Best bars in Detroit

Check out the top bars in Detroit, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. PJ's Lager House

1. PJ's Lager House

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9 local reviews
1254 Michigan Avenue, Detroit
+1 313-961-4668
Night clubPoint of interestEstablishment
Jon
Detroit's best bar food, good drink selection, and live music many nights a week.
Aaron
Enduring bar serves handmade burgers & New Orleans-style Cajun grub with a side of live rock music.
Joseph
This rock and roll bar gets super loud with local and touring bands on some nights, and is a quiet neighborhoo…
1. PJ's Lager House

1. PJ's Lager House

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9 local reviews
1254 Michigan Avenue, Detroit
+1 313-961-4668
Jon
Jon
Detroit's best bar food, good drink selection, and live music many nights a week.
Aaron
Aaron
Enduring bar serves handmade burgers & New Orleans-style Cajun grub with a side of live rock music.
Joseph
Joseph
This rock and roll bar gets super loud with local and touring bands on some nights, and is a quiet neighborhood bar on others. Food until m…
2. Eastern Market

2. Eastern Market

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46 local reviews
2934 Russell St, Detroit
Farmers' Market
Bill
Murals amidst farmer's market stalls surrounded by restaurants, shops and bars. Highly walkable, a great place…
Antoinette
Dozens of Foody Markets, Fresh Meats, Flowers, Delish homestyle Pizzas, Smoothie Bars, Jazz Music, Farm Fresh …
Malcolm & Donna
Eastern Market is the most eclectic scene in Detroit. You can go to Bert's Market Place, a multipurpose venue …
2. Eastern Market

2. Eastern Market

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46 local reviews
2934 Russell St, Detroit
Bill
Bill
Murals amidst farmer's market stalls surrounded by restaurants, shops and bars. Highly walkable, a great place to ride bikes to and explore …
Antoinette
Antoinette
Dozens of Foody Markets, Fresh Meats, Flowers, Delish homestyle Pizzas, Smoothie Bars, Jazz Music, Farm Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Special…
Malcolm & Donna
Malcolm & Donna
Eastern Market is the most eclectic scene in Detroit. You can go to Bert's Market Place, a multipurpose venue with a soul-food restaurant, a…
3. Great Lakes Coffee

3. Great Lakes Coffee

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17 local reviews
3965 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
Open now
+1 313-831-9627
CafeBarLiquor store
Jesse
Super close. Amazing house-roasted coffee in a beautiful setting. Open late with full bar and food menu as wel…
Megan
Good place to work with a laptop and a cup of coffee. Turns into a beer and wine bar later in the day.
Mike
Good bar with solid cocktails, and decent coffee as well as some very light food offerings. Walking distance f…
3. Great Lakes Coffee

3. Great Lakes Coffee

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17 local reviews
3965 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
Open now
+1 313-831-9627
Jesse
Jesse
Super close. Amazing house-roasted coffee in a beautiful setting. Open late with full bar and food menu as well!
Megan
Megan
Good place to work with a laptop and a cup of coffee. Turns into a beer and wine bar later in the day.
Mike
Mike
Good bar with solid cocktails, and decent coffee as well as some very light food offerings. Walking distance from the loft and usually open …
4. MotorCity Wine

4. MotorCity Wine

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11 local reviews
1949 Michigan Avenue, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313-483-7283
BarLiquor storeFood
Sarah
This wine bar is so much more. Beautiful patio with live music on some nights. They are also hosts to some of…
 Matthew and Meredith
This isn't your swanky wine bar this is as Detroit as it gets. DJs, Live Jazz and reasonable wine. We call i…
Jennifer
Best little wine shop around! Dave and Melissa can find you a bottle of the perfect wine for any occasion - o…
4. MotorCity Wine

4. MotorCity Wine

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11 local reviews
1949 Michigan Avenue, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313-483-7283
Sarah
Sarah
This wine bar is so much more. Beautiful patio with live music on some nights. They are also hosts to some of the best pop-up restaurants i…
 Matthew and Meredith
Matthew and Meredith
This isn't your swanky wine bar this is as Detroit as it gets. DJs, Live Jazz and reasonable wine. We call it the black hole because time …
Jennifer
Jennifer
Best little wine shop around! Dave and Melissa can find you a bottle of the perfect wine for any occasion - or simply pour a glass to enjoy…
5. Bronx Bar

5. Bronx Bar

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7 local reviews
4476 2nd Avenue, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313-832-8464
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Mike
Great divey bar with cheap cocktails and good burgers. Even the veggie burger here is great. Cool atmosphere w…
Megan
Good beer, great food, reasonable prices, a pool table, and a jukebox. One of the best bars in Detroit.
Kiya
Had a burger here that was the size of my face and completely delicious I highly recommend! Great sandwiches a…
5. Bronx Bar

5. Bronx Bar

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7 local reviews
4476 2nd Avenue, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313-832-8464
Mike
Mike
Great divey bar with cheap cocktails and good burgers. Even the veggie burger here is great. Cool atmosphere with a jukebox and pool table. …
Megan
Megan
Good beer, great food, reasonable prices, a pool table, and a jukebox. One of the best bars in Detroit.
Kiya
Kiya
Had a burger here that was the size of my face and completely delicious I highly recommend! Great sandwiches also, nice bar staff, outdoor s…
6. Marge's Bar and Grill

6. Marge's Bar and Grill

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2 local reviews
15300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe
Closed now
+1 313-881-8895
BarRestaurantFood
Jennifer
Mondays are Dollar Burger Days! Sports Bar Extraordinaire
Kiya
Hockey dive bar with great food and perch dinner on Fridays
Jennifer
Mondays are Dollar Burger Days! Sports Bar Extraordinaire
6. Marge's Bar and Grill

