Local, Down to Earth Pub, a Great Place to Hangout
To begin, I advise you not to consider the reviews before 2007, as new owners took over around this time (and thank God they did based on the old reviews!)
I've been to this pub many times, and it's a shame that it is never completely packed.
The atmosphere is great, with barrel ceilings a story high with chandeliers, decorative border and detail from when it was a Grand Trunk Station in the early 1900s, brick walls and wood paneling around the bar area.
The pub isn't too big, but it adds to the character of the place. The staff is incredibly nice, they will welcome you, shake your hand, and call you by name when you return. Beer selection is very large, as there is many Michigan beers to choose from.
Menu consists of sandwiches, soups, salads, and a few others. The menu states they use local companies for their food, such as meat from Eastern Market. Faygo is also available. In addition, the menu states they hand make all of it as well, and it can be verified by watching them get your order, head back in the kitchen, throw on their apron and cook up your order, all visible thru a window in the back.
All the staff are great. They will talk with you about whatever is on your mind and fill up your drink as soon as you start to run out.
I have been back many times, and have no regrets in checking the place out. I'd recommend it!