One of the first microbreweries in the city, Dearborn Brewing is known for its range of handcrafted beers. Patrons can stock up on their favorites or head to the taproom and try crisp brews with a group of friends. Not only are visitors offered kegs and growlers to take home, but the microbrewery also follows a BYOF policy, meaning guests are free to order in from various restaurants. While the friendly staff and great beer selection make Dearborn Brewing an excellent choice around the clock, you should swing by during happy hour and stay apprised of the events calendar for an extra good time.
A local favorite since 1975, Old Shillelagh acts as a pub, bar, and nightclub on various days throughout the week. This is one of the most liveliest spots in the city and is always bustling with a young crowd. Dance the night away as the DJ spins your favorite number or tap your feet to the live music performances by some of the best artists in the city; these and other interesting events held throughout the week keep the guests entertained. In case you feel hungry after all the dancing, you can devour burgers, sandwiches, appetizers or other offerings on their menu. All in all, you are sure to have a gala time here.
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.
The Library Sports Pub and Grill is a great place to come watch the game and relax with friends. The menu has sports bar fare, with burgers, pizza, wings, salads, sandwiches and more. The Library features an incredible 40 TV screens, so your game is sure to be on. What's more, The Library also offers various drink and food specials every day, in addition to their weeknight happy hour specials.
Since 2004, Soho has been one of the most popular LGBT bars in the Detroit Metro area. The neon lighting gives the interiors a fun and exciting atmosphere. The drinks offered range from beer on tap to specialty cocktails and daily drink specials like the caramel apple martini or the Blanche Devereaux. Weekly events like trivia nights, karaoke and dance parties make Soho a great place to head anytime you're looking for a fun night out with friends in a welcoming environment.
Offering patrons 12 beers on tap along with a variety of finger food, Crow’s Nest is a lively neighborhood bar filled with a young, cheerful crowd. From the bar menu, Fat Tire and Illusive Traveler are particularly delicious. You could also go for Blue Moon or Grapefruit Ale. If all the socializing makes you feel hungry, you can call for the Patty Melt Burger, Taco Salad or the Coconut Shrimp Basket. If you decide to try out this vibrant bar, don’t forget to keep a look out for their poker, karaoke and trivia nights.
Breweries abound in the United States but some are located in bizarre locations. One such microbrewery is Atwater in the Park situated within a historic church. Vintage decor such as high vaults, imposing wood-beams supporting the roof, and stained glass windows have been kept intact. These decor elements clash in a quirky way with the modern setup of the brewery and beer hall, including brewing equipment and television sets. The brewery's sprawling beer garden affords a beautiful view of the church's white stone facade, light gray roof, tall tower and street clock. The food menu includes classic German fare while the beer selection will leave connoisseurs impressed. Discounts and specials include free meals for children on Sundays, quiz nights on Tuesdays, and a build-your-own-burger option on Wednesdays.