When you are traveling in our 30 passenger party bus, you will no doubt want to visit some of the very best bars that Detroit has to offer! Many people rent our party buses specifically so that they can go bar hopping, to visit all their favorite pubs for a pub crawl, or to hit all the best nightclubs in one night for the true definition of club hopping. It's incredible to realize how many great dining and drinking establishments exist in the area, but below you will find our absolute "best of the best" top five! It wasn't easy to narrow it down, but we like to do whatever we can to provide our customers with the best area guides possible.
As you well know if you live in the area, Detroit is on the upswing, with so much restoration taking place from the east side to the west side. From new businesses to new restaurants, from new bars to new shopping centers, and so much more, Detroit really does have it all. You'll do well to visit all of them while you're in town, but in this article we will focus intently on the best bars in the area; our personal top five that we consider "must visit" bars in "The D!"
The Town Pump Tavern is one of our absolute favorite spots to get a good stiff drink, with one of the most diverse crowds that you will ever see anywhere in Detroit. The after work crowd is here, both blue collar and white collar... the college crowd is here, but a bit more refined and sophisticated than the typical... and of course the grown and sexy are out in full force, especially on the weekends! Whether you're looking to spend a night out on the town with your friends, with your signifcant other, or perhaps to meet someone new, this bar is the perfect place to do any of those. Would we say this is the "Cheers" of Detroit? If not, it's pretty damn close. The Town Pump Tavern is located at 100 West Montcalm, and their phone number is 313-961-1929.
Centaur has made many top ten lists of upscale bars in Detroit, and for good reason! The things that brought us in the door were the five dollar martinis at happy hour and the delicious Spanish tapas specialties, but what kept us coming back time after time? The wonderful atmosphere, the cool crowds that gather here, and the amazing service that you receive from everyone who calls this their workplace. The drinks are always perfectly mixed, always strong and great tasting, and never watered down. This establishment made a big impression on us and we know it will make one on you too! Centaur is located at 2233 Park Avenue and their phone number is 313-963-4040.
Cliff Bell's is not only a fantastic restaurant and bar, it is also the best loved jazz venue in the entire city of Detroit. The atmosphere is just incredible here, with the establishment completely restored to its original art deco style, and you can come in and enjoy live jazz music almost every night of the week! The cocktails are fantastic here, truly old fashioned style just the way you love it, and the food is also amazing and really noteworthy. Their menu changes with the seasons, so be sure and stop in for something exciting and new! You can find Cliff Bell's at 2030 Park Avenue, and you can reach them by telephone at 313-961-2543.
One of the most exciting establishments in Detroit has got to be Motor City Brewing Works & Winery. We just found out about this one recently, but they have actually been going strong since 1994, and we wish we had discovered it much sooner! The hand-crafted beers that you will find here will please your tastebuds and your soul. It's totally unfiltered and unpasteurized, which gives you the most natural beer drinking experience possible. The location is right in the middle of all the wonderful things that Detroit has to offer, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Science Center, the Center for Creative Studies, and Comerica Park, just to name a few. You will be able to find Motor City Brewing Works & Winery at 470 West Canfield, and you can give them a call at 313-832-2700.
Foran's Grand Trunk Pub is truly one of our favorite places to relax with a good stiff drink when we are in Detroit. If you seek a truly authentic and deliciously retro Irish pub, this is it. It's located in the former Grand Trunk Rail Road's ticket station, and they have stuck with that theme unerringly. The architecture is the same as it was in the early part of the last century, and much work has gone into installing hardware and fixtures that evoke a feeling of that rich past. New and old mix to create a perfect whole. They feature Motor City Brewing Works beerhere, and plenty of delicious items from Eastern Market too. Lots of local favorites for a surprisingly green twist! You can find Foran's Grand Trunk Irish Pub at 612 Woodward Avenue, and their telephone number is 313-961-3043.
Truly, these bars and pubs are just a small taste of the amazing establishments that have cropped up in Detroit in recent years. As the city attracts more and more visitors, and as Detroit returns to its former glory and then some, this list may continue to grow, but you can bet that those top five will always be the crowning glory of the list! We hope that you'll enjoy at least a couple of these bars when you are on the road with our 30 passenger party bus in Detroit. Just give us a call today at 248-630-5605 and we can discuss your upcoming events and group travel needs! We look forward to hearing from you!