Best of Detroit 2018

Our reader's picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and services


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Get Active

These Metro Detroit spots offer plenty of ways to get a move on

// By Emma Klug

 

Dequindre Cut, Detroit; Detroit RiverWalk, Detroit; Paint Creek Trail, Rochester Look to the Dequindre Cut and Paint Creek Trail for the Best Running Route (City) and Best Running Route (Suburb). The Dequindre Cut also tied with Detroit RiverWalk for Best Bike Trail (City), while Paint Creek Trail was named the Best Bike Trail (Suburb). detroitriverfront.org ; paintcreektrail.org

Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Township; Shepherd’s Hollow GC, Clarkston The more than 100-year-old Oakland Hills Country Club is this year’s Best Private Golf Club, while 27-hole Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club wins for Best Public Golf Course. oaklandhillscc.com ; shepherdshollow.com

<The Loving Touch, Ferndale When it’s not hosting touring music acts, The Loving Touch, voted Best Pool Hall, is the place to be for a game of billiards. thelovingtouchferndale.com

Garden Bowl, Detroit The Garden Bowl is Best Bowling Alley. It’s also considered “America’s oldest active bowling center.” majesticdetroit.com

Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield With 13 air-conditioned courts available all year round as well as a teaching staff that has been internationally recognized, it’s no contest for Best Indoor Tennis Court. franklinclub.com

 

CONCERT VENUE
// OUTDOOR: DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston
// INDOOR: The Fillmore Detroit

MICHIGAN VACATION SPOT
// Traverse City

CHARITY EVENT
// NAIAS Charity Preview

DIVE BAR
// CITY: The Old Miami; 313-831-3830
// SUBURB: Gusoline Alley, Royal Oak; 248-545-2235

FREEBIE
// Music at Campus Martius Park

NEW BAR
// CITY: Sports & Social Detroit
// SUBURB (TIE): Livernois Tap, Ferndale // JoeBar, Hazel Park

SPORTS BAR
// CITY: Sports and Social
// SUBURB: The Lodge Grill & Bar, Keego Harbor

WINE BAR
// CITY: The Royce
// SUBURB: Michigan By the Bottle Tasting Room, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, and Shelby Township

JAZZ CLUB
// CITY: Cliff Bell’s
// SUBURB: Dirty Dog Jazz Café, Grosse Pointe

MALE GAY BAR
// Pronto!, Royal Oak; 248-544-7900

FEMALE GAY BAR
// Soho, Ferndale

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR
// CITY: Abick’s
// SUBURB: Sullivan’s Public House, Oxford

BAR FOR BUSINESS DEALS
// CITY: The Bad Luck Bar
// SUBURB: The Capital Grille, Troy; 248-649-5300

PLACE TO SEE AN ART FILM
// CITY: Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) at the DIA
// SUBURB (TIE): Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak // The Maple Theater, Bloomfield Township

POOL HALL
// The Loving Touch, Ferndale

PLACE TO SEE A FIRST-RUN MOVIE
// MULTIPLE LOCATIONS: Emagine Theatres
// SINGLE LOCATION: The Maple Theater, Bloomfield Township

BIKE TRAIL
// CITY: Detroit RiverWalk/Dequindre Cut
// SUBURB: Paint Creek Trail, Oakland County

PRIVATE GOLF CLUB
// Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills

ANNUAL SPORTING EVENT
// Tigers Opening Day

PUBLIC GOLF COURSE
// Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club, Clarkston

PLACE TO HEAR BANDS
// CITY: El Club
// SUBURB: Otus Supply, Ferndale

BOWLING ALLEY
// Garden Bowl, Detroit

SPECIAL EVENT VENUE
// Great Lakes Culinary Center, Southfield

SCENIC DRIVE
// CITY: Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores
// STATE: M-22

COMMUNITY THEATER
// Stagecrafters, Royal Oak

COMEDY CLUB
// Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, Royal Oak

MUSEUM
// DIA, Detroit

PICNIC SPOT
// CITY: Belle Isle
// SUBURB: Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township

OUTDOOR FESTIVAL
// CITY (TIE): Movement Electronic Music Festival // Detroit Jazz Festival
// SUBURB: Ford Arts, Beats & Eats, Royal Oak

LOCATION FOR A FIRST DATE
// CITY (TIE): Detroit Institute of Arts // Campus Martius Park
// SUBURB (TIE): The Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak // Emagine Theatres

HAPPY HOUR
// CITY: Prism, Greektown Casino
// SUBURB: Bistro 82, Royal Oak

PLACE TO LEARN TO DANCE
// Next Step Broadway, Birmingham

INDOOR TENNIS COURT
// Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

CASINO
// Greektown

RUNNING ROUTE
// CITY: Dequindre Cut
// SUBURB: Paint Creek Trail, Oakland County

CIGAR BAR
// MULTIPLE LOCATIONS: Churchill’s, Birmingham, Grosse Pointe Woods, and West Bloomfield
// SINGLE LOCATION: Ambassador Cigar & Spirits, Troy

CIDER MILL
// Franklin Cider Mill, Bloomfield Township

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION
// The Heidelberg Project, Detroit

 

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Cauley Ferrari
CFA
Detroit Wick
Franco Public Relations Group
Greektown Casino-Hotel
Lyft Business
Viviano Flower Shop

 

3Fifty Terrace
Abood Law Firm
Atwater Brewery
Berkshire Hathaway - The Loft Warehouse
Bud Light

 

Budweiser

 

Dr. Ellen Janetzke

 

 

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Michelob Ultra
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Tito's Vodka

 

 

 

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