3930 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-831-3830
Where else will you find a wall that dons a signed photo of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson next to former Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young? You won't. Around forever, Old Miami has become a mainstay for newcomers to Detroit's blossoming Midtown neighborhood, likely due to the dive bar's main sell: Its beautiful backyard. On a summer night, there's arguably not a better spot in town to enjoy a beer with some friends. It's spacious, lively, and always contains a diverse crowd to commingle with.