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Joe Louis Arena

Joe Louis Arena

Hockey Arena
Downtown Detroit, Detroit
  • Jon M.
    "If you're here for a Wings game there is no bad seat in the house!"(6 Tips)
    Jeff P.
    "Hockeytown"(5 Tips)
    Craig H.
    "Awesome place to watch a hockey game"(4 Tips)
    Kirsten M.
    "Great hockey is played here."(3 Tips)
153 Tips and reviews
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  • hockeytown
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  • octopus
  • greektown
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  • Megan F.
    Megan FoxApril 7
    Every seat is a great seat! Going to miss this place!!
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PowersMarch 17
    Been here 100+ times
  • Paula T.
    Paula TomsicFebruary 1
    Greatest place on earth
  • Samir N.
    Samir NazirJanuary 19
    get here while you can - also look in the program for the craft beer map
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos ButlerNovember 18, 2016
    The luxury suites could use more luxury. Then again, this is the last season for the Red Wings at this stadium.
  • Allen V.
    Allen VoglianoNovember 13, 2016
    Last year of the Joe
  • Josh C.
    Josh CurtissAugust 16, 2016
    The music and atmosphere is great for sports.
  • Kurtis M.
    Kurtis MarloweAugust 12, 2016
    Good, loud fans. Fun environment.
  • Bryan P.
    Bryan PontiacMarch 15, 2016
    Classic hockey rink with a lot of history.
  • Tall Dave
    Tall DaveMarch 4, 2016
    The views are very good.
  • Jami M.
    Jami MichelleFebruary 23, 2016
    They need better railing on the higher levels.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NoahFebruary 15, 2016
    Gonna miss the Joe. Bathrooms are horrible though lol
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SkoleFebruary 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One more season left. I'm going to miss this place
  • Katie M.
    Katie MatsudaJanuary 25, 2016
    Go Red Wings!!!
  • Lona M.
    Lona MiddletonDecember 30, 2015
    The hockey!
  • matt j.
    matt johnsonDecember 24, 2015
    Great seats. Organized help.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PreiditschDecember 9, 2015
    Better team here than at the ACC
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WoolfNovember 29, 2015
    Are they keeping or leaving the art work at the Joe?
  • Robert
    RobertOctober 27, 2015
    Intimate concert venue
  • Diane D.
    Diane DemataOctober 14, 2015
    Bring your LOUD voice!
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 6, 2015
    Great venue for concerts!!! park by the Opera House and take the People Mover!
  • Annie T.
    Annie TurpinOctober 1, 2015
    Concerts hockey
  • Greg T.
    Greg TaggartAugust 22, 2015
    The classic. New hotness to come soon!
  • PJ W.
    PJ WascherMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Going to be replaced soon. It's a shame. They don't build it like this anymore. Single level bowl. Steep seating incline. Not a bad view from the cheap seats.
  • Cheri S.
    Cheri SMarch 8, 2015
    Get there early for goos parking in the garage.
  • Janet C.
    Janet CumminsMarch 2, 2015
    Perfect place for a concert.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MillerFebruary 26, 2015
    If you're here for a Wings game there is no bad seat in the house! (Unless the people around you suck)
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SoaveFebruary 11, 2015
    Get here early if you need handicap access. The line for the elevator is loooong!!
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua CraftFebruary 5, 2015
    No place like the Joe.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BurgessFebruary 3, 2015
    Great historic arena. Check out the statues inside the building! If you're heading to the game, try taking the Detroit People Mover.
  • Joel H.
    Joel HeckamanJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Let's Go Red Wings!
  • Grace M.
    Grace MattarDecember 27, 2014
    Hockey game !!!
  • Anubis W.
    Anubis Wolfie WôlfcláwNovember 30, 2014
    Had a Great Time!
  • Kate H.
    Kate H.November 15, 2014
    Suite level is a lot of fun. Make friends with someone up here for one of the best seats in the house.
  • Mel S.
    Mel SmartOctober 17, 2014
    Pearl Jam.
  • Cori A.
    Cori ArpOctober 11, 2014
    Wings vs Ducks
  • John M.
    John MannSeptember 2, 2014
    Old and historical NHL arena. Concessions DO NOT accept credit card. Concourse is always crowded with fans. If you need help deciding which Seats to purchase for your next Red Wings game, check out Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WhitcombeAugust 7, 2014
    Only seen it from the outside, but looks like a good place to go see a hockey game.
  • Thalia V.
    Thalia ValenciaApril 5, 2014
    Hockey lover
  • Dan C.
    Dan CosgroveFebruary 6, 2014
    Fun venue to catch a Wings game. Nostalgic. Wear your Wings jersey!
