Bar Hopping in Detroit

Cheli's Chili Bar

47 East Adams, Detroit, MI

Cheli's Chili Bar is a fantastic bar owned by Detroit Red Wings legend, Chris Chelios. It is located across from Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit. It has a great rooftop patio that is always packed, especially during baseball season. Be sure to try the pizza, and obviously the chili is delicious, too. Cheli's is a great place to go before or after a Tigers game.

Old Shillelagh

349 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI

Old Shillelagh is a favorite amongst twenty-somethings in Downtown Detroit. It has a large, pub-like atmosphere with many different levels, each with something different to do. There is live music and a DJ to get you dancing. It is usually pretty crowded, especially on game days, so make sure you're a people person. Old Shillelagh offers drinks at good prices and is right outside Greektown, so you can hit the casino after bar close.


Hard Rock Cafe

45 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI

If you haven't ate at a Hard Rock Cafe, you are missing out. Order something from their delicious menu, and then browse the gift shop after dessert. It is in a great location in Campus Martius in Downtown Detroit. Like all Hard Rock Cafes, this one is full of priceless music memorabilia from your favorite artists of all styles of music.

Hockeytown Cafe

2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI

Hockeytown Cafe is a great sports bar located just across Woodward from Comerica Park. You have to stop here if you are a Red Wings fan. The food is very good, and the drinks are large and reasonably priced. Hockeytown Cafe has 3 levels that are filled with sports memorabilia. You will want to look at it for hours! It is attached to the City Theatre and right next to the Fox Theatre, so it is a good place to eat before a show.


3rd Street Bar

4626 3rd St, Detroit, MI

3rd Street Bar is a super cozy neighborhood bar near Wayne State. This is a great little bar to hang with friends have a few drinks and enjoy each others' company. This is the type of bar with great, friendly service that's sure to make you one of the many regulars. There's even darts a few other games to keep you entertained!

The Sugar House

2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI

The Sugar House is hands down the best place in Detroit for a cocktail. The experienced mixologists that work here and make any concoction! Sugar House has a huge alcohol selection, so you can enjoy unique or classic cocktails, wine, or beer. This is a perfect place for date night or drinks to celebrate a birthday or any other special occasion!