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Mac's Bar

2700 E. Michigan Avenue

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Clare Mackenzie aka Mac could never have imagined that his beloved saloon would turn out to be a nationally recognized music venue! Started in the forties, Mac's has been an institution in the Michigan bar scene ever since, but it wasn't until 1995 when all that changed. Kenny Knot, a Mac's regular and semi famous midwest punk rocker and founder of ETCH MAGAZINE, began booking underground music per the request of owner Paul Fata. Lucky for the world that Kenny had an enormous talent for booking and an extreme knowledge base of cutting edge music ! Thus began Macs fore into the world of Music!

Since, Macs has hosted some of the worlds most influential acts! from metal to punk, from electro to folk, ska to roots, Macs abilities know no boundaries! succesfully plunging into any genre it is Macs chameleon like nature that makes her so popular. From Mastodon, Macklemore, Frontier Ruckus, the Devil Wears Prada, Papadosio, BoomBox, The Polish Ambassador, Agent Orange, Man Man, Mustard Plug, Viva Le Vox, BoomBox, Captured by Robots, and Manchester Orchestra just to name a scintilla! With a critically acclaimed roster spanning decades, Macs has repeatedly worked her way into the rock n roll North American touring scene and has been a fixture in pollstar and billboard ever since. Hosting such a diverse mix of national music is mac's strength however carving a midwest niche for herself was a long and arduous process, much akin to the distillation of a fine scotch or the character and complexity achieved in the creation of an artisinal beer, but it has made her famous.

Macs has one more aspect which keeps them coming night after night, tour after tour, year after year... the ENERGY! No other bar or venue can compete with the buzz of Mac's Bar! the grimy floor- intimate atmosphere- and signed promo shots paired with whirling guitars, bass drums, rubbing shoulders, beautiful women, whiskey, beer foam and crowd screams of joy all combine to envoke the much beloved musical spirit that is MACS! A downright staple in the Midwest and Michigan bar scene Macs has been a favorite for singles + drinkers + music buffs college students and thrill seekers alike for decades! and will continue to comfort and amaze in the years to come. Come in and feel the Buzz.


Marcus Lott

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Great staff. TUESDAY WEEKLYS are so much fun. 3 dollar cover to hangout and drink too some fun music. Bar was reasonable priced too. I like that it was away from the main corner down the street. You don't get to many randoms walking in drunk.

Patrick O'Malley

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Good times and great people! Music was AWESOME!!! Definitely going back.. Just be careful though. Your neck might hurt the next day due to heavy metal head banging lol

Dave Barnett

Saturday, March 10, 2018
The music scene is really enjoyable and exactly what keeps people coming back. The bar itself... it's kind of a grimy, dark box. It's typically a standing-room-only affair and the drinks are simple. I think the rating really depends on the crowd though, as I've never had a bad experience with the place. I don't like the atmosphere there, but you might.

Rachel Harness

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Always a fun time at Mac's Bar! We go every time just to follow and listen to Full Monty, formerly known as Explicit Bombers!

Mychal Shaw

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
I've heard a lot of folks say its dirty and smelly here, but that's not my experience. Mac's is a great little dive bar with awesome bartenders and great music.

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