New Rooftop Dining Option Opens at Detroit’s Book Tower

Kamper’s tapas bar and cocktail lounge pays homage to the building’s original architect and offers skyline views of Detroit.
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Photograph by Olsovsky Williams, courtesy of Method Co.

The dining scene at the historic Book Tower in Detroit is expanding with the opening of Kamper’s, a brand-new tapas bar and cocktail lounge on the rooftop terrace on the 14th floor.

This new drink and dining option honors the original architect of the Book Tower, Louis Kamper, and was conceptualized and designed by Method Studios of Philadelphia and their architectural partner, ODA of New York.

As the largest of its kind rooftop lounge, Kamper’s offers an indoor dining space that seats up to 40, an outdoor patio that seats up to 86, and a bar with an additional 14 seats — all of which boast a “sophisticated and cozy” vibe that features mosaic flooring, antiqued mirrors, velvet drapery, and multiple fireplaces, along with spectacular views of the city’s iconic skyline.

Guests of the new eatery will enjoy a Spanish-inspired menu that “emphasizes flavors of Barcelona” with dishes such as Tortilla di Patate, a potato and egg omelet with aioli; Croquetas de Jamón, charcoal-grilled eggplant with red peppers, onions, and aged sherry vinegar; and more.

Plus, a beverage program that “focuses heavily on gin & tonic, negroni, sangria, and sherry cocktails.

“Kamper’s, which we consider to be an ‘instant classic’ within the Book Tower, is the perfect addition to our slate of upcoming dining concepts,” Randall Cook, CEO and Co-Founder of Method Co., said in a press release.

“Our team has been hyper-focused on curating this special space, with distinctive culinary flare and flavor, and is excited for guests to experience Detroit from our vantage point atop the 14th floor of this historic building.”

Kamper’s is open 6 p.m. to midnight Thursdays through Saturdays and for private events throughout the week.

For reservations and more information, visit kampersrooftop.com. And find even more community development news at hourdetroit.com.