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7 Evening Entertainment Options in Detroit

Posted on Monday, February 15 2016 in Nightlife

Jolly Pumpkin 
The buzz about Detroit is hot, so the city rocks around the clock. If you’re planning an evening out in Detroit, make these activities part of your rounds.

1. Hit the Lanes

Fowling, feather bowling and bowling have become popular evening activities in Detroit. Try the newest — Punch Bowl Social — or a classic, like Cadieux Café.

2. Catch a show or concert

There’s always something (or someone) spectacular in town, from a musical at the Fisher or Fox theatres to a symphony at Orchestra Hall.

3. Check out the craft beer scene

Detroit brews some seriously delicious beers, and you could make a career out of sampling them all. Try Jolly Pumpkin, Grand Trunk Pub, HopCat Detroit, Atwater, Detroit Beer Co., MotorCity Brewing Works, Green Dot Stables or some of our favorite sports bars.

4. Have a fancy cocktail

OK, maybe you’re not in the mood for beer. You can find some pretty unique drinks on the menu at plenty of Detroit’s best restaurants. Townhouse and Cornerstone Barrel House are great for whiskey, Detroit City Distillery makes amazing vodka, gin and whiskey, and Two James Spirits has a little bit of everything.

5. Don’t skip dessert

If you want to end your night with something sweet, you have plenty of options. Check out Astoria Pastry Shop or Treat Dreams.

6. Be a sports fan

Detroit’s sports culture is thriving. Depending on the time of year, grab tickets to see the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings or Pistons in Auburn Hills.

7. Take a stroll

If the weather’s right, take in the sights — and walk off your dinner and drinks — with a stroll along the Detroit RiverWalk.


How do you spend your evenings in Detroit?


By: Heidi Tiano

Photo credit: Jolly Pumpkin