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Man we loved this trip - Motor City was a destination we both wanted to see since we were little. Both of us are gear heads, and so the history of motorsports and cars coming from this region was legendary, and traveling here was like going to Mecca. At the same time, the place has had a pretty rough life. It never recovered from the riots in the 1960's, then the mass exodus by the residents as one car plant after another shut down.

But lately there's been a renaissance, especially downtown, and cool small bars, breweries and restaurants have been popping up all over town. The new stadiums have been built, and the city is starting to come back alive. So we thought we needed to go find the oldest bars in the city and report on them for you. So here they are, the 5 oldest bars in Detroit, all vouched for by us!

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Soon you're going to be attending holiday parties, or maybe throwing one yourself, when you do, you'll want to make sure that you're serving the best drinks of the holidays. Sure, you can make a cranberry-tini if you want, but for us it has to be something traditional. We put together a roundup of some of the best recipes out there for making delicious traditional holiday drinks. Make them for a party, or just for yourelf on a chilly night - they're gauranteed to keep you warm!

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It might be for Saint Patrick’s Day, or it might just be a day of the week that ends in “Y”, whatever the reason, there’s never a bad time to visit an authentic Irish Pub. We’re going to run through five of the oldest and most historic in the United States, right now!

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The term “dive bar” used to be quite disparaging. There was a time when to be found in a “dive” was a bad thing, but that sentiment has mostly gone away. Today, people seek out a good dive bar. They represent a warm crowd, low drink prices, friendly staff and some good stories.

These are places you feel comfortable in. Sure, there might be a hint of danger to them, but that only makes them that much more fun. Spending an evening in any dive bar is a great time, but for National Dive Bar Day, we wanted to give you a list of the dive bars we’ve grown to love since we started writing our Bucket List Bars guide back in 2011.

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Prohibition was a dark stain on our wonderful history, and it forced many small bars across the country to close. But luckily, there were an abundance of them that stayed open as speakeasies. So where are the oldest? Well, here are five of the oldest and coolest speakeasies in the United States. Cheers! 

Tommy’s Detroit Bar, Detroit – 1840

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