That said, this really is one of the best places to stop, whether you're killing time or looking for a reason to stay within the confines of the city, you will not be disappointed if you choose this as your stopping point.
Stocking a full bar with plenty of Michigan-made taps and a wide variety of booze as well, you'll also find plenty of delicious accoutrements to accompany your drinks too. Though they're currently in the process of revamping their menu, you'll find some pretty unique and highly palatable offerings here. From addictively delicious homemade potato chips to what they call Switch Hitters, there's nothing on the menu that will have you out more than ten bucks.
So, speaking of the fare offered within the cozy confines of this Fillmore-adjacent bar, not only is it delicious, but it also happens to be mostly made within the city. In fact, the breads that encase all their sandwiches are all bought from bakeries found within the city limits. And as for those items they'll be soon adding to their menu, those new offerings will include a couple sandwiches that're already pretty popular with the staff. Considering the Italian grinder's already being ordered by everyone in the know, we're guessing the rest of the new additions will be just as well-liked by the general public.
In addition to their new offerings, the State's got plenty of delicious appetizers that include nachos, hot pretzels and beer-battered fries, but probably their most unique and interesting offerings are those aforementioned Switch Hitters.
Served as either a burger or dog, you can order any number of differently-topped ballpark-themed Dagwoods. The Detroiter includes chili, cheese, onions and mustard. The Nacho Mama has tortilla chips, salsa, cheese, jalapenos and rojo sauce and the Bacon Mega has enough strips of pork to sate even the biggest pancetta fan. With a slew of other styles on the menu as well, if you're feeling particularly tenacious, you can also order your frank in the foot long variety, making this place and their menu that much more amazing.
While we've noted at length the particularly amazing bill of fare found at the State, this column is devoted to what's offered behind the bar. So, with equal note, the subject of booze shall now be broached.
Since this is quite often a stop before heading to the stadium where beer is usually the drink of choice, it's necessary for a bar of this type to offer plenty of light drinking options and the State manages that order quite well. As important as having a full stock of options available (which they most certainly do), the State also has a ridiculously friendly staff who're able to whip up just about anything your heart desires.
For those who choose beer no matter the circumstance (this writer is most certainly one of those people), you won't be disappointed in their beer selection either. Plenty of Michigan crafts, including favorites like Motor City Brewing Company's Ghettoblaster, are on tap as well as perennial favorites like Magic Hat and plenty more. |RDW