If you’re moving a little slow this morning due to a night of trying to get over the Tigers latest losing slump, I have two options for you: 1) you can roll out of bed and straight into your nearest coffee shop (I recommend here, here or here) 2) You can continue partying and if that’s the case, I have the perfect spot for you.
Known for their pints and pub food, I’ve been a little slow checking them out (neither of those are my favorites) but being downtown last week, the sun was shining on the front so perfectly, I just had to pop in.
Does this picture surprise you too?
Not quite the typical interior of a greasy food pub.
One of my absolute favorite things about Detroit is the history in every building you enter. The skyline is dotted with old, hauntingly beautiful architecture.
Even as the city works to revamp itself, instead of building new, modern highrises, businesses establish themselves in the old, original buildings.
Grand Trunk Pub, for example, is located in the old Grand Trunk Railway Station (no idea where they got the name for the bar, in all honesty).
You can sit at the bar and enjoy a pint under 25 foot vaulted ceilings, brass chandeliers and surrounded by the exposed brick walls. It’s the epitome of gorgeous early 1900s architecture.
If it’s sunny and beautiful out (since spring is finally here . . . no I didn’t squeal a little writing that *ahem*), you can sit outside and people watch.
If you’re in Detroit, I would highly recommend stopping by GTP. If you’re like me and greasy food and a pint aren’t your thing, grab a drink – I promise just being there is well worth it!
You can find them at 612 Woodward Ave – right by Campus Martius.