Parking & Tailgating Tips for Detroit Tigers, Lions, & Events

Too Early To Tailgate? Tips for Summer Tailgate
Tailgating and football, a combination as natural as peanut butter and jelly.  Did you know that tailgating is not just for football? In many cities, is making tailgating easy for any event. Why wait until fall, you can tailgate today in Detroit at a Tigers game, a hot concert like Kenney Chesney, or Luke Bryan. Summer is the best time to be outdoors, sit with good friends, and enjoy a drink before attending your favorite event. A memorable tailgate is as easy as 1, 2, and 3

Step 1: Find parking with
Parking should never be the main event!  It shouldn’t overshadow the game or concert. Detroit has lots of fun summer events.  Sometimes there’s a Tigers game at Comerica Park at the same time as a concert at Ford Field. On any given day, parking can be difficult in Detroit.  Particularly when multiple events are scheduled on the same day. Why drive around hoping to find a place to park. Instead, be smart, visit to reserve your parking spot today. Once you’ve tried Park n Party, you’ll always make a parking reservation before you enjoy a game or concert in downtown Detroit.

Step 2: Food and Drinks
Detroit tailgating gives you many fun options for food and drinks. Make it a roaming tailgate and walk to some of local establishments. For something different yet, sporty, try Green Dot Stables. This unique local restaurant and pub has some great casual eats combined with Horse Racing décor has something for everyone when it comes to food and drinks.

If Horse Racing is not your thing, perhaps you would be more comfortable with a Traditional Irish Pub that always delivers fun. The Old Shillelagh offers a cozy Irish Pub feel with great food and a fresh draught pint. A favorite feature is the open air patio and they even run a party bus to local events. How can you visit Detroit, the home of Hockey town and not visit Chelis Chili Bar? This sports bar is a must see for any sports fan so stop in and enjoy its large patio with an amazing view of Tiger Stadium.

If you prefer a more traditional tailgate, be sure to find your parking in a lot that offers tailgating and then set up a grill, your own bar and make your own fun.

Step 3: Don’t Forget The Get Your Gadgets

Tailgating GrillBlacktop 360 Party Hub Grill-Fryer

This baby is the be all end all for tailgating! Check out this ridiculous feature list:

  • 360-degree party grill combines deep fryer, grill, griddle, and warming plate
  • 452 square inches of porcelain-coated cooking space; electronic pulse ignition
  • 24,000 BTUs total cooking power; independent temperature controls; uses 1-pound propane canister
  • Includes cutting board, slosh ring, thermometer, liquid catch bottle, 3-position cover, and carrying bag
  • Measures 31 by 31 by 30.5 inches; 1-year limited warranty for most parts


Tailgating CoolerThe Coolest Cooler

Of course when you are tailgating you need to have a cooler to keep your drinks cold, but how about one that includes an ice crushing blender, a blue tooth speaker, and a USB port for your phone?  If you haven’t heard of the Coolest Cooler, you need to check it out and get one ordered for your next tailgate. Here are some more of it’s awesome features:

  • 60 quarts of space
  • Built-in ice crushing blender
  • Waterproof Bluetooth speaker
  • USB charger
  • Cooler divider/cutting board
  • Bottle Opener
  • LED Lid Light
  • Beach Tires

Tailgating GamesPortable Tailgating Games

Round out your tailgate with some great tailgating games. Of course supporting your favorite team is a must, so getting a game set, such as the Washer Toss game pictured to the left, with your favorite team logo is a must.







Now that you have your food, drinks and tailgate games the party is complete. Now it is time for the final step to your summer tailgate fun.

Step 4: Enjoy the Game or Concert
All of the parking options for are close to the action. Once you have had your tailgate fun, pack up and head to the main event and enjoy the fun. Don’t worry, if you end up having too much fun (no such thing, if you ask me) Detroit has many great local hotels that can offer you a good sleep if you decide driving is not a good option.