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Best bars in Essex County

BBQ Joint
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“Best Barbeque in Detroit (in my opinion). They also have a closer Slows to Go, which is just as good, but not a sit down place (although they do have a few benches and counters).”
49 locals recommend
Bar
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“Looking for sliders, go nowhere else, weekly sliders specials. Good beer selection also”
45 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Just good coffee, plus great place to hang and warm up or do work. Sometimes a little too busy, but definitely a good spot. ”
35 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Classic cocktail bar in a beautiful setting. They won't seat you unless there's room so go early or prepare to wait!”
38 locals recommend
Distillery
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“Two James, located in Detroit's Corktown, is the first distillery in Detroit since prohibition. Enjoy an educational tour or sip on one (or two) of their hand crafted cocktails! They don't serve food, but there are frequently food trucks in the parking lot.”
32 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The best thing here are their pizzas and their order of fries. If you are looking for interesting pizza, this is the place to go. They also have a great bar.”
24 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Northern Lights Lounge is the perfect spot to meet friends or make new ones. Great crowd with a mix of Detroiters, new and old. Weekend live music is always a treat and gets you in the mood to dance. Bar fare is spot on too!”
32 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Classy establishment. Music has always been good here - Check the website if there is a cover or not. No comment on the food - it's expensive. But their drinks are good.”
29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Signature restaurant in Michigan - find most Michigan beers on tap at this local hotspot. Make sure to order those cosmic fries!”
25 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Located in the West Village, Craft Work has a bar side of the restaurant where you can order food and fancy cocktails.”
32 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Popular cocktail bar with great food and inventive New York style cocktails. ”
17 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Excellent cocktail spot for weekends, located on the 2nd floor overlooking Woodward and John R”
18 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Real Detroit loves to dance ! Catch the real Detroit vibes and have a glass of wine and enjoy!”
26 locals recommend
Bar
“fantastic burgers and blts etc etc. college bar with an awesome pool table.”
21 locals recommend
Pub
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“Good food and neighborhood feel. Monday nights are Vinyl nights with great music, dancing. ”
19 locals recommend
Night Club
“A punk/dive bar with cheap drinks and excellent food. They have brunch on the weekends. ”
21 locals recommend