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    • Neighborhood: Corktown & Southwest
    • Open for: Weekends

    Strolling past the Matrix Theatre’s unassuming, two-story brick exterior you probably wouldn’t guess that the building houses some of the city’s best original theater. But step inside on a performance night, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the experimental and modern productions happening inside. Founded in 1991 by Shaun and Wes Ne [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Rivertown & Southeast

    Tucked inside an unassuming warehouse in Detroit’s Rivertown district, a new fitness studio is revolutionizing the way we workout. If you’re a spin-class junkie, a casual cyclist, or want to start training for your first triathlon, you need to check out Detroit Endurance Lab. Landall and Jill Proctor opened the Lab in the Elevator Building, [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Downtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Live Music

    Where can you find hand-rolled Cuban cigars in Detroit without violating any embargos? La Casa de la Habana, a cigar bar located in Paradise Valley (aka Harmonie Park). La Casa boasts an in-house Cuban cigar roller who prepares stogies on-site and at events, expertly rubbing, stretching and pressing each roll with skillful execution. The cigars [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Rivertown & Southeast
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Dinner, Weekends, Late Night
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Live Music
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    With its laid back atmosphere and one-of-a-kind recreation, Cadieux Cafe is one of Detroit’s best underground hot spots. Once a prohibition speakeasy, Cadieux Cafe has been a family-owned establishment since the 1960s. It’s a fun spot to visit with friends and enjoy some good food, great beer and a few rounds of feather bowling. Feather b [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Corktown & Southwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekends, Late Night
    • Live Music
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    Don’t be fooled by the coarse, well-worn appearance of PJ’s Lager House. The food is hot and fresh, and so is the music. Factor in reasonably priced drinks and friendly service, and you’ve got the holy grail of neighborhood bars right here in Corktown. Belly up to the bar and you’ll immediately notice the bar top covered with colorful gu [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Eastern Market & Central
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekends, Late Night
    • Has weekend brunch.
    • Live Music
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    Any time we’re in Eastern Market, we can’t resist making a jaunt over to Bert’s Market Place. This restaurant, bar, and live music venue has some of the most incredible eats and entertainment in the city. In warmer months you can spot the grill masters out on the sidewalk, coaxing a rich, smoky flavor out of big racks of barbecue pork ribs [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Midtown
    • Open for: Weekends, Late Night
    • Live Music
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Cards Accepted

    Detroit has long held a national reputation as a hotbed for influential, genre-defining music. One of the best venues to experience live music in the Motor City is the Majestic Theater, located in Midtown. The Majestic Theater was designed by C. Howard Crane and originally opened in 1915 as a movie theater. With seating for 1,651, at the t [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Corktown & Southwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Dinner, Weekends, Late Night
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Live Music
    • Cards Accepted

    The candlelit interior of Corktown’s Sugar House harkens back to the pre-prohibition era, but feels elegantly modern. Taxidermy busts of wild game, bartenders in suit vests and ties, and an artisan menu of libations remind you that this is not your typical smash-and-grab cocktail joint. There is legitimate alchemy going on behind the bar, and [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Rivertown & Southeast

    If you grew up in Metro Detroit, chances are you’ve heard of Pewabic Pottery. You may have seen the decorative tiles in gift shops around the city. Maybe you even toured the pottery with your class as a kid. But there are secrets of this 110-year old treasure that we bet you’ve never heard before. Founded in 1903, at the height of America’ [...]

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