Our Field Guide is your road map to our fav spots in Detroit!
For many, Antietam has solidified Detroit as the avant-garde capital of American cuisine. Serving beautifully plated dishes from a beet tart to hand-pulled mozzarella, white fish to hanger steak, the meal is sure to leave you feeling culinarily inspired. Photo courtesy of Antietam.
Enjoy internationally-sourced libations with reimagined American fare by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Lents at the most beautiful former firehouse in all of Motor City. Leather couches and a dark wood, u-shaped bar are illuminated by industrial-yet-airy light fixtures, creating a cozy and chic atmosphere for any night and every occasion. Photos courtesy of Apparatus Room.
Disco vibes and fluorescent hues frame shareable small plates from an ever-changing menu at Takoi. The recently re-opened Corktown eatery and bar’s specialty is Thai, but constantly delivers creative, flavor-forward dishes that have won hearts of Detroit and the praises of critics and chefs alike. Photos courtesy of Takoi.
Bloodline Whiskey, Two-Faced Bourbon, Gilded Age Vodka, and Railroad Gin–locally-sourced and artfully-distilled at Detroit City Distillery–all offered at their brick-clad Eastern Market bar. Original, favorite, and classic bespoke spirits are made with their in-house elixirs. Photo courtesy of Detroit City Distillery.
Grab a drink at Cliff Bell’s as you enjoy live jazz and blues under Detroit’s signature art deco gaze finished with a polished wood ceiling. Photos courtesy of Cliff Bell’s.
Clothing and caffeinating Detroit since 2015, Ashe Supply serves small-batch coffee in their industrial space. Travel bags, sweatshirts, and beanies are all made in the city, for the city. Photos courtesy of Ashe Supply Co.
A Corktown favorite for both coffee and community, Anthology prides itself on sourcing, roasting and serving quality coffee. Baristas delicately craft pour overs from an island bar, reimagining what a coffee shop looks like altogether. Photo courtesy of Anthology Coffee.
Sip on coffee, tea, music and art at Eastern Market’s favorite eclectic resident, Trinosophes. The sparse yet ever-evolving lounge also serves up seasonal plates made from scratch. Photo courtesy of Trinosophes.
Just north of Renegade’s two-day home on Russell St., Gratiot Ave. in Eastern Market boasts an eclectic yet curated list of tenants, from SMPLFD stocking Detroit-inspired goods, People’s Records selling that record you’ve been trying to find for years, Well Done Goods with their ties (and everything to wear with a tie) and Boro carrying edited vintage and pre-loved finds. Photos courtesy of SMPLFD and Boro.
One of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the country, the Eastern Market Farmers Market hosts local vendors and farmers, from florists to artisans. Backdropped by grand brick sheds built in the late 1800s for hay and wood sales, the sprawling 43 acres is most popular on Saturdays, when farmers bring poultry and livestock. Photo courtesy of Eastern Market Farmers Market.
Founded by Jack White in 2001, Third Man Records is a trove of vinyl from collectible to quirky, box sets to singles. The space hosts musical performances, book readings and art installations, and is also home to a Voice-o-Graph that lets you record up to two minutes and dispenses a one-of-a-kind 6” phonograph. Photo courtesy of Third Man Records.
50+ local and international artists take over Eastern Market for Murals in the Market, an annual festival celebrating Detroit’s unique history of public art. For eight days, artists decorate the historic brick sheds, host workshops and paint live all in the name of celebrating the city’s rich history of art and public space. Photo courtesy of Murals in the Market.
Dedicated to giving visual artists the freedom and space to create, Red Bull House of Art hopes to affect positive change not only in the artist community, but all of Detroit. The highly competitive residency strives to craft a harmonious, productive and fruitful cultural landscape for everyone by giving access to resources and inspiration. Currently–and serendipitously–on view: nine artists who are redefining how we define contemporary craft. Photo courtesy of Redbull House of Art.