The search for the best view of the city may well be over. The Sky Deck is ideal for pregaming before Tigers games, catching a glimpse of the Detroit fireworks display, or ogling the massive Shepard Fairey mural. It's even possible to sneak a peek into Comerica Park, no tickets needed.
How to get there: First, check the schedule of events. You’ll have to sign in at the front desk of the Opera House. This means you’ll need ID.
Several picnic tables line the taproom floor, next to a small bar serving Atwater's freshest. At first glance, it might appear as a lunchroom/break spot for the brewmaster and his minions, but upon further inspection, it's one of the only places in town to drink surrounded by huge vats of cerveza. Try not to feel guilty sitting on your duff while the Atwater team busts out amazing brews while you look on. Hell, they may even join you when they’re done working.
How to get there: Walk the length of the Dequindre Cut, make a left at Atwater St, arrive at Joseph Campau. Have a beer at Andrew's, then continue on Joseph Campau two blocks northwest.