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