The Deck was located on the corner of Jefferson Ave and Alter Rd in Detroit. (Now closed) I went there a number of times over the years. It never really attracted a large crowd. I think because it was so far removed from the freeway. It seemed to me to get mostly an older Grosse Pointe gay crowd. I thought it was a cool bar but it just never attracted much of a crowd. It was located in an area of stark contrasts. The area of Jefferson and Alter Rd is very run down, serious ghetto. Yet right across this border of Grosse Pointe Park "thinks change" drastically. It is still one of the most weird things you can see anywhere in the US, total bleak ghetto and two blocks away, you'll see an upscale, well maintained neighborhood. Very strange, but that's Detroit. Here is a link to an article about the Deck:
This blog is a hobby of mine. I am researching the history of gay bars and places in the city of Detroit. It is a work in progress; some of the bars that I list, I have no real information about what they were like or what kind of clientele they had or pictures. If you know something about an old bar, email me please. I want to post every gay bar in Detroit that ever was so people can respond with their own stories or what they know about them. I need pictures also of old bars that have since closed. This blog is also semi-autobiographical, I am going to share my own life stories of bars and places in Detroit. Check out my other blog http: motorgay.net/ More..