Explore Detroit’s Michigan Avenue
Try a wine tasting at Motor City Wine or sip a craft cocktail at Sugar House. A short jaunt down the street and you’ll find Two James Spirits mixing up cocktails at its cozy round bar. Try out a few game day favorite spots like Nemo’s or Corktown Tavern.
Though Michigan Avenue begins at the city center – just west of bustling Campus Martius Park, there is so much more to see as you head toward the city’s oldest neighborhood. Any journey around Corktown must include a look at the architecture of Michigan Central Station. Closed since 1988 the famous site of the city’s history took on a new shine with new windows in 2015. Surrounding the iconic structure is a swath of grassy green knoll known as Roosevelt Park.
Eldorado General Store can be found in the heart of Corktown and makes for the ideal stop to stock up on treasures for yourself or your home. Find industrial-inspired furnishings and home décor at the new shop on the block, Detroit Artifactry. A car isn’t the only mode of transit to try when visiting the Motor City. Hop on two wheels at Detroit Moped Works too.
The Westin Book Cadillac makes for a comfortable and upscale home away from home nearby. Looking for a respite closer to Corktown? Check out Honor & Folly and you’re right in the mix of all the neighborhood has to offer.
Hope you’re hungry. To start, Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island may possess the longest coney dog rivalry on the block and in the country. Try both and take a side. Kick off a day in Detroit with breakfast or brunch at Detroit Institute of Bagels, Bobcat Bonnie’s for its brunch time Bloody Mary Bar or Brooklyn Street Local for poutine. Whether you crave shawarma from Bucharest Grill or brisket from Slow’s Bar BQ, a mere mention of these hotspots will make your friends hungry.
Take that, Old Chicago Road. What’s your favorite stop along Michigan Avenue?
Discover more places to see in Detroit.
- PJ's Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-4668Highlight on map | More Details
- MGM Grand Detroit
1777 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-465-1777Highlight on map | More Details
- Motor City Wine
1949 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-483-7283Highlight on map | More Details
- The Sugar House
2130 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-962-0123Highlight on map | More Details
- Two James Spirits
2445 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-964-4800Highlight on map | More Details
- Eldorado General Store
1700 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-784-9220Highlight on map | More Details
- The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-442-1600Highlight on map | More Details
- American Coney Island
114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-7758Highlight on map | More Details
- Detroit Institute of Bagels
1236 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-444-9342Highlight on map | More Details
- Bucharest Grill - Corktown
1623 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-965-3111Highlight on map | More Details
- Slows Bar BQ
2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-962-9828Highlight on map | More Details
- Ottava Via
1400 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-962-5500Highlight on map | More Details
- Gold Cash Gold
2100 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-242-0770Highlight on map | More Details