Foodies and Craft-anything seekers
Hotels: Foodies won’t regret a reservation at the Shinola Hotel. Order from their full-service in-room dining options, or dine at one of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and bars: San Morello, The Brakeman, Evening Bar, Penny Red’s, and Mister Dips. The Detroit Foundation Hotel, home to The Apparatus Room restaurant and cocktail lounge, is another great pick.
Restaurants: There are so many award-winning restaurants in Detroit that it is going to be difficult to choose just a few. Grey Ghost is often on lists of the best food and cocktails in Detroit. Some hot new restaurants include Barda, Midnight Temple, and even Mom’s Spaghetti (Eminem’s restaurant… yes that Eminem). Craft beer lovers should stop by Founders Brewing Co., Batch Brewing Company, Atwater Brewery, Motor City Brewing Works, 8 Degrees Plato, and Brew Detroit. Those who prefer wine and cocktails should bookmark The Sugar House, The Skip, Standby, House of Pure Vin, and Detroit Vineyards Tasting Room. Prefer something a bit harder? Metro Detroit distilleries include Valentine Distilling, Detroit City Distillery, Two James Spirits, and more.
Activities: Your Detroit itinerary is going to be pretty packed with restaurants, cocktail lounges, breweries, and distilleries. If you want to add some structure, join a Motor City Brews Tour or a pub crawl with The Michigan Pedaler. The brand new Detroit Brew Trail is another great way to guide your time in Detroit.