Where are all the great dive bars these days? Every time you find a place you like, it suddenly becomes the town’s hottest newest, not-so-best-kept secret, forcing the older clientele (the reasons it is a “dive” bar usually) to leave in frustration. Well, we crawled some of the dive-iest bars in Detroit to find 3 of the best. Here goes.

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Magic Stick

4120 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

The Magic Stick resides in the original second floor of the Garden Bowl. The venue began to take shape in 1992 when eight of the twelve lanes were covered to accommodate ten billiard tables plus a dance floor and stage for live entertainment. One year later the final four bowling lanes were covered to accommodate growing audiences for live music. In early 2000, the Magic Stick underwent another renovation, classing up the joint with new carpeting, tile, raised platforms, new lighting and a larger stage and dance floor. The Magic Stick has consistently been recognized as one of Detroit’s top live music venues. Critics from Rolling Stone to Metro Times have designated the Magic Stick as the city’s best bet to see a live show.

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The Bronx Bar

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

It’s nothing fancy, but if you’re looking for rock bottom food prices, an eclectic jukebox and shots of whiskey or glasses of PBR — you’ve come to the right place. This dive is a local favorite. You might run into a crownds from Wayne State University so if you want to enjoy the place try to catch it during a school break or on off hours.

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Post Bar

408 W Congress St
Detroit, MI 48226

With Joe Louis Arena just around the corner, the Downtown Post was, is, and always will be the best place before or after a Red Wings game. Not to mention that it is also a favorite among the Red Wings players and opposing teams’ players. The Post is so much a favorite, in fact, that the Stanley Cup has made numerous trips to The Post Downtown and we’re pretty sure it had fun!

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Comet Bar

128 Henry St.
Detroit, MI 48201
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Comet Bar, a neighborhood bar located near the ballpark in Downtown Detroit, offers up great pub grub and excellent drinks with that true local bar flair. Check out Comet Bar during the summer and receive a few surprises that aren’t part of your normal neighborhood bar amenities, more like your backyard ones