210 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; 248-616-3016; renshawlounge.com
What a difference a bit of remodeling makes. For years, the Renshaw was a divey little place with the motto "warm beer, lousy food." But in 2010, owner Mike Lang decided to capitalize on changing tastes, making the place more family friendly by blowing out the front, expanding the joint with plenty of glass and natural light, even adding a heated patio to accommodate smokers. Now it's a bona fide place to hang out by daytime, with a full menu, dozens of tap handles, and the promise that you can still get drunk for $10. (Some things don't change.)
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