Detroit has been declared 2014's "Bar City of the Year" by Esquire Magazine. The honor is awarded annually by noted cocktail historian David Wondrich, who gives shout-outs to local favorites like Foran's Grand Trunk Pub and PJ's Lager House. "While Detroit exteriors may be forbidding, its interiors are anything but," Wondrich concludes. (The article is not yet online, but Deadline has an excerpt)
That sounds like an excuse to grab a stool at some historic Detroit drinking establishments. Scanning the DPL's Burton Collection and the WSU Virtual Motor City archive, we unearthed 16 ancient photos of Detroit watering holes.