Best Of 2014

Best Club Night in Wayne County: Thirst Wave at Small’s; 10339 Conant St., Hamtramck; 313-873-1117; smallsbardetroit.com

This monthly party at Small’s in Hamtramck has kind of exploded into a local institution this year. DJs Pleasure Kitten, Elektrosonik and Aaron Hingst spin new wave and dark ’80s and ’90s alternative all night. Expect to hear the likes of Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, Human League, Roxy Music and the Cure, while hanging with some cool people and dancing like the new millennium never came.