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Best No-Cover Bar

Wayne

Town Pump Tavern, 100 W. Montcalm, Detroit, 313-961-1929

Oakland

Gusoline Alley, 309 S. Center, Royal Oak, 248-545-2235

Macomb

Shores Inn, 23410 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores, 810-773-8940

Washtenaw

Del Rio, 122 W. Washington, 734-761-2530

Best Happy Hour Spread

Wayne

Tremors, 17123 Laurel Park N., Livonia, 734-462-2096

Oakland

TIE: Big Buck, 2550 Takata Dr., Auburn Hills, 248-276-2337

Tiki Bob’s Cantina, 25 S. Saginaw, Pontiac, 248-335-6100

Macomb

T-N-T’s Harper House, 35101 Harper, Clinton Twp., 810-792-1435

Washtenaw

8 Ball, below Blind Pig, 208 S. First, Ann Arbor, 734-996-8555

Best Bar for Lunch

Wayne

Miller’s Bar, 23700 Michigan, Detroit, 313-565-2577

Oakland

TIE: Clarkston Union, 54 S. Main, Clarkston, 248-620-6100

Mr. B’s (various locations)

Macomb

Beach Grill, 24420 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, 810-771-4455

Washtenaw

TIE: Arbor Brewing Co., 114 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, 734-213-1393

Ashley’s, 338 S. State, Ann Arbor, 734-996-9191

Best After-Hours Place

Wayne

Numbers, 17518 Woodward, Detroit, 313-868-9145

Oakland

National Coney Island (various locations)

Macomb

TIE: Trolley Stop Lounge, 8820 Pelham, Taylor, 313-292-6464

National Coney Island (various locations)

Washtenaw

TIE: Blind Pig (see above)

Ashley’s (see above)

Fleetwood Diner, 300 S. Ashley, Ann Arbor, 734-995-5502

Best Place To Hear Techno

Wayne

Motor, 3515 Caniff, Hamtramck, 313-369-0090

Oakland

Clutch Cargo’s, 65 E. Huron, Pontiac, 248-333-2362

Macomb

Emerald Theater, 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens, 810-913-1920

Washtenaw

Nectarine, 516 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, 734-994-5436

Best Place to Hear Jazz

Wayne

Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, 20510 Livernois, Detroit, 313-345-6300

Oakland

5th Avenue, 215 W. Fifth, Royal Oak, 248-542-9922

Macomb

Blue Goose, 28911 E. Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, 810-294-0690

Washtenaw

Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main, Ann Arbor, 734-662-8310

Best Place to Hear Blues

Wayne

Attic Bar, 11667 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck, 313-365-4194

Oakland

Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main, Royal Oak, 248-543-4300

Macomb

Blue Goose (see above)

Washtenaw

Blind Pig (see above)

Best Place to Hear Rock ’n’ Roll

Oakland

Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward, Ferndale, 248-544-3030

Wayne

St. Andrew’s, 431 E. Congress, Detroit, 313-961-MELT

Macomb

Hayloft Liquor Stand, 140 N. Main, Mount Clemens, 810-468-1010

Washtenaw

Blind Pig (see above)

Best Beer Selection

Oakland

Berkley Front, 3087 W. 12 Mile, Berkley, 248-547-3331

Wayne

Ye Olde Tap Room, 14915 Charlevoix, Detroit, 313-824-1030

Macomb

Shores Inn (see above)

Washtenaw

Ashley’s (see above)

Best Top-Shelf Liquor Selection

Wayne

Double Olive, 22027 Michigan, Dearborn, 313-359-5533 & 15230 Mack, Grosse Pointe, 313-823-8892

Oakland

Goodnight Gracie, 222 S. Sherman, Royal Oak, 248-584-7400

Macomb

Mac & Ray’s, 30675 N. River, Harrison Twp., 810-463-9660

Washtenaw

TIE: Ashley’s (see above)

The Earle, 121 W. Washington, Ann Arbor, 734-994-0211

 

Best Microbrewery

Wayne

Bonfire Bistro & Brewery, 39550 Seven Mile, Northville, 248-735-4570

Oakland

Woodward Avenue Brewers, 22646 Woodward, Ferndale, 248-546-3696

Macomb

Great Baraboo Brewing Co., 35905 Utica, Clinton Twp., 810-792-7397

Washtenaw

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co., 120 W. Washington, Ann Arbor, 734-741-7325

Best Strip Club

Wayne

Landing Strip, 36431 Goddard, Romulus, 734-942-9600

Oakland

Cheetahs on the Strip, 19245 W. Eight Mile, Detroit (Ferndale/Detroit — we’ll give you this one), 313-535-6224

Macomb

JonJon’s, 28039 Mound, Warren, 810-751-3160

Washtenaw

Déjà Vu Showgirls, 31 N. Washington, Ypsilanti, 734-487-2110

Best Gay Bar

Wayne

Menjo’s, 928 W. McNichols, Detroit, 313-863-3934

Oakland

Pronto!, 608 S. Washington, Royal Oak, 248-544-7900

Macomb

No winner

Washtenaw

aut bar, 315 Braun Court, Ann Arbor, 734-994-3677

Best Lesbian Bar

Wayne

Rainbow Room, 6640 E. Eight Mile, Detroit, 313-891-1020

Oakland

Pronto! (see above)

Macomb

No winner

Washtenaw

aut bar (see above)

Best Place to Play Bar Games

Wayne

Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux, Detroit, 313-882-8560

Oakland

Mr. B’s (various locations)

Macomb

Dave & Buster’s, 4511 Park Ave., Utica, 810-930-1515

Washtenaw

Touchdown Café, 1220 S. University #109, Ann Arbor, 734-665-7777

Best-Looking Club

Wayne

Pure, 1500 Woodward, Detroit, 313-471-PURE

Oakland

The Temple, 344 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale, 248-414-7400

Macomb

Emerald Theater (see above)

Washtenaw

Cavern Club, 210 S. First, Ann Arbor, 734-332-9900

Best Bar to Find a One-Night Stand

Wayne

TIE: City Club, 400 Bagley, Detroit, 313-962-2300

Motor (see above)

Oakland

TIE: Clutch Cargo’s (see above)

Post Bar, 22828 Woodward, Ferndale, 248-546-7678

Macomb

Emerald Theater (see above)

Washtenaw

Rick’s, 611 Church, Ann Arbor, 734-996-2747

Best Karaoke

Wayne

No winner

Oakland

TIE: Royal Kubo, 25234 Greenfield, Oak Park, 248-968-7550

Hamlin Pub, 1988 S. Rochester, Rochester Hills, 248-656-7700

Macomb

Roger’s Roost, 33626 Schoenherr, Sterling Heights, 810-979-7550

Washtenaw

TIE: Cub’s AC, 1950 Industrial, Ann Arbor, 734-665-4474

Theo’s, 705 W. Cross, Ypsilanti, 734-485-6720

Best Cocktail Lounge

Wayne

Double Olive (see above)

Oakland

Goodnight Gracie’s (see above)

Macomb

TIE: Fishbones, 23722 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, 810-498-3000

Shores Inn (see above)

Washtenaw

The Earle (see above)

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