Join us for A Quick Beer in Royal Oak, Michigan! Royal Oak is a city within the metro Detroit area, about 20 minutes from downtown Detroit. It has its own beer scene with old-school breweries Royal Oak Brewery and Lily’s Seafood, outposts of the popular Jolly Pumpkin and HopCat, gastropubby craft beer bar Ale Mary’s Beer Hall, and lively dive bars Ye Olde Saloon and Gusoline Alley, all in a walkable neighborhood that’s fun to explore. Watch now!

UPDATE: In November 2023, the Royal Oak location of Jolly Pumpkin became Bandit Tavern & Hideaway.

Here’s a handy map of the beer spots we visited in Royal Oak.

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