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Enjoy a night full of laughter and fun at the Majestic theatre. This charming historic 1912 theater is the entertainment center of Detroit. They offer a range of activities including fun bowling, concerts and great dining. You can play a rockin’ game of bowling with glow in the dark lanes and disco lights at the oldest bowling center in America. Stop by the Magic Stick Lounge or the Majestic Complex to see your favorite band live on stage. The Majestic theatre also has two locations to dine at. The Majestic Café offers a full service dining experience with the freshest ingredients. Order off their menu that features American classics along with nightly specials. On Sundays, come by between 10 am and 4 pm for Brunch with bottomless mimosas and live music. Inside the Garden Bowl you’ll find Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizzeria & Deli. They will cure your hunger with specialty pizzas and amazing sandwiches. They also offer fresh salads and sides like cheese bread served with pizza sauce.

4120 Woodward Avenue
Detroit,
MI
US

The Motor City Brewing Works is located at 470 W. Canfield Street in Detroit, Michigan and has been in business since 1994. MCBW produces top-quality beers that are hand-crafted for exceptional flavor. Their beers are unfiltered to give them a fresh, vibrant taste. Their 20 BBL brewery is custom fabricated using salvaged equipment & scrap metal from industrial plants that are no longer in business. The area’s most talented artists have hand-crafted these items, transforming them into amazing pieces of art. Motor City Brewing Works is located in an eclectic area known as Detroit’s Cultural Center. Many of the city’s cultural and educational centers are located nearby. The list of beers, wines and ciders is quite extensive and more than a few have become extremely popular. Be sure to try the nut brown ale, the Motor City ale and the Primavera wine on your visit. They also make non-alcoholic drinks like cherry soda, ginger ale, and root beer.

470 W Canfield St
Detroit,
MI
US

Per its name, Royal Oak Taste Fest celebrates some of the best local cuisine as well as the chefs behind each food sample on offer. But that might be the only traditional thing about this event. The dishes here hail from the Middle East, Mexico, Italy, and just about everywhere in between. In some ways, it's a Taste of Everywhere?except Greenland, where people only ever eat ice.

The festival extends beyond food too, showcasing art from local retailers and crafters, as well as musicians whose live shows add the soundtrack to the day.

100 West Montcalm Street
Detroit,
MI
US

The Town Pump Tavern's menu boasts pint pairings such as the Black and Blue Bites (wonton-wrapped infusion of roasted red peppers, blue cheese, and blackened chicken served with a side of ranch and toughness, $7) or a refreshingly crisp order of fried pickles ($4). Heartier options include the toasted-rye Reuben ($7) or brow-dripping half-pound Firehouse Burger complete with Cajun seasoning and fresh jalapeños ($7.75). Come rain, meteor shower, or impromptu spelling bee, happy hour runs seven days a week with the exception of December 25. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests can meet up with friends, enjoy dollar food items, and hitch a ride on the free Red Wings shuttle to home games.

100 W Montcalm St
Detroit,
MI
US

Bookies Bar & Grille plies foodies and sports zealots alike with a hearty menu of American pub eats and drinks, which pairs of diners can consume while bathed in the glow of a dozen plasma-screen televisions. Find a seat on one of three spacious floors to watch tortilla chips high-dive from the rooftop patio into your beef-queso dip ($8.99), as you laugh and converse with a dinner companion or incorporeal omniscient narrator. Brawny beef and turkey burgers strut proudly from the grill, flexing toppings such as grilled pineapple and ham ($9.99), as a triumvirate of Blue Dorsal sliders ($8.99) drift over counters with their lightly fried cod cores overheating. Diners who opt for dual entrees can bite into deliciously glazed sweet chili chicken ($11.99), the honey chipotle salmon ($12.99), or other tasty selections. Sip from cool glasses of Newcastle, Blue Moon, or other brews on tap ($3–$7), or prevent sweet teeth from biting the hand that feeds them with flambéed mountains of bananas foster ($6.99) daubed with ice cream and Grand Marnier–laced whipped cream.

2208 Cass Ave
Detroit,
MI
US

At Centaur, the martini is monarch. The menu of seasonally changing cocktails ($9 each, $5 during happy hour) leaves no taste unexplored. The toasted-almond martini swizzles together vanilla, almonds, cocoa, and cinnamon, while the Detroiter uses hometown-hero Vernors ginger ale with splashes of vanilla vodka and spiced rum. Secret agents on the lam after a botched attempt to blow up a supervillain's volcano lair can unwind with the .007 martini's mix of vodka, gin, strawberry, and basil while awaiting further instructions from contacts "Hansel and Gretel," who are enjoying a gingerbread-flavored martini at the other end of the bar. In addition to an extensive selection of beers and wines, Centaur also offers a menu of gourmet small plates for stomachs not quite satisfied by toothpicked olives. Try an ounce of Sevruga caviar ($50), Maryland crab cakes with lobster cream sauce ($10), or three gourmet mini-burgers ($6).

2233 Park Ave
Detroit,
MI
US