Where to party for home opener

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Detroit Beer Co. manager Ashley Kull is bracing for a fun and eventful day of work Friday as baseball fans descend on downtown Detroit for the Tigers’ home opener.

The season officially starts at 1:10 p.m. Friday when the home team plays the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. 

“Other cities don’t do opening day like Detroit does. We have a lot of pride in the Tigers and the season coming up,” Kull said, adding that the celebration the past two years has been nonexistent or muted because of the pandemic. “But we’re back at full capacity, we’re going to have our outdoor patio open. We’re super excited and are expecting to be busy all day.”

The Detroit Beer Co. — which makes its own craft beer but also has a full bar and food menu — will serve ballpark-friendly food on opening day, like brats and burgers. The daily menu has a lot of pub grub but it also caters to all diets, including vegans and those who eat gluten-free. 

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