Contributed by Sarah Carlson, Savor Southwest
Visiting Casey’s Bar the week after St. Patrick’s Day, they still had their decorations and $1 Jello shots on hand. The long, wooden bar invites you to pull up a stool and order a drink. The owners – a father and son duo – have been a part of the Springwells Village community for years. They also run Casey’s Fence Co. across the street from the bar, and you can tell they love the community in which they work.
Bring your quarters because this place has a juke box! Put on your favorite tunes and shoot some pool in this laid-back and homey atmosphere. They have a short but solid food menu, and are open for lunch, as well. Take your pick of a large selection of bottled beer, or order a cocktail. At $3 each, why not order several? Casey’s is the type of place where you feel like you’re hanging out at a friend’s bar - comfortable and welcoming.
Open T 3PM – 2AM, W-M 11:30AM – 2AM | 313-842-0666 | 7677 Dix St. | Cash Only, No ATM Inside
Revolution Lounge, which opened St. Patrick’s Day 2013, revolutionized the space they occupy now. The old bar had low-hanging drop ceilings and carpet (yes, carpet) on the floors. The new owner, Joe, has lived in the community for years and wanted to turn the building around. Underneath the carpet and drop ceiling tiles were original wood floors and a tile ceiling. Unlike some other bars in the area, Revolution Lounge has windows that allow sunlight to filter in.
Revolution Lounge has something for everyone. Free pool on Wednesdays (75 cents other days), draft beers, dollar Jello shots and shooters, and DJs Friday and Saturday night. Looking for a place to watch the game? They have burgers, wing dings, hot dogs and more to help you root for the Tigers. If it ever gets warm enough, they also have a back patio for summer lounging.
Open M & T 12PM – 10PM, W-Sun. 12PM – 2AM | 313-757-7755 | 1601 Springwells | Cash, Debit, Credit
My Spot My Town
My Spot My Town recently opened up, but the corner spot has been a bar for years, which you can see in their original wooden coolers behind the bar. The owner - who’s born, raised, and still lives in Southwest – wanted a corner bar where people could hang out drama free, and have a great time. “I take care of my customers,” Tanya said.
My Spot My Town has something for everyone, every day of the week! Wednesday is Ladies Night, where women get $1 off any drink. Thursdays are a $1 off any top shelf liquor. Fridays are all about the beer – the owner gives away a bucket of beer every hour, and anyone in the bar is eligible. Ever play party pong? It’s a more sanitary version of beer pong, which is complicated to explain but a lot of fun. If you’re curious, stop by and one of their attentive bartenders will fill you in. Be sure to visit them in the summer, too. They have a patio out back for enjoying a beer and some sunshine.
Open every day 12PM – 2AM | 313-438-6154 | 1801 Springwells | CASH ONLY (for now)
Charlie’s Bar has been a Springwells Village institution since 1932, making it one of the oldest bars around. They had a fire about 10 years ago, but fortunately were able to save the original wooden bar behind the counter. Natural light pours in through the side windows, and with the high ceilings, the place feels very open. Like some of the other bars on the street, Charlie’s also takes advantage of its backyard during the summer.
Customers can enjoy 50-cent pool games, watching sports games on their large TVs, and playing their favorite tunes on the jukebox. Rumor has it that the bartender on Friday nights puts $20 of her own into the jukebox to get the night started right. Love beer? Then you’ll love this deal - $10 for 6 domestic beers. That’s one free beer per bucket, folks! No food, but there is a taco truck within stumbling distance from the front door.
Open every day 8AM – 2:30AM | 313-849-3951 | 1503 Springwells | CASH ONLY