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Sense of Place: Detroit - Points of Interest


Bars

  • Cafe D'Mongo's Speakeasy
    Site: yelp.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=229|text=1439 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226}
    Description: A little French looking cafe on Griswold, nestled on a street with Detroit's only synagogue and a strip club. Go early for BBQ ribs, chicken, mac&cheese, greens, black-eyed peas and cornbread.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • Old Miami
    Site: yelp.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=234|text=3930 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201}
    Description: Tucked away on Cass Corridor, The Old Miami has been a Detroit fixture for decades. Pay this cozy, unpretentious bar a visit and you'll see why it remains a favorite among all walks of life.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • PJ's Lager House
    Site: pjslagerhouse.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=235|text=1254 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226}
    Description: A Corktown fixture since 1914 when it opened as a neighborhood bakery and restaurant. It masqueraded as a furniture store during Prohibition but emerged a beer garden.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video

Museums

  • 5 E Gallery
    Site: 5egallery.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=242|text=4605 Cass Avenue Detroit, MI 48201}
    Description: The 5e Gallery is a non-profit visual art and hip-hop culture gallery located in the Historic Corktown District of Detroit. They are dedicated to being the foremost hip hop based Art Gallery / Performance Space in the world for djs, graffiti artists, photographers, bands, etc.
    Recommended By: Mike Ellison
    Media: Video
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
    Site: dia.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=232|text=5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202}
    Description: The heart of a great museum is its collection and The Detroit Institute of Arts is proud to claim one of the largest, most significant art collections in the nation.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • MBAD'S African Bead Museum
    Site: mbad.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=244|text=6559 Grand River Ave. Detroit, MI 48208}
    Description: The museums mission is to build and organize collections of beads, beadworks, textiles, sculptures and other cultural relics which exemplify the vastness of the African people's material culture. They present exhibitions, publications, and public programming, and are a resource center.
    Recommended By: Mike Ellison
    Media: Video
  • Motown Museum
    Site: motownmuseum.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=227|text=2648 W Grand Blvd Detroit, MI 48208}
    Description: Despite the passage of time since Motown Records' establishment in 1959 by Berry Gordy, tens of thousands of visitors pass through Hitsville U.S.A., home to the Motown Museum, each year.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • The Heidelberg Project
    Site: heidelberg.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=233|text=3600 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MI 48207}
    Description: An open-air art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit's East Side.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video

Other Points

  • Eastern Market
    Site: detroiteasternmarket.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=228|text=2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48207}
    Description: Local food market with more than 250 independent vendors and merchants processing, wholesaling, ad retailing food that has been feeding the Detroit community since 1891.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • Michigan Central Station
    Site: historicdetroit.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=231|text=2405 West Vernor Highway}
    Description: Nothing symbolizes Detroit's grandiose rise and spectacular fall like Michigan Central Station. No other building exemplifies just how much the automobile gave to the city of Detroit — and how much it took away.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video

Restaurants

  • Hudson Cafe
    Site: hudson-cafe.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=243|text=1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226}
    Description: The Hudson Cafe features a modern twist on a classic brunch menu. You can enjoy everything from specialty coffee to fresh baked goods.
    Recommended By: Mike Ellison
    Media: Video
  • Imperial
    Site: www.urbanspoon.com/r/19/1631761/restaurant/Detroit/Imperial-Ferndale
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=245|text=22828 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220}
    Description: Mexican food, plain and simple yet executed well with complex flavors as well as excellent cocktails. Optional communal tables add to the atmosphere.
    Recommended By: Hounds Below
    Media: Video
  • The Emory
    Site: theemory.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=246|text=22700 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220}
    Description: The emory is named after Emory Johnston, a hard working farmer from the Toledo area. Menu items feature ingredients both handmade and from local sources... all are prepared fresh to order
    Recommended By: Hounds Below
    Media: Video
  • Good Girls Go to Paris Crepes
    Site: goodgirlsgotopariscrepes.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=236|text=15 E E Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202}
    Description: A Midtown Detroit creperie offering 50 varieties of authentic, handmade crepes.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • Lafayette Coney Dogs
    Site: yelp.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=226|text=118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226}
    Description: Two of the most well-known Coney Island restaurants are the Lafayette and the American Coney Islands, which are located adjacent to one another in downtown Detroit. Operated by brothers who got into business dispute in 1917.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • Russell St Deli
    Site: russellstreetdeli.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=224|text=2465 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207}
    Description: The eastern market, Russell St. Deli has been serving the detroit public breakfast, sandwiches and vegetarian signatures since 1989. Get there early and avoid the crowds.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • Slow's BBQ
    Site: slowsbarbq.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=225|text=2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216}
    Description: A beacon, drawing longtime Detroiters, newly arrived young people and scores of suburbanites, who wait for hours to sample the pulled pork and dry-smoked ribs and coo over the upcycled design.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video

Shops

  • Detroit Threads
    Site: yelp.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=238|text=10238 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212}
    Description: This vintage clothing shop has more to offer than fresh gear. Sporting an extensive variety of LPs from techno to disco and everything in between.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • Goodwells Natural Food Market
    Site: yelp.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=241|text=418 W Willis St, Detroit, MI 48201}
    Description: A nice small market, featuring organic vegetarian foods, soup, juice, preserves, and amazing fresh sandwiches.
    Recommended By: Mike Ellison
    Media: Video
  • Spectacles
    Site: spectaclesdetroit.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=240|text=230 E Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226}
    Description: Trend-setters visit the shop not only to see what's new on the world's stage of fashion, music, and literature, but to hopefully run into a few people.
    Recommended By: Mike Ellison
    Media: Video

Studios

  • Submerge
    Site: submerge.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=250|text=3000 E. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48202}
    Description: Submerge was established in 1992, as a hub for Detroit's independent dance music labels. As a manufacturer, it produces 12" records, compact discs and merchandise. In addition, there is a gallery located upstairs.
    Recommended By: Mike Ellison
    Media: Video

Venues

  • Cliff's Bell
    Site: cliffbells.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=230|text=2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226}
    Description: Cliff Bell's legacy of providing entertainment to the city of Detroit started during prohibition and lives on in this famous club.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • New Dodge Lounge
    Site: newdodgelounge.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=237|text=8850 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212}
    Description: Combining blue collar grit with the grace and allure of an elegant theatre of yesteryear, The New Dodge Lounge features local and National acts.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • Small's
    Site: smallsbardetroit.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=239|text=10339 Conant St, Hamtramck, MI 48212}
    Description: Originally a bank, Small's was built in 1923. A favorite neighborhood corner bar and premier rock venue, home to an Art Deco era mahogany bar.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • The Loving Touch
    Site: thelovingtouchferndale.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=248|text=22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220}
    Description: It's a place to play pool, but beyond just billiards. It's a unique establishment in function and form. It's also a thriving music venue where music is celebrated almost nightly.
    Recommended By: Hounds Below
    Media: Video
  • The Majestic/Garden Bowl
    Site: majesticdetroit.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=249|text=4120 Woodward Ave Detroit, Michigan 48201}
    Description: Since the mid 80's, The Majestic Theatre has been the site of memorable concerts featuring live music and entertainment from touring indie rock, blues, jazz, folk, hip hop and worldbeat artists.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • Woodward Avenue Brewers
    Site: thewabsite.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=247|text=22646 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220}
    Description: Woodward Avenue Brewers, or "WAB", as it's affectionately called, is much more than a restaurant or bar. A multi-level floor plan has a stage, gaming area, ground floor lounge and bar.
    Recommended By: Hounds Below
    Media: Video

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