Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I'm not big on lists, but I have read a few lists lately of the best bars in America, both in Esquire and Playboy. Cliff Bells in Detroit made the Playboy list, and I would highly agree. I'm going to list a few in Detroit that I find particularly wonderful and throw the question to you, dear reader. Favorite bars? What makes a bar a great bar?
The Park Bar -- Detroit: great drinks, cool food service (hot dogs and Hungarian food are available right next door and you place your order on a checklist of what you do and don't want and the food appears like magic! If only all of life were this simple.)
Cliff Bells -- Detroit: great music, beautiful setting
The Emory -- Ferndale: fantastic drinks, beautiful interior, best okra and roast beef salad ever
Old Miami -- Detroit: awesome setting, great flair, cool people
Forte -- Birmingham: fantastic upscale setting, excellent food
Back soon with more suggestions and the usual nonsense . . . Happy Tuesday!