Hamtramck's newest bar darling, Bumbo's, opened this spring as a welcome alternative to the shenanigan-riddled, divey rocker joints that have dominated the drinking scene in the city for generations. What you find at the throw-back, yet stylish saloon is a rotating cocktail menu, with kitschy drinks like the Ranch Water, with tequila, Topo Chico and lime, or the citrus-infused Gin Rummy - both far cries (in a good way) from your standard shot and a beer that's favored at other establishments in the neighborhood.
As we've previously noted, Bumbo's team Brian and Tia Krawczyk want more than to just be the local watering hole. When they bought their space at 3001 Holbrook (the former home to old man bar Hank's), their idea was to build out a full-scale kitchen and serve customers interesting bar food. With husband Brian's unique take on Polish cuisine, the couple's concept won praise last year when they were selected as semi-finalists in the Hatch Detroit business incubator contest.
Now that the duo's spot has made a name for itself in town, and as they continue the drawn-out process of completing their kitchen (some of you may know such a task is a daunting, arduous process, often dependent on the economy and market for contractors) they've started off the fall season by rolling out twice-a-week popup menus. While they've done popups in the past, this time around the Krawczks want to make this more of a regular occurrence, with changing menus each Sunday and Wednesday.
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