East Side gains a new watering hole: My Dad's Bar

Remember City Limits over at Kercheval and Alter? The East Side pub has been reborn as My Dad's Bar, a cozy, basement-inspired neighborhood joint. Proprietor Ilya Snyder describes the motif as "That 70s Show," with dinette sets and vinyl bar stools. It seats about 40 and he hopes it comes off as "a comfortable place to be."

Snyder opened Karras Bros. Tavern on Jos. Campau back in 2004. He still owns the building, which now houses Miami Nites. He describes himself as a "micro-developer" who is interested in "reviving properties in Detroit."

Currently, Snyder is operating My Dad's under a management agreement while the ownership transfer is being completed. He has plans to install a window in the front of the building to "make it friendlier."

The bat is at 14911 Kercheval, one storefront east of Alter Rd. Call 313-831-DADS (3237). My Dad's is open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Snyder will begin opening on Sundays when football season begins.

Source: Ilya Snyder, My Father's Bar
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh

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