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Best Bars For Business Drinks In Detroit

Whether looking to secure funding for your start-up or discussing business plans with your partner, make an impression by choosing the perfect Detroit spot to enjoy a cocktail and close the deal. From unparalleled ambiance to expansive views, each establishment offers distinctive features that sets its apart from the rest, making these the best choices for meeting with business clients over drinks.

Buhl Bar
535 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-6118

The Buhl Bar is the place where deals are made with a handshake. However, if a trump-tight contract needs to be drawn up, you are in the right spot as there is no shortage of lawyers on the premises at any given moment. This establishment hosts the after-work crowd who loves it for its architectural charm, not to mention the heavy pours and posh interior.

1128 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2500

The chill atmosphere of Roast makes it the perfect spot for closing that deal or schmoozing clients. Modern and relaxed, the stylish decor and exceptional drinks make this the place to entice clients to fund your start-up or sign on the dotted line. Known for its illustrious menu, if everything goes well, stay for dinner to celebrate with your new partners and yes, Roast has a space for that.


Coach Insignia
Renaissance Center
71st & 72nd Floors
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 567-2622

Seal the deal from the top of the world -- well, the top of the Renaissance Center -- at the bar at Coach Insignia. Located on the 72nd floor of the Ren-Cen, the breathtaking landscape of the Detroit River and sweeping expanse of the city offer unparalleled views, even from the bar area. The interior offers a restrained elegance perfect for a business meeting. Toast to the new venture with a bottle from the wine list, which is extensive.

Sugar House
2130 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48026
(313) 962-0123

The intimate setting of the Sugar House makes it the best place to meet clients when looking for a unique spot that isn't overly fussy. The understated opulence and friendly atmosphere are conducive to a productive face-to-face with potential investors or when discussing business plans with your partner. The handcrafted cocktails are masterfully created, reinforcing the attention to detail continuously exhibited by this establishment.

Related: Best Places To Take A Client For Cocktails In Detroit

The Town Pump Tavern
100 West Montcalm St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 961-1929

With its historic details and cascading ivy covering the facade, The Town Pump is an exceptional spot for effortlessly making a lasting impression. The richly appointed interior invites patrons to settle in and get comfortable while the classic ambiance evokes a casual elegance. The Town Pump also hosts corporate events, making it a great place to celebrate when your company goes public.

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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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