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A Night Out In Detroit's Cass Corridor

Detroit's Cass Corridor is a culturally rich neighborhood with a large student population that has its fair share of historical landmarks and drinking establishments. Set out on foot to discover the awesome array of bars located close enough for an enjoyable stroll from one place to the next. Each bar located in this district will welcome you with open arms through its storied doors.

Motor City Brewing Works
470 W. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-2700

Motor City Brewing Works serves a great selection of seasonal brews that are crafted on site at the brewery. The taproom offers a truly laid-back place to talk with your friends or date, the bartender or other customers. The airy floor plan is as inviting as the staff and almost guarantees you will not want to leave. Many items on the menu are created using fresh ingredients that are grown on site. Nothing is better than the rooftop deck area, perfect for enjoying warm days and balmy evenings.

The Bronx Bar
4476 2nd Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-8464

The Bronx Bar remains a staple in the neighborhood bar scene and is always packed to prove it. Conversations are lively and the music is killer, with a duo of jukeboxes primed with exactly what you were looking for. The decor is eclectic and the atmosphere, lively. On weekends, The Bronx Bar features the best DIY bloody mary bar with an array of accouterments that will elevate the mid-morning elixir to new levels. More fun is to be had on the outdoor patio and the pool table is just waiting for a friendly game to commence.

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Third Street Bar
701 W. Forest Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-0603

Third Street Bar has a stellar atmosphere and a really nice staff. Relax in front of the warm glow of the fireplace or have a seat outside on the patio when the weather cooperates. Check out the tunes on the jukebox or get down to karaoke on certain nights, either way, it's a blast. Third Street serves a wide selection of Dangerously Delicious Pies, so arrive with an appetite.

The Old Miami
3930 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-3830

The Old Miami is a hodgepodge of living room furniture that creates a comfort level unique to this bar. Settle into an easy chair and witness the spot come alive with conversation and music. There is a jukebox and live bands perform on stage on certain nights. The outdoor backyard area is great for warmer weather and adds another dimension to the already interesting neighborhood.

Honest John's 
488 Selden St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5646

Honest John's is a dimly lit place that serves a solid food selection and drinks in the morning. Chairs line the long bar and high-backed wood booths. Tables are placed throughout, giving patrons plenty of seating options to choose from. The vibe is chill and welcoming, and it is a great spot to unwind. There is a pool table and a jukebox for entertainment.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at and

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