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Best bars in Lake Erie

BBQ Joint
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“Really really good slow cooked ribs. Always busy. Sometimes an hour wait time. If that happens, there are other worthy restaurants on the same strip. It's across the street from the old train station that was abandoned and vacant for thirty years and has recently been bought by the Ford Motor Company to be a headquarters for their autonomous car research and development”
49 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is a Cleveland icon. Great drinks and good food. It was the first brewpub and microbrew in Ohio. There’s a gift shop and tours are available on the weekend.”
53 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Known as a premier GMO-free, organic restaurant with responsibly sourced foods, this is my #1 pick for Dinner dining in Ohio City! The grass-fed Cheeseburger and Tuna Poke bowl are two of the best around! Try the brussel sprouts as a delicious appetizer! With a full bar and great food, this is easily a go-to destination.”
57 locals recommend
Bar
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“Looking for sliders, go nowhere else, weekly sliders specials. Good beer selection also”
42 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. ”
34 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!”
35 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.”
30 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!”
29 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Nighttown is the real deal. It’s a real joint where, if you were lucky enough to be there, you could have sat in front of the Count Basie Orchestra so close that the trombone would’ve bopped you in the nose. Or maybe you saw Freddy Cole, Jane Monheit, John Pizzarelli, Brian Auger, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tommy Tune, Basia, Cyrille Aimee, Esperanza Spaulding, Dick Cavett, Dick Gregory, Eliane Elias, Renee Rosnes, Stevie Wonder or John Legend look you right in the eye as they sang or spoke from just a few feet away. ”
31 locals recommend
Bar
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“You can build your own gourmet hot dogs with options of nearly 50 toppings. This large vintage oval bar from the 1940s is a hip neighborhood spot. At 9 PM the space turns into a concert club with a cover supporting a lineup of local and touring musicians. It does a trivia night on Monday, and has some other unique programming as well. It is a fixture of the Gordon Square area of Detroit Shoreway. ”
42 locals recommend
Bar
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“Opening in October 2004, Betty's quickly won the hearts and loyalty of Buffalonians with its cheerful, sunny dining room, its friendly and funky staff, and its moderately priced eclectic cuisine. Betty's food is simple, fresh, and creative, drawing on American and international influences, resulting in food that is wholesome, interesting, and unpretentious. Betty's aspires to use food as a vehicle for bringing people together in ways that result in good feelings, goodwill, and a heightened sense of community in Buffalo, NY.”
27 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.”
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.”
31 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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“One of my top recommendations for a great drink, great meal, and buzzing atmosphere!”
18 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Very fun, loud, and exciting. A divey throwback place that claims to be the oldest. Catch the gorilla funk mob if you can! I wasn't impressed with the mac n' cheese, but maybe I just got the wrong thing. There is usually a cover”
25 locals recommend