Thursday, October 11, 2012

Celebrate 13 Years of Memories At Small's This Weekend

Everyone has their favorite bar to have a drink at and everyone has their favorite venue to go watch a band play, mine just happen to be the same place. I am constantly telling our readers how much I enjoy seeing a show at Small’s in Hamtramck. This year we caught Lucero and Bars of Gold among other acts play unforgettable sets on their stage, as well as tasted the sweet guilty pleasure that is a Paczki shot. 
This weekend, Small's celebrates its 13th anniversary of being open. Every night at 8 p.m. they serve up some of the best drinks and music in the Metro Detroit area. Being open for 13 years in a dwindling economy is a feat in itself, but still staying relevant and booking some of the best shows in town is almost unheard of. They have survived while other places have shut down or changed owners multiple times. Owners Dave, Melody, Natalie and Mike know what they are doing and they do it well.

Small's has been able to change and adapt to the times. Just recently they knocked out the wall that separated the two rooms by the stage and turned it into one cohesive space. They rearranged the sound board to open the room up and installed a screen in the bar that allows a patron to walk over and get a drink without missing a second of the live act on stage. Smalls has always been known for good sound. Bands want to play there because they know that they are going to come across the way that they want to be heard.

This weekend they will be throwing a big bash to celebrate their anniversary. They have $4 PBR tall boys all weekend and lots of bands lined up including Wilson, The A-Gang, Cadaver Dogs and Golden Torso on Friday night; and Trash Brats, Troubleman and Break Anchor on Saturday night. The Trash Brats are also celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Ironclad Tattoo Co. is sponsoring the event and we will be there hanging out.

Small's is located at 10339 Conant in Hamtramck and is generally open Monday- Saturday from 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. They also have a Facebook and Twitter where they post early doors or drink specials so make sure you add them to your feeds. This week Mike posted that they have their first batch of pumpkin pie vodka ready to pour that I was very excited to hear about.

Small's is always thinking of new ideas and booking the best shows around. Here's to another 13 years of good music, great drinks and amazing memories. Happy anniversary Small’s! 


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