The big bar night
Places to drink - and refuel - on Turkey Day Eve
Published: November 17, 2010
The Post Bar locations in Detroit, Novi, Auburn Hills and more; postbars.com: The Post Bar empire has metro Detroit covered, with a half-dozen locations. Graffiti adorns the walls of the Detroit location, which has been around since 1978. Or if you're out on the west side, check out their Novi location, which has an insane glass-enclosed patio. At the location nearest your old stomping grounds, you might even spot your old pals back in town for Thanksgiving.
Town Pump Tavern 100 W. Montcalm, Detroit; 313-961-1929: Located behind Hockeytown Café and Fox Theatre, this is a nice pub stop if you're planning on hitting up downtown. The bar almost makes you feel like you're in London with its ivy-covered windows, wooden interior and small (fake) library with couches in the corner.
Travis Restaurant 23500 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores; 586-778-0101: This is a quirky corner diner in the heart of St. Clair Shores. Walk in at 3 a.m. to find the night owls of the Nautical Mile bar scene intermingled with the locals grabbing a late night snack. Open 24 hours every day, Travis has it all, whether you grab an item off their breakfast menu or bite into a greasy but tasty burger.
Union Street 4145 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-831-396: Besides a very tasty menu, Union Street's bar has a nice selection for all drinkers: 100 different bottled beers, 15 beers on tap, 32 premium bottles of wine available by the glass as well as a variety of rails to choose from. Their 1920s bar is damn impressive.
Ye Olde Tap Room 14915 Charlevoix St., Detroit; 313-824-1030: A beer lover's, barrel-aged dream, this east side hangout features hundreds of beers (285-plus?) from across the globe. A helluva place to chill, libate and hang loose with a great crowd.
Special thanks to editorial intern Michelle Styczynski for her assistance compiling these listings.
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