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Things to do in Downtown Detroit, Detroit

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Baseball Stadium
“Worthwhile to check out a Tigers game while youre in town if they have a game!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Stadium
“Multi-purpose indoor stadium in Downtown Detroit and home of the Detroit Lions”
  • 24 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Brand new multi-purpose arena in Midtown Detroit and home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“It is in the center of downtown always hosting events all year around surrounded by great restaurants and sometimes live music.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Casino
“The MGM Grand casino is one of three in the city of Detroit. Try your luck and winning or enjoy their award winning restaurants and buffets.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Casino
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“Gambling in the heart of Greektown, what more could you ask for? I'm not a gambling person, but if you are... this casino is pretty nice.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Building
“Beautiful example of Art Deco architecture from the golden age of Detroit's industrial boom.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Incredible live music venue. Built in the 1920's, Cliff Bell's saw the roaring 20's and was a part of the burgeoning scene in the Paris of the West. Mahogany detailing and vintage crescent booth seating, this venue laid dormant and was re-opened with much applause later in the century. It is now a great scene for live music and wonderful entertainment.”
  • 27 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Kanye was here. No seriously, this place is just outstanding everyone loves it. This should be your last stop if you're bar hopping.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Theatre
“Beautiful, iconic theatre in Detroit. Must check out the ceiling from the main floor, it's stunning! Huge name acts, great live bands, and incredible cultural shows. Tons of history here.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Excellent cocktail spot for weekends, located on the 2nd floor overlooking Woodward and John R”
  • 19 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Not only does this place have a great selection of beer brewed on site and yummy pub food, they give us their spent barley to use to feed our pigs and chickens!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Downtown Detroit is alive! Many new shops, restaurants, clubs and entertainment are in our new Downtown. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Tasty deli that not only had a bar and brunch options but is also veggie, vegan and GF friendly.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Food
“As well as featuring a number of historical markers and statues, including the 27-foot (8.2-meter) sculpture of heavyweight champion Joe Louis’s fist and the Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain, Hart Plaza hosts many free events during the summer months and is one of the city’s top riverfront destinations.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“One of the top-grossing theaters and concert venue of its size in the nation”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Jazz Club
“Incredible live music venue. Built in the 1920's, Cliff Bell's saw the roaring 20's and was a part of the burgeoning scene in the Paris of the West. Mahogany detailing and vintage crescent booth seating, this venue laid dormant and was re-opened with much applause later in the century. It is now a great scene for live music and wonderful entertainment.”
  • 27 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Kanye was here. No seriously, this place is just outstanding everyone loves it. This should be your last stop if you're bar hopping.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Excellent cocktail spot for weekends, located on the 2nd floor overlooking Woodward and John R”
  • 19 locals recommend
Brewery
“Not only does this place have a great selection of beer brewed on site and yummy pub food, they give us their spent barley to use to feed our pigs and chickens!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Tasty deli that not only had a bar and brunch options but is also veggie, vegan and GF friendly.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“The diviest of all dive bars. This place is an experience. If you're looking for a crazy night, this place has character. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The breakfast food here is AMAZING! Order the ricotta pancakes, to die for. It's a small place so it fills up fast. Either get there early or late to avoid a long wait. Even if you have to wait, it's worth it.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Whos is the Champion of Detroit Coney Dogs. Lafayette Coney vs American you decide . Try them both because you can not get a hot dog this good anywhere else!”
  • 19 locals recommend

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