Cocktails/Wine Bars » Detroit, MI

Cocktails/Wine Bars in Detroit, MI

Whether you're in the mood for a true craft cocktail or a glass of wine to toast a special evening out, the Motor City knows how to enjoy a cocktail or two.
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Vinotecca opened its doors in the hip Detroit suburb of Royal Oak in 2007, simultaneously opening up a world of wonder when it comes to exploring wine and food inspired from all corners of the globe. The intimate establishment blends a sprawling wine bar with bistro tables, booths where parties mingle and corners where couples hide away. Focused on wine-friendly world cuisine, the dishes range from shareable small plates to elegant but unpretentious, inspired entrees. Each pairs perfectly with wines by the glass or bottle.

Centaur Bar

Located in the heart of Detroit's sport and entertainment districts, Centaur is a hotspot not to miss. The Art Deco martini bar, located in the historic Iodent building, offers a sophisticated atmosphere making it the perfect stop for a date night or an evening with friends. Chill while listening to music and gather around the bar or relax in one of the leather-seated lounge areas. Centaur is known for its extensive wine and martini list and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy $5 martinis during the daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Additionally, the kitchen is open everyday until 2 a.m. for hungry visitors.

Cork Wine Pub

Conveniently located on Woodward Avenue in the small community of Pleasant Ridge, Cork Wine Pub's lively atmosphere, interesting menu and well-priced beverages have kept it packed since its grand opening. A menu of small plates, delicious entrées and desserts, is complemented with a list of more than 150 wines, and an array of cocktails and spirits. Adjoining the restaurant is a wine shop, where thirsty patrons can taste and purchase wine by the bottle.  After getting your fill of wine and drinks, be sure to taste the ‘iconic’ butterscotch pudding with toffee sauce, to top off a fabulous evening.

The Sugar House

If you’re in the mood for a craft cocktail with the “wow” factor, look no further than The Sugar House bar, in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood. The menu, which includes high-end liquors and garnishes made from scratch, rotates seasonally, and includes daily drink specials and weekly punch specials. Additionally, The Sugar House serves exceptional beers from around the world, as well as organic natural wines, and small plates. If you’re not sure what to order, just ask – the mixologists know their liquors and are more than happy to make a suggestion.

Cliff Bell's

Cliff Bell's brings you one of the finest ways to spend an evening in Detroit with classic cocktails, a gourmet dinner and Detroit’s best live jazz acts. Patrons can sit at cozy, intimate tables, lit by candlelight and sip creatively concocted drinks like the Ramos Gin Fizz (complete with egg whites), all the while listening to jazz performances performing almost daily. In addition to a great happy hour menu full of ‘sippers’ and ‘swizzlers,’ Cliff Bell’s also serves a Sunday brunch, complete with bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys and featuring live entertainment.