Monday, February 11, 2013

[Real Detroit Weekly] Anchor Bar

Photo by Nicole Rupersburg.

Lately Detroit has become known for the sort of see-and-be-seen bar scenes that appeal to the would-be Brooklynite trendophiles. And we love them! We love these craft beer bars and craft cocktail bars and anything else with the word "craft" in it. But sometimes you want to go ... well, where everybody knows your name, and also where you don't feel like you need to have a distiller-level knowledge of bourbon just to fit in.

Anchor Bar is that place. A family-owned business for over 50 years (with 20 years in the same location in downtown Detroit), Anchor Bar is that neighborhood place you always go back to no matter how many times you might stray. Sure, we all get tempted by those flashy new joints with their witty drink names and their architecturally-interesting repurposed furniture built from salvaged industrial materials. But sometimes we just want to go somewhere homey.

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