Welcome to Eater Scenes, a photo series in which photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard visit some of the city's classic and contemporary destinations to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Here is a look inside PJ's Lager House around noon on a Sunday in July.
It's possible that PJ's Lager House is one of Detroit's most underrated bars. While it's located in one of the hottest food neighborhoods in city, the bar has never really received the same attention as its neighbors. The under-the-radar quality to PJ's was such that, for a while, it was even rumored to be in danger of closing.
Besides hosting a slew of musical acts, this Corktown pub has gained a following for its excellent bar menu and is considered an essential dining spot for vegans and vegetarians. On the weekends carnivores and meat-free brunch seekers alike can head to the Michigan Avenue watering hole for hearty tofu scrambles, vegan biscuits and gravy, and more. These dishes are of course chased with pints of beer, bloody marys, and mimosas.
Photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard visited PJ's over the holiday weekend to scope out the lazy Sunday brunch and take in the scene from noon to 1:30 p.m. Throughout the afternoon diners bellied up at the guitar pick-topped bar swigging breakfast cocktails alongside plates of bacon, sausage, and breakfast potatoes. Take a tour of PJ's in the gallery below.