CITY GUIDE

We've taken the guess work out of picking a new restaurant to try, or a fun date night activity to keep on your radar.  Instead of searching Yelp and scouring Google search results, this list is meant to provide thought starters based on the neighborhood or area of Detroit you'd like to explore.  See something that's missing?  Send us a quick note via our Contact page so we can add it! 

 
 

 
 
 
 

DOWNTOWN

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  • There is truly something for everyone in Downtown Detroit. Take in the stunning architecture (if you haven't seen enough of it all over our blog), catch a game at Comerica Park or Little Caesars Arena, or see your favorite artists at St. Andrew's Hall or The Fillmore. You can even bounce from bar to bar using any of our recommendations above! Enjoy the resurgence of the Motor City in beautiful Downtown. 
 
 Standby

Standby

 Prime + Proper

Prime + Proper

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

MIDTOWN

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  • Are you more of a creative type? Then Midtown will be right up your alley! Eat, shop and play in a thriving urban environment. Step up your watch game at the flagship Shinola store, learn how vinyl records are made at Third Man Records, or marvel at over 100 art galleries at Detroit's crown jewel of culture, the Detroit Institute of Arts. Cross Woodward Avenue and check out the Detroit Historical Museum - the basement floor is a recreation of the city in the 1800's!
 
 Jolly Pumpkin

Jolly Pumpkin

 Grey Ghost

Grey Ghost

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

CORKTOWN

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  • The grand old neighborhood of Corktown will charm you in more ways than one. The oldest neighborhood in the city, it boasts some of Detroit's most beloved bars and restaurants. Slow's BBQ is a pioneer of the burgeoning local restaurant scene - do yourself a favor and order the mac-and-cheese! Catch some of Detroit's youngsters playing a baseball game at the brand new Detroit PAL Corner Ballpark - baseball has been played on the corner of Michigan and Trumbull since 1896. Sugar House mixes vintage cocktails in a dimly-lit bar that fits perfectly in this old-school city borough. 
 
 Gold Cash Gold

Gold Cash Gold

 Mercury Burger Bar

Mercury Burger Bar

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

NEW CENTER

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  • New Center is a "city within a city" - a diverse neighborhood that blends landmark architecture with dazzling entertainment. The Fisher Building is an absolute masterpiece of a building, complete with over 50 varieties of marble from around the world. Tucked away in the building is the Fisher Theatre, a historic and spacious venue that features Broadway productions and annual holiday spectaculars.  Take a drive down West Grand Boulevard and visit the Motown Museum, one of Detroit's most revered landmarks.  
 
 Northern Lights Lounge

Northern Lights Lounge

 Marble Bar

Marble Bar

 
 
 

 

RIVERtown

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  • Rivertown is amazing, and its where Andrew and Emily call home. If you're not in love with Detroit yet, one stroll down the RiverWalk will have you head over heels! Take in the majestic downtown views, and make sure to wave hello to our Canadian neighbors. This 5.5 mile path is a great place to throw a family party, ride a bike, or just walk alone to clear your mind. The water glistens on a sunny day as the boats cruise and the fisherman cast their lines. The RiverWalk will lead you past Detroit's iconic Renaissance Center to Hart Plaza, where dozens of events and festivals are held each year. Enjoy the people, enjoy the views, and enjoy the best of Detroit on the Riverfront!
 
 
 
 They Say

They Say

 Atwater Brewery

Atwater Brewery

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

eastern market

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  • One of the oldest and largest farmers markets in the United States, Eastern Market is a must see when visiting Detroit. Farmers and food vendors come from far and wide to offer fresh, high-quality food for incredibly low prices. Your eyes will fill with color as you pass dozens of incredible murals, painted by artists from around the world. Plan on walking the Market on Flower Day, which takes place every Sunday after Mother's Day. You'll see 15 acres of vibrant, sunny flowers in full bloom! Wander through each Shed of Eastern Market all year round and experience Detroit in it's most authentic form.
 
 Eastern Market Brewing Company

Eastern Market Brewing Company

 Gather

Gather

 
 
 

 
 

GREEKTOWN

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  • Ahhh, Greektown. This stretch of downtown is one of the most vibrant areas of the city. Named for the Greek immigrants who settled here in the late 1800's, Greektown's entertainment value is second-to-none. Jaunt down Monroe Street and observe a festive atmosphere all year round, with bistro lights strung above the streets and authentic Greek music playing day and night. You may hear a waiter shouting "Opa!" from Pegasus Taverna, or you can put yourself in a food coma with one slice of a PizzaPapalis pie. If you're feeling lucky, head to Greektown Casino for a thrilling night of table games or slots!  
 
 
 
 The Old Shillelagh

The Old Shillelagh

 Firebird Tavern

Firebird Tavern

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

southwest

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  • Southwest Detroit is a collection of diverse neighborhoods, chief among them being Mexicantown. The city is in the midst of a culinary reniassance, but the restaurants in Mexicantown have served incredibly delicious authentic food for decades. Our favorites are Taqueria El Rey, El Barzon, and the Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreno. Sure, you can eat tacos to your hearts desire in Southwest Detroit, but stopping by Flowers of Vietnam or Mutiny Bar will take your tastebuds on a trip to Asia and the Caribbean. Take in a concert at El Club, an intimate venue that features live music almost every night of the week. 
 
 Mexican Town Restaurant

Mexican Town Restaurant

 El Club

El Club