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Peek at the Progress on Evening Bar Inside the Shinola Hotel

The cocktail bar from NoHo Hospitality Group is expected to arrive very soon — possibly by New Year’s

The bar at Evening Bar shows a bar with five stools facing a fully stocked bar of bottles on display. there’s a large mirror in the background.The surface of the bar and the floors are wood. HayesDavidson
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.

While it’s not ready to start mixing drinks quite yet, the soon-to-open Shinola Hotel offered a sneak peek at the progress on cocktail lounge, Evening Bar, during a walk-through on Tuesday evening. Like Italian restaurant San Morello, the cocktail bar is being developed by NoHo Hospitality and mirrors a bar by the same name in New York.

The design for the bar is a bit glam with shiny curved ceilings that add some character to the building’s existing overhead beams. NoHo’s team told Eater in a tour of the space that it’s on track to open before New Year’s and will feature a fireplace when it’s finished. The curved wood millwork mimics some of the elements inside San Morello. The bar will have a private entrance off the hotel’s pedestrian alley, which has been dubbed Parker’s Alley after Thomas Parker, one of Detroit’s first black landowners. With relatively low ceilings and a small footprint, Evening has a polished speakeasy feel.

Evening Bar is in the end stages of construction.
Michelle and Chris Gerard
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Elsewhere on the property, NoHo is continuing to develop other restaurant projects. A beerhall called the Brakeman is on track to open this spring on the back of the property across from the forthcoming Element Hotel. NoHo also plans to open a takeout fried chicken shop called Penny Red’s.

The Brakeman.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Take a look around the rest of the hotel — set to open on January 2 — over at Curbed Detroit.

Inside the Shinola Hotel in Downtown Detroit [CDET]
Peek at the Bar Heading to Detroit’s Shinola Hotel [ED]
All the Vital Updates on Restaurants and Bars at Detroit’s Shinola Hotel [ED]

The Brakeman

22 John R Street, , MI 48226 Visit Website

San Morello

1400 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 209-4700 Visit Website

Shinola Hotel

1400 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 356-1400 Visit Website

Evening Bar

1400 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 Visit Website