Best of Detroit 2014

Thousands of Hour Detroit readers go ‘on the record’ with their picks for the Best of Detroit 2014!



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CONCERT VENUE

DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston; palacenet.com

MICHIGAN VACATION SPOT

Traverse City

CHARITY EVENT

Auto Show Charity Preview Gala, naias.com

DIVE BAR

CITY

The Old Miami, 313-831-3830

SUBURB

Gusoline Alley, Royal Oak; 248-545-2235

NEW BAR

CITY

Two James Spirits, Corktown; twojames.com

SUBURB (TIE)

Public House, Ferndale; 248-850-7420
Fenton Fire Hall, Fenton; fentonfirehall.com

SPORTS BAR

CITY

TAP at MGM Grand, mgmgranddetroit.com

SUBURB

The Lodge Grill & Bar, Keego Harbor; lodgegrillandbar.com

WINE BAR

Michigan by the Bottle Tasting Room, Shelby Township; mbtbtasting.com

JAZZ CLUB

Cliff Bell’s, Downtown Detroit; cliffbells.com

MALE GAY BAR

Pronto!, Royal Oak; prontorestaurant.com

FEMALE GAY BAR

Como’s, Ferndale; 248-548-5005

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

CITY

The Bronx Bar, Midtown; 313-832-8464

SUBURB (TIE)

Clarkston Union, Clarkston; clarkstonunion.com
The Oakland Art Novelty Company, Ferndale; theoaklandferndale.com

BAR FOR BUSINESS DEALS

Vinsetta Garage, Berkley; vinsettagarage.com

PLACE TO SEE AN ART FILM

CITY

Detroit Film Theatre (DFT), At The DIA; dia.org

SUBURB

Main Art, Royal Oak; landmarktheatres.com

POOL HALL

The Loving Touch, Ferndale

PLACE TO SEE A FIRST-RUN MOVIE

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Emagine, emagine-entertainment.com

SINGLE LOCATION

The Maple Theater, Bloomfield; themapletheater.com

BIKE TRAIL

Paint Creek Trail, Oakland County; paintcreektrail.org

ANNUAL SPORTING EVENT

Tigers Opening Day

PRIVATE GOLF COURSE

Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills; oaklandhillscc.com

PUBLIC GOLF COURSE (TIE)

Shepherd’s Hollow, Clarkston; shepherdshollow.com
Rackham, Huntington Woods; rackhamgolfcourse.com

PLACE TO HEAR BANDS

The Crofoot, Pontiac; thecrofoot.com

BOWLING ALLEY

Garden Bowl, Midtown Detroit; majesticdetroit.com

COMMUNITY THEATER

Stagecrafters, Royal Oak; stagecrafters.org

COMEDY CLUB

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, Royal Oak; comedycastle.com

SCENIC DRIVE

Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores

INDOOR TENNIS COURT

Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield; franklinclub.com

PICNIC SPOT

CITY

Belle Isle, belleisleconservancy.org

SUBURB

Stony Creek Metropark, metroparks.com/Stony-Creek-Metropark

OUTDOOR FESTIVAL

CITY

Detroit Jazz Festival, detroitjazzfest.com

SUBURB

Arts, Beats & Eats, Royal Oak; artsbeatseats.com

LOCATION FOR A FIRST DATE

CITY

DIA, Midtown Detroit; dia.org

SUBURB

The Oakland Art Novelty Company, Ferndale; theoaklandferndale.com

FREEBIE

DIA/family events, Midtown Detroit; dia.org

HAPPY HOUR

Roast, Downtown Detroit; roastdetroit.com

PLACE TO LEARN HOW TO DANCE

Dance City, Birmingham; dancecitybirmingham.com

MUSEUM

DIA, Midtown Detroit; dia.org

CASINO

MGM Grand Detroit, mgmgranddetroit.com

SPECIAL EVENT VENUE (TIE)

Cottonwood Barn, Dexter; cottonwoodbarn.com

Planterra Conservatory, West Bloomfield; planterraevents.com

RUNNING ROUTE

CITY

Detroit RiverWalk, Downtown Detroit; detroitriverfront.org

SUBURB

Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township; metroparks.com

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