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Detroit's Best Bars for Craft Cocktails

Craft cocktails are all the rage the world over and Detroit is no exception. Chic watering holes have been sprouting up all over town, from Downtown to Corktown to the city outskirts. Bartenders have made it their duty to create specialty drinks out of housemade or high-end spirits and customers have rejoiced. The jury is still out on who crafts the best drinks but you'll have a fun time deciding your favorite in a city where drinking is a spectator sport.
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140 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Situated in Cadillac Square, this swanky Downtown den boasts an extensive list of classic and inventive cocktails such as the Kali-Vodka Swizzle and the Skeleton Boulevard as well as a 40-deep tap beer selection. In the summer, enjoy your beverage...
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47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Grey Ghost Detroit is one of the most talked about cocktail bars in recent years. Helmed by a group of native and transplanted Detroiters, the swanky watering hole keeps them coming with its creative cocktail, beer, and wine lists. Sit back in one...
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225 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Nestled in the mural-laden Belt in Downtown, Standby is a speakeasy and lounge that caters to imbibers who desire craft cocktails using local or unique ingredients. The laid back atmosphere is enhanced by the friendly and knowledgeable staff, with...
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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...
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2462 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
Harkening back to Prohibition’s heyday, Detroit City Distillery is the place to go if you are looking for innovative cocktails made with unique spirits. The tasting room is situated in historic Eastern Market so you can shop for provisions and...