Best Bartender

Pat Hanych, Pat's in the Flats

Pat Hanych is a great bartender -- not because she knows how to mix the right amount of Absolut with cranberry juice, but because she's kept Pat's going as one of the best working-class, rocker-friendly bars in town. Hanych serves breakfast to steelworkers and truckers in the earlymorning hours and lets independent promoters book rock shows at night. She keeps the prices cheap, and her open attitude toward music has meant that acts as wide-ranging as foul-mouthed soul singer Andre Williams and Detroit's garage rock heroes the White Stripes have played on the bar's makeshift stage.