NFC North Best Bar Scenes Ranking: Where Do The Lions Fall?

NFC North Best Bar Scenes Ranking: Where Do The Lions Fall?
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On the heels of the franchise’s first division title in 30 years, it’s fair to say that Michigan’s NFL team enters the 2024 NFL regular season with full momentum and strong Detroit Lions Super Bowl odds and aspirations. It seems those grandiose visions for the gridiron also apply to the area surrounding the Lions’ homefield.

Preparing your post-gameday activities? wanted to help NFL fans sort out the stadiums that provide the best nighttime atmosphere after any game outcome. We created a scoring system – counting bars within walking distance (0.5 miles) of the stadium, average Google Review of the bars, and each team’s 2023-24 season record – then we ranked the best bar scene in the NFC North.

Best Bar Scene: NFC North



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In our rankings, Detroit’s Ford Field ranks as one of the best stadium areas for revelry in the four-team division. The Lions enter the 2024-25 season as the preseason favorite to win the NFC North again (with FanDuel Sportsbook listing the Lions at +135 to repeat).

Where Detroit Ranks in NFC North

Among the four teams in the NFC North division, Detroit’s total score of 94.9 ranked second overall, behind the Green Bay Packers’ total of 97.1 and ahead of the Minnesota Vikings, who had 75.7 points.

Rounding out the four-team group was the Chicago Bears, who finished with 41.2 points to sit in the basement of the NFC North revelry rankings for 2024.

That ranking nearly mirrors the outlook for the division, odds wise. That’s because FanDuel Michigan Sportsbook has the Packers at +195 odds to win the division, followed by the Bears (+330) and Vikings (+950).

Detroit’s +1300 Super Bowl odds rank well ahead of Green Bay (+1900), Chicago (+4000) and Minnesota (+8000).

For Detroit football fans, it seems that the Lions’ newfound fortune on the gridiron extends to the areas around it, with the Great Lakes State’s lone NFL franchise taking home high scores for gameday activities on fall Sundays in the Motor City.

The Lions, who seek their first ever trip to the Super Bowl, are rated as the second favorite to win the NFC Championship Game at Michigan sports betting sites. They have odds between +425 and +600 in a sampling of major operators, trailing only the San Francisco 49ers. Among the sportsbooks we sampled on July 9, the only one not to have Detroit as the clear No. 2 pick in the NFC was FanDuel, where the Lions are tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for the second spot in the NFC at +600 odds.

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a staff writer for He has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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