I spent more time in Detroit's downtown City Club than any other bar or club in the world. Located near the river in the Leland House Hotel, it is still open and catering to goths and punks and gays after more than 20 years.
The flyer above is for a Bad Brains show there. The Bad Brains are listed on the "100 Greatest Punk Songs" link directly below, with the link below that featuring more flyers from Detroit punk shows during my heyday there in the mid- to late-1980s.
The Leland House used to be a gigantic dump of faded grandeur with round pink settees and chandeliers and brocade wallpaper where many old people lived. The City Club (also dramatically known as "Liedernacht" or "night songs" in the mid-80s) was in the Leland's giant former grand ballroom, with gilt mirrors and chandeliers and black and white tile floors that showed up only when the occassional strobe light began to flash.
We used to take an elevator up to the roof and stare out over the city. I remember passionately kissing a young man I met at the City Club up there. Bad Brains are from D.C., where I subsequently moved, but Negative Approach were Detroit local.
Link: 100 Greatest Punk Rock Songs.
Link: Flyers V.