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The first person to greet you as you enter Donovan’s is no person at all; rather, a massive, slobbering pit bull serves as the welcoming committee at this Detroit dive bar. By the looks of it, the bar is pretty average, but Donovan’s is one of the only Irish bars in the city that gives as much wall real estate to bottles of liquor as it does to photographs of Mexican revolutionaries on its back wall. Come mingle with Detroit locals here and revel in the flat-screen in the corner, which draws almost as much attention as the popcorn machine below it, popping fresh (and free) snacks for all.

Detroit

Donovan's Pub

Flickr/Rick Harrison

The first person to greet you as you enter Donovan’s is no person at all; rather, a massive, slobbering pit bull serves as the welcoming committee at this Detroit dive bar. By the looks of it, the bar is pretty average, but Donovan’s is one of the only Irish bars in the city that gives as much wall real estate to bottles of liquor as it does to photographs of Mexican revolutionaries on its back wall. Come mingle with Detroit locals here and revel in the flat-screen in the corner, which draws almost as much attention as the popcorn machine below it, popping fresh (and free) snacks for all.