  • Gerrie M.
    Gerrie MartinJanuary 9, 2014
    Don't count on any posting about doors opening for early entrance to events here; hundreds of people were left standing in 14 deg waiting for a 7:15pm posted opening with doors not opening 'til 7:45pm
  • GM Renaissance Center
    GM Renaissance CenterDecember 3, 2013
    Looking for a convenient place to park on game day? The Beaubien Garage at the GM Ren Cen is just a quick Detroit People Mover ride away from the Joe.
  • Leslie W.
    Leslie WNovember 28, 2013
    Definitely not the nicest arena...pack lightly...not much room to move!
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony C.November 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If we won the game stay a few minutes after the third period to listen to Journey - Don't stop believing. Make sure you sing with the crowd!
  • PCTech13
    PCTech13October 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Thought they were a good team, how could they lose to the Rangers? Let's Go Rangers!!!!
  • Brooke H.
    Brooke HoskinsOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Coincidentally: This weekend also kicks off Detroit's Underground Sewer Racing fall circuit.
  • Brooke H.
    Brooke HoskinsOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Remember: The first step to accomplishing your dream is to wake up.
  • Todd J.
    Todd JordanOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware! It looks like one of Michael Jackson's walk-in closets blew up in here. The sequins! The sequins!
  • Brooke H.
    Brooke HoskinsOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When they play Don't Stop Believin', you must shout out real loud, "South Detroit." It's a rule and will give you street cred.
  • Brooke H.
    Brooke HoskinsOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No flash photography people!
  • Brooke H.
    Brooke HoskinsOctober 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's chilly in here. Dress in layers.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony C.October 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Take a picture with Mr. Hockey!! Located near Section 103 (Gordie Howe entrance).
  • Robert U.
    Robert UrraroSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hockey game today use the old shillelagh shuttle for your transportation needs to Greektown and back
  • KayeElleJaye
    KayeElleJayeSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I have a Love-Hate Relationship with these stairs! Lol...
  • Zachary k.
    Zachary kinneySeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    They let me on the ice!
  • Juan S.
    Juan SalinasAugust 2, 2013
    Love the redwings
  • Mark S.
    Mark SimonMay 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't wear a Blackhawks jersey to a Red Wings game.
  • Jason A. M.
    Jason A. MillerMay 27, 2013
    Try the hockey
  • Anthony N.
    Anthony NogradyMay 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Blackhawk fans need not enter.
  • Ucen P.
    Ucen PrawiradilagaMay 11, 2013
    Nice Game...
  • Mark S.
    Mark SimonMay 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Go before you go.
  • Tina P.
    Tina PurdomApril 25, 2013
    The suites are awesome!! Plus the banana split is totally worth the 6.50!!
  • Nina M.
    Nina MishchenkoApril 2, 2013
    Good luck for all team and our best friend Pavel Datsyuk!!! We miss you!!! And wish great success!!!
  • georganne
    georganneMarch 29, 2013
    Lets go hawks!!! :).
  • Katie B.
    Katie BonnivierMarch 24, 2013
    Between periods use the upstairs bathroom near Tim Hortons... No lines and way cleaner!!
  • Chef W.
    Chef WMarch 23, 2013
    Park at Greektown and take the peoplemover over.....
  • Helen R.
    Helen RuppelMarch 17, 2013
    Love my Wings and if you come to a game, do not forget the octopus
  • Allison R.
    Allison ReppMarch 12, 2013
    My favorite place to watch hockey... That I've been to so far anyway!! Go Wings!! (Also, the new upstairs bathrooms are the Joe's best kept secret! There is almost never a wait!)
  • David G.
    David G.March 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This Is where the magic happens!
  • Seth C.
    Seth CourrégéMarch 8, 2013
    Get tickets early, because even mediocre games will sell out!
  • A Noom T.
    A Noom TwentyMarch 6, 2013
    Detroit Red Wings
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMarch 4, 2013
    Use the free program's beer map to find the spots where your favorite beer is sold in the stadium. After the game, buy a Stanley Cup Championship banner and use it as a curtain in your home.
  • Mr. B.
    Mr. BusyMarch 3, 2013
    avoid Little Caesars, cockroaches.
  • Jeffery E.
    Jeffery EnriquezMarch 3, 2013
    Lets go Blackhawks.
  • Kristi W.
    Kristi WiersumMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Who says only angels have WINGS Go WINGS
  • Gregg P.
    Gregg PullanoMarch 3, 2013
    Almost everything here is cash only. Dumb place is stuck in the 1980s.
  • Gary Y.
