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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not a partying type of student, so I don't really know. However I know that they do not take place in the dorm; they are usually located in a hotel or something. The party scene varies on the student and what department they're in. For example, most trans students love to get out because of all the work they do, but they still need to be responsible. So to answer this question, if you like to party you can, but you must remember that you still have work to be done.

3 College Student

Party Scene: don't know have not experienced the party scene, I need to study to get the best education possible for my

life after graduation.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: I don't know I'm not a party person

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't care for partying

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't usually participate in night activities, but when I do, I go with friends who know their way around town.


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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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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.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Campus Martius
  • Cass Corridor
  • Downtown
  • Ferndale
  • Funk Night
  • Greektown
  • Midtown
  • Royal Oak
Local Specialties
  • Grand Traverse: L. Mawby Sparkling Wine and cherry bitters
  • Insomniac: Patron XO Cafe, espresso beans, freshly shaved chocolate, and Sambuca that is mixed and then lit on fire. Seriously.
  • The Last Word: Gin, fresh lime juice, chartreuse, and crystal clear Luxardo maraschino liqueur.
  • Steakhouse Martini: Beefeater gin and dry vermouth shaken with ice rinsed in Lagavulin and topped with house-made, scotch-soaked, Maytag bleu-stuffed olives.
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Chandelier
  • Drink & Draw
  • Kings
  • Thunderstruck
  • Tippy Cup
  • Waterfall
Useful Resources for Nightlife
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Circa 1890 Saloon

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Motor City Casino

2901 Grand River Ave.


(313) 237-7711

MGM Grand Detroit

More than 2,700 slots and 80 game tables, as well as dining, entertainment, and hotel rooms.

1777 Third St.


(877) 888-2121

Tonic Night Club

Upscale club with multiple levels and nice lounge areas. There is a dress code, so don't come wearing a hat, athletic wear, excessively baggy clothes, or sweats.

29 S. Saginaw St.


(248) 334-7411

Northern Lights Lounge

660 W. Baltimore St.

Cultural District/Midtown

(313) 873-1739

Magic Stick

Live music venue, part of the Majestic Theatre Complex, which includes a café, bowling alley, theater, and pizza place

4120 Woodward Ave.

Cultural District/Midtown

(313) 833-9700

Eden Nightclub

22061 Woodward Ave.


(248) 541-7674


Live music venue featuring local artists

5756 Cass Ave.

Cultural District/Midtown

(313) 638-6300

Luna Royal Oak

1815 N. Main St.

Royal Oak

(248) 589-3344

Greektown Casino

The Greektown Casino has classy gaming and dining opportunities, as well as a nice hotel and entertainment.

555 E. Lafayette St.


(888) 771-4386

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Circa 1890 Saloon

5474 Cass Ave.


(313) 831-1122

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?


928 W. McNichols Road


(313) 863-3934

Magic Stick

4120 Woodward Ave.


(313) 833-9700

Funk Night

Last Friday of every month, venue varies.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 42 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 2% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 10% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 22% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 38% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 28% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 8 responses

  • 50% There really isnt one.
  • 25% The end of the year party
  • 25% Student Exhibition
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