Metro Detroit’s best bars and clubs of 2018, as chosen by our readers

The results are in for the 2018 Best of Detroit reader's poll and you, the readers, didn't hold back from letting us know where you prefer to drink, dance, and rock out. Here you'll find metro Detroit's best bars and clubs, all determined by your friends and neighbors. If you don't see your personal favorites here, maybe this will lead you to a few new places to try. Read the rest of our Best of Detroit issue here.

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Best Rock Club 
Saint Andrew’s Hall  
431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961;  saintandrewsdetroit.com
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Best Rock Club
Saint Andrew’s Hall
431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com
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Best Metal Club
The Token Lounge  
28949 Joy Rd., Westland; 734-513-5030;  thetokenlounge.com
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Best Metal Club
The Token Lounge
28949 Joy Rd., Westland; 734-513-5030; thetokenlounge.com
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Best Club for Hip-Hop 
El Club   
4114 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-279-7382;  elclubdetroit.com
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Best Club for Hip-Hop
El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-279-7382; elclubdetroit.com
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Best Folk Venue 
The Ark    
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1451; theark.org 
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Best Folk Venue
The Ark
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1451; theark.org
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Best Place to See a Jam Band 
Otus Supply  
345 E Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-6160;  otussupply.com
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Best Place to See a Jam Band
Otus Supply
345 E Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-6160; otussupply.com
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Best Bar (Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti) 
Wolverine State Brewing Co. 
2019 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor; 734-369-2990; wolverinebeer.com
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Best Bar (Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti)
Wolverine State Brewing Co.
2019 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor; 734-369-2990; wolverinebeer.com
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 Best Bar (Detroit)  
Standby
225 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-736-5533; standbydetroit.com
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Best Bar (Detroit)
Standby
225 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-736-5533; standbydetroit.com
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Best Bar (Suburbs) 
5th Ave. 
215 West Fifth St., Royal Oak; 248-629 9423;  fifthaveroyaloak.com
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Best Bar (Suburbs)
5th Ave.
215 West Fifth St., Royal Oak; 248-629 9423; fifthaveroyaloak.com
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Best Bar for Classic Cocktails
Bad Luck Bar 
1218 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-657-9177;  badluckbar.com
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Best Bar for Classic Cocktails
Bad Luck Bar
1218 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-657-9177; badluckbar.com
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Best Beer Selection  Hop Cat 
Various locations;  hopcat.com
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Best Beer Selection
Hop Cat
Various locations; hopcat.com
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