There are entire guides dedicated to the dive bar culture in Detroit—and deservedly so, the city has an impressive collection of classics. One standout is hipster watering hole, The Old Miami, fittingly described by a Detroit native as “reminiscent of your grandparents’ basement,” albeit pretty rad grandparents. Think: flannel blankets, velvet-ribbed rocking chairs, Vietnam-era posters, Christmas tree lights, pinball. Today, part of the appeal of The Old Miami—which dates back to the 70’s and was originally designed as a bar for Veterans—is its live music scene. In warmer months, there is also the unexpectedly large outdoor area with eccentric, mismatched patio furniture.

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