Metro Detroit is certainly not immune to the culinary cocktail craze. Here’s some of our spots with the most creative mixologists and their drinks of art. Sugar House in Detroit was an early adopter of the craft cocktail. Set in a dark and cozy slot, complete with hunter’s lodge decor and mustachioed barkeeps, Sugar House has a Wild West saloon feel. The Skip on Library Street downtown is a year-round outdoor bar set in The Belt alleyway. Exquisite murals set the tone for this more casual sister bar to Standby, specializing in frozen concoctions.
You’ll have to look hard to find The Oakland Art Novelty Co. because there’s not much in the way of signage for this Ferndale speakeasy. Upholstered lounge seating and expertly crafted drinks make for an intimate night out. Make the trek to Clinton Township’s J.Baldwin’s, too. Martinis are served in a glass made of ice.
Other Craft Cocktail Lounges
Bad Luck Bar, Buhl Bar, Chartreuse, The Keep, Vivio’s Food & Spirits (for the bloody marys) in Detroit • Public House in Ferndale • Mabel Gray in Hazel Park