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Where to Drink Cocktails and Spirits in Detroit Right Now

Here, now, are 24 establishments serving up creative craft cocktails in Metro Detroit.

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The list of Metro Detroit establishments with craft cocktails seems to grow weekly. From Cliff Bell's to Two James and Cafe 78, this list attempts to capture the latest and greatest in Detroit's artisanal beverage world as well as a few older favorites.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Two James Distillery

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2445 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
Two James spirits are some of the best in the area and the cocktails change seasonally. Melt away the winter chill with a Hot Tea Toddy made with Two James' signature Grass Widow Bourbon. [Photo]

2. Detroit City Distillery

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(313) 338-3760
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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.

3. Our/Detroit

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2545 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
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.

4. Cliff Bell's

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2030 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2543
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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.

5. Roast

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1128 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2500
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The wine cellar provides a backdrop for the bar and the bartenders are known for their skill and certifications. [Photo]

6. Great Lakes Coffee

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3965 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-9627
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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.

7. Cafe d'Mongo's

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1439 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226
A favorite haunt for visiting celebrities and Detroiters alike, D'Mongos Speakeasy offers strong drinks and plenty of characters. The Detroit Brown cocktail includes a local invention, Vernor's ginger ale. [Photo]

8. La Feria Spanish Tapas

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4130 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
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.

9. Craft Work

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8047 Agnes
Detroit, MI 48214
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]

10. Ottava Via

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1480 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-5500
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Enjoy handcrafted cocktails with spirits developed by local distilleries. Here, find a romantic ambiance for a traditional Italian meal or a casual setting for pies fired on the imported stone pizza oven.

11. The Sugar House

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2130 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-0123
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Go to The Sugar House for a side of history with your cocktail. The bartenders here know their stuff thanks to a rigorous training program. [Photo]

12. Cafe 78 (Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit)

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4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-6622
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This new space in MOCAD features a cocktail list inspired by the Pantone color palette. The eatery transitions from a cafe in the morning to a bar and bistro at night. [Photo]

13. Wright & Co.

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1500 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-7711
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This downtown gastropub features an extensive craft cocktail menu peppered with both contemporary and classic beverages. [Photo]

14. The Oakland

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201 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 291-5295
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Hidden in plain sight, The Oakland recalls the feel of a classic prohibition-era speakeasy with expertly made cocktails and an extensive list of whiskey. They also offer a separate menu of virgin beverages on request. Show up early, call ahead, or expect to wait.

15. Vivio's Food & Spirits

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2460 Market St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 393-1711
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Vivio's is known for one thing—their extensive Bloody Mary menu. Choose from a selection of six different cocktails with varying amounts of garnish. [Photo]

16. Antietam

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1428 Gratiot, Detroit MI
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 782-4378
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Designed by bartender Albert DePompeis, Antietam’s artisanal cocktail menu features savory and sweet beverages served at an art deco bar. [Photo]

17. Selden Standard

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3921 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Like the restaurant’s fresh seasonal menu, Selden Standard’s beverage program features a rotating selection of cocktails made with house-syrups and bitters. [Photo]

18. Rock City Eatery

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11411 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(248) 633-3072
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Bartender Ricky Ruggero’s inventive cocktails pair well with the clever flavor profiles found on Rock City Eatery’s menu. Purple Drank takes on new meaning here: a mixture of Valentine white blossom vodka, crème de cassis, and soda. [Photo]

19. Green Dot Stables

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2200 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 965-1523
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At $3 per cocktail, trying several different drinks on the Green Dot Stables menu is a much easier decision than taking on the Mystery Meat board. [Photo]

20. Gold Cash Gold

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2100 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 242-0770
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Gold Cash Golds cocktail menu is comprised of a selection of hidden gems. Dad’s Trophy is made with Old Overholt rye, Amaro Zucca, Laphroaig rinse, and bitters. [Photo]

21. Valentine Vodka Distilling Co

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161 Vester St
Ferndale, MI 48220
Try out Valentine Vodka’s signature spirits in the company’s Ferndale tasting room, which offers a selection of infusions and cocktails made with fresh, local ingredients. [Photo]

22. Torino

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201 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 247-1370
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Pair the innovative dishes on Torino’s ever-changing tasting menu with the restaurants artisanal cocktails. [Photo]

23. Mad Hatter Bistro bar tea room

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185 N Old Woodword
Birmingham, MI 48009
Discover whimsical beverages at Birmingham’s Mad Hatter Bistro. The company offers two varieties of Bloody Marys and mimosas as well as other potions to pair with brunch, lunch, or dinner. [Photo]

24. Rusted Crow Distillery

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Rusted Crow Distillery’s own vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, and bourbon are mixed into the scratch cocktails at this Dearborn Heights nightspot. [Photo]

1. Two James Distillery

2445 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Two James spirits are some of the best in the area and the cocktails change seasonally. Melt away the winter chill with a Hot Tea Toddy made with Two James' signature Grass Widow Bourbon. [Photo]
2445 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

2. Detroit City Distillery

Detroit, MI
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.

