Food & Drink

The 16 Best Bars in the Detroit Suburbs

Published On 04/07/2015 Published On 04/07/2015
Nicole Rupersburg/Thrillist
NICOLE RUPERSBURG/THRILLIST
Bierkeller
Nicole Rupersburg/Thrillist
Gusoline Alley
Nicole Rupersburg/Thrillist
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
Miller's Bar
NEW WAY BAR
Nicole Rupersburg/Thrillist
One-Eyed Betty's
The Rockery
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1. The Oakland 201 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Don't be confused about the "Art Novelty Company" title that adorns their website -- The Oakland is all about cocktails. Well, cocktails and the creation of a sumptuous turn of the century aesthetic.

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2. Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. 5919 Chicago Rd, Warren, MI 48092

With over 25 handcrafted beers made on site, Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. has something for everyone-- beer aficionados, novices, casual drinkers, and everyone in between ("Are Porters super hoppy?"). If beer isn't for you, however, the brewery has you covered with its house-made wines, mead, and cider.

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3. Imperial 22828 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 (Ferndale)

Try tacos al pastor (marinated pork/grilled pineapple/jalapeno onion pickle), and adobado de pollo (chili lime grilled chicken w/ salsa verde), plus tortas stuffed w/ slow-roasted pork, stewed beans, slaw, guac & a poblano lime cream sauce.

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4. One-Eyed Betty's 175 W Troy St, Ferndale, MI 48220 (Ferndale)

Answering the prayers of those who crave craft brews and top-notch bar food at 12am on a Tuesday, O-EB's a raucous ale den loaded with communal picnic tables, spacious leather booths, a trifecta of classic pinball machines, a stocked jukebox, and an unfinished beer cap mural you can contribute to.