Detroit's 25 hottest bars right now according to Yelp

Yelp, everyone's favorite place to share an informed opinion, can offer some useful insights when deciding on which bar to frequent in order to kick back and indulge in libations with your friends. Both readers and reviewers take Yelp critiques very seriously, and the opinion-aggregating site continues to steer us to the most preferred places all around the city. Here are the top 25 bars in Detroit according to Yelp, though the list is always changing as new reviews are submitted.

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1. Sugar House2130 Michigan Ave., DetroitThis spot with a cabin-like interior is Detroit’s original cocktail bar. The electrifyingly delicious drinks on the menu brighten customers' experience. Also enjoy a small plate of bar bites along with your specialty drink.
Photo via  The Sugar House / Facebook

1. Sugar House

2130 Michigan Ave., Detroit
This spot with a cabin-like interior is Detroit’s original cocktail bar. The electrifyingly delicious drinks on the menu brighten customers' experience. Also enjoy a small plate of bar bites along with your specialty drink.

Photo via The Sugar House / Facebook
2. Candy Bar1509 Broadway St., DetroitWe want Candy! This intimate setting, which appears to be influenced by the Roaring '20s in decor, has drinks as sweet as their treats. You can sit and chat in the pink and red suede seats and order a round at the bar — or you can always just stare at the beautifully crafted chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
Photo by Christian Harder courtesy of the Siren Hotel

2. Candy Bar

1509 Broadway St., Detroit
We want Candy! This intimate setting, which appears to be influenced by the Roaring '20s in decor, has drinks as sweet as their treats. You can sit and chat in the pink and red suede seats and order a round at the bar — or you can always just stare at the beautifully crafted chandelier hanging from the ceiling.

Photo by Christian Harder courtesy of the Siren Hotel
3. Standby225 Gratiot Ave., DetroitWhile most people rave about the indoors of a restaurant or bar, a lot of Yelp reviewers particularly fancy the entrance to this bar. Located right off the Belt near a parking garage, you’ll find a little wooden sign which reads “Standby” and tattered wooden double doors with a single flame-lit light above it. Burgers and gin and tonics were some of the most talked about menu items. 
Photo via  Standby / Facebook

3. Standby

225 Gratiot Ave., Detroit
While most people rave about the indoors of a restaurant or bar, a lot of Yelp reviewers particularly fancy the entrance to this bar. Located right off the Belt near a parking garage, you’ll find a little wooden sign which reads “Standby” and tattered wooden double doors with a single flame-lit light above it. Burgers and gin and tonics were some of the most talked about menu items.

Photo via Standby / Facebook
4. Kiesling449 E. Milwaukee St., DetroitA dim atmosphere with an elegant touch, Kiesling is a cocktail bar sure to spark your taste buds. The versatile selection of food earns this trendy, friendly neighborhood spot more cool points.
Photo via  Kiesling Detroit / Facebook

4. Kiesling

449 E. Milwaukee St., Detroit
A dim atmosphere with an elegant touch, Kiesling is a cocktail bar sure to spark your taste buds. The versatile selection of food earns this trendy, friendly neighborhood spot more cool points.

Photo via Kiesling Detroit / Facebook
5. The Whiskey Parlor608 Woodward Ave., DetroitLow lighting, a wall of whiskeys, and free live music sum up a night at the Whisky Parlor. Leather couches and small tables are scattered across the bar and face toward the stage. If a speakeasy vibe and a whisky in hand is your thing, this is definitely your spot. 
Photo via  The Whiskey Parlor / Facebook

5. The Whiskey Parlor

608 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Low lighting, a wall of whiskeys, and free live music sum up a night at the Whisky Parlor. Leather couches and small tables are scattered across the bar and face toward the stage. If a speakeasy vibe and a whisky in hand is your thing, this is definitely your spot.

Photo via The Whiskey Parlor / Facebook
6. The Skip1234 Library St., DetroitThere are colorful decorations, character cups, and a list of exciting drink choices. The Skip, located in one of the city’s most prized possessions we know as the Belt, is known for its delicious frozen drinks, thorough beer selection, and carefree atmosphere. It’s like taking a vacation to the tropics, minus the plane ride and overpacking. 
Photo via  The Skip / Facebook

6. The Skip

1234 Library St., Detroit
There are colorful decorations, character cups, and a list of exciting drink choices. The Skip, located in one of the city’s most prized possessions we know as the Belt, is known for its delicious frozen drinks, thorough beer selection, and carefree atmosphere. It’s like taking a vacation to the tropics, minus the plane ride and overpacking.

Photo via The Skip / Facebook
7. Castalia3980 Second Ave., DetroitLocated in Midtown Detroit, and serving as the sister company to it’s during-the-day business, Sfumato Fragrances, Castalia is an intimate go-to for sweet cocktails with a special treat on the side. Each drink comes with an accompanying fragrance samples, sprayed onto a napkin or cloth so that customers can fully experience the various scents.
Photo via  Castalia / Facebook

7. Castalia

3980 Second Ave., Detroit
Located in Midtown Detroit, and serving as the sister company to it’s during-the-day business, Sfumato Fragrances, Castalia is an intimate go-to for sweet cocktails with a special treat on the side. Each drink comes with an accompanying fragrance samples, sprayed onto a napkin or cloth so that customers can fully experience the various scents.

Photo via Castalia / Facebook
8. Bagley Central2545 Bagley St., DetroitAs a newer bar in town, Bagley Central has impressed its customers through its decor and affordable cocktail prices. Black and white subway tiles spell out “Bagley Central” right above some black booth seats. Multiple Yelp reviewers said they want to become regulars or would easily come back again.
Photo via  Bagley Central / Facebook

8. Bagley Central

2545 Bagley St., Detroit
As a newer bar in town, Bagley Central has impressed its customers through its decor and affordable cocktail prices. Black and white subway tiles spell out “Bagley Central” right above some black booth seats. Multiple Yelp reviewers said they want to become regulars or would easily come back again.

Photo via Bagley Central / Facebook
9. The Ghost Bar4421 Woodward Ave., DetroitSolidified as one of Detroit’s best happy hour destinations, the Ghost Bar is an upscale lounge that perfectly serves as the final destination of a night out. From live entertainment to the classy and glamorous environment, reviewers are here for this cozy cocktail heaven. 
Photo via  The Ghostbar / Facebook

9. The Ghost Bar

4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Solidified as one of Detroit’s best happy hour destinations, the Ghost Bar is an upscale lounge that perfectly serves as the final destination of a night out. From live entertainment to the classy and glamorous environment, reviewers are here for this cozy cocktail heaven.

Photo via The Ghostbar / Facebook
10. Lost River15421 Mack Ave., DetroitA place where the island meets the big city, Lost River’s tiki bar-esque interior beams with color in cocktails, daiquiris, and floral patterned walls. On occasion, there’s a pop-up chef’s menu.
Photo via  Lost River / Facebook

10. Lost River

15421 Mack Ave., Detroit
A place where the island meets the big city, Lost River’s tiki bar-esque interior beams with color in cocktails, daiquiris, and floral patterned walls. On occasion, there’s a pop-up chef’s menu.

Photo via Lost River / Facebook