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Best Mixologist Bars In Detroit

The drink can't be too sweet, but it can't be too dry either. The drink has to have the perfect mix, which can be really difficult to achieve. The better the bartender the better the drink, so who has the best bartenders working in the evenings? Find the best mixologist around and you've found the best drinks, too. Here are five of the best mixology bars in Detroit.
The Sugar House
2130 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-0123

Walk into this bar and they have the most beautiful and elaborate showcase of liquors. Ask for any drink and the bartenders can whip up the drinks. The drinks are so flavorful that the taste will burst in your mouth. The drinks are also pretty to look at while you guzzle them down. The best part? Watch a true mixologist in action. At this bar, they are impressive to watch, making it even more fun to drink their masterpiece.

Northern Lights Lounge
660 W. Baltimore St.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-1739

Are you in the mood for live music, good food, and, more importantly, a good drink? This bar has everything. Ask the bartenders for any unique drink and they know how to serve it just right. Try a Bloody Mary or the Juicy Booty. There is live music on Friday and Saturday nights. If you're starting to get bored while drinking and eating, make sure to drop by the bar on Sunday for Karaoke night.

The Oakland
Ferndale Plaza Shopping Center
201 W. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48075
(248) 291-5295

Raise a glass and celebrate at the Oakland. This is the bar you come to after long nights of studying for tests and exams. Relax and grab the perfect drink made right here at this cozy bar. The shots are the best, especially their Wild Turkey shots, or try a Blue Motorcycle. If the guys aren't feeling mixed drinks on this particular night, don't worry, there are plenty of beer options, too.

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Delux Lounge
350 Monroe St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 962-4200

Lights, drink, action! This bar has an exciting vibe with a decent range of liquor, but when the bartenders go into action doing their thing serving drinks with the lights in the background, suddenly this scene becomes even more fun. Loud music in the background and fun people drinking all night around you are great company when you have the best mixed drinks. You won't want to leave after having a good time at this bar.

Cliff Bell's
2030 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2543

Cliff Bell's is the perfect place for people who like to get their drink on and listen to jazz music. Patrons sit in the audience as they watch the live musicians play smooth, cool jazz music. You will feel like you are walking into the 1930's with the decorations, the stage, and the environment. Dress for the occasion, sip on your favorite drink all night long, and relax as the musicians take you to your favorite place.

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