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


Detroit, Beyond 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. 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

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    Brooklyn Street Local
    1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Bobcat Bonnie's
    1800 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
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    Detroit Institute of Bagels
    1236 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Detroit Barbers
    2000 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
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    1701 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI, USA
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    Lucky Detroit Coffee & Espresso
    2000 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI, USA
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    Two James Spirits
    2445 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
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    Eldorado General Store
    1700 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
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    Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop
    1413 Brooklyn St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Ottava Via
    1400 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
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    Batch Brewing Co.
    1400 Porter St., Detroit, MI 48216
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    2520 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
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    Trumbull & Porter
    1331 Trumbull Ave., Detroit, MI 48216