Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill celebrates the home-cooked meals and rollicking roots music of the '50's and '60's with a hearty spread of American pub fare, ice-cold beers, and a schedule full of critically acclaimed musical acts. Visitors groove to the folk-rolk sounds and top-notch musicianship of performers?previous acts including Woody Pines, Pete Anderson, and Dave Alvin?as they sip cocktails and craft beers.
Streetlight glow cascades across the brick-paved road that lies in front of Ritz Koney Bar and Grille, where a bronze sign bearing the bar’s name glimmers above the door as guests filter in and out. That same door swings open until 3 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, letting the vocal melodies of open-mic events and live entertainment briefly escape into the night. There’s never a cover charge to get in, leaving extra money in the pockets of patrons who stop by for a drink after work, on a date, or during a quest for the world’s crispest cocktail napkins.
Bang Blowdry Bar?s owner Lindsey Norton loves making people beautiful. Working with the motto ?look good, feel good!? she and her team of savvy stylists aim for personal aesthetic ideals with their main service, top-quality blowouts. Stylists revamp looks with anything from modern takes on the French twist to tousled beach waves. They specialize in styling but also offer fake eyelashes, airbrush and full makeup applications, and prep guests for wedding day looks with bridal updos.
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No tasty bite is complete without a quality beverage to back it up. With this in mind, Gilly's pleases foodies and beer lovers alike with a well-curated menu of dishes to pair with its handcrafted microbrews, wines, and cocktails. Six types of caramel come together in Brewmaster John's Crimson King amber ale, one of many libations that can accompany vegetarian dishes such as black truffle gnocchi, fresh seafood dishes such as seared yellow fin tuna with cauliflower tabouleh, miso honey glazed wild sockeye salmon, and crab legs, and comfort food such as lobster mac 'n' cheese. A fresh oyster bar is available, and the menu spans the culinary gamut and includes many gluten-free offerings and creative small plates, all served in a casual, rustic setting.
Michigan Brewers Guild founding member and B.O.B.'s Brewery brewmaster John Svoboda has a passion for crafting batches of flavorful Michigan-made beer. At the brewpub, friendly servers dole out frosty drafts of specialty beers such as Robert the Barrel bourbon-barrel ale, Wit Rabbit Belgian wit, or the Full On IPA. Guests pair their mugs of ale with hearty gourmet pub fare such as smoked pork shoulder, Angus-beef hot dogs, and ale-battered onion rings, garnished with housemade mustards and hot sauces.
Cherries from Michigan bedeck rainbow trout from a farm in Harrietta. Mrs. Dog’s Disappearing Mustard, from Grand Rapids, drapes across sausage made from lamb raised on a family farm in McBain. Though many of the ingredients at Bar Divani are local, the chefs draw culinary influences from around the world. They dunk Bay of Fundy salmon in walnuts and apple horseradish relish, and combine dollops of aged cheddar-cheese grits with small plates of cajun-spiced black tiger shrimp. The trio of lamb sliders prance through a range of flavors, from sweet cinnamon honey yogurt to pickled carrot and pistachio butter.
The earthy scent of simmering bourbon barbecue sauce suits the warmly hued dining room, where light dances off rich wooden accents. An illuminated wine cellar showcases 40 varieties, allowing patrons to find the ideal pairing for any dish or discretely cheat through the Wine Connoisseur Weekly crossword. Servers cut among bronze columns beneath exposed-brick walls, leaving a wake of aromas that hint at alligator and exotic grains of paradise as they visit curved booths swaddled in ornate fabrics.