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Where to Find To-Go Cocktails in Metro Detroit

From boozy slushies to adult ice pops and classic cocktails, here’s where to grab an alcoholic beverage for carryout or delivery

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A boozy slushie from the Skip.
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Takeout cocktails, long off-limits to many people across the United States, are now legal in Michigan. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed this piece of legislation into law on July 1, 2020, paving the way for bars and restaurants to start buoying their takeout and delivery business with alcohol sales during the ongoing pandemic. It’s also a win for customers who may not have the chops or the desire to mix a drink at home.

There are, of course, a few rules businesses and customers must follow. The drinks must be sold in sealed containers no larger than a gallon with a mandatory label. Customers can’t drink them in transit or on the street unless in specified “social districts.” Nevertheless, it’s a positive step for patrons that want to support their favorite watering holes without necessarily sitting down for drinks in-person.

Below, Eater has compiled a guide to some of the establishments that have already started slinging cocktails, adult Capri Suns, boozy popsicles, and slushies to-go. More establishments including Lost River are on the way to unveiling their own menus, so stay tuned for updates. If we missed a spot, drop us a note at detroit@eater.com. Remember to wear a mask over your nose and mouth, wash your hands regularly, and stay home when sick, even when picking up carryout. Happy socially distant drinking.

A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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1. PizzaPlex

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4458 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 757-4992
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This neighborhood pizzeria in Southwest Detroit is serving up buy one, get one half-off cocktails to-go as well as beer, wine, and pizza. Place orders online for carryout or order through Grubhub for delivery.

2. Bagley Central

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2545 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 262-6763
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Bagley Central is offering its menu for curbside pickup and takeout in the Hubbard-Richard neighborhood. Call ahead or drop in to place an order for batch bottled drinks, kits, and build-your-own beer six packs.

3. Takoi

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2520 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 855-2864
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Takoi’s intriguing cocktails are now available in miniature cans for carryout and delivery. Place orders for herby margaritas, boozy Thai iced tea, and more online. Each drink is available as a four-pack or a mixed four-pack and the shop also features beer and wine.

4. Two James Spirits

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2445 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 964-4800
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One of Detroit’s best distilleries is now canning cocktails to-go. Choose from options like a Ryenold Palmer with rye, ice tea, and lemonade or a rum daiquiri. Place orders online. Each can is equivalent to two drinks.

5. Cork & Gabel

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2415 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 638-2261
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Cork & Gabel in Corktown is currently slinging cocktails in to-go containers including adult Capri Suns. Each drink is priced at $20 and contains enough for two cocktails.

6. The Sugar House

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2130 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-0123
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Customers can drop by the Sugar House on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to purchase batched and bottled cocktails to-go. Four drinks are available weekly for $20 each in addition to single-barrel whiskey.

7. Standby and the Skip

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225 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 241-5719
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Sibling bars Standby and the Skip are serving up their excellent selection of cocktails to-go. At Standby, customers can place online orders for large batch stirred cocktails for $35 (enough for five drinks), shaken cocktails for $15 (two drinks per bottle), and carbonated cocktails for $12 (enough for two drinks). The Skip’s frozen drinks, cocktails, mixers, and sangria are also available for online order. The drinks are priced between $14 and $50. Beer, wine, coffee, snacks, and ice cream are also available and both spots also offer garnish, cherries, and cocktail ice, too.

8. Vivio's Food & Spirits

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2460 Market St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 393-1711
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Eastern Market bloody mary mainstay Vivio’s is packaging its spicy brunch beverages to-go. The restaurant is also open for outdoor dining in an expanded patio space.

9. Detroit City Distillery

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2462 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 338-3760
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Detroit City Distillery is now bottling and packaging a rotating assortment of carryout cocktails including coco-daiquiri freezer pops. The bar is also open for outdoor-only service with a rotation of restaurant pop-ups.

10. The Peterboro

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420 Peterboro St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-1111

Find wine, beer, sake, and a selection of the Peterboro’s most popular cocktails by-the-bottle online. Painkillers and spicy Little Venom cocktails are priced around $18 each — enough for two drinks.

11. Castalia at Sfumato

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3980 2nd Ave e
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 305-1442
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One of the best spots for cocktail kits during the early days of the pandemic, Castalia has transitioned to to-go cocktails in clever packaging like boozy ice pops flavored with bourbon, orange juice, raw sugar, coriander, cardamom, and nutmeg. There’s also bottled drinks for carryout. Email Castalia to order to-go drinks during the bar’s operating hours at hello@castaliacocktails.com or place an order online.

12. Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails

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15 E Kirby St D
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 818-3915
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Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails kicked off carryout cocktail service with the Last Word, a classic Detroit cocktail made with Chartreuse. Customers can place orders online. The restaurant has since expanded into other options like martinis, old fashioneds, and daiquiris.

13. Yumvillage

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6500 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 334-6099
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Yumvillage received its liquor license in the spring and is now a spot for both ginger curry chickpeas and carryout cocktails. Orders can be placed online or at the restaurant.

14. The Painted Lady Lounge

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2930 Jacob St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 874-2991
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In lieu of in-person service, the Painted Lady accepts Facebook reservations for its Friday night carryout cocktail specials. The drinks are priced between $20 and $35 depending on the size and the range from strawberry margaritas to Manhattans.

15. The Film Lab

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3105 Holbrook Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

The Film Lab in Hamtramck prepares cocktails to-go in addition to its outdoor movie screenings. Customers can place orders for cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and beer online. The cocktails are priced between $18 and $24 and each batch serves two drinks.

16. Barter

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11601 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 707-0986
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Barter in Hamtramck is currently serving cocktails for patio service as well as in to-go containers. The bar also offers beer and wine for carryout.

17. Detroit Fleat

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1820 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 607-7611
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Food truck park and bar Detroit Fleat pours boozy slushies to-go as well as mules and margaritas in howler sizes. Order online or at the restaurant’s patio kiosk.

18. Voyager

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600 Vester St
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 658-4999
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Voyager in Ferndale is currently open for patio service-only and offering a variety of food and drinks to-go including carryout cocktails. Customers can purchase batched Mai Tais, and whiskey smashes, frosé, and frozen caipirinhas in bottles — enough for two drinks.

19. The Oakland Art Novelty Company

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201 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48075
(248) 291-5295
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Landmark Ferndale cocktail spot the Oakland has reopened for carryout and delivery service. The online menu features tastings of rare liqueurs, whiskeys, and mezcal as well as large-format cocktails, and fancy ice.

20. Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery

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325 E 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 599-1427
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Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery in Royal Oak is now serving to-go cocktails in addition to its patio service. Visit the tasting room to pick up a strawberry shortcake boozy slushie for carryout or a shot of whiskey.

21. Bobcat Bonnie’s

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240 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 677-0158
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Several locations of this metro Detroit gastropub chain are now slinging cocktails to-go including several flavors boozy slushie to pair with that order of loaded tater tots. Orders can be placed through Bonnie’s online platforms.

22. Lost River

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15421 Mack Ave
Detroit, MI 48224
(313) 720-0673
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The wait is (almost) over for Lost River on Detroit’s east side. The bar will start selling cocktails to-go on Friday, August 14 through its new online ordering platform, meaning tropical drinks are a click away.

1. PizzaPlex

4458 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

This neighborhood pizzeria in Southwest Detroit is serving up buy one, get one half-off cocktails to-go as well as beer, wine, and pizza. Place orders online for carryout or order through Grubhub for delivery.

4458 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

2. Bagley Central

2545 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216

Bagley Central is offering its menu for curbside pickup and takeout in the Hubbard-Richard neighborhood. Call ahead or drop in to place an order for batch bottled drinks, kits, and build-your-own beer six packs.

2545 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216

3. Takoi

2520 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Takoi’s intriguing cocktails are now available in miniature cans for carryout and delivery. Place orders for herby margaritas, boozy Thai iced tea, and more online. Each drink is available as a four-pack or a mixed four-pack and the shop also features beer and wine.

2520 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

4. Two James Spirits

2445 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

One of Detroit’s best distilleries is now canning cocktails to-go. Choose from options like a Ryenold Palmer with rye, ice tea, and lemonade or a rum daiquiri. Place orders online. Each can is equivalent to two drinks.

2445 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

5. Cork & Gabel

2415 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Cork & Gabel in Corktown is currently slinging cocktails in to-go containers including adult Capri Suns. Each drink is priced at $20 and contains enough for two cocktails.

2415 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

6. The Sugar House

2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Customers can drop by the Sugar House on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to purchase batched and bottled cocktails to-go. Four drinks are available weekly for $20 each in addition to single-barrel whiskey.

