica, you know that parking can be an obstacle. (Here’s the link for the official Tigers Traffic Update and parking lots and structures right by the park). But no fear! There are plenty of shuttles and options to get you to the game on time. Most are either in Corktown, Eastern Market, and Greektown. Many have fun sports and Detroit history.

  • One thing to watch if you choose to park anywhere downtown—the parking meters are for real and they have a time cap. Don’t park at a meter (unless you download the app and keep an eye on how long you’ve been there). Parking tickets are $45.
  • Do not, I repeat, DO NOT PARK ON THE RAIL LINE! It may be tempting to park along Woodward where there might be room, but if you block the Qline, you’ll get a $650 ticket. That would ruin your gameday more than the Tigers bullpen blowing another lead.
  • Bring cash for the shuttles. Tip your driver!
  • And if you used to park in Brush Park, they’re not too thrilled about that anymore, and there’s a ton of construction going on over there. Metered parking lines many of the streets now.

If you’re looking for alternate options for getting to the ballpark, what to eat, what to see, and who to know, check out our new Comerica Park Guide.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments or on the tip line!

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1. Nemo's Bar

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1384 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 965-3180
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Nemo’s is the standard for shuttling to games. They have plenty of parking near their bar on Michigan Avenue, and you can get a ticket for the bus for $3 (bring cash - and don’t forget to tip your driver!). The ride there can be almost as fun as the game itself.

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2. McShane's Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar

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1460 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 961-1960
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Right down the block from Nemo’s and across the street from the old Tiger Stadium is McShane’s, who also has secure parking. Same kind of bus, fun bar, just maybe less people.

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3. Tommy's Detroit Bar & Grill

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624 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 965-2269
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Built in 1840, Tommy’s Detroit Bar & Grill also has a shuttle service and is also a short walk to the Fort/Cass and Cobo Center People Mover stations.

4. Vivio's Food & Spirits

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2460 Market St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 393-1711
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Eastern Market will have tailgating throughout Opening Day. Vivio’s is right in the heart of Eastern Market, has a great Bloody Mary, and also does shuttles to the game (although if it’s nice enough outside, it’s not too far to walk to the game down Gratiot).

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5. Sweetwater Tavern

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400 E Congress St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-2210
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This old-school restaurant (in one of the oldest buildings downtown) is walking distance from the field, but they also offer shuttles for visitors.

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6. Greektown

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555 E Lafayette St
Detroit, MI 48226

Basically, if you can find a place to park in Greektown, you have a few options for getting to the stadium. You can just follow the crowds and walk. There are a number of places that have shuttles (like the Old Shillelagh). Or you could hop on the People Mover and take a roundabout tour of downtown before your stop at either Grand Circus or Broadway.

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7. Andrews on the Corner

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201 Jos Campau
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 259-8325
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Looking to park on the east side? Andrew’s on the Corner has a free shuttle and some great food to eat before or after the game.

8. Z's Villa

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42 Piquette Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 874-2680
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If you don’t want to drive anywhere near downtown, Z’s Villa is a great choice. It’s located near New Center and also has a shuttle service. You could also hop on the Qline from here.

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9. MotorCity Casino Hotel

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2901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(866) 782-9622
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The Ilitch family owns the Red Wings, Tigers, and Motor City Casino Hotel, so naturally, they offer parking and shuttles to the games, too

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1. Nemo's Bar

1384 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Nemo’s on Facebook

Nemo’s is the standard for shuttling to games. They have plenty of parking near their bar on Michigan Avenue, and you can get a ticket for the bus for $3 (bring cash - and don’t forget to tip your driver!). The ride there can be almost as fun as the game itself.

1384 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

2. McShane's Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar

1460 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Right down the block from Nemo’s and across the street from the old Tiger Stadium is McShane’s, who also has secure parking. Same kind of bus, fun bar, just maybe less people.

1460 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

3. Tommy's Detroit Bar & Grill

624 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Built in 1840, Tommy’s Detroit Bar & Grill also has a shuttle service and is also a short walk to the Fort/Cass and Cobo Center People Mover stations.

624 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Vivio's Food & Spirits

2460 Market St, Detroit, MI 48207
Vivio’s on Facebook

Eastern Market will have tailgating throughout Opening Day. Vivio’s is right in the heart of Eastern Market, has a great Bloody Mary, and also does shuttles to the game (although if it’s nice enough outside, it’s not too far to walk to the game down Gratiot).

2460 Market St
Detroit, MI 48207

5. Sweetwater Tavern

400 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226
Sweetwater Tavern on Facebook

This old-school restaurant (in one of the oldest buildings downtown) is walking distance from the field, but they also offer shuttles for visitors.

400 E Congress St
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Greektown

555 E Lafayette St, Detroit, MI 48226
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Basically, if you can find a place to park in Greektown, you have a few options for getting to the stadium. You can just follow the crowds and walk. There are a number of places that have shuttles (like the Old Shillelagh). Or you could hop on the People Mover and take a roundabout tour of downtown before your stop at either Grand Circus or Broadway.

555 E Lafayette St
Detroit, MI 48226

7. Andrews on the Corner

201 Jos Campau, Detroit, MI 48207

Looking to park on the east side? Andrew’s on the Corner has a free shuttle and some great food to eat before or after the game.

201 Jos Campau
Detroit, MI 48207

8. Z's Villa

42 Piquette Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

If you don’t want to drive anywhere near downtown, Z’s Villa is a great choice. It’s located near New Center and also has a shuttle service. You could also hop on the Qline from here.

42 Piquette Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

9. MotorCity Casino Hotel

2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

The Ilitch family owns the Red Wings, Tigers, and Motor City Casino Hotel, so naturally, they offer parking and shuttles to the games, too

2901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48201