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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Located at the lower level of a residence house, the Jolly Old Timers is a secret bar that serves cheap and delicious alcoholic beverages. They do not serve food items, but they make up for their quick service and cozy atmosphere. The ambiance is dim lit with wooden aesthetics through the pub. The bar is difficult to find, making it a hidden gem. You can only locate the entry via the red light on the outside of the building which lights up when the venue is open.
Filipo Marc Winery offers you a chance to experience more than 70 varieties of wine at very reasonable rate before buying it. The winery also offers a chance to create your own wine by allowing you to experience the elaborate process of blending right till bottling. The unique feature of this winery is that they also have the wines you create to be named after you. There are wine tasting classes held here, and they also provide tours of the winery via appointment.
Tarboosh is a trendy and vibrant lounge that offers patrons a wide variety of hookah flavors and a chill and lively setting. The lounge is large and spacious with comfortable plush couches that are arranged as booths that reasonably private and perfect for groups. The service is prompt and attentive and the staff is always friendy. The soft music in the background and the dim lighting adds to the laid back atmosphere making this the ideal spot to relax and catch up with friends.
Bumbo’s is a cozy. neighborhood bar with a dizzying array of drinks on offer. Choose between local, craft beers, creative cocktails, wines, gin, rums and various other spirits. Local favorites at this bar include the Kessler Old Fashioned, Gin Rummy and Tequila Negroni. The owners are friendly and quite passionate about the restaurant which can easily be seen in how well the bar is run. Spend your time playing a game of pool, converse with your friends while sipping on the tantalizing drinks or simply lay back and listen to the upbeat music playing on the jukebox.
Claiming to be the first nano brewery in the city, the Batch Brewing Company is located in the vibrant neighborhood of Corktown. They are known for brewing a variety of tantalizing beers and the brew pub offers rotating taps throughout the year. Owned and operated by Stephen Roginson and Jason Williams, the tap room features a casual and warm environment. Beer enthusiasts come in here for a glass or two of their favorite chilled brew and light bites from their food menu.
Located across the street from the Masonic Temple Bar, this LGBTQ bar provides cheap drinks until the wee hours of the morning every night of the week. The place is usually filled with friendly locals who come for the drink specials and laid-back ambience. Overall, it's a dive bar, but with a jukebox, cheap drinks and unpretentious vibe, it's actually a hidden gem in the shadow of Ford Field and Comerica Ballpark.