In just a couple of very short years, Metro Detroit went from having only a handful of truly worthwhile "beer bars" to having so many that some of the older ones were displaced in relevance (bye-bye, Berkley Front). Betty's is one of those bigger, better beer bars, with 47 taps (plus one handle for root beer) and another 100+ by the bottle. It also hosts the annual Christmastime FestivALE, held around Thanksgiving, to celebrate the release of special Christmas beers from Michigan breweries like Bell's, Dark Horse, and Short's, as well as Belgian heavy-hitters, and live music from regional folk, Americana bands, and succulent holiday "roast beasts" for grazing.
If you haven’t heard of Palate in Milford, that's probably because it's in Milford and you probably figured "why bother." But with 32 beers on draft with an emphasis on Michigan and almost always a white whale or two (like, for example, CBS this past January, the even MORE nerd-alert Founders stout than KBS), plus a pretty great patio out back, THAT's why bother.