The cocktail Detroit cocktail bar is in full swing throughout the state of Michigan. From local distilleries to restaurants specializing in small-batch booze, bartenders are embracing the trend to create new, creative cocktails and inventive takes on old favorites.
There are a variety of Michigan cocktail bars that provide the perfect environment for drinking and talking with friends after work or on the weekend. From the friendly staff that puts as much care into a gin-and-tonic as they do a seven-ingredient cocktail to a cozy, speakeasy-style space that will transport you to another time and place, here are a few of our favorite places in Michigan to enjoy a good drink.
Buffalo Traders Lounge
Based on prohibition and pre-prohibition cocktails, this bar takes the craft cocktail movement back to its roots. This intimate, 1970s style bar serves up classic and inventive libations made with a wide range of distilled spirits produced by local distilleries.
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Located in Ypsilanti’s historic Depot Town, Ollie serves seasonal New American dishes made with locally-grown ingredients. The restaurant’s knowledgeable mixologists have created a drink menu filled with inventive cocktails like the Postcard from Affair — a refreshingly fruity concoction of vodka, byrrh quinquina, lemon, ginger, muddled blackberry, and lemon grass.
This friendly local hangout offers a wide variety of wines, beer, and cocktails at an affordable price during their weekday happy hour. They also have a variety of bar snacks including pierogis and fried cheese.
Weiss Distilling Co.
34 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017, United States