Cue Up the QLine

Twelve stops connecting you to hundreds of things to see and do in The D.

The QLine is a circulating streetcar running 3.3 miles up and down Detroit’s Woodward Avenue. Many of the city’s main downtown attractions, museums, architectural gems, restaurants and shops can be found at every stop.

Art & Culture, Entertainment


Detroit, Beyond Detroit



Grand Boulevard Station

DO: See Detroit’s biggest art object, the Fisher Building, and explore the boutiques on the first level. If you’re looking to relax for a second, grab a seat in New Center Park across from the Fisher. Plus, the Motown Museum is just a mile away.

EAT: Avalon Bakery has an outpost right next to New Center Park for quick breakfast items. Cuisine bills itself as having a modern European dining experience. Fisher Bakery inside the Fisher Building serves delicious paninis and coffees.

Baltimore Street Station

DO: TEN Nail Bar expanded from it’s Capitol Park location to New Center. Grab a first-class mani and pedi–and a glass of wine, too. The Amtrak train station isn’t far from here.

EAT: Yum Village serves Afro-Caribbean food, perfect for a spicy and quick lunch. The Kitchen by Cooking with Que has delicious vegan food for lunch every day.

DRINK: Northern Lights Lounge has your classic bar food, no-frills drinks and live music. Step inside Kiesling, a century-old bar that was restored to serve craft and classic cocktails in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood.

SHOP: Urbanum sells cute housewares and gifts. Ferne is a women’s clothing boutique with modern styles at reasonable prices.

Amsterdam Street Station

EAT: Stop here for lunch at Z’s Villa or Detroit’s Mediterranean favorite, Bucharest Grill. Their shawarmas are enormous!

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Ferry Street + Warren Avenue Stations

DO: Categorized as Detroit’s Cultural District stations, these stops put you a short distance from the Detroit Institute of Arts and Detroit Historical Museum as well as the city’s public library, museum of African-American history museum and science center. This is Wayne State University country.

EAT: Common Pub has one of the best burgers in town. Chartreuse Kitchen + Cocktails is award-winning in Detroit’s historic Park Shelton building.

DRINK: Kresge Court inside of the DIA is a great place to rest for a drink or coffee. On Friday nights, the museum stays open late and you can see live music in the court.

SHOP: Frida in the Park Shelton building sells artsy and boho-inspired clothing and accessories for women. And the gift shop inside the DIA has art-inspired gifts, paintings and knick-knacks.

Canfield Street Station

DO: The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (aka MOCAD) is a great stop for unique art exhibits. The sprawling Majestic Theatre is close by (home to Garden Bowl, the oldest continuously operating bowling alley in the country). And take a tour of The Whitney before dinner – you may even see a ghost.

EAT: Detroit’s famously yummy Avalon International Breads isn’t far. Rock City Eatery serves all kinds of comfort food, and right next door, Urban Ramen has some of the best noodles in town. Mario’s makes classic Italian food – and has a shuttle to the Fisher Theatre during theater season.

DRINK: If you want the best sangria in Detroit, La Feria is your place. Breweries such as HopCat, Motor City Brewing Works, Traffic Jam & Snug and Jolly Pumpkin are all near this stop too. Great Lakes Coffee serves craft wine and beer in the evening for a more chill atmosphere.

SHOP: Detroit-centric shops, such as luxury goods manufacturer Shinola, City Bird and Nest are all on Canfield Street. Also check out Source Booksellers, Nora and Flo Boutique.

MLK Boulevard/Mack Avenue Station

DO: From here, it’s easy to get to the Bonstelle and Garden theaters as well as the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. Detroit’s Whole Foods Market is in the vicinity.

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Sproat Street/Adelaide Street Station

DO: The Detroit District and its centerpiece Little Caesars Arena, where the Detroit Pistons now play basketball and Detroit Red Wings play hockey, is easily accessible from this station. Walk around Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood to see some of the development going on in one of Detroit’s historic neighborhoods, and admire the old Victorian homes.

EAT: A few blocks northwest you will find a variety of eating options. Empire Kitchen & Cocktails offers an upscale experience and reasonable prices. Grey Ghost has been the talk of the Detroit foodie scene. Bakersfield is a favorite for both tacos and late night margaritas. Then there are the restaurants attached to LCA. Sports & Social, Mike’s Pizza Bar, Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit and District Market Detroit all offer fantastic food before the game or any time.

DRINK: Second Best Bar serves cheap cocktails and blasts 90s music. Harry’s outside of the arena is a top spot to watch Detroit sports.

SHOP: Stop by For the Love of Sugar for some macarons to go. Next door, Urban Angelo sells streetwear for men and women.

Montcalm Street Station

DO: Fans of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions are also fans of this stop since it’s so close to Comerica Park and Ford Field. Fox Theatre ticket holders like this station, too.

EAT: Hot Taco is a hot spot for tacos after games in the area. Bucharest Grill is nearby if you’re in the mood for shawarma.

DRINK: Hockeytown Café is a sports’ fans nirvana. Town Pump Tavern is popular for pre and post game drinks.

Grand Circus Station

DO: The stadiums for the Detroit Tigers and Lions are nearby, along with a mix of recreation and music-lover venues, including the Detroit Opera House and the Fillmore. At Grand Circus Park, be sure to admire the park’s sculptures, fountains and monuments. Walk inside the Aloft Detroit hotel and look up – this historic building was recently restored to its former glory.

