One-Eyed Betty's is a beer lover's paradise, offering 44 beers on tap and over 100 types of bottled beer. Enjoy a game of pinball with friends in between rounds of refreshing drinks. The food menu is also impressive, featuring items like delicious burgers, salads and full meal plates.
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!
Ghost Bar, located on the third floor of The Whitney, exudes a charming ambiance that somehow manages to be hip and old-fashioned at the same time. Outfitted like the rest of The Whitney, the dimly-lit Ghost Bar features antiques, leather chairs and wood paneling. The cocktail list is excellent, and you can order food here as well. In addition to offering great happy hours, Ghost Bar also features live entertainment. Check the website for additional information and a list of upcoming events. Bar opens at 5p from Monday through Saturday.
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.
At Amnesia, you can party all night 16 stories above the city in the MotorCity Casino Hotel. The colorful, illuminated and trendy decor gives the club a fun and exciting atmosphere. Check out the beautiful views while you enjoy a strong drink from the bar, or simply dance the night away to the DJ's loud tunes and mingle on the dance floor.
Loco's Tex-Mex Grille is one of Detroit's renowned Tex-Mex restaurant. This Greektown restaurant specializes in Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican cuisines. The ambiance is lively and welcoming for families as well as group of friends. The food menu is segregated into appetizers featuring calamaris fritos, chorizo bean dip and queso ranchero, Mexican favorites including crispy chimichanga, roger chalupas, fajita flour tacos and tacos de camaron, and nachos, burritos and fajitas. Mains include steak ala tampiquena, steak ranchero, ribeye steak azado and camarones a la diabla. The full bar serves some scintillating in-house concocted cocktails, tequila, draft beers and wine.
A local favorite since 1975, Old Shillelagh acts as a pub, bar, and nightclub on various days throughout the week. This is one of the most liveliest spots in the city and is always bustling with a young crowd. Dance the night away as the DJ spins your favorite number or tap your feet to the live music performances by some of the best artists in the city; these and other interesting events held throughout the week keep the guests entertained. In case you feel hungry after all the dancing, you can devour burgers, sandwiches, appetizers or other offerings on their menu. All in all, you are sure to have a gala time here.
Craft whiskey is what Cornerstone is known for among locals who dine and drink in downtown Detroit. But a great selection of whiskey is not the only reason people visit, the menu of American soups, salads, sandwiches and specialties is reason to visit without even ordering a dram of whiskey to accompany your meal. Of course, if you do come for the whiskey, the selection of bourbon, rye, scotch or Canadian in addition to many other small-batch bottles will definitely impress you.
From the remnants of a building that has seen the ups-and-downs of downtown Detroit during its various economic cycles, the owners of Downtown Louie's renovated and revived a decrepit structure into a hip bar/restaurant. On the menu, the Crab Louie made with blue crab or the charcuterie of Serrano Ham are excellent for the entire table to taste while the main plates, burgers and sandwiches follow American comfort food tradition. Mac n' Cheese, stuffed peppers, chicken breast and linguine are just a few examples. The bar menu features handmade cocktails with names that praise Detroit; try the 8 Mile or Corktown Sunset.