There’s no winter like a Michigan winter, but don’t let that stop you from having a cool time (lame pun intended). Here’s a list of 7 dope things going on in the city that’ll make waiting for your car to warm up worth it.
Detroit Founders Brewing Co. – One of the most recognizable breweries in the country, Founders Brewing Co., just opened their new location in the center of Cass Corridor by the Hot N Ready arena. Known for their craft beers, their Detroit taproom is a must-go for all beer enthusiasts looking for a quality brewski and some delicious appetizers.
Baker’s Keyboard Lounge – Detroit’s Baker Lounge is one of the oldest and longest running Jazz clubs in America. Its rich music history includes the likes of Nat “King” Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis, just to name a few. It’s a great spot to sit down and enjoy some great music, food and craft cocktails.
The Fowling Warehouse – Check out The Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck and experience their fun, new take on bowling. Fowling, a unique bowling and football hybrid, is a great game night idea for you and your crew. Test out your arm and gain bragging rights, as you do your best Uncle Rico impression, chucking some pigskins down a lane while you enjoy some cool brews.
Cinema Detroit/Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken – Visit the one, two punch of Cinema Detroit and Gus’s Fried Chicken in Detroit’s Midtown. Cinema Detroit is the only independent cinema in Michigan and features a wide variety of films from indie and cult to classic and contemporary. Enjoy a fresh cinematic experience right in the heart of the city then cap off your night, right across the street, with some southern style comfort food at Gus’s.
El Club – Located in Southwest Detroit, El Club is a staple in the city for dope local artists, music acts and bomb pizza. It is one of the most popular art and music venues in the city right now. They announce new shows and exhibits every week for varying genres and have a full bar for those of you trying to enjoy a casual drink.
Grey Ghost – Located in Brush Park, Grey Ghost is the go-to restaurant/bar for anyone looking for a chill music selection, personable staff and kickass food and cocktails. You can take your significant other and/or friends there and enjoy a cool night out in the city. And if it's your first time there, I highly recommend the Grey Ghost burger!
Northland Skating Rink – For only $10 ($7 for entry, $3 for skate rental), Northland Skating Rink is a great way to switch up your weekend routine, especially during the wintertime. It is an iconic name in the city, being the oldest and largest skating rink in America. It is an amazing place for skaters of all ages to groove, learn to skate and bust your ass.