Detroit Nightlife

Once thought of as a grim, industrial town, Detroit now has an enviable nightlife, anchored by three hugely popular casinos all located in the rebounding downtown area. Detroit has always had a thriving music culture, from the birth of Motown through to the current techno revival. However, now Detroit's art scene is thriving on par, with regular music and dance performances available across the city.
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Bars in Detroit

Goodnite Gracie Jazz and Martini Bar

Retro bars are all the rage, but this is one of the originals, and puts imitations in the shade. Velvet curtains swathe a dark bar room and an elegant clientele. There are more than 30 martini variations to choose from, including cheesecake.

222 South Sherman Dr , Royal Oak , Detroit, United States
Telephone: +1 248 584 7400.
O’Toole’s Royal Oak

This downtown staple is a straightforward Irish pub with a huge menu and great drink deals. Arrive with friends and order the buckets to save on your favourite beers. There are also nightly drink specials and an all-round lively atmosphere.

205 West 5th Avenue   , Detroit, 48067, United States
Telephone: +1 248 591 9226.
The Sugar House

This small and intimate pub is well known for its craft cocktails and creative concoctions. In a speakeasy-esqe atmosphere, The Sugar House serves up a long list of drinks and delicious snacks. Just be prepared for a crowd!

2130 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, 48216, United States
Telephone: +1 313 962 0123

Clubs in Detroit

City Club

A hub of the party scene, this is a dance club with twenty plus years of history in the business. Constructed in a historic hotel, the aesthetic is nonetheless strongly goth and industrial, if a little grungy. Look forward to strong mixed drinks and creative attire from fellow partygoers. 

400 Bagley Ave, Detroit, 48226, United States
Telephone: +1 313 962 2300

Winning local plaudits and great press, this dance club caters to all tastes. The events mix up DJs and live acts, all with the intended aim of filling the dance floors. The impressive drink specials help, too.

1815 North Main Street, Detroit, United States
Telephone: +1 248 298 6875.

Live Music in Detroit

Club Bleu

This is a venue that closed down for a time but has risen from the metaphorical ashes. Club Bleu offers house and techno from the world's best DJs, keeping it old school rather than bending to the whims of fashion. This helps attract some major names and the club enjoys a very loyal, local following. The sound system alone is talked about in revered tones.

1540 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 48226, United States
Telephone: +1 313 974 7799
Magic Bag

If you’re looking for a quirky venue, this old-time movie theatre does not disappoint. Tiered seating and a cabaret feel make this a haven for the hip and happening crowd, with an eclectic mix of incoming artists. When there’s no band on, there are special film shows.

22920 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 48220, United States
Telephone: +1 248 544 1991

A rock and roll venue that packs in rock, punk, and metal fans. The décor lends a hand to the atmosphere, with gothic architecture and stained glass windows aplenty. It’s almost a church to hard rock, and the congregation are big fans of its quality line-ups.

10339 Conant Street, Detroit, 48212, United States
Telephone: +1 313 873 1117.
the Majestic Theatre

For those looking for something a little easier on the ears than techno and house, the Majestic Theatre is a local hot spot for jazz, blues reggae and rock. There’s a steady influx of touring bands and local talent, and the venue itself has some history. It was opened in 1915 and at the time was the largest theatre of its kind in the world.

41420 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 48201, Germany
Telephone: +1 313 833 9700

Opera in Detroit

Detroit Opera House

Another excellent cultural institution is the Detroit Opera House, which hosts opera, dance, and musicals from the Michigan Opera Theatre and beyond. This theatre,opened in 1922, is a grand old building designed by local architectural guru C Howard Crane.

1526 Broadway Street, Detroit, 48226, United States
Telephone: +1 313 961 3500.

Theatre in Detroit

Fox Theatre

The cornerstone of Detroit arts is the Fox Theatre, the second largest theatre in the US. The venue attracts seriously big name acts, from pop sensations to RnB legends. It’s a genuinely impressive space, with huge red velvet curtains, regal pillars and sparkling chandeliers.

2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 48201, United States
Telephone: +1 313 471 3200.
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