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A boozy slushie from the Skip.
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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

PizzaPlex

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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.

Bagley Central

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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.

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.

Two James Spirits

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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.

Cork & Gabel

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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.

The Sugar House

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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.

Standby and the Skip

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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.

Vivio's Food & Spirits

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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.

Detroit City Distillery

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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.

The Peterboro

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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.

Castalia at Sfumato

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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.

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails

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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.

Yumvillage

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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.

The Painted Lady Lounge

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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.

The Film Lab

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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.

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.

Detroit Fleat

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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.

Voyager

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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.

The Oakland Art Novelty Company

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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.

Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery

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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.

Bobcat Bonnie’s

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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.

Lost River

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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.

PizzaPlex

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.

Bagley Central

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.

Takoi

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.

Two James Spirits

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.

Cork & Gabel

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.

The Sugar House

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.

Standby and the Skip

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.

Vivio's Food & Spirits

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.

Detroit City Distillery

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.

The Peterboro

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.

Castalia at Sfumato

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.

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails

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.

Yumvillage

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.

The Painted Lady Lounge

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.

The Film Lab

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.

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Barter

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.

Detroit Fleat

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.

Voyager

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.

The Oakland Art Novelty Company

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.

Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery

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.

Bobcat Bonnie’s

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.

Lost River

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.

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