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Best Dive Bar, Macomb Countys

Tie between Sandbaggers Bar & Grill and The Alibi Bar

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Sandbaggers Bar & Grill 

25615 Van Dyke Ave., Center Line; 586-759-5900; sandbaggersbg.com

The Alibi Bar

7266 E. Nine Mile, Warren; 586-759-3930

We don't mind a bar with a slogan. Even if it's kind of generic, that's fine as long as it's genuine. Sandbaggers is self-proclaimed place for "Good times, good food, and great friends." All that's missing, they say, "is you!" You'll find NASCAR mirrors, electric darts and flirty women in their forties at this unpretentious east side shot-and-a-beer barroom. And the Alibi is an intimate room where the booze flows and barstool storytellers belly up with their tales of misadventure. From Wednesday through Sunday, karaoke careens from the depths of the diaphragm of many a seasoned drinker with songs as familiar as the folks that frequent this joint. At some point, everyone needs a good alibi.

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