Hey folks. I promise there will be more detailed posts soon, including a catch-up on my shifts at Ye Olde Tap Room, Tommy’s Detroit Bar, and Abick’s Bar. In the meantime, here’s a piece I did for the fine folks at Model D Media. Please note that there’s a lot more to determining the provenance of old bars than meets the eye, and it’s nearly impossible to expect stellar record keeping for 100+ years.
That said, my best guess at the moment is Two Way Inn. I say this simply because the site was built AS a bar, and has, so far as we can tell, always functioned as a bar. Stonehouse and Tommy’s are technically older buildings, but if we accept the important “must have been built as a bar” criterion…then go ahead and say Two Way.
Feel free to disagree in the comments!
Here’s the article: What Exactly is Detroit’s Oldest Bar, Anyway?
See you at the bar.