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Best Cheap Beer Bars In Detroit

January 5, 2012 4:41 PM

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When you’re looking for a beer without the frills check out these fine Detroit establishments. Actually, there are good beers at these places as well, but we have other lists for that.
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The Bronx Bar

4476 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-8464

With everything from $2 Blatz to a $5 Stone IPA, patrons will be able to find something to whet their whistle without putting the tab on layaway. Bronx Bar in Midtown has a patio which makes it a little less divey. Visit Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 for brunch with The Original Bloody Mary Bar.

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Gusoline Alley

309 S Center St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 545-2235
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Gus’ has a great selection of brews at decent prices. A great change of pace in Royal Oak. $2 gets you a can of Carling Black Label. In this editor’s opinion,  Black Label is an enjoyable lager. Bring cash because credit is not accepted.

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Dooley’s Irish Tavern

12414 Hall Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
(586) 323-3501
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Great drink specials and daily themes. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th of every month. Home of $1 Domestic Drafts 11-4 every day. 20 beers on tap.

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Renshaw Bar & Grill

210 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 616-3016
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Along with thrifty brews — find comfort food including pizza, mac and cheese and Philly steak sandwiches at this Clawson watering hole. $2 22 oz drafts of Coors, Labatt, PBR and $3 well drinks all night every night.

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Whiskey In the Jar

2741 Yemans St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 873-4154

$6 pitchers of Pabst Blue Ribbon will do the trick! Regulars are enthusiastic about the friendly staff and the divey atmosphere. Against the convention, rumor has it, that the bathrooms are super clean. Who knew!?

Circa 1890 Saloon

5474 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 831-1122
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Near Wayne State University, it’s been a staple for students. Enjoy free Wi-Fi in case you need to work on your dissertation. Listen to just about any song you can think of on the Internet jukebox. Cans of Carling Black Label for $2 won’t stretch your budget.

The Old Miami

3930 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-3830

The backyard area is awesome! It’s a lawn chair oasis in the city. They regularly feature bands and DJs. Locals recommend Sundays for a less crowded and relaxed vibe. $2 draft Miller Lite all day every day.

Oh yeah, about those other lists.

Best Beer Selection
Best Brewery Pubs
Best Microbreweries

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