EAT: Rusted Crow has a twist on American food – think a PB&J burger with roasted Brussels sprouts on top. Buddy’s Pizza will open it’s first downtown Detroit location right by the park soon. Walk a block or two to La Pecora Nera, Downtown Louie’s or Wright & Co.

DRINK: Turn the corner onto Broadway and grab a beer made right in Detroit at Detroit Beer Co. Sid’s Gold Request Room and Candy Bar, both in the quirky Siren Hotel, aren’t a far walk either. For a bar with a view, check out the rooftop Monarch Club.

SHOP: The Detroit Shoppe sells the perfect t-shirts and gifts. Gameday Detroit should be your first stop if you need a shirt to wear to the game. And soon enough, H&M will open up on Woodward.

NOTE: If you want to hop onto the Detroit People Mover, this is the stop to do so.

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Campus Martius Station

DO: This stop gets you to the downtown centerpiece called Campus Martius Park. Capitol Park is a block away – a great place to hang out, shop and dog watch. The Belt is also close by for art-gazing.

EAT: You’ve got a few steps to Texas de Brazil and Detroit’s infamous battling Coney Islands, American and LafayetteHudson Cafe is a famous Detroit breakfast stop, Calexico is great for a casual lunch, and Parc is right in the park (go figure) for great people watching.

DRINK: Up a few blocks you will find The Skip inside the Belt, an alley-turned mural installation. Drink Cuban-inspired cocktails as you learn to salsa dance at Vicente’s. Central Kitchen + Bar has great happy hour specials.

SHOP: Some of the best shopping along Woodward Avenue is close by, including the multilevel Nike Community Store. The Shinola Hotel hosts Madewell, a vintage store, Le Labo and a smaller Shinola store. Local boutique Bird Bee is close by for women’s fashion.

Congress Street Station

DO: This is the station closest to the Detroit riverfront. Walk on over to Hart Plaza, and then make your way to the International RiverWalk. Nearby are the Joe Louis fist and Spirit of Detroit statues. Architecturally significant buildings, including the Guardian and Penobscot buildings as well as Minoru Yamasaki’s One Woodward Avenue are close.

EAT: Shake Shack, Grand Trunk Pub, Townhouse, the London Chop House and Besa are all delicious options near this station.

DRINK: The Whisky Parlor has a great late night crowd, and Buhl Bar should be on your list for an upscale happy hour. Briggs Detroit is a few blocks away, but is a fun sports bar with a rooftop for when the weather is nice.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

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    Motown Museum
    2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
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    Bucharest Grill - Midtown
    110 Piquette Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Cuisine Restaurant
    670 Lothrop St., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Northern Lights Lounge
    660 W. Baltimore St., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Detroit Historical Museum
    5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Michigan Science Center
    5020 John R St., Detroit, MI 48202
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    441 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
    4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    The Majestic Theatre
    4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Garden Bowl
    4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-833-9700 x20
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    Jolly Pumpkin
    441 W. Canfield St., Ste. 9, Detroit, MI 48201
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    Avalon International Breads
    422 W. Willis St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Bonstelle Theatre
    3424 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    The Garden Theater
    3929 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Rock City Eatery
    4216 Woodward Ave., Detroit,
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    Traffic Jam & Snug
    511 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Motor City Brewing Works
    470 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    City Bird
    460 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Nest Housewares
    460 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Source Booksellers
    4240 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    4240 Cass Ave., Ste. 109, Detroit, MI 48201
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    Flo Boutique
    404 W. Willis St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Common Pub
    5440 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
    15 E. Kirby St., Suite D, Detroit, MI 48202
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    La Feria Spanish Tapas
    4130 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Detroit Red Wings
    Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Detroit Tigers
    2100 Woodward Ave., Comerica Park, Detroit, MI 48201
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    Detroit Lions
    2000 Brush St., Ford Field, Detroit, MI 48226
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    Comerica Park
    2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Ford Field
    2000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Hockeytown Cafe
    2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre
    1526 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Little Caesars Arena
    2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Sports & Social Detroit
    Little Caesars Arena, 28 Henry St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Mike's Pizza Bar
    Little Caesars Arena, 2515 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    District Market Detroit
    Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Harry's Detroit
    2482 Clifford St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Grey Ghost Detroit
    47 E. Watson St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Hot Taco
    2233 Park Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    The Fillmore Detroit
    2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    La Pecora Nera
    1514 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Downtown Louie's Lounge
    30 Clifford St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Wright & Co.
    1500 Woodward Ave., Second Floor, Detroit, MI 48226
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    The Siren Hotel
    1509 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    The Town Pump Tavern
    2233 Park Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney
    One Park Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Campus Martius Park
    800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Nike Community Store - Detroit
    1261 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    American Coney Island
    114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Lafayette Coney Island
    118 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Hart Plaza
    1 Hart Plaza, Jefferson Avenue at Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
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    Detroit International RiverWalk
    1340 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207
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    The Belt
    Between Broadway and Library Streets, linking Gratiot and Grand, Detroit, MI 48226
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    Texas de Brazil
    1000 Woodward Ave., Suite 01B07A, Detroit, MI 48226
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    Hudson Cafe
    1241 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    The Skip
    1234 Library St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Central Kitchen & Bar
    660 Woodward Ave., Ste. 4A, Detroit, MI 48226
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    Bird Bee
    1228 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Grand Trunk Pub
    612 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    500 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    London Chop House
    155 W. Congress St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    The Whisky Parlor
    608 Woodward Ave., Floor 2, Detroit, MI 48226
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    The Buhl Bar
    Buhl Building, 535 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226