Detroit beer fans got an infusion of fresh brew to taste last weekend with the triumphant arrival of 8 Degrees Plato Detroit. The bar and bottle shop owned by Brigid Beaubien and Tim Costello is a long-awaited addition to the Cass Corridor. The couple started searching for a building five years ago and after several stumbles turned north to Ferndale to open their first shop. At 2,400-square-feet the second location is nearly double the size of the original and features 16 taps and growler fills.
Beaubien and Costello worked with Architectural Salvage Warehouse to design the space. The dark mahogany tables and bar were constructed using reclaimed wood from the former Agave restaurant and the bar back features oak from Cass Tech bookcases and white subway tile. Beers bottles and cans are displayed on antique bakers racks and wood from old bleachers. Photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard took a tour of the ambitious new space.
Plato opens for regular business hours beginning today. Check out happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.