About Us

We are committed to providing each of our loyal customers total customer satisfaction. A commitment that has made us the leading Sports Bar to watch Tiger, Lions, Red Wing, Pistons, UofM and MSU games in the Metro Detroit area.

   Sports Venue Bar is known as Garden City’s hometown “Cheers”, Sports Venue Bar and Grill is located on Middlebelt Road, in downtown Garden City. It is a family owned sports bar that focuses on excellent customer service and quality food. Open 7 days a week, noon to 2am, Sports Venue offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy.

Metro Detroit Sports Bar Garden City, MI 48135
  • Our Beginning
  •    Sports Venue Sports Venue Bar and Grill was incorporated in 2003 by Jim Viviano, Laurie Viviano and Adam Correll. Jim Viviano retired from Alladin Industries, as an MIS director in Nashville, Tennessee. Laurie Viviano taught middle school math and science in Detroit and Taylor Michigan. Adam Correll was a controller of a private produce company in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

       In 2003, they purchased a building in Garden City, Michigan with the hopes of creating a neighborhood sports bar for locals to enjoy. Though the building had previously been an Irish pub, many changes and improvements were needed. All three of them spent endless months tearing down walls, putting up dry wall, painting and installing equipment. Nine months later, their vision was created and the doors were opened on February 10, 2004. For the past nine years, Sports Venue has been a popular spot for sports enthusiasts and the surrounding community.

       Their success is due to great food, in a comfortable atmosphere with excellent customer service. Jim and Laurie Viviano are the current owners of Sports Venue. They both reside in Garden City and enjoy owning a business there. Sports Venue sponsors many fundraisers to help support the community that has their home town. On February 10, 2014, Sports Venue will celebrate its ten year anniversary of being Garden City’s favorite local “Cheers”.

  • Drink Selection
  •    Sport Venue has an expansive selection of beers on tap and an extended list of bottled beer and liquor. Happy hour is from noon to 7pm every day of the week, including weekends. Weekly and daily specials on drinks are always available including $2.00 bottled beers and $3.00 Margaritas. Draft beers are offered in two sizes and bottled beer is served off ice. Five different Sutter Home wines are offered, either by the glass or ½ carafe. No matter what you preferred flavor of cocktail is, you will find it at Sports Venue.

  • More than just "Bar Food"
  •    Sports Venue offers a full menu, ranging from a variety of appetizers to NY Strips and Chicken Alfredo. We feature homemade dishes served in large, generous portions. Favorite dishes of Sports Venue include homemade Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Buffalo Wings and Chicken Fajitas served on a sizzling platter. To-go menus are available and all items on the menu are available for take-out. Weekly and daily food specials are always offered, along with specials during televised Detroit sports games. Some of these specials include $0.40 wings, a $2.00 mini-menu and ½ off pizzas.

  • Events and Outings
  •    Customers can watch their favorite sports teams on twenty televisions, including 2 big-screens. My Trivia Live is played every Thursday, Friday and Sunday, followed by a Dee Jay on weekend nights. Pool, darts and life-size Jenga are free activities available 7 days a week.

       Customers can sign-up for bus trips, including Greektown Casino, Comerica Park and Joe Louis Arena. Other events include yearly picnics, comedy shows and bowling gatherings. Join the fun, have a good dinner and a cold drink, and visit us at Sports Venue Bar and Grill.

  • Commitment to total customer satisfaction
  •    If you have an event or a party in mind - birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, charity events, corporate outings, family gatherings, fantasy drafts and more - consider holding them with the best sports bar in Metro Detroit and turn your parties or events into something that is more exciting and memorable. Our commitment is to provide you with total satisfaction and we always go the extra mile to achieve this mission. With Sports Venue, expect only the best service!