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A Look at Metro Detroit’s Cigar Bar Culture

Whether or not he was the originator of the phrase “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” Sigmund Freud was a connoisseur of fine...

How Boat Drinks Are Having a Moment

Not too long ago, Very Serious Bartenders — pardon me, Mixologists — spent a lot of time convincing the public that their profession required...

Meet the Maker Supplying Local Private Tiki Bars

Detroit has a long history of tiki bars.Apparently, on dull winter days, nothing seemed better to Detroiters in the 1950s and ’60s than the...

Detroit’s Best Commercial Tiki Bars

Mai Tiki, Ferndale This recent addition to the Detroit tiki bar scene “do the tiki genre proper,” Don Peterka, owner of Detroit Tiki Co., says....

Social Districts in Metro Detroit

A social district is a portion of a city’s downtown area that allows open carry of alcohol in certain zones from participating businesses, usually...

A Look at Three Historic Detroit Baseball Bars

Once upon a time, sports bars didn’t exist. Certainly people gathered at 19th-century bars, and inevitably sports were discussed, sometimes hotly. Today, the modern...
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The Detroit Bars to Visit on the Tigers’ Opening Day

The home opener is an unofficial holiday in Detroit — here are the best spots to pregame and after-party

City Guide 2024: A Guide to Detroit’s Cocktail Lounges and Bars

The city's cocktail renaissance has by now blossomed into an internationally recognized scene. Detroit's trademark ingenuity and drive shine through in it's bars, from...

13 Metro Detroit Irish Pubs to Visit on St. Patrick’s Day and Beyond

It's that time of year again, when all of the U.S. dons green and tries out atrocious Irish accents. Fortunately, metro Detroit has plenty of...

New Cocktail Bar to Open in Detroit This Spring

Saksey’s Cocktail Lounge, an intimate cocktail bar, is slated to open to the public in the spring. The lounge offers many unique features, including...

Where to “Aprés-Ski” in Metro Detroit

It is a significant understatement to say that I am not a ski person. The first time my parents tried to take me skiing,...

Detroit City Distillery to Release Pączki Vodka This Friday

The limited-edition spirit is expected to sell out fast

The Scoop on Low- and No-Alcohol Drinks

As a longtime veteran of hospitality and alcohol service, Emily Sweeney Handy knows more than most folks about choosing high-quality drinks, either at a...

5 Beers from Metro Detroit Breweries to Try This Winter

Check out brews from Royal Oak Brewery, Drafting Table, Griffin Claw Brewing Co., and more
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Get Fresh Coffee Beans at These 6 Metro Detroit Roasters

Support local business one bag of coffee at a time

How to Pair Wines for the Holidays

There's nothing that says “celebration” like the sound of a cork popping out of a bottle of effervescent wine. But holiday entertaining goes beyond...
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11 Wine Shops to Check Out in Metro Detroit

Visit Filipo Marc Winery, Detroit Vineyards, Michigan By The Bottle, and more

Libation Accessories For the Holidays

Looking for products that will help you kick your holiday cocktail menu into high gear — or perhaps a host gift for an upcoming...

Where to Celebrate Drinksgiving in Windsor

Quick — think of one of the most diverse neighborhoods in metro Detroit. One where more than 1 in 4 residents were born in...

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