Food & Drink

The great People Mover pub crawl: a night of drinking via Detroit public transit

Published On 07/02/2014 Published On 07/02/2014
People Mover Bar Crawl DET
Megan Frye
Megan Frye
VOLT at the Marriott
Megan Frye
Megan Frye
Megan Frye
The Well
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1. Mr. Steven's Bar 439 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226

Mr. Steven's is owned by an older Greek couple that will be the ones to pour your drinks themselves. Enjoy a beer at this neighborhood institution, and be prepared for an offer of a free shot of schnapps here and there.

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2. VOLT 400 Renaissance Dr, Detroit, MI 48243

Located in the Marriott at the Renaissance Center, this bar and lounge offers views of Downtown Detroit in tandem with breakfast, lunch, and dinner service. Bar fare includes baked pretzel sticks, a turkey club with fries, blackened shrimp tacos, and house-braised corned beef. Choose a seat at the fuchsia neon-lit bar or a plush velvet armchair and take advantage of the prime people-watching real estate.

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3. Grand Trunk Pub 612 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit's Grand Trunk Pub, sometimes referred to as Foran's, has a storied history as home to a variety of random local businesses. This place was once a jewelry store, a railway ticket office, and possibly the home of a Harry Houdini magic shop. Nowadays, it offers over 170 craft beers, killer deep-fried pub food platters, and an Irish pub good-time atmosphere. They also host regular beer dinners and one of the best brunches in the city.

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4. The Anchor Bar 450 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226

Anchor Bar is a great place to catch Wings games, where fans can enjoy the game while sipping on Michigan brews beneath the wall of fame. Also, they have tater tot nachos. They are called totchos, and trust us, you want them.

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5. Centre Park Bar 1407 Randolph St, Detroit, MI 48226

Sultry lighting, great music, and cheap drinks will keep your party going at Centre Park Bar.

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6. The Well 1228 Randolph St, Detroit, MI 48226 (Greektown)

The Well is the place to go to let loose, get down on some cheap drinks, and dance to whatever classic song the DJ is playing at the moment.

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7. The Old Shillelagh 349 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226 (Greektown)

The Old Shillelagh is an iconic Irish pub in the heart of Detroit's Greektown. It’s old, it’s dingy, but that means you're getting the authentic and time-honored pub drinking experience. Shillelagh's regularly hosts a band on its upper level; downstairs, you'll find your standard order of Guinness, Jameson, and Jager. With a St. Paddy’s Day celebration this unparalleled -- you can't ask for better!

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