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Top Jukebox Bars In Detroit

April 19, 2012 6:00 AM

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Grab a pocketful of quarters and put on your dancing shoes–it’s time to rock this town. Detroit is home to some of the greatest jukebox joints, spanning from midtown to the west side. With a range of classic and modern jukeboxes, each contains a different library of songs. It shouldn’t be hard to find a favorite as you try your hand at playing DJ.
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The Bronx Bar
4476 2nd Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-8464
www.facebook.com/BronxBar

Hours: Mon to Fri – 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat to Sun – 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Be prepared for major dancing and serious fun in this dimly lit favorite. The tunes from the dual jukebox are the only music ever played at The Bronx- and they like it like that. Frequented by musicians and artists, this well-established hangout is a favorite among the creative set. The bar’s make your own bloody marys has become a greatly anticipated weekend event.

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Gusoline Alley
309 S Center St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 545-2235

Hours: Daily – 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

With an old-fashioned jukebox and a pinball machine, Gusoline Alley has all the markings of a great place to be. The jukebox contains an impressive array of music, with new discs added regularly. Music only ceases to play on open mic night, which is the first Sunday of every month. Gusoline Alley caters to an eclectic crowd; be prepared to converse with strangers. By last call, you will be old friends.

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Small’s
10339 Conant
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 873-1117
www.smallsbardetroit.com

Hours: Daily – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Rock and Roll reigns the classic jukebox at this art deco styled bar, which was formerly a bank. There are three separate areas to explore, which means plenty of room for dancing. Live music, featuring both local and national bands, are regularly scheduled to perform on stage. Be sure to check Small’s calendar of events for entertainment information, including ticket prices as to not miss any must-see performances.

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3rd Street Detroit
4626 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-0603
www.facebook.com/3rdStreetDetroit

Hours: Mon to Fri – 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat to Sun – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

With a rustic atmosphere and a fireplace perfect for conversation, 3rd Street is a comfortable spot to enjoy an evening out listening to your favorite tunes. The bar features a modern internet jukebox, loaded with anything you can imagine. Ongoing renovations have updated the bar’s appearance for the better throughout the last three years. There is now an outdoor garden patio, which is the place to be, weather permitting. Shuffleboard and darts are available to those looking for some friendly competition.

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Painted Lady
2930 Jacob Street
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 874-2991
www.facebook.com/PaintedLady

Price: Occasional cover charge of $6
Hours: Daily – 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tucked within a neighborhood, the Painted Lady has a low-key, friendly vibe. There are many areas to sit, including the bar itself, tables and a swank lounge area with retro furniture. However, be prepared to get up and dance. This crowd knows how to get down – whether it be to selections from the classic jukebox or the live bands that grace the stage.

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