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Beer Lovers Guide to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest begins this weekend so raise your stein and get ready to party with fellow beer connoisseurs during Oktoberfest through October. TICKET GIVEAWAY: Interested in winning a FREE pair of tickets to the Detroit Beer Festival? Send an email to giveaways(@)after5detroit.com with “Beer Festival at Eastern Market” in the subject line for your chance to win! […]

Detroit Design 139: A look at Detroit’s future

Detroit Design 139 (DD139) brings together 38 development projects from across the city to showcase the future of Detroit and its innovative use of design to re-purpose and rebuilt. The City of Detroit, Bedrock and the partners behind DD139, carefully selected projects that reflect 10 guiding principles deemed essential to building a community that benefits […]

Avalon Opens Cafe + Biscuit Bar in New Center

What’s old is new again at Avalon’s New Center Cafe + Biscuit Bar. Home-style biscuits, Faygo floats with Detroit made Reilly Craft Creamery ice cream, and a custom art piece displaying the company’s original Cass Corridor location brings a message of love to a new neighborhood.  In addition to new favorites (we recommend the turkey […]

POP + OFFWORLD TAKES YOU BACK TO THE 80s

POP + OFFWORLD is the latest restaurant venture of business partners Dave Gregory and Tim Tharp. The restaurant and entertainment venue is located on the second floor of Checker Bar, and continues the duo’s tradition of highlighting Detroit’s past. This time the 1980s. The vintage arcade and pizzeria has over 30 arcade games (including three pinball […]

TAKOI RELAUNCHES IN CORKTOWN

Takoi, formerly known as Katoi, reopens on Monday, August 28, after a suspected arson that devastated the Detroit hospitality community and those who follow it diligently. After a few months of hard teamwork, Takoi is here with a changed name and a extended, more secure space, and they’re back and better than ever with Thai-inspired […]

BRIX OPENS WITH WINE, MEAT AND CHEESE

Detroit wine lovers rejoice! Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique is set to open their doors on August 17 and in celebration of their opening weekend, they’re offering free wine tastings with 1-2 oz. pours in their vault. The space takes over the old Michigan Savings Bank in the West Village. The idea behind Brix is to provide […]

JOLLY PUMPKIN AND BASTONE BREWERY OPEN SHARED SPACE

What’s better than a brewery? Two breweries under one roof. On August 8, 2017, Bastone Brewery and Jolly Pumpkin open their shared restaurant and taphouse space in downtown Royal Oak. Jolly Pumpkin and Bastone Brewery have been supporting one another since 2004, so their idea for a collaboration space on Main Street in Royal Oak […]

FEMOLOGY OPEN FOR DETROIT LADY BOSSES

This one is for the ladies. Femology, a business lounge for women, is something Detroit has been waiting a long time for and now, there’s finally a space for women to collaborate, grow, socialize, and  make the most of their talents. Meagan Ward of Creatively Flawless and business partner and friend Ashleigh Brock dreamed up […]

GUIDE TO MO POP FESTIVAL

It’s a festival we’ve come to know and love in a quick few years and this year, Mo Pop Festival celebrates its fifth summer of showcasing huge artists and entertaining the masses through food, drink, and experiences unlike any other. This year, the festival is headlined by Run The Jewels, Solange, ALT-J and Foster The […]

TONY HAWK TO LAUNCH WAYFINDING SKATE PARK DOWNTOWN

Remember the crazy halfpipe that was inside of the Fisher building earlier this year? George Leichtweis, the guy who designed it, artist Ryan McGinness, Tony Hawk, Bedrock, Library Street Collective and Cranbrook Art Museum came together to bring Detroit Wayfinding. Wayfinding is an art installation and skate park at Bedrock’s Monroe Blocks development, which is […]