A few years back, beer bars with dozens of taps dedicated exclusively to craft beers, plus another 100+ bottles, were wholly new in Detroit. Now, multi-taps with lengthy bottle lists are the norm, because, oh, what a glorious time to be alive it is. One-Eyed Betty's was one of the earliest multi-tap beer bars in Metro Detroit, but if there's one thing that gives its beer selection a run for its money, it's the whiskey selection. The list runs deep, and while you can get crowd-pleasing items like Fireball, you can also gets lots and lots of bourbon, rye, blended & single malt Scotch (especially single malt Scotch), Irish & Canadian whiskeys from boutique labels, and some of the top brands in the world. Who even needs beer?
There are a lot of great bars over in this corner of the Detroit/Grosse Pointe(s) border zone -- Ye Olde Tap Room (see above); My Dad's Place, which looks exactly as advertised; Rustic Cabins Bar, where Kerouac made his literal mark; Atwater in the Park, a German-style beer hall and garden; and Red Crown, where you can get a proper cocktail. Just don't forget about Cabbage Patch Saloon, which has been around as a sports bar for decades, but a little over a year ago revamped as more of a whiskey & cocktail bar with fancy bar snacks. If you like craft cocktails, this should be your go-to spot on this side of town (even more than Red Crown). If you like whiskey, ditto; and you can order them by the flight, based on region and style: American, Irish, Scotch, bourbon, and the "World Tour Flight" that includes the celebrated Japanese Yamazaki whisky.