At one time or another, we’ve all imagined being in Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Sadly, Rustic Tap won’t fulfill your dream of swimming in Cheerios, but it does have giant beer pong. There are three-foot-tall “Solo cups” and a big ball to hurl across the way. Once the novelty fades after a game or two, though, head to the bar to hear some live music. Since the whole space is outdoors on West Sixth, make sure you head here on one of the 254 sunny days of the year.
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Henbit is an all-day spot from the team behind Emmer & Rye at Fareground food hall where you can get things like breakfast burritos and grain bowls.
Patika Luncheonette is tucked away on the ground floor of the 100 Congress building downtown, serving very good coffee and lunch.
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Spin Downtown has more ping pong tables than any other place in town so come here with friends, grab a few drinks, and get awkwardly competitive.
Nickel City is a Detroit-themed dive bar on East 11th with frozen cocktails, pinball, and coney island hot dogs.
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Kung Fu Saloon
Kung Fu is the quintessential bachelor party bar on West Sixth. Prepare for loud music, big groups, and pickleback shots.
Whip In Convenience Store & Pub
When you want to switch up your going-out routine, head to Whip In. The Indian restaurant/music venue/brew pub is always a good time.
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