7 Evening Entertainment Options in DetroitModified: October 18, 2021 | Story by Heidi Tiano | Photos by Punch Bowl Social, Astoria Pastry Shop, Grand Trunk Pub; Atwater Brewery by EE Berger
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.
A Night Out in Detroit
1. Hit the Lanes
Fowling, feather bowling and bowling have become popular evening activities in Detroit. Try classic bowling and arcade games at Punch Bowl Social, head to Hamtramck to the Fowling Warehouse if you want to combine football and bowling, or make a stop at Cadieux Cafe for feather bowling.
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. Plus, huge names in the music industry always make sure to stop in Detroit at Ford Field, the Fillmore and Little Caesars Arena. Check out upcoming concerts in our events listings.
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 Founders, Jolly Pumpkin, Grand Trunk Pub, HopCat Detroit, Atwater, Detroit Beer Co., MotorCity Brewing Works or Green Dot Stables. Check out our full collection of the best breweries and wineries in Detroit here.
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. If you’re looking for interesting craft cocktails, Sugar House and Bad Luck Bar are great options. Get your tiki bar fix at Lost River in Mexicantown, and go for a full sensory cocktail experience at Sfumato.
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. Now that all four teams play downtown, there’s a sporting event going on almost every night. Check out our Detroit events to see which teams are in town.
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.
Discover more Detroit entertainment.
1Fisher Theatre3011 W. Grand Blvd., Fisher Bldg., Detroit, MI 48202313-872-1000
2Fox Theatre2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-471-3211
3Townhouse500 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-723-1000
4Cornerstone Barrel House / Whiskey Disco1456 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-338-3238
5Two James Spirits2445 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-964-4800
6Astoria Pastry Shop541 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226313-963-9603
7Treat Dreams4160 Cass Ave., Detroit,313-818-0084
8Detroit International RiverWalk1340 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-566-8200
9Ford Field2000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226313-262-2000
10The Fillmore Detroit2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-961-5451
11Little Caesars Arena2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-471-7000
12Sugar House2130 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-962-0123
13Bad Luck Bar1218 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226313-657-9177