And the winner is…
14915 CharlevoixDetroit, MI 48215
In this new category for 2013, readers chose Ye Olde Tap Room as the perfect spot. Ye Olde Tap Room has more than 280 beers from all over the world. Be sure to try the cheese and sausage, too. Patrons can sit and talk with friends or enjoy video games, play darts and watch sports on TV. On many weekends, the Tap Room also hosts local live music. The building holding this former speakeasy was previously a trolley repair station and the site of a racing club.
309 S. CenterRoyal Oak, MI 48067
Neighborhood: Downtown Royal Oak
Gusoline Alley ' Gus' as the locals refer to it ' is a 'no-frills beer and shot bar.' The bar draws an eclectic crowd ' from bikers to rockers to the occasional hipsters ' and was recently named one of the best places in the country by Maxim Magazine. Gus' serves up daily drink specials and features 100 beers from all over the world but no food is served. Those who want to hear music, better put another coin in their famous jukebox, baby.
2233 ParkDetroit, MI 48201
Neighborhood: Foxtown/Theatre District
Located in the heart of Detroit's sports and entertainment districts, Centaur's sophisticated sexy atmosphere makes it the perfect stop seven days a week. Kick back and listen to smooth music, gather around the bar or relax in one of the fully furnished leather-seated lounge areas. Centaur is known for its classy 1920s art deco style, fluid wine and martini list and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy $5 martinis during the daily happy hour from 4-6 p.m.
917 N. MainRoyal Oak, MI 48067
The Inn Place Bar and Grill is a local hangout that has a clientele as diverse as the neighborhood. The welcoming staff, friendly patrons and casual atmosphere will make you want to come back time and again. Whether you are looking for breakfast and a Bloody Mary or a late night burger and a beer The Inn Place is a great choice.
300 E. AdamsDetroit, MI 48226
Neighborhood: Downtown Detroit
The Elwood Bar & Grill was built in 1936 by noted local architect Charles Noble, which adds a quaint bit of history to the place. Elwood is favorite gathering spot before games at Comerica Park and Ford Field. Hungry? The sandwiches nearly reach the decorative roof (OK, I'm exaggerating, but only slightly), and the hot dogs are heaven.