3. Our/Detroit

2545 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216
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.
2545 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216

4. Cliff Bell's

2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
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.
2030 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

5. Roast

1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
The wine cellar provides a backdrop for the bar and the bartenders are known for their skill and certifications. [Photo]
1128 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Great Lakes Coffee

3965 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
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.
3965 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

7. Cafe d'Mongo's

1439 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226
A favorite haunt for visiting celebrities and Detroiters alike, D'Mongos Speakeasy offers strong drinks and plenty of characters. The Detroit Brown cocktail includes a local invention, Vernor's ginger ale. [Photo]
1439 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

8. La Feria Spanish Tapas

4130 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
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.
4130 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

9. Craft Work

8047 Agnes, Detroit, MI 48214
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]
8047 Agnes
Detroit, MI 48214

10. Ottava Via

1480 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Enjoy handcrafted cocktails with spirits developed by local distilleries. Here, find a romantic ambiance for a traditional Italian meal or a casual setting for pies fired on the imported stone pizza oven.
1480 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

11. The Sugar House

2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Go to The Sugar House for a side of history with your cocktail. The bartenders here know their stuff thanks to a rigorous training program. [Photo]
2130 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

12. Cafe 78 (Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit)

4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
This new space in MOCAD features a cocktail list inspired by the Pantone color palette. The eatery transitions from a cafe in the morning to a bar and bistro at night. [Photo]
4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

13. Wright & Co.

1500 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48226
This downtown gastropub features an extensive craft cocktail menu peppered with both contemporary and classic beverages. [Photo]
1500 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48226

14. The Oakland

201 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Hidden in plain sight, The Oakland recalls the feel of a classic prohibition-era speakeasy with expertly made cocktails and an extensive list of whiskey. They also offer a separate menu of virgin beverages on request. Show up early, call ahead, or expect to wait.
201 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

15. Vivio's Food & Spirits

2460 Market St, Detroit, MI 48207
Vivio's is known for one thing—their extensive Bloody Mary menu. Choose from a selection of six different cocktails with varying amounts of garnish. [Photo]
2460 Market St
Detroit, MI 48207

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16. Antietam

1428 Gratiot, Detroit MI, Detroit, MI 48207
Designed by bartender Albert DePompeis, Antietam’s artisanal cocktail menu features savory and sweet beverages served at an art deco bar. [Photo]
1428 Gratiot, Detroit MI
Detroit, MI 48207

17. Selden Standard

3921 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Like the restaurant’s fresh seasonal menu, Selden Standard’s beverage program features a rotating selection of cocktails made with house-syrups and bitters. [Photo]
3921 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

18. Rock City Eatery

11411 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Bartender Ricky Ruggero’s inventive cocktails pair well with the clever flavor profiles found on Rock City Eatery’s menu. Purple Drank takes on new meaning here: a mixture of Valentine white blossom vodka, crème de cassis, and soda. [Photo]
11411 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

19. Green Dot Stables

2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216
At $3 per cocktail, trying several different drinks on the Green Dot Stables menu is a much easier decision than taking on the Mystery Meat board. [Photo]
2200 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48216

20. Gold Cash Gold

2100 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Gold Cash Golds cocktail menu is comprised of a selection of hidden gems. Dad’s Trophy is made with Old Overholt rye, Amaro Zucca, Laphroaig rinse, and bitters. [Photo]
2100 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

21. Valentine Vodka Distilling Co

161 Vester St, Ferndale, MI 48220
Try out Valentine Vodka’s signature spirits in the company’s Ferndale tasting room, which offers a selection of infusions and cocktails made with fresh, local ingredients. [Photo]
161 Vester St
Ferndale, MI 48220

22. Torino

201 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Pair the innovative dishes on Torino’s ever-changing tasting menu with the restaurants artisanal cocktails. [Photo]
201 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

23. Mad Hatter Bistro bar tea room

185 N Old Woodword, Birmingham, MI 48009