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.
Small's is a very popular bar lodged in the beautiful city of Hamtramck. It is considered as one of the best rock venues by a number of magazines and critics alike. Housed in what was formerly a bank, Small's front room is home to an Art Deco era mahogany bar stocked with an impressive selection of 53 variants of beer and top shelf liquor. You also get one of the best 'Jukeboxes' here which belts out some great tunes. Then there is the back room which has one of the best live rooms in town, where bands have gigs and keep audiences entertained. Besides this, the bar also boasts of a pool table and arcade games arena which adds to the overall fun quotient. You can also expect great acts at this place which is considered to have the best sound system around town. "Small" only in name, this bar promises the best in drinks and entertainment.
Set in a historic building from 1911, Whiskeys on the Water is a lovely spot to unwind and dine with family and friends. Decked up with whiskey barrels, coarse wood, exposed bricks and black industrial pipes, the decor is an ode to the structure's speakeasy past. With over 100 types of whiskeys, there is something for every budget. They also have craft brews and their craft cocktails are among the best in the city. But its not only about drinks at this place. Their above average pub fare offers a tasty selection of meat, seafood and grilled dishes.
The quintessential American pub with the best beers in town and even excellent service, Oak Cafe is a must visit in Wyandotte. The extensive menu with an outstanding selection of beers and comforting bar-bites welcome you here. While the Cherry Bombs are a must have, the seasonally rotating tap has something for everyone. Although affordable prices welcome the thrifty, the warm ambiance of the bar is what makes you stay a little while longer. Tucked away in the corner of Oak Street, this charming watering-hole has all the makes of a great neighborhood bar.
Arguably the best waterfront dining in Wyandotte, The Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge is a casual eatery with fantastic views. Its chic industrial look is accentuated by a rough polished wood flooring, brick columns, steel pipes and light fixtures. Their seasonal menu though limited features fresh seafood, brick oven pizza, poultry and meat dishes. Dine alfresco in their patio overlooking the river. Nightly live music by their house bands adds to the entertainment factor of this place.
Hooters of Taylor, a beach-themed restaurant serves fast food like sandwiches, burgers, onion rings and various drinks. But don't forget to try out their most popular dish, 'Original Hooters Style Wings' being served by Hooter girls in cheerleader outfits. Hooters promise a fun and relaxing environment.
Mallies Sports Grill & Bar is a casual bar in the quiet town of Southgate. But what makes Mallies stand out is that, it is home to Guinness World Records' awarded humongous burger. With The Absolutely Ridiculous Burger, Mallies broke their own record for the world's largest, in 2012. Weighing 338.6 pounds (153.58 kilograms), this burger can be purchased for USD1999, making it one of the most expensive burgers in the world as well. The menu however, features a regular fare of sandwiches, salads, pastas and appetizers, at rates that will go easy on your pocket.
Inspired by the German's love for fine beer and great entertainment, Bierkeller Tavern brings the European beer hall experience to Taylor. A typical tavern in appearance, replete with wood paneled themes, dim-lighting and picnic tables, the mood in here is set perfectly for a great drinking session with friends. The well-stocked bar boasts a fine collection of European and local bottled beers, as well as an impressive selection of brews on tap. From Light Lager and Pale Ale, to Imperial Stout and a seasonal brews, no matter what you call for, this bar will surely deliver. While the beers are expected to overwhelm, the food served here cannot be underestimated. The food menu comprises a hearty selection of traditional German delicacies, with a twist of America flavor. With dishes such as the signature Bierkeller Grilled Cheese Schnite and Das Lecker Kraur Burger, the food does well to complement the extraordinary beer.