Ring in the New Year at one of these 16 Metro Detroit Bars and Restaurants
Kickstart 2018 with good food, good drinks, and good friends
New Year’s Eve: a time for reminiscing on the past year, making new resolutions (that will probably not be kept), and, of course, celebrating with family and friends. Still looking for a space to ring in the new year? We have you covered. Check out these metro Detroit bars and restaurants with New Year’s Eve specials and festivities.
Gold Cash Gold: Calling all couples! Reserve your place at Gold Cash Gold this New Year’s Eve. For $150, couples will enjoy a shareable, themed menu with a choice of Land, Air, or Sea selections. Make unlimited toasts to 2018 with bottomless champagne. $150 per couple.
Gold Cash Gold, 2100 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-242-0770; goldcashgolddetroit.com
Grey Ghost Detroit: Chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino will prepare an exclusive holiday five-course meal for the end of 2017. Additional side pairings will be available, as well as a complimentary bubbly for a New Year’s toast. $75 per person.
Grey Ghost, 47 Watson St., Detroit; 313-262-6534; greyghostdetroit.com
The Sugar House: Raise a champagne glass to the New Year at The Sugar House with music from the Steve Jarosz Trio and endless appetizers made by Chef Rob Lee. Party favors are included with ticket purchases. Cash bar. $69+.
Sugar House, 2130 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-962-0123; sugarhousedetroit.com
Cliff Bell’s: Detroit’s historic club on Park Ave. will host a NYE celebration complete with a five-course dinner, live performances from the Jeff Cuny Trio and Planet D Nonet, and late night snacks to complement a traditional midnight toast. $100 per person. $25 “Ring in the New Year” packages also available.
Cliff Bell’s, 2030 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-961-2543; cliffbells.com
Townhouse Detroit: The Townhouse Atrium will be filled with party-goers come this New Year’s Eve. The end-of-the-year celebration will feature DJs, dancing, passed small plates, and select menu items including Townhouse Sliders, Tuna Poke Tacos, and Truffle Fries. Three drink tickets are included with event admission. $125.
Townhouse Detroit, 500 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-723-1000; eatattownhouse.com
The Peterboro: Specializing in Asian cuisine, The Peterboro hosts its own New Year’s Eve party complete with small plates, three drink tickets, and music from DJ DTCHPLNES. Featured NYE cocktails include Patron-based drinks. $60.
The Peterboro, 420 Peterboro St., Detroit; 313-833-1111; thepeterboro.com
Wright & Company: New Orleans is coming to Detroit for the last night of 2017. Wright & Co.’s end of the year party will feature music from jazz singer Nicole New and a special Louisiana-inspired small plates menu. Dishes include shrimp po’boys, vegetarian jambalaya, crawfish beignets, and more. $120.
Wright & Company, 1500 Woodward Ave., Floor 2, Detroit; 313-962-7711; wrightdetroit.com
Atwater in the Park: Start your NYE with a three-course dinner at Atwater in the Park. Chef Chris' Prix Fixe Dinner menu will feature entrees like smokey pulled pork and poached salmon filets. Each course is paired with a beer chosen by brewer Brad Etheridge. $35+.
Atwater in the Park, 1175 Lakepointe St., Grosse Pointe Park; 313-344-5104; atwaterbeer.com
Vertical Detroit: Raise a glass or two this New Year’s Eve at Vertical Detroit. The wine bar’s NYE event, co-hosted by Champagne Ruinart, will have plenty of wine to pair with a five-course tasting menu created by Executive Chef Alex Kenzevic. $65+.
Vertical, 1538 Center St., Detroit; 313-732-9463; verticaldetroit.com
Ready Player One: Dress in your 80s best for this Greektown bar and arcade’s New Year’s Eve party. Play your way into 2018 with all-night free play on all arcade games, enjoy appetizers, and drink video game-themed cocktails. $100.
Ready Player One, 407 E. Fort St., Lower Level, Detroit; 313-395-3300; rpodetroit.com
Grand Trunk Pub: Different bells will be rung this New Year’s Eve at Grand Trunk. The pub will be serving a variety of beers from Bell’s Brewery. Two Hearted, Black Note, Winter White, and more will be available on tap, and food will be served until 2 a.m. If you’re hungry for more, the pub will reopen for brunch New Year’s Day.
Grand Trunk Pub, 612 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-3043; grandtrunk.pub
Frame: Celebrate the new year with Chef Craig Lieckfelt of Guns + Butter during his special "homecoming" pop-up at Frame. The renowned chef will prepare a six-course meal. Optional wine pairings will also be available. $75+.
Frame, 23839 John R Rd., Hazel Park; framehazelpark.com
CAYA Smokehouse Grill: Say farewell to 2017 with a five-course dinner with wine pairings from Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal. Menu items include garlic shrimp, beef tenderloin, and a chocolate dream cake. The regular menu will also be available. $55+.
CAYA Smokehouse Grill, 1403 S Commerce Rd, Wolverine Lake; 248-438-6741; cayagrill.com
Blackfinn Ameripub: Celebrate New Year’s Eve as if it were 1999. Blackfinn’s 90s-themed NYE Tasting Event features a dessert buffet and plenty of drinks. Tickets for the event start at $25 and include five drink tickets. $25.
Blackfinn Ameripub - Partridge Creek, 17830 Hall Rd., Charter Township of Clinton; 586-522-4711; blackfinnameripub.com
The Root Restaurant & Bar: Ring in the New Year by going back to the 1920s. The White Lake restaurant and bar will be serving Prohibition-inspired cocktails, including the “Bee’s Knees” and “Barrel Aged Boulevardier.” The Root will also feature a special New Year’s Eve menu with lobster, scallop, and filet mignon entrees, in addition to their regular brunch and dinner menus.
The Root Restaurant & Bar, 340 Town Center Blvd., White Lake; 248-698-2400; therootrestaurant.com
Brownies on the Lake: St. Clair Shores’ Brownies on the Lake ending its business season with a New Year’s Eve bash. The 21+ celebration will feature DJ Don Mecca spinning tracks until 2018. Regular drink and dinner menus will be available.
Brownies on the Lake, 24214 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores; 586-445-8080; browniesonthelake.com