2130 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

7. Standby and the Skip

225 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Sibling bars Standby and the Skip are serving up their excellent selection of cocktails to-go. At Standby, customers can place online orders for large batch stirred cocktails for $35 (enough for five drinks), shaken cocktails for $15 (two drinks per bottle), and carbonated cocktails for $12 (enough for two drinks). The Skip’s frozen drinks, cocktails, mixers, and sangria are also available for online order. The drinks are priced between $14 and $50. Beer, wine, coffee, snacks, and ice cream are also available and both spots also offer garnish, cherries, and cocktail ice, too.

225 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

8. Vivio's Food & Spirits

2460 Market St, Detroit, MI 48207

Eastern Market bloody mary mainstay Vivio’s is packaging its spicy brunch beverages to-go. The restaurant is also open for outdoor dining in an expanded patio space.

2460 Market St
Detroit, MI 48207

9. Detroit City Distillery

2462 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Detroit City Distillery is now bottling and packaging a rotating assortment of carryout cocktails including coco-daiquiri freezer pops. The bar is also open for outdoor-only service with a rotation of restaurant pop-ups.

2462 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207

10. The Peterboro

420 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201

Find wine, beer, sake, and a selection of the Peterboro’s most popular cocktails by-the-bottle online. Painkillers and spicy Little Venom cocktails are priced around $18 each — enough for two drinks.

420 Peterboro St
Detroit, MI 48201

11. Castalia at Sfumato

3980 2nd Ave e, Detroit, MI 48201

One of the best spots for cocktail kits during the early days of the pandemic, Castalia has transitioned to to-go cocktails in clever packaging like boozy ice pops flavored with bourbon, orange juice, raw sugar, coriander, cardamom, and nutmeg. There’s also bottled drinks for carryout. Email Castalia to order to-go drinks during the bar’s operating hours at hello@castaliacocktails.com or place an order online.

3980 2nd Ave e
Detroit, MI 48201

12. Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails

15 E Kirby St D, Detroit, MI 48202

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails kicked off carryout cocktail service with the Last Word, a classic Detroit cocktail made with Chartreuse. Customers can place orders online. The restaurant has since expanded into other options like martinis, old fashioneds, and daiquiris.

15 E Kirby St D
Detroit, MI 48202

13. Yumvillage

6500 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Yumvillage received its liquor license in the spring and is now a spot for both ginger curry chickpeas and carryout cocktails. Orders can be placed online or at the restaurant.

6500 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

14. The Painted Lady Lounge

2930 Jacob St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

In lieu of in-person service, the Painted Lady accepts Facebook reservations for its Friday night carryout cocktail specials. The drinks are priced between $20 and $35 depending on the size and the range from strawberry margaritas to Manhattans.

2930 Jacob St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

15. The Film Lab

3105 Holbrook Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

The Film Lab in Hamtramck prepares cocktails to-go in addition to its outdoor movie screenings. Customers can place orders for cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and beer online. The cocktails are priced between $18 and $24 and each batch serves two drinks.

3105 Holbrook Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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16. Barter

11601 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Barter in Hamtramck is currently serving cocktails for patio service as well as in to-go containers. The bar also offers beer and wine for carryout.

11601 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

17. Detroit Fleat

1820 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Food truck park and bar Detroit Fleat pours boozy slushies to-go as well as mules and margaritas in howler sizes. Order online or at the restaurant’s patio kiosk.

1820 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

18. Voyager

600 Vester St, Ferndale, MI 48220

Voyager in Ferndale is currently open for patio service-only and offering a variety of food and drinks to-go including carryout cocktails. Customers can purchase batched Mai Tais, and whiskey smashes, frosé, and frozen caipirinhas in bottles — enough for two drinks.

600 Vester St
Ferndale, MI 48220

19. The Oakland Art Novelty Company

201 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48075

Landmark Ferndale cocktail spot the Oakland has reopened for carryout and delivery service. The online menu features tastings of rare liqueurs, whiskeys, and mezcal as well as large-format cocktails, and fancy ice.

201 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48075

20. Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery

325 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery in Royal Oak is now serving to-go cocktails in addition to its patio service. Visit the tasting room to pick up a strawberry shortcake boozy slushie for carryout or a shot of whiskey.

325 E 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

21. Bobcat Bonnie’s

240 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Several locations of this metro Detroit gastropub chain are now slinging cocktails to-go including several flavors boozy slushie to pair with that order of loaded tater tots. Orders can be placed through Bonnie’s online platforms.

240 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

22. Lost River

15421 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48224

The wait is (almost) over for Lost River on Detroit’s east side. The bar will start selling cocktails to-go on Friday, August 14 through its new online ordering platform, meaning tropical drinks are a click away.

15421 Mack Ave
Detroit, MI 48224

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