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Where to Drink Wine in Metro Detroit Right Now

14 great spots to order a glass or a bottle in the city

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Motor City Wine.
| Gerard + Belevender

It’s all about the grape. Detroiters have really taken to the bottle lately, with new bistros and bars dedicated to vino dotting the landscape in recent years. And, while wine has become a go-to beverage for many in metro Detroit, the variety of ways to experience wine is as varied as the number of locations featuring it.

Private tastings, monthly wine clubs, patio views, record and wine shops, and even an old firehouse: here are 14 places to drink wine in metro Detroit right now.

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1. Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro

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155 S Bates St # 201
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 731-7066
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Popular downtown Birmingham’s Tallulah offers local farm to table foods served with an international selection of red and white wines. Intimate and elegant, the wine bar features an extensive variety, from budget-friendly to special occasion and splurge-worthy picks.

2. Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak

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29932 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 850-7175
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Michigan By The Bottle’s tasting rooms specialize in wines and locally-sourced charcuterie from across Michigan. Its Royal Oak location on Woodward is just one of the three Michigan By The Bottle spots. The Shelby Township and Auburn Hills locations also focus on promoting Michigan vineyards and wine education.

3. Wine Dotte Bistro

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2910 Van Alstyne St
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 556-3195
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With half off wine on Wednesdays and a view of the Detroit River in one of its more scenic views, Wine Dotte serves Downriver’s needs for a casual dining spot. A solid selection of recognizable labels is rounded out by the occasional Old World surprise selection.

4. Ladder 4 Wine Bar

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3396 Vinewood St
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 638-1601
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It is one of the coolest spaces for a bar in Detroit, hands down, Ladder 4 occupies a century-old fire station in Southwest Detroit. With seating for 300 on two floors, the space still manages to be intimate, thanks in part to the staff’s dedication to spreading the gospel of natural wines. Rooftop outdoor lounges round out the space for a unique Detroit experience.

5. MotorCity Wine

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1949 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 483-7283
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MotorCity Wine started in a tiny space above Grand Trunk Pub way back in 2010. At the time it was the only wine bar in the city. Since then, the popular boutique wine bar has moved to Corktown and expanded with a massive outdoor patio. Food pop-ups, DJ nights, and regular record releases — MotorCity Wine has its own record label — keep the Michigan Avenue space busy most nights.

6. Cata Vino

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4130 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 285-9081
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All things Spanish are at the heart of this Cass Avenue bar adjacent to La Feria tapas bar. Cata Vino features wine flights, sherries, and an impressive list of wines by the glass. The mercado is stocked with imported meats, cheeses, pantry staples and tinned seafood, in addition to bottled wine and sherry.

7. Mudgie's Deli

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1300 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2000
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This beloved Corktown eatery offers an impressive list of wines for consumption on- and off-premise. The staff is knowledgeable and always happy to recommend a bottle or two to take home. In addition to fantastic happy hour specials, Mudgie’s also offers corkage service for weekday guilt-free take-homes.

8. The Royce Detroit

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76 W Adams Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 481-2160
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Royce owner Ping Ho took a chance on opening a wine shop in Grand Circus Park in 2016 and hasn’t looked back since. Since then, the Royce has cultivated a fiercely dedicated staff and customer base. The Royce places unpretentious but thorough education at the forefront of its Wednesday night wine tastings and monthly wine club.

9. House of Pure Vin

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1433 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 638-2501
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With its Vibe on the Vin DJ nights on Fridays, jazz brunches, and heated igloo seating for up to six guests, House of Pure Vin makes wine sampling an adventure. The downtown wine spot stocks a wide variety of bottles for sale, including half-bottles. Guests can also enjoy virtual and in-person tastings by reservation.

10. Paramita Sound

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1517 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

Wine and records just go together naturally. Guests at Paramita Sound in the Siren Hotel can sip and sample both. The lounge first opened in West Village in 2014 and found its current home in 2019, thanks to a community fundraising initiative. Since then, Paramita Sound has continued to celebrate Detroiters’ love of vinyl and vino.

11. Vertical Detroit

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1538 Centre
Detroit, MI 48226

The Ashley's underground wine bar and restaurant was created by oenophiles for oenophiles, with 50-plus wines served by the glass and another 500 by the bottle. The effortlessly cool space is ideal for date nights or for larger office gatherings.

12. Detroit Vineyards

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1000 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 265-3938
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Detroit’s first winery in more than 50 years opened, fittingly enough, in a former Stroh’s ice cream factory in 2019. Detroit Vineyards doesn’t grow its own grapes, instead purchases different varietals from Michigan vineyards and crafting vintages from there. That’s set to change soon, though: Detroit Vineyards has been cultivating grapes in the city’s Morningside neighborhood for its own Detroit-grown wine.

13. Marrow

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8044 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 652-0200
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With the recent addition of Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Somm of the Year Liz Martinez, Marrow and its sister restaurant Mink upped their wine game —an already impressive component in Backbone Hospitality group’s growing presence in Detroit. The West Village butcher shop and restaurant feature exquisitely selected wines from around the world.

