327 South Main Street Rochester, MI 48307 +1 248 652 9400
Featuring good food at reasonable prices, Kruse and Muer on Main prides itself on its prime cuts of beef, large variety of pasta dishes and its excellent salads. The specialty, though, is seafood, from the freshest Great Lakes catch to Maine lobster, and the shrimp scampi draws rave reviews. Don't forget to check out the photos of old Rochester on the walls.
207 Wilson Hall Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI 48309 +1 248 377 3300
On the campus of Oakland University, Meadow Brook Theatre is somewhat remote from much of the Detroit area, but it's worth the drive. Since 1967, it has been the professional theater in residence at the university and has won many awards for excellence. Both local and imported talent from New York and Chicago contribute to the sets and productions. The venue itself is a rather sterile auditorium, but the sight lines and acoustics are more than adequate. You will need to drive if you want to eat or drink after the show, as no nightspots are available on campus.
44575 Garfield Road Clinton Township, MI 48038 +1 586 286 2141
Located on the Central Campus of Macomb County Community College, this is a first-rate community arts center, the most active in the United States. It includes an art gallery and showcases a wide range of performances, from local musicians to touring musicals to family shows to dance to comedy acts. If you find yourself in the northeastern reaches of the Detroit area, this might be your best bet for entertainment. Each season the center presents an eclectic lineup of nearly 100 events, with a wide range of performers from the likes of Yo-Yo Ma to Tim Conway.
1175 Eureka Road Wyandotte, MI 48192 +1 734 281 4629
The Rockery has been a mainstay in Wyandotte since the 1940s. This watering hole prides itself on a selection of over 80 craft beers and spirits from breweries across Michigan. Grab a pint at happy hour to go with classic pub fare, and avail their nightly specials, from Tuesday's free pool to open mic Saturdays. Occasionally this bar plays host to live gigs and dance events.
361 East Cady Street Northville, MI 48167 +1 248 347 0003
After making waves across the neighborhood with its free performances, this wandering troupe launched as Tipping Point Theatre in 2007. It gets its name from Malcolm Gladwell's book of the same title, and refers to that moment in theater that changes more than just the plot of the play. The engaging shows here promise to touch hearts and evoke thoughts and emotions. Their seasonal line-up features dramas, comedies, musicals and thrillers that enthrall audiences of all ages. You can even take your talent to the stage with a workshop by professionals from the industry.
2901 Grand River Avenue MotorCity Casino Hotel Detroit, MI 48201 +1 866 752 9622
At Amnesia, you can party all night 16 stories above the city in the MotorCity Casino Hotel. The colorful, illuminated and trendy decor gives the club a fun and exciting atmosphere. Check out the beautiful views while you enjoy a strong drink from the bar, or simply dance the night away to the DJ's loud tunes and mingle on the dance floor.
2461 Russell Street Detroit, MI 48207 +1 313 393 6016
This charming family-run ice cream shop is a delight for children and adults alike. The interior is cheery, with pale green walls and lime green lighting. Servers wear fun black and white spotted cow aprons and serve up tasty scoops of ice cream. Some of the flavors you'll find include Grand Traverse Bay Cherry Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake, Sleeping Bear Dunes Bear Hug and Mackinac Island Fudge. Come out and support this great local business!
3965 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 +1 313 831 9627
The Great Lakes Coffee Coffee Roasting company is an extremely popular roastery in the Detroit area, and its Midtown coffee bar is just as popular. In addition to its constantly rotating selection of their own coffees, the coffee bar also has many other options. Craft beer, cocktails and wine round out the liquid selections, while the food offerings are small plates consisting mainly of charcuterie, cheeses, pickles, other gourmet small plates and even some vegan raw offerings. For people looking for a high quality coffee date or whole meal, Great Lakes is a great option
28167 John R Road Madison Heights, MI 48071 +1 248 548 8023
This fun local hangout is a great place to spend your night. The crowd is lively, especially on Wednesdays through Saturdays, when On the Rocks features karaoke and DJs. The place exudes a fun vibe, while the paper lanterns strewn across the ceilings provide a nice touch. In addition to a full bar, On the Rocks also serves food, mainly of the standard pub variety, but it is tasty nonetheless!
33729 Ford Road Garden City, MI 48135 +1 734 522 7744
You may not expect to find a popular karaoke joint out in the Michigan suburbs, but that's exactly what Rockstarz is. Located in Garden City, this is the place to go for if you want to sing your heart out. Drink specials are a major draw, sometimes even going as low as $1 per drink depending on the night. In addition to the beverages, standard pub fare is offered. Check the website and Facebook page for the event schedule, as Rockstarz frequently hosts karaoke contests with winnings in the thousands!
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