Detroit Downtown for Couples
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
Forget what you may have read or heard in the news, Detroit is the place to visit if you want a vibrant urban scene. Urban gardens, the oldest farmers' market in the U.S., galleries and boutiques, craft breweries, even a burgeoning bike scene—the Motor City has it all.
1439 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Cafe D'Mongo's Speakeasy, a tarnished gem hiding in plain sight in Downtown Detroit, encapsulates stylish patrons buzzing with alcohol and wallowing in Detroit's glittering Jazz Age glory. Artifacts, oversized vintage photographs, and brass...
1526 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Originally built in the early 1900s, the Detroit Opera House was once one of the largest theaters in the world. While it no longer holds that distinction, the historic venue remains one of the most beautiful places in the city. The building's...
1 Civic Center Dr, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Someone once told me there's no better way to see a city than from the water. In Detroit, that's also the way to straddle the border between the United States and Canada! Take a ride on the Detroit Princess Riverboat and you'll see downtown, Belle...
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago get a lot of the good press when it comes to the arts and art museums, but the Detroit Institute of Arts helps Detroit give these cities a run for their money. The diverse collection is spread out over 100...
2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Detroit's theater district is said to be the second-largest in the United States after New York City's, and the historic Fox Theatre is the nucleus of the district. Although the surrounding area exudes a cosmopolitan cool left over from the days...
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
You may be too distracted by the delicious fare to realize that Iridescence, an award-winning modern American restaurant at the top of Detroit's Motor City Casino, has the best view in town. A glowing ambiance, dim lighting, and enormous windows...
2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
Under the spectre of the Ambassador Bridge to Canada and the ghostly Michigan Central Station, Green Dot Stables beckons patrons from the sunshine into an atmosphere reminiscent of your grandparents' basement, in a good way. Try...
70 W Alexandrine St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
This cafe in a garden on a side street in Detroit serves up perfect French crepes, fresh salads and a variety of other menu items that really replicate the experience of dining in France. Their coffee drinks come in a mug the size of Paris herself...
2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
It doesn't matter what time of day you find yourself at Sugar House, the drinks are always incredible. As is their attitude toward the creation of a good libation. Just take this quote on their menu as proof: "We are still heartily of the opinion...
441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
The word "shinola" was popularized during World War II when the phrase, "You don't know shit from Shinola" became a commonplace colloquialism. Back then, it referred to a Texas brand of shoe polish, which was government issue for all soldiers. In...
4240 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Detroit has style. It has always had style. From cars to music to art, the city has influenced good design and curated good sense since long before it received its current reputation that would suggest otherwise. Walking into Hugh is a reminder of...
1345 Division St #102, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
The Eastern Market neighborhood is expanding to become a haven for the arts as much as for those seeking fresh, locally sourced food. Signal Return is a product of that expansion. Open every Saturday (the main market day) as well as Thursdays and...
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