Best of Detroit 2015

Once upon a time, Hour Detroit readers picked their legendary favorites...



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Jog “over the river and through the woods” or experience the next pied piper’s performance.

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

Bronx Bar, Detroit, 313-832-8464

Suburb

Gusoline Alley, Royal Oak; 248-545-2235

 

New Bar

City

Hopcat Detroit, hopcat.com/detroit

Suburb 

B One Ballroom, Keego Harbor; 248-682-2295

 

Sports Bar 

City

Tap At MGM Grand, Detroit, mgmgranddetroit.com

Suburb

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

 

Wine Bar

City

Motor City Wine, Corktown; motorcitywine.com

Suburb

Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room, mbtbtasting.com

 

Jazz Club (Tie)

Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Detroit; theofficialbakers-keyboardlounge.com

Cliff Bell’s, Downtown Detroit; cliffbells.com

 

Male Gay Bar 

Pronto!, Royal Oak; prontorestaurant.com

 

Female Gay Bar (Tie) 

Como’s, Ferndale; comosferndale.com

Stilettos, Inkster; 734-729-8980

Neighborhood Bar 

City

Abick’s Bar, 313-894-9329

Suburb

Townhouse, Birmingham; eatattownhouse.com

 

Bar For Business Deals 

Capital Grille, Troy; thecapitalgrille.com

 

Place To See An Art Film

City 

Detroit Film Theatre (DFT), at the DIA; dia.org

Suburb 

Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak; landmarktheatres.com

 

Pool Hall 

The Loving Touch, Ferndale; thelovingtouchferndale.com

 

Place To See A First-Run Movie 

Multiple Locations

Emagine, emagine-entertainment.com

Single Location

The Maple Theater, Bloomfield; themapletheater.com

 

Bike Trail 

City

Detroit Riverwalk/Dequindre Cut, Detroit; detroitriverfront.org

Suburb

Paint Creek Trail, Oakland County; paintcreektrail.org

 

Private Golf Course

Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills; oaklandhillscc.com 

 

Annual Sporting Event 

Tigers Opening Day

 

Freebie 

Slow Roll, slowroll.bike

 

Public Golf Course

Shepherd’s Hollow, Clarkston; shepherdshollow.com

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Place To Hear Bands 

Small’s, Hamtramck; smallsbardetroit.com

 

Bowling Alley 

Garden Bowl, Midtown Detroit; majesticdetroit.com

 

Special Event Venue (Tie)

Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters, St. Clair Shores, infinityandovation.com

Planterra Conservatory, West Bloomfield; planterraevents.com

 

Scenic Drive 

City

Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores

State

M-22

 

Community Theater 

Stagecrafters, Royal Oak; stagecrafters.org

 

Comedy Club 

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

 

Museum 

DIA, Midtown Detroit; dia.org

 

Picnic Spot 

City 

Belle Isle, belleisleconservancy.org

Suburb

Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township; 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 (TIE) 

The Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak; detroitzoo.org 

DIA, Midtown Detroit; dia.org

 

Happy Hour 

City

Prism, Greektown Casino Detroit; greektowncasino.com

Suburb

Bistro 82, Royal Oak; bistro82.com 

 

Place To Learn To Dance

Dance City, Birmingham; dancecitybirmingham.com

 

Indoor Tennis Court 

Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield; franklinclub.com

 

Casino 

Greektown Detroit, greektowncasino.com

 

Running Route

City 

Detroit Riverwalk, Downtown Detroit; detroitriverfront.org

Suburb 

Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township; metroparks.com/Stony-Creek-Metropark

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