If your weekly happy hour with friends is starting to feel stale, maybe you need to add some excitement back into getting drinks. The Keep might be the answer to that. It's one of the best hidden bars in Detroit and it will feel like you've entered a brand new underground world when you climb down the stairs.
It almost feels like you're sneaking around to order drinks and like you're in an exclusive club with the other people in the bar. You can definitely imagine some old-timey mobsters carting down barrels of liquor into this dimly lit basement covered in red brick.
This bar is like a subtarranean lair and it has tons of nooks to cuddle up to a date with or gossip with a BFF.
The bar is marked only by a chalkboard sign pointing people towards the basement, a sign over the door that simply says "BAR," and a black door with "THE KEEP" spray-painted in white.
Many of the cocktail bars in the city are fancy and inaccessible, but The Keep likes to keep things casual while still innovating with their drinks. You won't feel intimidated by the bartenders here, but you don't have to compromise on the quality of your drinks.
There's always a fun crowd here and the bartenders and owner are down to have a good chat with the patrons.
They have great happy hour deals that include $2 off of signature cocktails and heavily discounted bottles of beer.
Even though this place looks out of the way, it gets very busy and is super popular with people that work in the service industry in Detroit.
It's located in historic Cadillac Square in Downtown Detroit, and it's in one of the most architectually interesting buildings in the area. It almost resembles the Flatiron Building in New York City.
You'll definitely feel like a bonafide city dweller here.
Cuisine: Craft cocktails and beer
Address: 140 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI
Why You Need To Go: If you want to drink like the 1920's, you need to check this place out.