A Day In The D


Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, named for Irish settlers, is rapidly redefining itself.
Discover why Corktown is making headlines across the country.

Eldorado General Store - Photo by Chris Miele
1 Day
8-12 hours

Food & Drink, Gaming, Shopping


Downtown Detroit


Fuel Up for Fun

Brunch is big in Corktown. Savor made-from-scratch comfort food at Folk, creative dishes at Brooklyn Street Local or several vegetarian options and a bloody mary and mimosa bar at Bobcat Bonnie’s. Bagel fan? Detroit Institute of Bagels is affectionately called the “best bagel place ever” by locals, and Thrillist.com agreed, naming it one of the top 12 bagel stores in the United States (outside New York City) in 2018. Lucky Detroit Coffee & Espresso is on the second floor of Detroit Barbers. After you sip a cup of java in the company of a mounted moose head, treat yourself to a haircut or hot shave.

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Meander Michigan Ave.

Explore The Corner Ballpark on the site of old Tiger Stadium, and then pick up an Old English D baseball cap from Detroit Athletic Co. If handcrafted spirits are your passion, taste away and take a tour at distillery Two James Spirits. As your next stop, search out Eldorado General Store, stocked with vintage clothing and other treasures.

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Savories & Socializing

There’s a cornucopia of enticing dining options, many with charming outdoor patios. Gold Cash Gold serves a most intriguing pickle-brine fried chicken, while Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop is where sandwiches like The Barrett, The Ivey and The Brooklyn are served and 100+ different beers are poured. Pair bocce ball and brick-oven pizza at Ottava Via, play board games at Batch Brewing Company, share a plate (or four) at Takoi or cuddle around the community courtyard campfire at Trumbull & Porter.



Energizing Investment

Ford Motor Co.’s landmark 2018 purchase of the century-old, shuttered Michigan Central Station has accelerated this area’s makeover. Ford is transforming the 18-story train station to create an autonomous and electric vehicle campus. Completion is set for around 2022.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Brooklyn Street Local
    1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-262-6547Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Bobcat Bonnie's
    1800 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-962-1383Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Detroit Institute of Bagels
    1236 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-444-9342Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Detroit Barbers
    2000 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-284-4100Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Folk
    1701 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI, USA313-290-5849Highlight on map | More Details
  6. Lucky Detroit Coffee & Espresso
    2000 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI, USAHighlight on map | More Details
  7. The Corner Ballpark Presented by Adient
    1680 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-833-1600Highlight on map | More Details
  8. Detroit Athletic Co.
    1744 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-961-3550Highlight on map | More Details
  9. Two James Spirits
    2445 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-964-4800Highlight on map | More Details
  10. Eldorado General Store
    1700 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-784-9220Highlight on map | More Details
  11. Gold Cash Gold
    2100 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-242-0770Highlight on map | More Details
  12. Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop
    1413 Brooklyn St., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-2000Highlight on map | More Details
  13. Ottava Via
    1400 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-962-5500Highlight on map | More Details
  14. Batch Brewing Co.
    1400 Porter St., Detroit, MI 48216313-338-8008Highlight on map | More Details
  15. Takoi
    2520 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-855-2864Highlight on map | More Details
  16. Trumbull & Porter
    1331 Trumbull Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-496-1400Highlight on map | More Details