PJ’s Lager House
As cracks in Detroit’s seemingly impenetrable silver lining (aka, the sky) start to appear, it seems that we’re ready to rush out and enjoy the few fleeting and sweet months of Bob Seger’s favorite season. While holing up in a dark, dank dive may have its appeal in the light-deprived winter months, by the time spring hits, it’s imperative to recharge batteries with some sunlight, a patio, and numerous pints. With this in mind, these are Detroit’s finest bars that let you imbibe in the fresh (or fresh-ish) air.
“Carnivores may say that there’s nothing quite like the juicy, meaty goodness of a beef patty. However, for those who’ve tried a fresh-made (not that frozen junk) veggie burger, they know there’s nothing better in this world. The beauty of a veggie patty is its flexibility. From tofu to tempeh to black beans, lentils, or falafel — a really top notch house burger adds new complexities to a meal. Pile on fresh vegetables, cheese, sauce, maybe even an egg, and few things compare. In honor of Burger Week, here are 11 delicious ones made right here in Detroit.”
1 Campau Tower Hamburgers/The Americana Eatery – 10337 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck
2 Northern Lights Lounge – 660 W. Baltimore St.
3 Woodbridge Pub– 5169 Trumbull St.
4 Seva Detroit– 66 E Forest Ave.
5 Cass Cafe – 4620 Cass Ave.
6 Honest ? Johns Bar & No Grill – 488 Selden St.
7 The Brooklyn Street Local – 1266 Michigan Ave.
8 Mercury Burger Bar – 2163 Michigan Ave.
9 Green Dot Stables – 2200 W. Lafayette Blvd.
10 PJ’s Lager House – 1254 Michigan Ave.
11 Detroit Vegan Soul (D.V.S) – 8029 Agnes St.
Originally published by VisitDetroit.com
Great dive bars in Detroit? I could fill a book. But since I probably only have your attention for the next 90 seconds or so, let me just share a few suggestions on some of the many, many best places in Detroit to commune with the locals and get a true sense of place.
Dimly lit? You bet. Sticky? Maybe. But Detroit’s dive bars are always easy-on-the-wallet, root-for-the-home team and come-as-you-are.