This place isn’t exactly as hidden as it was when it first opened in 2015, in the basement of the currently defunct Tokyo Club, but even its new space with a patio can’t hinder the laid-back speakeasy vibe. Don’t let the flashy Q-Line distract you from finding it; once you do, expect crafty cocktails and plenty of dudes with well-groomed facial hair from the hip new barbershop above.
How to get there: It’s easy nowadays, but that’s OK; it’s on the same strip as a chic cigar bar, an Irish pub, and one of Detroit’s beloved dive bars.
The Leland Hotel Bar
The Leland Hotel has one of the most schizophrenic histories in town. What was once a four-star hotel frequented by the Purple Gang (and later by teamster Jimmy Hoffa) now features residences with the amenities of a hotel. We’re not talking about fancypants, New York-style loft apartments, though. Oh no. This is the real deal, down-on-your-luck (or at least living like you are) room rental on a monthly basis kind of place. You can still have a drink -- just keep your mouth shut, or sleep with the fishes.
How to get there: Pretend it’s still a hotel and enter as though you’d like to rent a room. You can’t miss the bar… it’s the reception desk.