14. Cellar 313

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15112 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
(313) 458-8544
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Cellar 313 in Grosse Pointe features wine from all over the world but truly shines in its collection of French wines, including nearly two dozen sparking wines. The cozy, warm-hued bistro has a large patio space on Kercheval Avenue for those sunny Rosé All Days.

1. Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro

155 S Bates St # 201, Birmingham, MI 48009

Popular downtown Birmingham’s Tallulah offers local farm to table foods served with an international selection of red and white wines. Intimate and elegant, the wine bar features an extensive variety, from budget-friendly to special occasion and splurge-worthy picks.

155 S Bates St # 201
Birmingham, MI 48009

2. Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak

29932 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Michigan By The Bottle’s tasting rooms specialize in wines and locally-sourced charcuterie from across Michigan. Its Royal Oak location on Woodward is just one of the three Michigan By The Bottle spots. The Shelby Township and Auburn Hills locations also focus on promoting Michigan vineyards and wine education.

29932 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073

3. Wine Dotte Bistro

2910 Van Alstyne St, Wyandotte, MI 48192

With half off wine on Wednesdays and a view of the Detroit River in one of its more scenic views, Wine Dotte serves Downriver’s needs for a casual dining spot. A solid selection of recognizable labels is rounded out by the occasional Old World surprise selection.

2910 Van Alstyne St
Wyandotte, MI 48192

4. Ladder 4 Wine Bar

3396 Vinewood St, Detroit, MI 48208

It is one of the coolest spaces for a bar in Detroit, hands down, Ladder 4 occupies a century-old fire station in Southwest Detroit. With seating for 300 on two floors, the space still manages to be intimate, thanks in part to the staff’s dedication to spreading the gospel of natural wines. Rooftop outdoor lounges round out the space for a unique Detroit experience.

3396 Vinewood St
Detroit, MI 48208

5. MotorCity Wine

1949 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

MotorCity Wine started in a tiny space above Grand Trunk Pub way back in 2010. At the time it was the only wine bar in the city. Since then, the popular boutique wine bar has moved to Corktown and expanded with a massive outdoor patio. Food pop-ups, DJ nights, and regular record releases — MotorCity Wine has its own record label — keep the Michigan Avenue space busy most nights.

1949 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

6. Cata Vino

4130 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

All things Spanish are at the heart of this Cass Avenue bar adjacent to La Feria tapas bar. Cata Vino features wine flights, sherries, and an impressive list of wines by the glass. The mercado is stocked with imported meats, cheeses, pantry staples and tinned seafood, in addition to bottled wine and sherry.

4130 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

7. Mudgie's Deli

1300 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48226

This beloved Corktown eatery offers an impressive list of wines for consumption on- and off-premise. The staff is knowledgeable and always happy to recommend a bottle or two to take home. In addition to fantastic happy hour specials, Mudgie’s also offers corkage service for weekday guilt-free take-homes.

1300 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48226

8. The Royce Detroit

76 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Royce owner Ping Ho took a chance on opening a wine shop in Grand Circus Park in 2016 and hasn’t looked back since. Since then, the Royce has cultivated a fiercely dedicated staff and customer base. The Royce places unpretentious but thorough education at the forefront of its Wednesday night wine tastings and monthly wine club.

76 W Adams Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

9. House of Pure Vin

1433 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

With its Vibe on the Vin DJ nights on Fridays, jazz brunches, and heated igloo seating for up to six guests, House of Pure Vin makes wine sampling an adventure. The downtown wine spot stocks a wide variety of bottles for sale, including half-bottles. Guests can also enjoy virtual and in-person tastings by reservation.

1433 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

10. Paramita Sound

1517 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

Wine and records just go together naturally. Guests at Paramita Sound in the Siren Hotel can sip and sample both. The lounge first opened in West Village in 2014 and found its current home in 2019, thanks to a community fundraising initiative. Since then, Paramita Sound has continued to celebrate Detroiters’ love of vinyl and vino.

1517 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

11. Vertical Detroit

1538 Centre, Detroit, MI 48226

The Ashley's underground wine bar and restaurant was created by oenophiles for oenophiles, with 50-plus wines served by the glass and another 500 by the bottle. The effortlessly cool space is ideal for date nights or for larger office gatherings.

1538 Centre
Detroit, MI 48226

12. Detroit Vineyards

1000 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Detroit’s first winery in more than 50 years opened, fittingly enough, in a former Stroh’s ice cream factory in 2019. Detroit Vineyards doesn’t grow its own grapes, instead purchases different varietals from Michigan vineyards and crafting vintages from there. That’s set to change soon, though: Detroit Vineyards has been cultivating grapes in the city’s Morningside neighborhood for its own Detroit-grown wine.

1000 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

13. Marrow

8044 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

With the recent addition of Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Somm of the Year Liz Martinez, Marrow and its sister restaurant Mink upped their wine game —an already impressive component in Backbone Hospitality group’s growing presence in Detroit. The West Village butcher shop and restaurant feature exquisitely selected wines from around the world.

8044 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

14. Cellar 313

15112 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

Cellar 313 in Grosse Pointe features wine from all over the world but truly shines in its collection of French wines, including nearly two dozen sparking wines. The cozy, warm-hued bistro has a large patio space on Kercheval Avenue for those sunny Rosé All Days.

15112 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

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