4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-5700; thewhitney.com
In the ever-changing Midtown landscape, The Whitney — a 22,000-square-foot Romanesque Revival standout rendered in pink granite — is a staple. On the top floor of the 1890s mansion is The Ghost Bar, an elegant cocktail spot that offers a more casual entry into this fine dining destination. The lounge's name and tagline ("We Serve Spirits) refer to talk of apparitions, paranormal activity, and the presence of David Whitney Jr.'s ghost in the building. We're usually too anesthetized by the perfectly composed martinis to notice anything floating here but bleu cheese olives.
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