Campus Martius Park has become a really cool, and fun place to play in downtown Detroit.  You can’t go wrong if you’re looking for a place to relax or actually play, there’s always something going on here.  For more information about year round schedules and events follow the link Campus Martius Park


Anchor Bar is one of your local watering holes, where a lot of regulars hang out.  They have a shuttle bus to get you to Red Wings, Lions, and Tigers games.  If you want a place to dig your heels in follow the link AnchorBar

Bookie’s Bar and Grill has relocated, is newly renovated, and has a little something for everyone…from DJs to big screen TVs.  To find out more about Bookie’s click on the link BookiesBar

Cliff Bell’s is the place to be, if you want to listen to some great jazz, or a live funk band.  To find out more about Cliff’s Bell follow the link CliffBells

Club Waterfalls is not far from the Riverfront, and it’s a nice little spot where you have your choice of main level, upstairs, or if the weather permits, an outside deck where you can enjoy a waterfront view. For location and more information about Club Waterfall call (313) 259 6676

Drive is asking “Ping Pong anyone?”  It must be the next big craze in the city if you want to socialize, and play a little ping pong.  For more information about pricing and membership check out their website here DriveDetroit

Exodus/The Jazz Loft is tucked away on the Greektown strip, and unless you stumble upon it, only the locals know that it’s here.  The rooftop in the summer months usually draws more of a college crowd, but all are welcome.  Couldn’t find a good link, so call (313) 962 7093 for location and information.

Harbor House has great seafood, and that’s not all, they also have live music.  If you want to catch a great set, then follow the link for more information HarborHouse

Hart Plaza is the home of all the seasonal festivals, the world renowned Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival, and Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF).   Yeah I know they’re calling it Movement now, but it will always be DEMF to me.  For more information about Hart Plaza, and event schedules click the link HartPlazaDetroit

RiverWalk/Dequindre Cut, Bell Isle, and more, are the places to go for outside summer fun in the “D”.  It keeps getting better and better every year, so get ready for next year DetroitRiverFront

St. Andrews Hall Constructed in 1907, was the historic meeting site for the St. Andrew’s Scottish Society of Detroit. Along with The Shelter (located in the lower level)  has some of the best acoustics for parties and performances, aah the memories. For more information St. Andrews Hall

The Whiskey Disco opened over the summer, and although it’s been a little low key, this underground bar (formerly known as Oslo) is gaining some momentum. I have a feeling we’re going to hear about a lot more than just music coming from this spot. The Whiskey Disco

YMCA (Bolls) is not a bar or restaurant, but it’s a good place to get your work out on.  For more information click the link BollsYMCADetroit


**Some places do not have a website, so they will be linked to a facebook page, or a page that will give you more information.