What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to Wild Woody’s, the name pretty much says it all. The popular eastside bar/club/restaurant is where you come to expect the unexpected.
Entertaining a range of patrons from a variety of ages over the last 14 years, Wild Woody’s serves up an upbeat club-like atmosphere in an eccentric bar setting. Posters, balloons and plaques with sayings like “Drink up! It makes other people more interesting” and “I smile because I haven’t the slightest idea what’s going on” are strewn on not just the walls, but the ceiling as well.
While the wait staff is super cute and friendly, it’s the lit up Christmas-decorated palm trees and light fixtures added to the cacophony of knick knacks that really helps distinguish Wild Woody’s -- located in the Liberty Center plaza -- from the typical neighborhood bar.
Cover on Saturdays is $3 for men; ladies are free.
Until 9 p.m., anything goes, but when the sun goes down, there are no backward hats, long shorts or tank tops for the men. Ladies are free to dress as they please, though most keep it sexy with club wear.
“During the day, you’ve got the family, bar, restaurant crowd, then after 9 p.m. it turns into your nightclub,” says General Manager Kimmie Glowczynski. “We range from 21- to 60-year-olds in here at night.”
The Roseville hang out offers a haven for the child in all of us with multiple pool tables, video games, a dart board, a free-throw basketball game set up and more. Several booths surrounding the wooden bar let you take a break and catch up with friends. A small corner dance floor provides the perfect spot to shake your tail feathers.
“I used to come like five times a week and now it’s like once a week,” says 22-year-old Meghan Thomas of St. Clair Shores who enjoys the music and atmosphere. “I feel comfortable here. It’s fun.”
Pick me up
You’re out of luck if you’re expecting just traditional bar food. While Wild Woody’s does carry the standard burgers, fries and other late-night fried fare, those with slightly more discerning palates will still find something to whet their appetite.
Chose from coconut shrimp served with Caribbean sauce or a 10 oz. New York strip steak – both $10.99. Daily specials (most under $9) include baked lasagna, steak quesadilla and baked pasta with your choice of soup or salad and garlic bread. Appetizers consist of chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, pot stickers, mini tacos and more.
Part arcade and part nightclub, Wild Woody’s also offers regular events like the Monday night pool league and karaoke is tuned up on Tuesdays. A four-week Wednesday-night ring girl competition -- where girls compete for a chance to be the ring girl during a fight at the Palace of Auburn Hills -- begins Sept. 10.
DJ Doug E spins Wednesday through Saturday.