    Gary YeeFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're in the wrong seat, don't complain when you're told to move!
  • Javi  S.
    Javi  SFebruary 24, 2013
    NHL Vancouver Canucks
  • Steve
    SteveFebruary 14, 2013
    Nothing better than center ice
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChannellFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have bells beer on draft by section 207 now. $9 for a 20 oz draft.
  • McKenzie B.
    McKenzie BuchananJanuary 30, 2013
    Hey hey hey hockey town!!! Way to I wings ✌
  • Carianne M.
    Carianne MayorosJanuary 26, 2013
    So much funn! Hockeytown
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BigelowJanuary 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Joe has the world's slowest bartenders. They could probably make triple the money if they weren't moving as slowly as they can. Go somewhere else and predrink
  • Ian S.
    Ian ShalapataNovember 9, 2012
    Good sight lines all the way around. When they're playing, that is.
  • John N.
    John NealAugust 23, 2012
    Had a great time at the wings Canes game. Flew in from Carolina. However the arena is a pos. But great atmosphere and great people.
  • Republican National Convention
    The 32nd Republican presidential nominating convention was held July 14–17, 1980 at Joe Louis Arena. Former California Governor Ronald Reagan was nominated for president.
  • Derek T.
    Derek TellinghuisenJuly 13, 2012
    Cheer on the Red Wings, and see some great Hockey!
  • Darian R.
    Darian RawsonJune 13, 2012
    Home of the Detroit Red Wings
  • Shawn F.
    Shawn FoxJune 1, 2012
    Red Hot Chili Peppers!
  • Brian T.
    Brian TolliverApril 23, 2012
  • Dwayne K.
    Dwayne KilbourneApril 16, 2012
    Home of Hockey Town... need I really say anymore??
  • ESPN
    ESPNMarch 27, 2012
    During the 1996 Western Conference Finals, two local Detroiters threw a 50-pound octopus onto the ice at this place. That’s right, five-zero. It was one giant cephalopod.
  • courtney
    courtneyMarch 26, 2012
    Get the deep dish pizza! It is way easier to eat at your seat!
  • Jackie A.
    Jackie AlpernMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Now serving 4 Bell's Drafts!
  • Ron A.
    Ron AngelMarch 16, 2012
    CCHA Championships!
  • Eric R.
    Eric RantaFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
  • Julie M.
    Julie McnalleyFebruary 24, 2012
    Wings just scored.
  • Tim R.
    Tim R.February 19, 2012
    History being made, 22 straight Home Wins and going for 23 today.
  • Katie G.
    Katie GregoryFebruary 16, 2012
    Eat at Hockeytown Cafe & ride complimentary shuttle to The Joe.
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer ParrishFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    History has been made here. 21 straight consecutive home wins!
  • Katie W.
    Katie WiedermanFebruary 9, 2012
    Favorite place in the world.
  • Zainab S.
    Zainab SiddiquiFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love my Wings boys!
  • John W.
    John WristonJanuary 30, 2012
    Park on Cobo roof. It has easy access to the People Mover and easy access for exits. Avoid the JLA garage at all costs!
  • Marine Corps
    Marine CorpsJanuary 17, 2012
    Not only does he own the Detroit Red Wings (and Little Caesars Pizza), Michael Ilitch Sr. also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • AJ E.
    AJ EllweinJanuary 17, 2012
    Careful on the stairs...
  • Self Storage Specialists
    Self Storage SpecialistsJanuary 10, 2012
    Let's Go Red Wings! We look forward to a great playoff run this year!
  • Trisha W.
    Trisha WitherspoonDecember 31, 2011
  • Jim B.
    Jim BlaneyDecember 31, 2011
    Great hockey atmosphere
  • Craig H.
    Craig HDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go Wings! Awesome place to watch a hockey game
  • Maria S.
    Maria SellsDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Suite 13 is pretty awesome!
  • Matt L.
    Matt Lane 👾🔫November 24, 2011
    Students: bring your student ID to the box office on the day of the game for $15 student tickets!
  • Kathryn F.
    Kathryn FingerNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Follow me on twitter! @UTRedWingsFan :)
  • Mike S.
    Mike ShimmelNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Most confusing stadium I always get lost looking for my seat
  • Tim H.
    Tim HopeNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit in the front row. Best game ever.
  • Blue Wheel Media
    Blue Wheel MediaOctober 13, 2011
    Detroit is Hockeytown! Tweet @DetroitRedWings during the games!
  • Detroit Red Wings
    Detroit Red WingsOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    It's GAME DAY! Red Wings - Senators - 7:00 P.M. on FOX Sports Detroit and 97.1 FM.
