7 Evening Entertainment Options in Detroit

February 15, 2016  |   Story by Heidi Tiano  |   Photos by Punch Bowl Social, Astoria Pastry Shop, Grand Trunk Pub, Atwater Brewery

The buzz about Detroit is hot, so the city rocks around the clock. If you’re planning an evening out in Detroit, make these activities part of your rounds.

Night Out in Detroit

1. Hit the Lanes

Fowling, feather bowling and bowling have become popular evening activities in Detroit. Try the newest – Punch Bowl Social – or a classic, like Cadieux Café.

2. Catch a show or concert

There’s always something (or someone) spectacular in town, from a musical at the Fisher or Fox theatres to a symphony at Orchestra Hall.

3. Check out the craft beer scene

Detroit brews some seriously delicious beers, and you could make a career out of sampling them all. Try Jolly Pumpkin, Grand Trunk Pub, HopCat Detroit, Atwater, Detroit Beer Co., MotorCity Brewing Works, Green Dot Stables or some of our favorite sports bars.

4. Have a fancy cocktail

OK, maybe you’re not in the mood for beer. You can find some pretty unique drinks on the menu at plenty of Detroit’s best restaurants. Townhouse and Cornerstone Barrel House are great for whiskey, Detroit City Distillery makes amazing vodka, gin and whiskey, and Two James Spirits has a little bit of everything.

5. Don’t skip dessert

If you want to end your night with something sweet, you have plenty of options. Check out Astoria Pastry Shop or Treat Dreams.

6. Be a sports fan

Detroit’s sports culture is thriving. Depending on the time of year, grab tickets to see the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings or Pistons.

7. Take a stroll

If the weather’s right, take in the sights – and walk off your dinner and drinks – with a stroll along the Detroit RiverWalk.


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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Punch Bowl Social
    1331 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226313-749-9738 Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Fisher Theatre
    3011 W. Grand Blvd., Fisher Bldg., Detroit, MI 48202313-872-1000 Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Fox Theatre
    2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-471-3211 Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
    3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-576-5100 Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Townhouse
    500 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-723-1000 Highlight on map | More Details
  6. Cornerstone Barrel House / Whiskey Disco
    1456 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-338-3238 Highlight on map | More Details
  7. Two James Spirits
    2445 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-964-4800 Highlight on map | More Details
  8. Astoria Pastry Shop
    541 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226313-963-9603 Highlight on map | More Details
  9. Treat Dreams
    4160 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-818-0084 Highlight on map | More Details
  10. Detroit International RiverWalk
    1340 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-566-8200 Highlight on map | More Details