7 Evening Entertainment Options in Detroit

Modified: April 01, 2019 | 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, Bad Luck Bar and The Keep. 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.


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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Punch Bowl Social
    1331 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226313-749-9738Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Fisher Theatre
    3011 W. Grand Blvd., Fisher Bldg., Detroit, MI 48202313-872-1000Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Fox Theatre
    2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-471-3211Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Townhouse
    500 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-723-1000Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Cornerstone Barrel House / Whiskey Disco
    1456 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-338-3238Highlight on map | More Details
  6. Two James Spirits
    2445 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-964-4800Highlight on map | More Details
  7. Astoria Pastry Shop
    541 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226313-963-9603Highlight on map | More Details
  8. Treat Dreams
    4160 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-818-0084Highlight on map | More Details
  9. Detroit International RiverWalk
    1340 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-566-8200Highlight on map | More Details
  10. Ford Field
    2000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226313-262-2000Highlight on map | More Details
  11. The Fillmore Detroit
    2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-961-5451Highlight on map | More Details
  12. Little Caesars Arena
    2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-471-7000Highlight on map | More Details
  13. Sugar House
    2130 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-962-0123Highlight on map | More Details
  14. Bad Luck Bar
    1218 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226313-657-9177Highlight on map | More Details
  15. The Keep
    140 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226313-223-2626Highlight on map | More Details