  • Mark P.
    Mark PasmaSeptember 10, 2011
    Lot's of people! !! Go Wings! !
  • Detroit Red Wings
    Detroit Red WingsAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Seven weeks from today!
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy Goin ConeJuly 13, 2011
    Go Red Wings!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HearnJuly 10, 2011
    Come early unless you wanna be on parking wars Detroit.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GardnerMay 24, 2011
  • Mojo In The Morning
    Mojo In The MorningApril 16, 2011
    If you're gonna throw an octopus on the ice, boil it first. It looks a lot cooler & doesn't smell. Plus, everyone around you will thank you for not getting slimed!
  • Sachin A.
    Sachin AgarwalMarch 28, 2011
    Get an Italian Beef from Cheli's.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LukeyMarch 22, 2011
    Red Wings are running out of room for all these banners :)
  • robert g.
    robert gordonMarch 6, 2011
    JLA is the baddest place aswell as the loudest place in the NHL to watch the redwings
  • Jim V.
    Jim VogelFebruary 18, 2011
    Great place for ice.
  • Brent L.
    Brent Lofthouse-AldiFebruary 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Seats are so tiny, especially if you have the honor of sitting next to someone who weighs more that 100 pounds. LOL
  • Alexis S.
    Alexis ShullJanuary 29, 2011
    Getting ready for some good old college hockey. Go Blue!
  • M. Opaliski
    M. OpaliskiJanuary 3, 2011
    Flyers topped the Redwings 3-2 tonight for their first win in the Motor City in 22 years.
  • Jackie K.
    Jackie KilmerDecember 31, 2010
    great for Hockey but expect to stand in line forever for the bathroom!
  • Olivia W.
    Olivia WeinerDecember 20, 2010
    Mmmm little ceasars!!!!
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle B.December 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get tickets in the Legend Club suite - you won't ever want to watch a home game anywhere else!
  • Andris Z.
    Andris ZukovsDecember 9, 2010
    Stop by the Post Bar before and after the game! Congress & Cass. Every Wednesday night home game you can win an authentic Wings jersey! Become our friend at for details!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BahlmanNovember 14, 2010
    wings will win the cup this year
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WendellNovember 12, 2010
    Had so much fun with DECA here!
  • Han K.
    Han KimOctober 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go Wings!!!
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BatemanOctober 30, 2010
    Grab dinner in Greektown or at the Hard Rock Cafe and then hop on the People Mover - it will take you right to the stadium!
  • Detroit Red Wings
    Detroit Red WingsOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Join the Red Wings on Thursday for the fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night!
  • Jerome W.
    Jerome WeingardenOctober 14, 2010
    Hockey cool!
  • Bobby A.
    Bobby AlcottOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    For people in from Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Denver -- count the Stanley Cup banners, then add all yours together and remember who owns your ass. :-)
  • Kirsten M.
    Kirsten MatsonOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great hockey is played here.
  • NHL
    NHLOctober 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fanatic Fact: The Octopus toss started in 1952 when the Red Wings played at the Detroit Olympia by fan Pete Cusimano.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GarmanOctober 1, 2010
  • Katie
    KatieAugust 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit the concession stands where people are wearing red smocks, they are non-profits who get a portion of the sales for that game.
    ANDREW HUMPHREYJuly 4, 2010
    Go to a Detroit Red Wings game!
    HISTORYApril 5, 2010
    Joe Louis Arena - also known as the "JLA" or "The Joe"-is the home of the Detroit Red Wings.The Red Wings have won three cups in the JLA and twice (in 1997 and 2002) they've clinched the championship.
  • wylie b.
    wylie burtMarch 6, 2010
    Go wings!!!!!!
  • Dusty Z.
    Dusty ZajkowskiJanuary 19, 2010
    Watch Todd Bertuzzi dish out an "Eat my Shit" goal on the Blackhawks.
  • mike m.
    mike mcmillonNovember 24, 2009
    home of the detroit red wings, check out the banners from all the championships, and the octopus hanging from the ceiling.
  • Nicole Y.
    Nicole YellandNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Wings fans - be ready for our Chilly Cookoff outside the Joe next Friday at 5:30 with music, food, drinks and fun! See you there!
  • Nicole Y.
    Nicole YellandNovember 3, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you grab this No Limits sign like in-arena host Sean tonight to be in the commercial #myhockeytown Read more
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CJuly 23, 2009
    Watch a Red Wing game or a concert.
  • Raquel C.
    Raquel Cantero AlfaroMarch 28, 2016
    No dejan entrar con bolso, sólo con bolsota de manol
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