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5 Places in Metro Detroit to Avoid Green Beer on St. Patrick's

Where the beer is so good it doesn't need food coloring.

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St. Patrick's kicks off today (early in the morning at many places), and for most bars and restaurants that means disguising low-quality beer with a few drops of green food coloring. Here are a few places where the beer is so good it doesn't need to change color.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Public House

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241 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
Public House's will have Dark Horse Brewing, Bell's, and Short's on tap at their Punk Rock Patty's party, not to mention housemade corned beef, curried potato chips, and pea chip dip. [Photo]

2. Grand Trunk Pub

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612 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-3043
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Every year on St. Patrick's Grand Trunk uncovers the old Foran's sign and returns to their Irish pub roots — minus the green beer. Dine on corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and Reuben sandwiches while drinking Michigan-brewed Irish style beers. [Photo]

3. Ale Mary's Beer Hall

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318 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-1186
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Ale Mary's is avoiding the food coloring because really good beer needs no embellishment. Don't plan to binge on Guinness here. Instead, choose from a selection of local and international Irish beers. [Photo]

4. Slows Bar-B-Q

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2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-9828
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Brave a trip to Corktown on St. Patty's and stop in at Slow's for a pint (minus the chartreuse coloring) and a plate of barbecue. [Photo]

5. Detroit Beer Company

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1529 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-1529
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Drop by the Detroit Beer Company for corned beef and a couple pints off the brewery's taps. [Photo]

1. Public House

241 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Public House's will have Dark Horse Brewing, Bell's, and Short's on tap at their Punk Rock Patty's party, not to mention housemade corned beef, curried potato chips, and pea chip dip. [Photo]
241 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

2. Grand Trunk Pub

612 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Every year on St. Patrick's Grand Trunk uncovers the old Foran's sign and returns to their Irish pub roots — minus the green beer. Dine on corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and Reuben sandwiches while drinking Michigan-brewed Irish style beers. [Photo]
612 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

3. Ale Mary's Beer Hall

318 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Ale Mary's is avoiding the food coloring because really good beer needs no embellishment. Don't plan to binge on Guinness here. Instead, choose from a selection of local and international Irish beers. [Photo]
318 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

4. Slows Bar-B-Q

2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Brave a trip to Corktown on St. Patty's and stop in at Slow's for a pint (minus the chartreuse coloring) and a plate of barbecue. [Photo]
2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

5. Detroit Beer Company

1529 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
Drop by the Detroit Beer Company for corned beef and a couple pints off the brewery's taps. [Photo]
1529 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

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