4pm-8pm; $2 cans; $4 drafts; $5 well drinks
B, C at 103rd St.
The former owner and manager of Motor City Bar had the brilliant idea to bring downtown way uptown by turning a former video store (allegedly a front for a crack den) into a very cool bar. This is as classy as punk gets: Dimmed chandeliers illuminate maroon brick walls covered with black-and-white flyers from Black Flag and Misfits shows. A nice, if strange, collection of wooden cuckoo clocks decorates the wall behind the bar. In front of it: neighborhood folks and graduate students who remember the '80s and therefore appreciate the diverse range of punk, rock and country tunes spun by the evening's DJ.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.