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    • Blind pig

        The Pig sticks to its original down and dirty blues roots by proudly defying the current trend of programming DJs and electronic music. The sounds from this stage are made by real people playing real instruments, which makes the Blind Pig an oasis in a digital world for local groups as well as national acts.
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    • Caffeinated atmospherics

        With wood floors, large bay windows that look out at the Detroit skyline, and a menu that holds up with anywhere in the 'burbs, this second-floor coffee spot immediately makes you feel at home. A great spot tucked away on Woodward, Bittersweet deserves to be made into your regular day or nighttime hangout.
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    • Cafe De Marquis

        Know what you’re in for at Café de Marquis, an independent coffeehouse in downtown Royal Oak--one does not get assembly-line service here. It’s the perfect place to enjoy specialty selections, such as coconut latte, banana frappe, or ice cream while the relaxing and artistic atmosphere conjures images of an extravagant tropical vacation.
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    • State of affairs

        State Bar is attached to the ever-popular State Theatre. The decor is romantic and there are a variety of beers, liquors, and appetizers. Black and white historic photos of a once-magnificent Detroit—impressions of a beloved city—hang on every wall. Perfectly soothing. All are welcome.
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    • New body buzzing

        Pontiac has seen its nightclubs come and go, but who'd have imagined a swing mainstay like Velvet transforming itself into an electronic dance club called Tonic? On any given night, you'll hear house, pulse, trance and jungle remixes. Whatever the reason behind the change, it's OK to bid farewell to the past when it's replaced with the inventive sounds of tomorrow.
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    • Drag king

        Off the beaten path, but well worth the extra mileage, lies the Gold Dollar. The facade is an unassuming Cass Corridor watering hole, but it disguises an intimate and eclectic aural haven. The former drag bar is now an adventuresome live music venue with a clubhouse vibe. In addition, It has a well-lit and guarded parking lot.
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    • Far out music

        "Downtown Ypsilanti's oldest drinking establishment features food, beverages and live entertainment seven days a week. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, catering to a diverse clientele. The original woodwork and tin ceiling have been carefully maintained. The Tap Room features a selection of 63 bottled beers and 9 drafts, 4 of which rotate on a monthly basis. The menu features a broiled 1/3 pound burger and a variety of fresh soups, salads and subs. For your late-night hunger attacks, the Tap Room serves a variety of munchies until midnight. The kitchen opens at 11 am for lunch."
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    • Black celebration

        Located in the basement of an old downtown hotel, the City Club (or Leland Club to scene veterans) is Detroit's oldest and greatest Goth club. Don't worry about getting frisked at the door; it's all part of the the charm.
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    • It's about the beer

        Dozens of beer styles from around the world brewed in back. No smoking, no food to speak of, no TV, but plenty of friendly conversation along with the sipping. Tours available.
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    • Homebrew heaven

        Michigan's first brew-on-premises has a small bar with six rotating selections on tap and many bottled beers. They have kegs, bottles and growlers to go, and homebrewing supplies. The friendly staff can help you brew your own beer and they'll even clean up your mess.
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    • Lucky irish charm

        Fun, spirited, clean-cut Irish pub with great sing-along nights, plenty of drunken college grads, and a good bite to eat. Long table seating makes Four Green Fields a great place for an old gang reunion, but get there early for a table -- the place gets packed.
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    • Dark and lovely

        The perfect place to meet a blind date; even plain Janes look mysterious and alluring in the shadowy, ethereal lighting. Ultra hip – but never "trendy" – this Hamtown original is an out-and-out clubhouse for cool cats. Tremendous booths, pool table, jukebox and lots of laid-back style.
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    • Brotherly love

        The first bar to open in the city that now has a beer joint on almost every corner, 7 Brothers retains all that is great about Hamtramck's celebration of tossing one back at the neighborhood bar. Better even than $1.25 Pabst and a pool table is the gregarious George, who's been behind the bar for 23 years.
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    • Great beer oasis

        Great Baraboo is a lively, family-style microbrewery in the heart of Budweiser country. There are four permanent selections on tap, with a fifth tap reserved for rotating specialty brews.
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    • Friendly on tap

        Simply the friendliest place in Ferndale to park your butt on a stool and drink away some hours, surrounded by the easy banter that comes only from a true neighborhood watering hole. Danny's is best enjoyed in your most comfortable lounging garb so that you can realx and enjoy the area's best Irish beer on tap.
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    • Biker heaven

        Not another bandwagon new bar, the New Way has been around forever, providing locals a place to play a game of pool or hear a great local band. Regulars comprised of bikers, drinkers and neighbors welcome new faces. Leave the pretentious airs at home.
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    • Fashion cue

        Fifth Avenue undeniably entertains the fashionable masses--see and be seen. Downstairs, choose from several of the best pool tables in town or head upstairs to be entertained by local celebrity rock and blues acts.
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    • Old school sports

        In the shadow of the old Tiger Stadium, this place was a sports bar years before it was cool. The old fashioned pressed-tin ceiling and sports memorabilia everywhere add to the atmosphere. Plus, the hamburgers can't be beat.
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    • Booty callin'

        If their phone number ain't functioning it's because Club 2000, formerly of Warehouse-fame, is strictly off-the-hook. Featuring a clean but sweaty atmosphere, Club 2000 feels more like a large riverfront loft than a bar, which keeps the emphasis on the booty and hip-hop dancing.
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