330 E. Lincoln Ave., Royal Oak; 248-268-8780; roakbrewing.com
Just a few blocks outside Royal Oak's bustling downtown, ROAK Brewing Co.'s taproom opened to almost instant fanfare in June of last year. Its 70 seats make it an intimate gathering space that doesn't skimp on aesthetics. A 30-foot glass sculpture designed by local artist Mark Bommarito soars above the tap handles behind the bar, and a crystal chandelier hangs in the middle of the room, meaning you can drink in style.
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