Detroit Metro Area for Friends
Collected by Max Power
Detroit is a city with a fascinating history that’s once again on the rise. Get an education at the Automotive Hall of Fame, taste the city’s multicultural cuisine, and check out the local art scene, and you’ll find more than enough reasons to come back.
481x74, 29350 Northline Rd, Romulus, MI 48174, USA
Who cares if it’s cold outside when you can race around indoors and work up a serious sweat playing paintball? Whizz around the minimal cover "speedball" court or get stealthy in the corridors of the camouflaged court and test your sniper skills...
40151 E Huron River Dr, Belleville, MI 48111, USA
A year-round outdoors space, you can lose yourself in the 1,258 acres of mature woodlands in Lower Huron Metropark. Once the summer season of water parks and lazy river floats has ended, the beauty of fall foliage takes over and you can snap some...
562 Main St, Belleville, MI 48111, USA
If you’ve planned a busy day and will need a quick bite to eat while sampling local fare, be sure to visit the Lunch Box. This favorite wins fans daily for its sandwiches filled with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Here, you'll find...
22217 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA
Moose’s Martini Pub is the creation of two brothers who graduated from nearby University of Michigan, Dearborn, and who wanted to provide the ideal gathering spot. The brothers succeeded: Moose’s serves everything you could possibly want,...
1439 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
"Have you heard about d'Mongo's? It is Ryan Gosling's favorite place to visit when he comes to town!" Although I never saw Ryan Gosling, bartender Red knew immediately that I was new in Detroit and that I'd never been in before. She recommended I...
22148 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA
Behold a pizza place worth the wait—Buddy’s Pizza is praised for its take on Detroit-style pizza: a square-shaped, deep-dish pie topped with marinara, and cooked to chewy perfection. Health-watchers rejoice—their pizza also comes gluten-free. With...
21400 Oakwood, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA
Make a pit stop at the Automotive Hall of Fame, halfway between the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and downtown Detroit, to fill up on your knowledge of the automobile industry before you hit "Motor City." It's a place to marvel at all...
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...
Belle Isle, Detroit, MI, USA
It's America's largest city-owned island park, and it's right in downtown Detroit. Belle Isle is home to an aquarium, a beach, a museum of Great Lakes maritime memorabilia, and the romantic Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, which holds one of...
4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Thanks to its starring role in the middle of Detroit's Theatre District, Mario's is a popular spot for dinner before or a show or drinks after. But even if you don't have tickets to the latest vaudeville, this Italian restaurant has diners covered...
555 East Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Just one bite of moussaka or a sip of ouzo and you'll think you've arrived in the Peloponnese instead of Greektown, Detroit. Although at one time, nearly all of the businesses were owned by Greek-American families, the neighborhood has added...
460 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Brother-sister duo Andy and Emily Linn opened City Bird, a studio and gallery located in Midtown Detroit, to house their line of handmade Detroit- and Great Lakes–themed housewares, apparel, accessories, and objects. The work of more than 200...
2200 West Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
With just over a year in business, Green Dot Stables is still new, but owner Jacques and his wife took over a building in Corktown that isn't. Instead, they took it from abandoned and historical to historical but fresh. The interior still retains...
Eastern Market, Detroit, MI, USA
The eat-fresh, know-your-farmer trend that's sweeping the United States hasn't skipped over Detroit. But lest you think Eastern Market is just like the pokey farmer's markets cropping up all over the country, know this: Eastern Market is an entire...
2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Come for a sip of the Cliff Bell at happy hour (that's Dewar’s Scotch, sweet vermouth, Absinthe Ordinare, and orange bitters), stay for the live jazz and the lively 1930's atmosphere. Cliff Bell's jazz bar in downtown Detroit is a slinky watering...
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