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Sense of Place: Detroit - Points of Interest


Bars

  • Cafe D'Mongo's Speakeasy
    Site: yelp.com
    Map: 1439 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226
    Description: A little French looking cafe on Griswold, nestled on a street with Detroit's only synagogue and a strip club. Go early for BBQ ribs, chicken, mac&cheese, greens, black-eyed peas and cornbread.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • Old Miami
    Site: yelp.com
    Map: 3930 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201
    Description: Tucked away on Cass Corridor, The Old Miami has been a Detroit fixture for decades. Pay this cozy, unpretentious bar a visit and you'll see why it remains a favorite among all walks of life.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • PJ's Lager House
    Site: pjslagerhouse.com
    Map: 1254 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
    Description: A Corktown fixture since 1914 when it opened as a neighborhood bakery and restaurant. It masqueraded as a furniture store during Prohibition but emerged a beer garden.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video

Museums

  • 5 E Gallery
    Site: 5egallery.org
    Map: 4605 Cass Avenue Detroit, MI 48201
    Description: The 5e Gallery is a non-profit visual art and hip-hop culture gallery located in the Historic Corktown District of Detroit. They are dedicated to being the foremost hip hop based Art Gallery / Performance Space in the world for djs, graffiti artists, photographers, bands, etc.
    Recommended By: Mike Ellison
    Media: Video
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
    Site: dia.org
    Map: 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
    Description: The heart of a great museum is its collection and The Detroit Institute of Arts is proud to claim one of the largest, most significant art collections in the nation.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • MBAD'S African Bead Museum
    Site: mbad.org
    Map: 6559 Grand River Ave. Detroit, MI 48208
    Description: The museums mission is to build and organize collections of beads, beadworks, textiles, sculptures and other cultural relics which exemplify the vastness of the African people's material culture. They present exhibitions, publications, and public programming, and are a resource center.
    Recommended By: Mike Ellison
    Media: Video
  • Motown Museum
    Site: motownmuseum.org
    Map: 2648 W Grand Blvd Detroit, MI 48208
    Description: Despite the passage of time since Motown Records' establishment in 1959 by Berry Gordy, tens of thousands of visitors pass through Hitsville U.S.A., home to the Motown Museum, each year.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • The Heidelberg Project
    Site: heidelberg.org
    Map: 3600 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MI 48207
    Description: An open-air art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit's East Side.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video

Other Points

  • Eastern Market
    Site: detroiteasternmarket.com
    Map: 2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48207
    Description: Local food market with more than 250 independent vendors and merchants processing, wholesaling, ad retailing food that has been feeding the Detroit community since 1891.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video
  • Michigan Central Station
    Site: historicdetroit.org
    Map: 2405 West Vernor Highway
    Description: Nothing symbolizes Detroit's grandiose rise and spectacular fall like Michigan Central Station. No other building exemplifies just how much the automobile gave to the city of Detroit — and how much it took away.
    Recommended By: XPN
    Media: Video

Restaurants

Shops

Studios

  • Submerge
    Site: submerge.com
    Map: 3000 E. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48202
    Description: Submerge was established in 1992, as a hub for Detroit's independent dance music labels. As a manufacturer, it produces 12" records, compact discs and merchandise. In addition, there is a gallery located upstairs.
    Recommended By: Mike Ellison
    Media: Video

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