There a ton of bars and clubs to choose from, some within Detroit, and some in the outskirts of Detroit. There's a hopping and hip nightlife in Ferndale and Royal Oak. You just have to experience it to truly know what it's like. There are also plenty of places 18 and up, so no one feels left out.
Whether you're looking for a place to dance or somewhere to have intellectual conversations, Detroit has your fit. Depending on where you go, you'll find budget-worthy drinks or drinks that might break the bank.