Guide to the Horizon League Tournament

This year Motor City Madness Horizon League Tournament finds a new home at Little Caesars Arena. This means a new atmosphere, a new area of town, new restaurants and new places to explore. Here’s your guide to all things Horizon League Tournament, no matter what team you’re cheering for:

If You Have Spare Time Between Games

Maybe it’s a few hours, or maybe even a full day, but there are plenty of things to do in The D if you’re killing time.

Grab a Bite

If you’re really hungry, you don’t have to stray far from LCA to grab some food. Sports & Social, Mike’s Pizza Bar and Made in Detroit are accessible from inside the arena, each offering a distinct menu. We recommend the deep dish Italian sausage and pepperoni pie at Mike’s Pizza Bar.

Hop on the QLine and head toward downtown to hit up Calexico, Central Kitchen or Shake Shack. Save room for Detroit Water Ice though, The D’s very own sweet treat – it’s a must while in the city.

Detroit Water Ice Factory cups of ice cream and frozen treats

If you venture out of the downtown core, try Corktown for burgers and shakes at Mercury Burger & Bar, or to sample our classic barbeque joint, Slows Bar BQ. If you’re in the mood for Italian, Ottava Via is where it’s at.

In Midtown grab pizza at Jolly Pumpkin or get some crack fries at HopCat, a great group-friendly spot. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Go for a Drink

Pass the time with one of The D’s signature brews at Detroit Brewing Co. Or, stroll over to Rusted Crow in Grand Circus Park to snag a craft cocktail made with locally-distilled spirits. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out their menu – the PB&J and Pico (this one has flaming hot Cheetos on top) burgers are favorites.

Check out some of the most popular sports bars in town – Hockeytown Café, Harry’s, Cheli’s or Elwood. They’re all in close proximity to LCA and serve up cold beer and bar fare.

Hockeytown cafe interior

Explore The D

Detroit has a little bit of everything. If you’re a music fan, head over to Motown Museum to learn the history behind the legendary genre. If you prefer the arts, The Detroit Institute of Arts is a must. To our shoppers out there, we suggest Midtown and downtown for a diverse selection of specialty shops and boutiques.

Motown Museum

Be Part of the Madness

The tournament has a range of events and you’ll want to join in on the fun. From painting night to the baby race (yes, baby race) you’ll have your chance to be part of the madness.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues





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    Calexico
    1040 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-262-6361
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    Central Kitchen & Bar
    660 Woodward Ave., Ste. 4A, Detroit, MI 48226
    313-963-9000
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    Shake Shack
    First National Building, 660 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-672-0501
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    Detroit Water Ice Factory
    1014 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-888-9106
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    Mercury Burger & Bar
    2163 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
    313-964-5000
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    Slows Bar BQ
    2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
    313-962-9828
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    Ottava Via
    1400 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
    313-962-5500
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    Hockeytown Cafe
    2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-471-3400
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    Harry's Detroit
    2482 Clifford St., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-964-1575
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    Cheli's Chili Bar
    47 E. Adams Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-961-1700
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    Elwood Bar & Grill
    300 Adams Ave., (at Brush Street), Detroit, MI 48226
    313-962-2337
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    Motown Museum
    2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
    313-875-2264
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    Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
    313-833-7900