December 16, 2022

20 metro Detroit bars with immaculate holiday vibes

Bars and breweries across metro Detroit are breaking out the tinsel and holly for some festive fun. Whether you’re in the mood to have a drink or two underneath a mistletoe, try a Yuletide-themed cocktail, or check out some holiday events and activities — or maybe you’re just trying to get away from your family to have a drink in peace — these 20 drinking establishments have the vibes to get you in the holiday spirit.
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Last Chance Saloon
1830 Michigan Ave., Detroit; lastchancedetroit.com
This new new shot-and-a-bar located in Corktown’s old Casey’s Pub from the Detroit Optimist Society is in festive spirit, complete with a holiday menu and a cheeky “LE TITS NOW” sign in the window.
Instagram, @almitycantaloupe

Last Chance Saloon

1830 Michigan Ave., Detroit; lastchancedetroit.com

This new new shot-and-a-bar located in Corktown’s old Casey’s Pub from the Detroit Optimist Society is in festive spirit, complete with a holiday menu and a cheeky “LE TITS NOW” sign in the window.
Detroit City Distillery
2462 Riopelle St., Detroit; detroitcitydistillery.com
DCD’s Eastern Market tasting room is decked out in festive lights, what it’s calling a “Winter Whiskey Wonderland.” It has also released a new holiday menu with 15 new craft cocktails and is also hosting pop-ups from local chefs.
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Detroit City Distillery

2462 Riopelle St., Detroit; detroitcitydistillery.com

DCD’s Eastern Market tasting room is decked out in festive lights, what it’s calling a “Winter Whiskey Wonderland.” It has also released a new holiday menu with 15 new craft cocktails and is also hosting pop-ups from local chefs.
The Skip
1234 The Belt, Detroit; 313-724-3145; theskipdetroit.com
This bar located in downtown Detroit’s colorful Belt alleyway has once again launched its Sippin’ Santa pop-up, with festive holiday lights and Santa-themed tiki glassware available to enjoy your drinks out of or purchase.
Instagram, @theskipdetroit

The Skip

1234 The Belt, Detroit; 313-724-3145; theskipdetroit.com

This bar located in downtown Detroit’s colorful Belt alleyway has once again launched its Sippin’ Santa pop-up, with festive holiday lights and Santa-themed tiki glassware available to enjoy your drinks out of or purchase.
The Oakland Art Novelty Company 
201 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-5295; theoaklandferndale.com
This downtown Ferndale cocktail bar has once again launched its Miracle at the Oakland, which includes a holiday menu and kitschy glassware for sale.
Instagram, @artnoveltycompany

The Oakland Art Novelty Company

201 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-5295; theoaklandferndale.com

This downtown Ferndale cocktail bar has once again launched its Miracle at the Oakland, which includes a holiday menu and kitschy glassware for sale.
Time Will Tell
6408 Woodward Ave., Detroit; instagram.com/timewilltelldetroit
This new bar in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction area has a retro charm that’s only enhanced by the Christmas decorations.
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Time Will Tell

6408 Woodward Ave., Detroit; instagram.com/timewilltelldetroit

This new bar in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction area has a retro charm that’s only enhanced by the Christmas decorations.
Blitzen’s on Bagley
2545 Bagley St., Detroit; blitzensonbagley.com
This limited-time pop-up in the former Bagley Central bar features seasonal libations, as well as bites from Shell Shock’d Tacos and Christmas cookies by Christmas Cookies by Warda Pâtisserie baker Anna Bolz.
Instagram, @blitzensonbagley

Blitzen’s on Bagley

2545 Bagley St., Detroit; blitzensonbagley.com

This limited-time pop-up in the former Bagley Central bar features seasonal libations, as well as bites from Shell Shock’d Tacos and Christmas cookies by Christmas Cookies by Warda Pâtisserie baker Anna Bolz.
Weiss Distilling Co.
34 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; thewdc.com
This speakeasy-style spot has launched a “Weiss on Ice” winter pop-up, which includes icy decor and cocktails like “Fairies Wear Boots.”
Instagram, @weissdistillingco

Weiss Distilling Co.

34 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; thewdc.com

This speakeasy-style spot has launched a “Weiss on Ice” winter pop-up, which includes icy decor and cocktails like “Fairies Wear Boots.”
Ale Mary’s
316 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-268-1939; alemarysbeer.com
Ale Mary’s holiday-themed “Jingle, a Christmas Pop Up” included yuletide decor and holiday-themed cocktails.
Instagram, @alemarysbeerhall

Ale Mary’s

316 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-268-1939; alemarysbeer.com

Ale Mary’s holiday-themed “Jingle, a Christmas Pop Up” included yuletide decor and holiday-themed cocktails.
Detroit Shipping Company
474 Peterboro St., Detroit; 313-462-4973; detroitshippingcompany.com
Detroit’s favorite food hall constructed from shipping containers has launched a cozy Winter Lodge on its second floor with a special holiday cocktail menu including “Jingle Juice” and “Christmas Cookie” shots.
Instagram, @detroit_shipping

Detroit Shipping Company

474 Peterboro St., Detroit; 313-462-4973; detroitshippingcompany.com

Detroit’s favorite food hall constructed from shipping containers has launched a cozy Winter Lodge on its second floor with a special holiday cocktail menu including “Jingle Juice” and “Christmas Cookie” shots.
Royal Park Hotel
600 E. University Dr., Rochester; 248-652-2600; royalparkhotelmi.com
This Rochester bar is decked out in boughs of holly, and features holiday-themed items like Santa’s boozy punch.
Instagram, @royalparkhotel

Royal Park Hotel

600 E. University Dr., Rochester; 248-652-2600; royalparkhotelmi.com

This Rochester bar is decked out in boughs of holly, and features holiday-themed items like Santa’s boozy punch.