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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

January’s Where to Drink Now: Woodbridge Pub


The party lives on in this former event-supply warehouse, where owner Jim Geary’s vision of opening a simple neighborhood bar manifested itself this past September in the form of the light and airy Woodbridge Pub. Situated across an athletic field from Detroit's Wayne State University, Geary’s 60-seat watering hole features floor-to-ceiling windows, gilded tin ceilings and a meat-locker men’s room door. Bespectacled academics, doting grandparents and local beer enthusiasts belly up to the reclaimed wood bar and order from the broad beer list, including Motor City’s Ghettoblaster, and from the “no microwave, no fryer” food menu, featuring a homemade black-bean burger with caramelized onions and a balsamic glaze. As if that’s not enough, weekly events, like “Irish Whiskey Appreciation” and “Michigan Beer” nights, mean there's always a reason to stop by. 5169 Trumbull St., Detroit, MI; 313-833-2701.