Our last D-Tour to dive bars in Detroit takes place this Friday, March 9, 2018 and it’s going to be a good one!
We’ll rolling through Detroit on a magical school bus, complete with a karaoke machine, and bring you to visit 4 classic establishments throughout the Motor City.
Here’s a look at our stop:
Located in a desolate area near Mexican town. You’re definitely going to have to try the unique eggrolls they sell…along with the cheap booze, of course.
2 Way Inn
The Two Way Inn is the oldest bar in Detroit and has been selling spirits since at least 1876 without stop. It is also confirmed by the Detroit Historical Museum that they had become a speakeasy during the prohibition period. They may not be the oldest building or house that can sell alcohol, and the current owners may have only had this place in their family since 1973, but the establishment that is the Two Way Inn surely has the longest run of legally and illegally selling drinks to the thirsty for over 140 years.
The Painted Lady
According to Thrillist, The Painted Lady “could use a paint job, sure, with turquoise and coral pink chips falling off of the wood-sided facade of a former Victorian-style home, but fixing that would betray the standby’s unpretentious, rough-and-tumble charm. Regulars gulp PBR on-tap after downing well shots as regular punk music acts keep them nodding their heads in the fashionably unfashionable orange-walled space.”
According to the MetroTimes Detroit, “as perhaps the last surviving Corridor dive bar that hasn’t closed or changed its identity — it’s been open since 1940 on Third Street — Jumbo’s is refreshingly down-to-earth. There’s the simple, instantly recognizable green brick exterior, the epically graffitied bathroom, a fully functional cigarette machine that sits against one wall, and, yes, you can get your hair cut there on Tuesdays and Thursdays.