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.
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.
This local bar and live music venue has been a Corktown institution since it was founded as a bakery in 1914. PJ's Lager House impresses guests with its blend of old-world charm and modern amenities, offering a warm atmosphere and delicious dining and drinks menus. You can also enjoy live concerts, featuring prominent local and national acts in any number of genres. Come on down and join the crowds at PJ's Lager House, where you're guaranteed a good time!
Somewhere between a laidback local joint and a lively Greektown gem, Firebird Tavern is the place to be for all-American brews and mouthwatering bar bites. Get acquainted with the Detroit craft beer scene with a Lake Brothers Lager or opt for a specialty cocktail like the Firebird Shandy. Pair any order with elevated pub fare like wild game meatballs with bourbon gravy, Moroccan-spiced steak frites, and perfectly messy poutine. You're guaranteed a warm welcome at Firebird Tavern whether you come for a mellow meal or swing by spirited event, which regularly includes festivities like game-day celebrations and DJ-led dance parties. Come check it out!
One of the first microbreweries in the city, Dearborn Brewing is known for its range of handcrafted beers. Patrons can stock up on their favorites or head to the taproom and try crisp brews with a group of friends. Not only are visitors offered kegs and growlers to take home, but the microbrewery also follows a BYOF policy, meaning guests are free to order in from various restaurants. While the friendly staff and great beer selection make Dearborn Brewing an excellent choice around the clock, you should swing by during happy hour and stay apprised of the events calendar for an extra good time.
The Leland City Club is an industrial and goth themed bar that is locally famous. International DJs spin dark tunes for the dancers to enjoy. After hours, the space turns into a full bar. Crowd-watching is part of the fun here, as most patrons dress up for their night out.
Located in the building that once housed the ticket office of the Grand Trunk Railroad is the Grand Trunk Pub, which offers great meals and drinks for the locals. This stylish establishment, with 25-foot high vaulted ceilings and brass chandeliers, offers 170 bottled craft beers from around the world along with a variety of specialty cocktails. There is also a full menu of delicious sandwiches, burgers and other entrees available. Be sure to try the Grand Trunk Ruben.
Townhouse Detroit is a chic and classy New-American cuisine restaurant and bar located in the heart of Detroit featuring a beautiful garden patio and a warm cozy interior seating. Relish dishes like the Townhouse Truffle Fries, Smoked Trout, Crispy Duck Wings and the award-winning Townhouse Burger. This burger masterpiece is made with steak aged for 28 days, then cooked-to-order and topped with Bourbon glazed onions, aged White Cheddar and Townhouse Fries in a brioche bun. It is nothing short of spectacular.
Located in the bustling center of Downtown Detroit is the Central Kitchen + Bar, a chic and casual New-American cuisine restaurant and cocktail bar. The spacious, airy and dimly lit interiors here are great to enjoy a meal with family or friends, while the breezy outdoor seating has a relaxed and intimate ambiance. Dig into items like the Duck Rillette, Ahi Tuna Salad, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger and the Lamb Loin Chops. Finish off the meal with an indulgent Cheesecake Crepe with lemon, blueberry and lavender compote.
Checker Bar Detroit is a historic neighborhood bar that dates back to the 1950's and since then has undergone numerous renovations to become a modern and trendy local hangout. The vibe is casual and relaxed and the perfect setting to enjoy some delicious American burgers and cheap refreshing drinks. When you stop by definitely try the famous Checker burger, you won't regret it. Checker Bar is popular with the locals and a must visit when in downtown Detroit.
The Keep is an underground Prohibition era speakeasy-style bar, located in Downtown Detroit. This dark and dingy bar is a fun place for a casual candle-lit date night or an evening out with friends. Sip on cleverly crafted cocktails like the Rested Monk, Improved Rattlesnake, Squinting Evan and the Gem of the Market. They do not serve food here so be sure to enjoy a bite to eat before dropping by.