Best Church-Turned-Bar

Atwater in the Park

Staff Pick

1175 Lakepointe St., Grosse Pointe Park; 313-344-5104;

Housed in the former Grace United Church, this new beer hall offers a breathtaking backdrop for booze and chews, pairing brewmaster Brad Etheridge's suds with a menu created by Epicurean Group chef Kevin Green. You'll find plenty of proper German biergarten fare — schnitzel, knockwurst, kielbasa, and latkes — along with more typical bar options like burgers, pizza, and fish and chips. The stained glass windows and tables made from reclaimed pews add a nice touch you won't get at any other bar. Oh yeah, and about that beer: you'll find 40 on tap, in fact. Sacrilege? We feel rather blessed.

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