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Hamtramck Dive Bars; $15 Fast Food Wages; and Dry Bars

Thrillist chronicals Hamtramck's 12 best dive bars.

Moo Cluck Moo.
Moo Cluck Moo.

Booze News—Former Eat It Detroit editor Nicole Rupersburg may live in Vegas now, but this week she compiled a list of Hamtramck's 12 best dive bars. The suggestions include Whiskey in the Jar, 2-Way Inn, and The Painted Lady Lounge. [Thrillist]

Controversies—An NPR story focused on local chain Moo Cluck Moo's $15 per hour wages made the social media rounds this week. Last week, fast food workers in Metro Detroit and elsewhere rallied for wage increases and the right to form a union, but many have scoffed that raising wages doesn't work. To that Moo Cluck Moo co-founder Brian Parker has this reply: "Because of our low turnover, and the fact that people are really into their jobs, $15 an hour wasn't a big stretch." [NPR]

No Alcohol?—Ann Arbor pop-up Brillig Dry Bar had its inaugural evening on December 5 at Mighty Good Coffee. Nic Sims came up with the idea. She tells MLive she wanted a place with the atmosphere of a bar minus the alcohol. "I haven't had a drink in 20 years, and I know a lot of people who don't drink. I love to go out on a weekend, but not in a bar. I wanted a bar-like convivial atmosphere, with snacks and drinks and conversation, without it being a bar." The dry bar offers a Brooklyn egg creams, pomegranate-rosemary soda, Vernor's cranberry sours, and more, alongside snacks. Brillig will host its next event from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. December 26. [MLive/Buzzfeed]

Whiskey In the Jar

2741 Yemans Street, , MI 48212 (313) 873-4154

Moo Cluck Moo

8606 N Telegraph Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 (313) 562-9999 Visit Website

2 Way Inn

17897 Mount Elliott Street, , MI 48212 (313) 891-4925 Visit Website

The Painted Lady Lounge

2930 Jacob Street, , MI 48212 (313) 874-2991 Visit Website

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