Bottle caps and taps unfurl pints of domestic and imported beers alongside hearty burgers and nachos at Library Sports Pub and Grill's locations in Novi and West Bloomfield. Pizzas baked in circles or squares embrace medleys of meats and vegetables, and Saint Louis–style ribs in full and half slabs revel beneath piquant sauces or dry rubs. Southwestern fajitas sizzle beside cool glasses of Rolling Rock, Stella Artois, Guinness, and 40 other beers, as well as martinis from a seasonal menu and a signature frozen drink of the month. After game clocks run out on the bar's big-screen televisions, local bands, karaoke singers, and DJs entertain diners with boisterous beats. The pub takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to its namesake with frequent-diner "library cards" and complimentary due-date face stamps.
Recently praised by Encore Michigan, Tipping Point Theatre excites audiences with the drama and intrigue of live, professional equity theater. Audience members clutch seats during The Cocktail Hour as director James Kuhl's featured cast brings to life A.R. Gurney's dark comedic tale, which follows an aspiring playwright who travels home to ask his father's permission to produce a play based upon their family. Madness ensues during a family dinner gone wrong, when they discover their recently hired chef to be inept at preparing a roast.
In a 1,200-square-foot venue, the staff at Epic Tavern & Grill celebrates sports in several ways, from showing live games unfold on its 25 TVs to naming each of seven quarter-pound, all-beef hot dogs after major-league sports teams. One option comes slathered in blue-cheese sauce with bacon bits and red onions, and another is entirely wrapped in bacon and drizzled in chipotle mayo. This creativity extends to five signature burgers, which range from a classic cheeseburger to the Sticky burger, adorned with creamy peanut butter and Kentucky-bourbon mayo. On Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday nights, diners put down their eats and get up from their tables to groove to the beats of live DJs.
Welcome to Socialight Bistro, a West Bloomfield nightspot beloved by locals for all of the reasons listed above. But Socialight isn't just a cigar lounge?it's also a top-notch bistro that serves succulent cuts of filet mignon alongside chicken pasta and vegetarian lasagna. If you're just looking for something to nibble on while you watch the Wings, Pistons, or Lions game, order up an appetizer of jumbo crab cakes or mushroom strudel in chive sauce. And don't forget dessert, which comes in the form of a berry martini or a slice of cheesecake, which the staff can wrap in fresh tobacco leaves to go.
With its wood paneling and shelves full of books, Library Sports Pub and Grill looks like a place for serious studying?and it is, for people who pay close attention to sports and draft beers. Fans can watch the exciting action of the NFL, NBA, and other leagues on more than 40 plasma televisions mounted on the wall and above the bar, where bartenders pour glasses of seasonal and year-round brews on draft. When it's time for a snack, patrons choose from a menu packed with housemade hummus, bacon skins, and BLT pizzas.
No sound is quite as satisfying as the crack of a baseball bat hitting its target?no sound, that is, besides the clinking of beer glasses during a toast. You'll have the chance to hear plenty of both at Novi Sports Bar and Grille, where the beers flow freely and the TVs play local and national broadcasts of the sports world's biggest games. Cold brews, juicy burgers, and po' boys are the bar's own version of the Big Three; the beers skew local, with several options from breweries around town.