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5 of the Best Dive Bars in Detroit

The NFL Draft is sure to have Downtown Detroit packed! So, maybe you're looking for a low-key spot to pull up a barstool and have some cheap food & drinks. Or maybe you're looking for that all the time, any time! Well, look no further. We've got you covered with 5 of the best dive bars in Detroit. But first, I was curious about what makes a bar a true dive bar for you. I have my thoughts on what that is for me. So, let's get into that. What Makes a Bar a Dive Bar Do you love a good dive bar? What makes it precisely that for you? Well, for me, it's usually loved by local patrons and has an eclectic vibe about them.  We're talking no frills, dim lighting, neon beer signs, and cheap drinks. And you'll probably find a bartender behind the bar, not a fancy mixologist. If you're looking for tunes, there may be a jukebox or a tiny live stage if you are lucky. Pretzels and your typical bar snacks are probably the only food you'll find there unless it's a special occasion. And forget about advertising. You're lucky if they have a website and social media. Honestly, I'd pull up a stool here and lie low rather than hang out at a club. How about you? If you're reading this now, that's probably your vibe, too. The Best Dive Bars in Detroit Well, Detroit is super rich in history regarding bars, especially during the years of prohibition. Some of those places are still around today. Now, there are a lot of places to check out around the city, but we have narrowed the list down to 5 of the best dive bars in Detroit for you to swing by. These spots are great and will welcome you with open arms. But please, stay safe and drink responsibly.

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