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.
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.
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!
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.
The Rock Room at the Macomb Music Theatre is a hot and happening hang-out for night owls. This well-stocked bar boasts of exciting gigs by famous, local artists from time to time. Lounge around the comfortable chairs as you sip on a margarita and meet new people.
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.
HandleBar Detroit offers a unique tour. This is a mobile bar showing patrons around Downtown, Detroit while potent drinks keep their spirits high. The vehicle used to move people around is called a 'peddle pub', and it can easily accommodate close to 16 people. A driver steers the vehicle while patrons on board are required to peddle it. You can bring your own drinks to enjoy them during your sightseeing excursion or you can quench your thirst at one of the many bars that the 'peddle pub' takes pit stops at. Patrons only above 18 years of age are allowed on the tour.
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.