This is not going to be a story about ruin porn. It was my second trip to check out the rebirth of a city only 4 hrs away by car from Toronto.
Detroit is being called The New Berlin.
My travel partner once again was Bill Angst.
We dropped our bags at the Cadillac Hotel
airbnb Honor and Folly looked cool but was booked
walked past the A Loft Hotel…next time
is growing quickly with a few places close together and not far from the hotel.
Gold Cash Gold – only ok
Astro Coffee shop- good for breakfast
Two James- gorgeous round bar, delicious cocktails
Sugar House for cocktails
has some happening stuff going on too
Motor City Brewing Works
and the now famous Shinola
my new watch
Moran and Klinger Streets
Powerhouse/Soundhouse/Play House/Jar House
Heildelberg Project- a must see- kinda corny
Popps Packing- a artist colletive with gallery and live events
pix is of their campvan sauna
MOCAD – good for lunch and sunday brunch too- it is so cool and near Shinola
they had a girl djing when we were there
Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead behind MOCAD
Detroit Institue for the Arts-must see 1933 Diego Rivera mural
Eastern Market- best on saturdays
small and super friendly
Central Station is the huge building that is ruin porn
John King’s Big Bookstore
super cool building
Green Dot Stables
Cafe mongos – walking distance from hotel- live music- a guy who played on the street now has a band that does covers- everyone dancing and drinking
hip spot for dinner Write and Co.
close to hotel…a cool shop underneath..John Varvatos
also near hotel- the Republic restaurant
blues- gorgeous room
live music- work a peak inside- near hotel
was a speakeasy in 1935
across the street from Cheap Charlies is a higher end resto where the cultural elite go
and Sunday Brunch at this sweet little diner in the middle of nowhere
Roses Fine Foods http://rosesfinefood.com