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 Drinks AtwaterinthePark

“Let’s meet for drinks” can be an invitation to start (or end!) a relationship — or just a fun way to ramp up or cap off a night on the town. Several intriguing new hangouts have cropped up in Detroit recently. Here are a few to put on your “to-try” list, along with some seasoned favorites:


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Detroit10 ThingstoDoAfter5

In the words made famous by Kid Rock himself, “Ain’t no party like a Detroit party ‘cause a Detroit party don’t stop.”

Sure, Detroit has plenty to see and do during the daytime, but there’s also plenty of fun to be had after-hours. Dining aside (although you should definitely enjoy a great meal on the town during your stay), here are 10 things to do in Detroit after 5 o’clock:


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CraftCocktails DS

They’re civilized. They’re sophisticated. They’re craft cocktails. Detroit is not immune to the mixology trend that has swept the nation over the past few years.

These specialty concoctions require passion, patience, creativity, attention to detail and sometimes five or more ingredients to prepare. Tools of the trade may include eye droppers, test tubes and even blow torches. The end results are often magical.

Some stories are best delivered over a craft cocktail. If you’re looking for a place to tell your tale, you’ll find the masters of mixology at these fine local establishments:


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MotorCity Casino Hotel MCCH

There are countless casinos across the United States, but few boast as much character and class as the MotorCity Casino. Incorporating historic architecture from the early 19th century, the establishment builds on the city’s rich history and provides a distinct Detroit atmosphere.


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LiveMusic  Smalls BillBowen

Motown. Detroit Rock City. As a city that loves to entertain, Detroit is known by many names. In and around the tri-county area on any given weekend you can find both local and national talent acts doing their thing. Let’s highlight some of the most-visited places for live jams.


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