20 ways to spend the biggest bar night of the year

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Old Shillelagh. Josh Kahl

B. Nektar Taproom
Turn up with B. Nektar Taproom's Drinksgiving, with live jazz-fusion from Malik Alston and multi-genre jam band Gus Greenleaf. Meanwhile, Brian Lukacs and Bee Hill will be spinning the good stuff. Food provided by Crispy Roll. (And take advantage of their exclusive bottle-vault clear-out deals.)
Event starts at 5 p.m; 1511 Jarvis St., Ferndale; 313-744-6323; bnektar.com/taproom.

Cadieux Cafe
Detroit's own featherbowling hub is hosting Thanksgiving Eve with live music from Dude and Five Pound Snap — and of course, all of the mussels and Belgian brews you can stomach.
Doors at 9 p.m; 4300 Cadieux St., Detroit; 313-882-8560; cadieuxcafe.com; tickets are $5.

The Eastern Detroit
Crafts, Cocktails and Casinos is the inaugural Thanksgiving celebration at one of Detroit's coolest event spaces featuring, you guessed it, a mix of games and libations. The Eastern Detroit will host this swanky affair with help from DJ Phifedom and Urban Organic. Tickets include drink tickets and casino chips, food will be available for purchase.
The event runs 6-11 p.m; 3434 Russell St., Detroit; theeasterndetroit.com; tickets start at $25.

El Club
A killer lineup features Frontier Ruckus, Deadbeat Beat, and Loose Koozies.
Starts at 8 p.m.; 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit,; elclubdetroit.com; ickets are $5 in advance, $10 day of show; all ages.

Ford Patio Bar & Grill
Gobble til' you wobble with Ford Patio's Thanksgiving bash. The event offers a full menu all night long along with $4 drink specials and top 40 master DJ Art spinning.
Event starts at 10 p.m; 18490 Ford Rd., Detroit; 313-406-4351; fordpatiobar.com; no cover.

Grasshopper Underground
Dirtybird's Kill Frenzy returns to Grasshopper with DJ Deeon.
Doors at 9 p.m.; 22757 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; thegrasshopperunderground.com; 248-298-0330; tickets start at $15; 21+.

Leland City Club
"Gothsgiving" includes two rooms of music featuring DJs Jay Misanthropia and Charles English.
Starts at 10 p.m.; 400 Bagley St., Detroit; facebook.com/LelandCityClub; cover.

It's a "onesie jam," so we assume attire is casual... very casual. Free Luna T-shirts available while supplies last, and $2 you-call-its until 11 p.m.
Starts at 9 p.m.; 1815 N. Main St., Royal Oak; facebook.com/lunadanceclub; 248-589-3344; cover.

Magic Bag
If tofurkey is more your bag, you probably want to get moody and broody with Thanksgiving is Still Murder. The Smiths United (who expertly cover the Smiths and Morrissey, everyone's favorite vegan) have joined forces with Blond-E and MFTM (a Depeche Mode tribute) to deliver a night of delectable '80s classics.
Doors open at 8 p.m; 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-544-1991; themagicbag.com; tickets are $15.

Magic Stick
Whatcha Really Really Want is a vinyl-only '90s pop and hip-hop dance night hosted by — we shit you not — Dennis Haskins, aka Mr. Belding from Saved By the Bell. The '90s are back, baby!
Starts at 8 p.m.; 4120 Woodward Ave., 313-833-9700; majesticdetroit.com; No cover, but RSVP is advised; 18+ only.

Old Miami
Detroit's beloved veterans' watering hole and live music spot is pulling out all the stops for the biggest bar night of the year, enlisting Mike Agent x Clark, Mike Brown, and Craig Huckaby to score the evening.
Doors at 9 p.m; 3930 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-831-3830; cover is $5.

O'Malley's Livonia
Local favorites the Twistin' Tarantulas kick off the biggest bar night of the year with help from Pistol Pete.
Show starts at 9 p.m; 15231 Farmington Rd., Livonia; 734-427-7775; omalleyslivonia.com; tickets are $5.

Salsa Detroit's Annual Latin Thanksgiving bash features DJ Cisco, DJ Tony Took, and DJ Isaac, who will bring the Latin beats while Elaine Marrero will be hosting dance lessons so you don't embarrass yourself on the dance floor.
Doors at 8 p.m; 141 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-336-8077; orchidferndale.com; no cover.

Otus Supply
Features jam band Hell in a Bucket.
Starts at 8 p.m.; 345 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-6160; otussupply.com; $Tickets are $10 advance, $15 day of show; 21+.

Outer Limits Lounge
Rock out with Paint Thinner, Eroders, and DJ John Krautner at the recently reopened Outer Limits Lounge.
Bands start at 10 p.m; 5507 Caniff St., Detroit; 313-368-8192; facebook.com/outerlimitsdetroit.

Saint Andrew's Hall
Thanksgiving Eve show features Poway, Calif., band the Frights, with special guests Vundabar and Hockey Dad.
Doors at 5:30 p.m.; 431 E. Congress St., 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com; tickets start at $13; all ages.

Stray Cat Lounge
The Stray Cat Lounge will help you get lit with live music from Sexy Monster and shot specials all night.
Event starts at 9 p.m; 40813 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp; 586-741-8544; straycatlounge.com; no cover.

Temple Bar
Work It To the Bone features disco, house, funk, and more spun by DJs Ladymonix and Peter Croce.
Starts at 10 p.m.; 2906 Cass Ave., Detroit; $3 before midnight, $5 after; 21+.

Trixie's Bar
Palm Tapes' first annual "Palmsgiving" features music by Anna Burch, Mango Lane, Double Winter, Chrontic Tan, and Gaye Israel.
Starts at 8 p.m.; 2656 Carpenter Ave., Hamtramck; 313-316-5376; tickets are $8.

TV Lounge
Features music by Jackmaster, Honey Dijon, and K-Hand.
Doors at 9 p.m.; 2548 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-965-4789; paxahau.com; tickets start at $15; 21+.

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