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.
Ronin restaurant and a sushi bar is home to some mighty fine deishes. As with any popular restaurant, you will likely have to endure some time and wait to be seated. However, be rest assured that it will all be worth it. A wide selection of sushi rolls include vegetarian rolls among the fish specials. Great service by the wait-staff round out an exquisite experience.
Wright & Company is a trendy bar and gastropub housed in a 19th-century brownstone. The interiors are cozy and familiar feeling, but still with exciting modern touches like a tin tiled ceiling and large leather booths. Drinks are carefully and lovingly prepared, utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients. The food menu is a good selection of seasonal small plates designed to share.
The bartenders at Sugar House are true mixologists who turn out sophisticated cocktails. Exposed brick walls and dim lighting give the place a Prohibition-era ambiance, which is topped by a number of hunting trophys adorning the walls. In addition to its extensive cocktail selection, Sugar House also offers light fare such as a cheese plate and charcuterie board, pickled vegetables.
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront is located right on the Detroit River, so you'll be dining surrounded by vistas of both the city and the water. Fresh seasonal ingredients are standard here, making each dish that much better. The decor is chic, modern, and sophisticated; it's perfect for any occasion, whether it's a family dinner or spending quality time with your loved one.
Granite City Food & Brewery is one place that beer lovers must explore. The chain has carved a niche for itself with delicious brews accompanied by scrumptious American dishes, and its Renaissance Center post is no different. This location has a stylish interior that's perfect for larger groups. The beer selection is exhaustive with pale ales, stouts, Double IPAs and American Lagers on offer. Whether you like your brew with a hint of chocolate, floral scents, citrus or spicy, Granite City Food & Brewery has a drink for you. Burgers, nachos, tacos, and steaks, complete your fare here.
Sweetwater Tavern serves traditional as well as modern American fare along with an excellent choice of drinks. This diner style restaurant has a number of locations in Detroit, and the menu offerings include appetizers such as mozzarella cheese sticks, buffalo strips, sandwiches such as corned beef and Swiss. One can try the BBQ ribs or catfish for dinner, all of which come in generous quantities, although priced a tad higher than other restaurants. Finish off with a decadent dessert from their selection which includes Homemade Peach Cobbler and Granny Smith Apple Pie.