Off the beaten path, but well worth the extra mileage, lies the Gold Dollar. The facade is an unassuming Cass Corridor watering hole, but it disguises an intimate and eclectic aural haven. The former drag bar is now an adventuresome live music venue with a clubhouse vibe. In addition, It has a well-lit and guarded parking lot.
Located in the basement of an old downtown hotel, the City Club (or Leland Club to scene veterans) is Detroit's oldest and greatest Goth club. Don't worry about getting frisked at the door; it's all part of the the charm.
Though the HACC was founded by immigrants, you don't have to be Hungarian to feel at home here. The HACC’s fare is like what many of us think of as the best home cooking: Rich, generous, with a health-take-the-hindmost kind of feel. The HACC is open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with Wednesday being goulash night.
"Downtown Ypsilanti's oldest drinking establishment features food, beverages and live entertainment seven days a week. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, catering to a diverse clientele. The original woodwork and tin ceiling have been carefully maintained. The Tap Room features a selection of 63 bottled beers and 9 drafts, 4 of which rotate on a monthly basis. The menu features a broiled 1/3 pound burger and a variety of fresh soups, salads and subs. For your late-night hunger attacks, the Tap Room serves a variety of munchies until midnight. The kitchen opens at 11 am for lunch."