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Inside Cornerstone Barrel House, A Downtown Haven for Bourbon Drinkers

Photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard provide a look inside the recently completed downtown restaurant and bar.

Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

With the debut of Cornerstone Barrel House's kitchen, consider this long-awaited Woodward Avenue restaurant finally complete. High, white ceilings give Cornerstone a church feel, that contrasts with the darker red and brown pallet of exposed brick and tall, red and black barstools. The restaurant is narrow with an attractive bar packing more than 40 bottles of bourbon, according to Core Detroit, as well as craft beers and other spirits. The tall tables with inlaid glass panes at their centers are also quite stunning. Seating near the windows seems the ideal place for people watching while grabbing a beer after work.

On the menu the Barrel House is serving fish and chips made with an Atwater Dirty Blonde-Better Made salt & vinegar chip batter, as well as the Barrel Burger, pulled pork sliders, and fingerling frites served with truffle crème fraiche. The restaurant opens for dinner nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., but plans to expand into a 4 p.m. Happy Hour and lunch service beginning around the first week in April.

Cornerstone Barrel House

1456 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 338-3238 Visit Website