Renowned Chef Michael Symon brings his passion and culinary expertise to downtown Detroit with Roast. Located at the iconic Westin Book Cadillac, Roast is one of the finest steakhouses in the city. Decorated in warm hues, modern accents and plush banquettes, it presents an ideal venue for enjoying delicious meats with friends and family on special occasions. Roast's menu focuses on superior and fresh ingredients, locally-sourced produce and authentic flavors. The bar menu is just as great as the food menu with a variety of wines, beer and cocktails. Although the entire selection is impressive, it is the beer menu which takes the cake with its variety of craft brews which are also available on tap.
The adage "Don't judge a book by its cover" can be applied to Baker's Keyboard Lounge, which looks like a hole in the wall establishment but is one of the oldest jazz clubs in the United States. So if you're a jazz fan, this is the club to visit when you want to watch jazz locals mix it up. Another fun feature here is the piano key painted bar, where locals spend many a night listening to their favorite tunes. If you are longing for a bite to eat while you enjoy the music, Baker's has a wide menu with some no-nonsense favorites sure to please.
A Detroit favorite, Slows Bar BQ serves up delectable dishes like Carolina Pulled Pork and St. Louis Spareribs in an ambiance that is warm, cozy and inviting. With wood-paneled and furnished interiors and dull-lighting, this eatery is a great place for a meal with family or friends. The mouthwatering menu here also features the loaded sandwiches and delicious melt-in-your-mouth pork belly. To quench your thirst, choose from the wide craft beer selection available for your enjoyment.
There’s nothing quite like a night at Detroit’s own Cliff Bell’s: amazing cocktails, live jazz, and award-winning cuisine. The jazz and supper club is all vaulted ceilings, leather booths, and burnished Mahogany. It originally opened in the 1930s, and after it shut its doors in 1985, was reopened in 2005 after painstaking renovations. It’s once again part and parcel of Detroit’s remarkable Jazz scene, which predates and influenced the Motown explosion. Grab a Detroit Dirty Martini and settle down for a sultry evening of great music.
Old Miami boasts a cozy ambiance, lots of good music and an eclectic crowd. Short for "Missing In Action Michigan," this unique dive bar is frequented by students and bikers alike. Sip on a cool concoction while you enjoy the upbeat music. Take a breather from the action in the cozy lounge area as you indulge in people-watching. Their impressive array of live acts and music performances will take your breath away. Pool tables are scattered all around the place to keep you entertained through and through. The back patio delights with its intimate setting, perfect for summer gigs. Frequent parties, themed events and special acts are designed to tempt and tantalize the senses.
Bleu is an event venue and bar that is extremely popular with the trendy locals. Excellent lighting and sound systems make this chic and modern club the perfect place for concerts and private events. Catch DJs Dabura and Sherif spin their tunes, as well as the performers who get the party going. Lovers of electronic and techno music, hip-hop and urban melodies, you have found your calling!
For a gluttonous dining experience of meat fiesta, Texas de Brazil leaves no stone unturned. This restaurant chain inspired by traditional Brazilian Churrascaria is renowned for their all-you-can-eat fare and salad bar. With over 50 items on their seasonal salad counter, make sure you are diligent enough to keep room for your feast later. Once your place card is set to green, a bevy of carvers will throng at your table-side to carve a variety of top quality cuts. These include the likes of beef, pork, Brazilian sausage and chicken. Accompaniments feature Brazilian cheese bread that is baked on-site and other traditional sides. Complement your meal with wine from their wide wine list. Round off with decadent desserts if there is room for more. The rustic, elegant decor complements the cuisine served at this place.
Experience upscale dining featuring classic American cuisine at 24Grille. Tucked away in downtown Detroit, this modern restaurant is a welcome addition to the New American dining scene of the city. The plush and elegant interiors present an idyllic venue for romantic dinners, casual dining, formal luncheons and night-outs. The dining space includes an exclusive champagne bar and a lovely patio area for summer dining. Seafood and meat creations dominate the well-conceived menu, featuring local favorites and traditional standbys, highlights being Seared Salmon, Crab Benedict and Veal Meatloaf. A hand-picked wine and cocktail list complements the menu selections, adding a finesse to the whole experience.
If you are looking for an authentic German dining and drinking experience in Detroit, look no further than Jacoby's German Biergarten. Established in 1904 in downtown Detroit, it happens to be one of the oldest bars in the city, and serves up great German food like sausage soup and Jager Schnitzel. There is also an amazing selection of nearly one hundred different varieties of beer from around the world, with new selections being added often. The wood-dominated interiors, exposed-brick walls and subtle lighting choices create a cozy atmosphere in the bar. The space is available for private events as well.
Delux Lounge bills itself as an "old-school cocktail bar." It's really more than just another bar, functioning as whatever themed event is going on during any given night. Sports events are popular, as are holiday-themed gatherings, DJ nights and live music gigs. No matter what, reasonably priced drink and food specials are guaranteed. DJs are featured on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and karaoke nights are held here each Wednesday with no cover charge necessary. This is also one of the only nightclubs in the area to play old school pop, rock and funk music. VIP areas are available and you can call ahead to reserve a table.
Along with its good live Raggae, Blues and Alternative Rock music, The Well in Downtown Detroit is appreciated for its friendly service and reasonably priced menu. The bar is a fun place to hangout with a bunch of friends after a long tiring day or simply to people-watch while you nurse a beer on some of their busy days when they get a varied crowd. Game days see a lively atmosphere, with lots of cheering and revelry. With easily accessible parking and great bartenders if you're in the Downtown area, a visit to The Well is a must.