Energized Night Life Bars and Lounges in the Motor City
Detroit is a great place to hit the town on a Friday or Saturday night. There are plenty of lively hot spots to get a happy hour drink after work, enjoy a late-night bite to eat, listen to music, and dance the night away. So check out three of the most high-energy bars and lounges in the Motor City.
Northern Lights Lounge
Located at 660 W. Baltimore St., Northern Lights Lounge is the perfect place to go for happy hour during the week from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The lounge is open daily from 11 to 2 a.m., and food is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Northern Lights Lounge kitchen also serves its bar menu from 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The lounge offers drinks like the featured Northern Lights Pink Lemonade, made with Ketel One Vodka, strawberry simple syrup, lemon juice, soda, and a garnish. Or try the French Lavender 75, expertly mixed with Tanqueray Gin, lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, and a splash of champagne for something unique.
If you like to sing, Delux Lounge is the place for you. The hot spot features a full bar, Karaoke events, live DJs, and a good time Wednesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Delux offers free shuttle service to concerts and sporting events at the local stadiums and concert venues.
The lounge is a great place to meet people in town. Corporate events, private parties, birthday parties, and other events are extra special in the VIP section, found right off the energetic dance floor. And the drinks at Delux Lounge are affordable despite this spot’s prime location at 350 Monroe Ave.
Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, World’s Oldest Jazz Club
At 20510 Livernois Ave. is Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, which boasts of being the “World’s Oldest Jazz Club.” If you enjoy listening to live jazz, there is no better place than Baker’s. Chris and Fannie Baker opened Baker’s in 1933 as a restaurant, which patrons visited at lunchtime for the excellent sandwiches. A year later, in 1934, the couple’s son, Clarence, started booking jazz musicians at the neighborhood restaurant.
In 1939, when Clarence took over the restaurant, it became a hot spot for Jazz music in Detroit. The lounge features a great art deco decor with a piano-shaped bar that is painted with piano keys. Baker’s Keyboard Lounge is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 to 1 a.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
With so many great bars in lounges, it is clear why the Motor City is one of the best places to hit the town to party the night away. It does not matter if you live in Detroit or if you are in town on business, these three spots offer a unique and inviting experience for an evening.