6. Marge's Bar and Grill

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2 local reviews
15300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe
Closed now
+1 313-881-8895
Jennifer
Jennifer
Mondays are Dollar Burger Days! Sports Bar Extraordinaire
Kiya
Kiya
Hockey dive bar with great food and perch dinner on Fridays
Jennifer
Jennifer
Mondays are Dollar Burger Days! Sports Bar Extraordinaire
7. Northern Lights Lounge

7. Northern Lights Lounge

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10 local reviews
660 West Baltimore Street, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313-873-1739
BarNight clubRestaurant
Stephen
Great classic, old-school bar featuring live music on many evenings. Also great brunch spot.
Jesse
An absolutely solid bar within easy walking distance of the loft, and an amazing patio.
Mike
Great bar with good live music and DJs and very cool vibe. Worth a shot if you're around the New Center neighb…
7. Northern Lights Lounge

7. Northern Lights Lounge

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10 local reviews
660 West Baltimore Street, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313-873-1739
Stephen
Stephen
Great classic, old-school bar featuring live music on many evenings. Also great brunch spot.
Jesse
Jesse
An absolutely solid bar within easy walking distance of the loft, and an amazing patio.
Mike
Mike
Great bar with good live music and DJs and very cool vibe. Worth a shot if you're around the New Center neighborhood or want to check it out…
8. Sugar House

8. Sugar House

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12 local reviews
2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313 962-0123
Cocktail Bar
Meghan
Intimate pub serving classic & specialty cocktails, beers, organic wine & small plates of bar bites.
Michael
This is the first bar in Detroit that really focused on craft cocktails. Have some truffle popcorn and you can…
Logos
Intimate French style bar serving classic & specialty cocktails, beers, organic wine & small plates of bar bit…
8. Sugar House

8. Sugar House

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12 local reviews
2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313 962-0123
Meghan
Meghan
Intimate pub serving classic & specialty cocktails, beers, organic wine & small plates of bar bites.
Michael
Michael
This is the first bar in Detroit that really focused on craft cocktails. Have some truffle popcorn and you can get some charcuterie, but it'…
Logos
Logos
Intimate French style bar serving classic & specialty cocktails, beers, organic wine & small plates of bar bites.
9. Two James Spirits

9. Two James Spirits

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16 local reviews
2445 Michigan Ave, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313 964-4800
Cocktail Bar
Sandra, Hans & Son
Nice bar at the distillery. They also make great Gin!
Stephen
Here, they distill some of the best spirits you'll ever try. Also full cocktail bar as well.
Sean
Homemade whisky bar just around the corner.
9. Two James Spirits

9. Two James Spirits

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16 local reviews
2445 Michigan Ave, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313 964-4800
Sandra, Hans & Son
Sandra, Hans & Son
Nice bar at the distillery. They also make great Gin!
Stephen
Stephen
Here, they distill some of the best spirits you'll ever try. Also full cocktail bar as well.
Sean
Sean
Homemade whisky bar just around the corner.
10. Woodbridge Pub

10. Woodbridge Pub

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11 local reviews
5169 Trumbull St, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313-833-2701
BarRestaurantFood
Jerry M.
This is one of the coolest bars with fantastic food and less than a mile away, with a pet-friendly outdoor pat…
Michael
Great menu, also a bar with easy-going atmosphere.
Alyssa
Excellent pub with vegetarian and gluten free offerings!
10. Woodbridge Pub

10. Woodbridge Pub

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11 local reviews
5169 Trumbull St, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313-833-2701
Jerry M.
Jerry M.
This is one of the coolest bars with fantastic food and less than a mile away, with a pet-friendly outdoor patio.
Michael
Michael
Great menu, also a bar with easy-going atmosphere.
Alyssa
Alyssa
Excellent pub with vegetarian and gluten free offerings!
11. Craft Work

11. Craft Work

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16 local reviews
8047 Agnes Street, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313-469-0976
BarRestaurantFood
Amy
Local tip: Eat on the bar side if there are just two of you. New American cuisine. Don't miss the lamb chops a…
Cara
Great happy hour cuisine and bargain cocktails. Premium vibes and lovely views of the Ouizi mural across the …
Sofia
My FAVORITE local!! Recommend you Go to the bar area even if dining. Why? Candlelight, good atmosphere in o…
11. Craft Work

11. Craft Work

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16 local reviews
8047 Agnes Street, Detroit
Closed now
+1 313-469-0976
Amy
Amy
Local tip: Eat on the bar side if there are just two of you. New American cuisine. Don't miss the lamb chops and the fries. Very convivial. …
Cara
Cara
Great happy hour cuisine and bargain cocktails. Premium vibes and lovely views of the Ouizi mural across the street. My favorite thing is …
Sofia
Sofia
My FAVORITE local!! Recommend you Go to the bar area even if dining. Why? Candlelight, good atmosphere in old apothecary that hasn't chan…
12. Ferndale

12. Ferndale

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2 local reviews
Ferndale, Ferndale
LocalityPolitical
Nicole
Great little downtown area with walking, shops, bars, and more. Funky and GLBT Friendly.
Roy
Very hip, young and vibrant downtown with very nice restaurants and bars.
Nicole
Great little downtown area with walking, shops, bars, and more. Funky and GLBT Friendly.
12. Ferndale

12. Ferndale

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2 local reviews
Ferndale, Ferndale
Nicole
Nicole
Great little downtown area with walking, shops, bars, and more. Funky and GLBT Friendly.
Roy
Roy
Very hip, young and vibrant downtown with very nice restaurants and bars.
Nicole
Nicole
Great little downtown area with walking, shops, bars, and more. Funky and GLBT Friendly.