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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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JazzClubs CliffBellsBarHorizontal Bill Bowen

Detroit is a car town, sports town and, of course, IS Motown. It is a place that created its own sound and continues to be a city where live music thrives, especially jazz. Detroit was instrumental in the emergence of big-band sound and continues to be a jazz city, as it’s home to the largest free jazz festival in the world, the Detroit Jazz Festival. We’ve highlighted some local establishments that keep that swingin’ sound alive here in the city all year round.

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Picture this: You’re cruising down the Detroit River on a three-story, 138-foot yacht, gazing upon the sun setting over the mighty Ambassador Bridge leading to Canada. The Detroit skyline towers over the shimmering water. You’ve got a beverage in hand, and you’re swaying to the tunes of Frank Sinatra. Do we need to go into further detail?

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