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Detroit Cocktail Classic Returns With a Full Week of Boozy Parties

The event runs from November 13-18

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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.

The biggest cocktail party of the year, the Detroit Cocktail Classic is expanding into a full-fledged cocktail week. Originally a one night-only event, organizers are now taking advantage of the Motor City’s booming cocktail scene by extending into six days worth of libation celebrations.

More than 40 Michigan bars and restaurants are on tap to participate in the 2017 festivities including familiar names like Bad Luck Bar, Gold Cash Gold, Takoi, and Standby. Others are new to the fold, such as soon-to-open steakhouse Prime and Proper.

This year’s events schedule, which runs from November 13 through November 18 is jam-packed with cocktail dinners and parties. Organizers are also facilitating workshops discussing restaurant and bar hospitality and cocktail competitions. The cost of each event ranges from free admission to $150.

The series culminates with a Grand Tasting at Eastern Market on November 17 where participating restaurants and bars are paired with spirit brands and challenged with developing a special drink for the occasion. Attendees can sample the results while grabbing a bite to eat at the neighboring food truck rally. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes 12 samples, and are on sale now.

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Gold Cash Gold

2100 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 242-0770 Visit Website


2520 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 855-2864 Visit Website

Prime + Proper

1145 Griswold Street, , MI 48226 (313) 636-3100 Visit Website

Bad Luck Bar

1218 Griswold Street, , MI 48226 (313) 657-9177 Visit Website


225 Gratiot Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 241-5719 Visit Website