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Cafe D'Mongo's.
Cafe D'Mongo's.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Where to Drink Cocktails and Spirits in Detroit Right Now

Get the scoop on this season's hottest drinks.

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Cafe D'Mongo's.
| Michelle and Chris Gerard

With the help of the Eater 38 and the Eater Heatmaps, it's a breeze to find out where to eat right now, whether it's a hot newcomer or an old neighborhood standby.

Now it's just as easy to find out where to get a good, stiff drink in this town. Welcome to Eater's Cocktail Heatmap. Happy drinking, and as always, feel free to write in with new suggestions.
—Courtney Ochab

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Two James Distillery

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Two James’s cocktail menu now features fall-inspired drinks. The season change also brings the launch of two new spirits: Rye Dog and Johnny Smoking Gun. [Photo]

Detroit City Distillery

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Small batch artisanal whiskey, gin, and vodka are crafted in this Eastern Market hub with local ingredients sourced directly from farms participating in the market itself.

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This women-owned microdistillery features cocktails named after employees of Anthology Coffee and Drought Juice. Weekend tours and sampling are available to try the city’s new crafted spirit.

Sugar House Craft & Cocktails - Ford Field

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With a menu changing seasonally— and sometimes even weekly— this dimly lit bar draws quite a crowd with its drinks and atmosphere.

Cliff Bell's

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The speakeasy era lives on with taps featuring traditional and craft beers, signature house drinks, and a list of award-winning classic cocktails— all poured from behind the restored mahogany bar.
The wine cellar provides a backdrop for the bar and the bartenders are known for their skill and certifications. [Photo]

Great Lakes Coffee

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Though known primarily for its coffee, this shop has a small bar featuring local wine, drafts, and cocktails that also merit attention. Ingredients for the cocktails are carefully selected based on the season, and an array of house-made syrups and infusions are crafted behind the bar.

Cafe d'Mongo's

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A speakeasy despite its well-known reputation, this bar remains hidden in the dead middle of Downtown. The Detroit Brown cocktail includes a local favorite soda, Vernors.

La Feria Spanish Tapas

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A group of friends is sharing a little bit of Spain with Detroit, and that’s not excluding the “bebidas especiales” specialty cocktail menu. Allow us to suggest an early arrival time, as the quaint location fills up quickly during busy hours and with so many tapas available, it’s hard to leave.

Craft Work

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Traditional, old-style cocktails that ring true to their name are hard to find, but this new addition to Indian Village is a crowd pleaser with both cocktails and unique dishes. [Photo]

Ottava Via

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Enjoy handcrafted cocktails with spirits crafted by local distilleries on the fireside patio. Here, find a romantic ambiance for a traditional Italian meal or a casual setting for pies fired on the imported stone pizza oven.

Two James Distillery

Two James’s cocktail menu now features fall-inspired drinks. The season change also brings the launch of two new spirits: Rye Dog and Johnny Smoking Gun. [Photo]

Detroit City Distillery

Small batch artisanal whiskey, gin, and vodka are crafted in this Eastern Market hub with local ingredients sourced directly from farms participating in the market itself.

Our/Detroit

This women-owned microdistillery features cocktails named after employees of Anthology Coffee and Drought Juice. Weekend tours and sampling are available to try the city’s new crafted spirit.

Sugar House Craft & Cocktails - Ford Field

With a menu changing seasonally— and sometimes even weekly— this dimly lit bar draws quite a crowd with its drinks and atmosphere.

Cliff Bell's

The speakeasy era lives on with taps featuring traditional and craft beers, signature house drinks, and a list of award-winning classic cocktails— all poured from behind the restored mahogany bar.

Roast

The wine cellar provides a backdrop for the bar and the bartenders are known for their skill and certifications. [Photo]

Great Lakes Coffee

Though known primarily for its coffee, this shop has a small bar featuring local wine, drafts, and cocktails that also merit attention. Ingredients for the cocktails are carefully selected based on the season, and an array of house-made syrups and infusions are crafted behind the bar.

Cafe d'Mongo's

A speakeasy despite its well-known reputation, this bar remains hidden in the dead middle of Downtown. The Detroit Brown cocktail includes a local favorite soda, Vernors.

La Feria Spanish Tapas

A group of friends is sharing a little bit of Spain with Detroit, and that’s not excluding the “bebidas especiales” specialty cocktail menu. Allow us to suggest an early arrival time, as the quaint location fills up quickly during busy hours and with so many tapas available, it’s hard to leave.

Craft Work

Traditional, old-style cocktails that ring true to their name are hard to find, but this new addition to Indian Village is a crowd pleaser with both cocktails and unique dishes. [Photo]

Ottava Via

Enjoy handcrafted cocktails with spirits crafted by local distilleries on the fireside patio. Here, find a romantic ambiance for a traditional Italian meal or a casual setting for pies fired on the imported stone pizza oven.

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