Best Of 2014

Best Hip-Hop Venue: St. Andrew’s Hall; 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961;

Known all over the country as the spot to hold hip-hop shows in Detroit, St. Andrew’s Hall has never slacked on love or reverence for the art of hip-hop. Local greats like Royce Da 5’9”, Black Milk and Danny Brown have graced the stages and used the venue as a jump-off spot toward bigger things. But even as the artists’ popularity grows, St. Andrew’s Hall (and the raw, unmitigated walls of the Shelter below) still hosts their welcome back events. St. Andrew’s Hall is a life vein of Detroit, giving its patrons great shows for little cash.