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Champ's is the type of ‘Cheers’ Bar, where everybody knows your name — and offers 17 drafts and over 100 bottles of beer. This is a local’s favorite that boasts the best burger in Livingston County, although the data is a bit inconclusive.



Reader Email

Dear Mr. Portnoy, 
My name is David Beauchamp and I am writing to you from Ann Arbor, MI. Go Blue! The reason for my note is regarding my family’s Bar/Restaurant in Brighton Michigan named Champ’s Pub. Champ’s Pub has been a Brighton classic since 1981. The Pub is named after my Dad and its is his fraternity nickname, ‘Champ’. The business logo is my Dad’s mustache, which he has not shaved since 1971. He and my mother have been together for 50 years and she has only seen him for 24hr without his mustache. That twenty-four hour time span was when my Dad received weekend leave while serving in the United States Army and hitchhiked from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to Ann Arbor, Michigan to surprise my Mom.

Champ’s Pub has employees that have been a part of our family for over 33 years. Our family and wonderful employees persevered through the first shut down as we stayed open for carry out. In Michigan we have had two bans on indoor dining and this last shutdown really slowed things down with the cold weather. We recently installed two igloos outside after weeks of back-and-forth with the city of Brighton over our new ‘permanent structures’. They have certainly helped bring up business but things have been hard as we have not let anyone go. We have a limited staff but the team is doing what they can to get in hours.  I have always been a massive fan of Barstool (honestly) and Mr. Portnoy. I was actually at your event in Ann Arbor for the Michigan game a few years back when you had that big bus outside the stadium on Berkley Ave and you had a live broadcast.

I wanted to really thank you for doing this and helping the restaurant community! Next time you’re in Brighton Michigan dinner is on me! We have had the best Burgers in Livingston County for over 30 years.