28 criminally underrated bars in Detroit where you won't see a soul from high school

These bars are super low-key, and are criminally underrated. Sometimes they are extremely packed and sometimes there is no one there — and that is what we love about them.

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Jumbo’s Bar
3736 3rd Ave, Detroit
(313)-831-8949
The ultimate neighborhood bar, Jumbo’s is a place where you can sit at the bar for hours on end and not be bothered by anyone.
Photo via Instagram
Jumbo’s Bar
3736 3rd Ave, Detroit
(313)-831-8949
The ultimate neighborhood bar, Jumbo’s is a place where you can sit at the bar for hours on end and not be bothered by anyone.
Photo via Instagram
Northern Lights Lounge
660 W Baltimore St, Detroit
(313)-873-1739
With a great happy hour ($2 domestic bottles!) and an awesome outdoor patio, escape the annoying people you went to high school with at this cute little bar.
Photo via IG user @daizylibra
Northern Lights Lounge
660 W Baltimore St, Detroit
(313)-873-1739
With a great happy hour ($2 domestic bottles!) and an awesome outdoor patio, escape the annoying people you went to high school with at this cute little bar.
Photo via IG user @daizylibra
Bumbo’s
3001 Holbrook Ave, Hamtramck
(313)-285-8239
This artsy Hamtramck bar is full of hipsters and Hamtramck locals.
Photo via Instagram
Bumbo’s
3001 Holbrook Ave, Hamtramck
(313)-285-8239
This artsy Hamtramck bar is full of hipsters and Hamtramck locals.
Photo via Instagram
New Dodge Lounge
8850 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck
(313)-874-5963 It’s a dive bar. There purpose it to escape reality. And douchebags from high school.
Photo via IG user @racheldunkel.
New Dodge Lounge 8850 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck (313)-874-5963 It’s a dive bar. There purpose it to escape reality. And douchebags from high school.
Photo via IG user @racheldunkel.
Marble Bar
1501 Holden St, Detroit
(313)-338-3674
If you’re there for a show, or just to have a few beers, the Marble Bar is tucked away from the city and a great spot to drown your sorrows.
Photo via IG user @sincerlydustin
Marble Bar
1501 Holden St, Detroit
(313)-338-3674
If you’re there for a show, or just to have a few beers, the Marble Bar is tucked away from the city and a great spot to drown your sorrows.
Photo via IG user @sincerlydustin
Small’s Bar
10339 Conant St, Hamtramck
(313)-873-1117
With locals bands and comedians always making a stop at Small’s, it’s a great place to be rest assured that politics won’t get mentioned (unless a comedian is doing a bit). 
Photo via IG user @smallsbar
Small’s Bar 10339 Conant St, Hamtramck (313)-873-1117 With locals bands and comedians always making a stop at Small’s, it’s a great place to be rest assured that politics won’t get mentioned (unless a comedian is doing a bit). Photo via IG user @smallsbar
Standby
225 Gratiot Ave, Detroit
(313)-736-5533
Located downtown, the Standby is a cool little bar with specialty cocktails and drinks.
Photo via IG user @standbydetroit
Standby 225 Gratiot Ave, Detroit (313)-736-5533 Located downtown, the Standby is a cool little bar with specialty cocktails and drinks.
Photo via IG user @standbydetroit
Abick’s
3500 Gilbert St, Detroit
(313)-894-9329
One of the few neighborhood dive bars that has gone unchanged. Great ambiance, cheap drinks, and friendly bartenders make for a great spot to grab a drink.
Abick’s
3500 Gilbert St, Detroit
(313)-894-9329
One of the few neighborhood dive bars that has gone unchanged. Great ambiance, cheap drinks, and friendly bartenders make for a great spot to grab a drink.
Atwater
Jos Campau, Detroit
(313)-877-9205
Sip on some delicious Michigan-made brews and enjoy the friendly ambiance of Atwater. Plus, they have lots of board games that you and your introvert friend can play so you barely have to speak to each other. Yay for solidarity!
Atwater
Jos Campau, Detroit
(313)-877-9205
Sip on some delicious Michigan-made brews and enjoy the friendly ambiance of Atwater. Plus, they have lots of board games that you and your introvert friend can play so you barely have to speak to each other. Yay for solidarity!
Baltimore
1234 Randolph St, Detroit
This low-key bar located downtown is a great place to escape from the big, crowded bars that populate downtown.
photo via IG user @apfoot
Baltimore 1234 Randolph St, Detroit This low-key bar located downtown is a great place to escape from the big, crowded bars that populate downtown.
photo via IG user @apfoot