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DETROIT'S TOP 6 NEW HOTSPOTS TO CHECK OUT

DETROIT’S TOP 6 NEW HOTSPOTS TO CHECK OUT

MAKE THE MOST OF THE LONG WEEKEND IN THE CITY

For those of us sticking around the Metro Detroit area this weekend, we’ve compiled a list of Detroit’s newest places to check out that will make you feel like you actually went away! Soak up the last days of summer by sippin’ wine, devouring steak, playing games with friends and exploring all that the culinary scene has to offer.

Grey Ghost Detroit

Explore folklore of Detroit at the steakhouse that got its name from a notorious rum running pirate on the Detroit River at Grey Ghost Detroit. The restaurant front is located in Brush Park and the team behind the place is committed to the art of butchery with options of cooked, cured or raw meats. They also commit themselves to creating some of the best cocktails paired with unparalleled hospitality. Order a hearty steak, a carefully constructed cocktail and finish off with their dessert donut…you’ll thank us!

GREY GHOST DETROIT @ 47 E. Watson

Calexico Detroit

One of New York City’s treasures opened up their Detroit doors earlier this month and have since  been showering Detroit in burritos, tacos, tequila drinks and guacamole. You can dress up your meals with special spicy sauces and extras to make it just how you like it or simply add one of their many sides to your dish to give some variety. They’ve got an outdoor patio, if you want to enjoy your meal with some scenery, or you can take a seat inside in the dining area or around the fully stocked bar. 

CALEXICO DETROIT @ 1040 Woodward Ave.

Queens Bar Detroit

If you love the Bronx Bar in Midtown, it’s time to check out it’s ‘sister bar’, Queens Bar, that opened late this summer in downtown Detroit. It’s small and quaint, but packs a big punch with board games, a plant filled patio and beer and shot specials to help you transition into the weekend. The cocktail team is always experimenting with new specials and Queens has started the occasional brunches with bloodys and brilliance galore. It’s taken over the neighborhood as the place to be so, get out of the house and find out about the buzz.

QUEENS BAR DETROIT @ 35 E. Grand River Ave.

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

Your wildest Tennessee dreams can come true at Gus’s, the new famous fried chicken stop on Third Street. Order for you and your group and get chicken legs, thighs, wings, tenders and more. Add some fried green tomatoes, grilled cheese, coleslaw, fries, mac & cheese and feast before the fall hits and you won’t be disappointed. You’ll be full, very full, but not disappointed.

GUS’S WORLD FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN @ 4101 Third St.

Wahlburgers Detroit

This place draws a line every time the doors swing open, so work this one into your day of adventuring. Stop in for a brew, a burger, all-American bites and more. If you’re in the mood for something lighter, they’ve got hearty salads, chicken sandwiches and options for even the pickiest of eaters. Carnivores, vegetarians and the inbetweeners are all welcome at Wahlburgers. They’ve got two bars, TVs you dream about and a welcoming atmosphere. Make most of the menu with friends and family at Wahlburgers.

WAHLBURGERS DETROIT @ 569 Monroe St.

The Royce Detroit

Tradition, sustainability and community come together at The Royce Detroit, Downtown’s new wine and extras shop. Add a little class to your weekend by stopping in for lunch or after work drink and charcuterie board. Wine collectors can find the finest bottled grapes here and casual wine drinkers can have their cheaper tastes met, too. All and all, Detroit just got another great drinking spot!

THE ROYCE DETROIT @ 76 W Adams Ave.

Erica N Rakowicz/After 5