The National Football League's Detroit Lions played outside the city at the Pontiac Silverdome since abandoning Detroit's Tiger Stadium at the end of the 1974 season. In 2002, The Lions moved back to the city and into their new digs at Ford Field, a massive 65,000-seat stadium of steel and glass in the city's downtown entertainment district. Besides sporting events, the facility holds concerts, banquets, corporate events and other special events as well.
The largest Masonic Temple in the world, this ornate building opened in 1926. For decades its 5000-seat, acoustically rich and intimate auditorium served as Detroit's choicest venue for concerts, opera and plays. The impressive building has 1037 rooms, including ten decorative period lodge rooms; a Scottish Rite Cathedral that seats around 1500 people and has rich ceiling carvings and colors, and a huge drill hall with a floating floor laid atop felt cushions. It is truly a Detroit landmark.
The flagship of the Andiamo family's chain of Italian restaurants throughout metropolitan Detroit, Andiamo Celebrity Showroom brings a touch of Las Vegas to Michigan. The musical and comedy acts are targeted toward an older, middle-of-the-road audience. Headliners include the likes of Brad Garrett, Martin Short and Joan Rivers. Dinner-and-show packages and season tickets are available.
One of the historical bars of the city, Willis Show Bar is no less than Detroit's treasure when it comes to nightlife. It first opened its doors in 1949 as a jazz club till 1978, when it was shut down. The club has revived its position as one of the classic bars and nightlife spots of Detroit. Preserving its heritage, the bar has a contemporary setting illuminated with its peculiar art moderne style ceilings. Hosting numerous live gigs, Cabaret and Burlesque shows, the seating has been arranged in a way to view the stage easily from all sides. Serving an in-house special cocktail menu, the drinks menu also comprises of wine, beer and champagne. Their special Punch Bowls are cocktails which serve around 7 people and are perfect for groups. With a wide range of cocktails and spectacular shows, patrons are bound to have a great time at this vintage Detroit bar.
Z's Villa is a family-owned restaurant about 100 years old. The menu offers a wide variety from burgers & fish, to specialty items like salads, pizzas and homemade soups. They cater for events in their Private Room with capacity of 60 people and make arrangements for parties.
The Shenandoah Country Club offers a premier golfing environment for the West Bloomfield community. One of the most appreciated in the neighborhood, this club is perfect for hosting your private, social or corporate events. This 93,000 square foot (8639.98 square meters) club can comfortably accommodate up to 500 guests. For further details, check out the website or call ahead.
TCF Center, also known as Cobo Center and Cobo Hall, is a spacious convention center located on the Detroit waterfront. It boasts 24,000,000 square feet (222967 square meter) of open floor space. The hall has witnessed several international music and sports events in the past. The Center has also played host to some prestigious events like the International G-7 Job Summit and the annual North American International Auto Show. Besides the massive floor space, the Center also comprises several banquet rooms and 80 meeting halls. Event catering is exclusively provided by the Center. Ample parking space is available.