Hmm… unlike many, I am neither surprised nor upset that HopCat won the honors in my state. It’s pretty awesome and a good microcosm of the Great Beer State. However, I don’t use or know much about Foursquare, so I have no idea if this result is meaningful or representative in any way. Other good bars in MI in my opinion: Corner Brewery in Ypsi and Original Gravity in Milan (no frills microbreweries), Dark Horse Brewing Co. in Marshall, Bastone in Royal Oak (Belgian food and beer), Cliff Bell’s in Detroit (’30s-’40s style, very sophisticated), and Shark Club in Howell (zero ambience, but decent food and awesome tap list). I realize this list is pretty beer-heavy, but hey, that’s me for ya.