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Located in the building that once housed the ticket office of the Grand Trunk Railroad is the Grand Trunk Pub, which offers great meals and drinks for the locals. This stylish establishment, with 25-foot high vaulted ceilings and brass chandeliers, offers 170 bottled craft beers from around the world along with a variety of specialty cocktails. There is also a full menu of delicious sandwiches, burgers and other entrees available. Be sure to try the Grand Trunk Ruben.
If you are looking for an authentic German dining and drinking experience in Detroit, look no further than Jacoby's German Biergarten. Established in 1904 in downtown Detroit, it happens to be one of the oldest bars in the city, and serves up great German food like sausage soup and Jager Schnitzel. There is also an amazing selection of nearly one hundred different varieties of beer from around the world, with new selections being added often. The wood-dominated interiors, exposed-brick walls and subtle lighting choices create a cozy atmosphere in the bar. The space is available for private events as well.
Level Two Bar and Rooftop is located in Greektown neighborhood of Detroit and attracts the more youthful crowd. The place is done up just right for relaxing and having a good time. If you are a sports lover, you can catch your favourite games on the large screens here.
Right next to the old Tiger Stadium, Nemo's is one of the most popular sports bars in Detroit and it's especially cherished by Tigers and the Red Wing fans. On the menu, cheap beer, burgers and fries are par for the course, something everybody can agree with before or after a game. Since Nemo's is historic in the sports scene, the walls are decorated with newspaper clippings and pictures of Detroit's baseball victories through the years. Sports Illustrated named it the third best sports bar in the country in 2007 and although small and crowded, the atmosphere of warmth and enthusiasm make it one of a kind.
Established in 1902, Nancy Whiskey is one of the oldest bars in Detroit that remains in operation. It has survived a fire in 2009 and still manages to holds its own. This is a classic Irish pub that serves a wide variety of beers and cocktails. The games of local professional sports games are always on the televisions here, ensuring an enthusiastic crowd. Nancy Whiskey has a loyal clientele and welcomes one and all into its pub.
The headquarters of Belgian culture in Detroit, the Cadieux Café has one of the first feather bowling alleys in the United States. The bowling alleys are concave and players roll huge wooden wheels and try to land closest to a feather. Tucked away in a residential neighborhood on the East Side, the Cadieux Café is also famous for its fabulous mussels, which are served in more than six different ways. The rest of the menu is typical pub grub and Belgian dishes, and the Old World decor and cheery atmosphere provide a good taste of Belgian bonhomie. It is recommended to book bowling lanes in advance, but it's almost as much fun to watch the old-timers bowl as to play yourself.