10 metro Detroit spots to order drinks to go this ...

10 metro Detroit spots to order drinks to go this spring

Support local and order drinks safely from these resilient local businesses.

Did you ever think you’d be ordering drinks to go? Restaurants and bars have been hit hard during the pandemic — and that’s the hard truth. At the same time, metro Detroit businesses have pivoted like never before, accommodating faithful customers with online ordering, curbside pickup and expanded delivery options.

The hospitality industry can’t make it without us — and they have so much to offer. So, let’s raise a glass (or a carryout cocktail) to our local watering holes, dive bars, restaurants and food trucks. Business owners have worked extremely hard to support us throughout these challenging times, and we owe it to them to help keep them afloat whenever and however we can. There are far more than ten bars and restaurants than listed here, but we’ve rounded up some of our metro Detroit favorites offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that you can order, pick up and indulge in anytime.

1. Pizza Plex*

What goes well with pizza? Cocktails, Amaro, craft beer, and wine to go!

Pickup and delivery
4458 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit
Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 4 – 9 p.m., Sunday 2 – 7 p.m.

2. The Oakland

Grab an Old Fashioned, a Coping Mechanism and more from one of our favorite mixologists in the area.

Curbside pickup
201 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 5 – 10 p.m.

3. House of Pure Vin

Stock up on bottles of wine from around the world while supporting women in the wine biz!

Pickup and shipping 
1433 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12 – 9 p.m., Sunday 12 – 7 p.m.

4. Ferndale Project

Head to Ferndale Project for hard seltzers, wine and your favorite Eastern Market Brewing Co. craft brews. — even when you’re on the go.

Pickup and delivery — within 15 miles of Ferndale and delivery drops daily throughout Michigan
567 Livernois, Ferndale
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

5. The Royce

Get your wine on with plenty of bottles to go around (the six-packs are the best). Plus, check out their unique varieties of Vermouth for homemade concoctions. 

Pickup and delivery
76 W. Adams Ave., Detroit
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 1 – 10 p.m., Thursday – Saturday 1 – 10:30 p.m

6. Batch Brewing Co.

Beer, cider and barley wine… oh my! Grab drinks to go from Detroit’s first nano brewery.

1400 Porter St., Detroit
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 5 – 9 p.m., Friday 2 – 9 p.m., Saturday 12 – 9 p.m., Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.

7. Motor City Wine

David and Melissa Armin-Parcells are offering up all of your favorites to pick up safely at the store. Call to find out what’s available and for pricing info!

Pickup (Text 313-483-7283 for curbside)
1949 Michigan Ave., Detroit
Hours: Wednesday 1 – 7 p.m., Thursday – Saturday 1 – 6 p.m.

8. Lost River Tiki

Need a Painkiller, Mai Tai or Zombie? Lost River has all the delish cocktails (and mocktails) to get you through the rest of winter…

15421 Mack Ave., Detroit
Hours: Friday and Saturday 5 – 8 p.m.

9. Castalia @ Sfumato 

Castalia is an experimental craft cocktail bar located in Midtown, focusing on the harmony between flavor and fragrance. You can now bring the experience home with you by ordering a cocktail kit to go, paired with a scent from their sister company, Sfumato. 

Curbside or in-store pickup
3980 2nd Ave., Detroit
Hours: Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m., Friday – Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.

10. Firebird Tavern 

Take home any draft beer in a Crowler or a Growler at Firebird, OR better yet, try a delicious Paloma and Mint Julep to go!

Pickup or delivery via DoorDash
419 Monroe St., Detroit
Hours: Thursday – Saturday 3-10 p.m. 

*Participates in our Keep Detroit Local program, which aims to amplify local businesses in the community and provide awesome perks for Detour Detroit members. Contact kelsey@detourdetroiter.com to learn more.

Allison Jacobs is the digital producer and lifestyle reporter for Detour Detroit. She was the former digital editor at The Detroit Jewish News, where she helped oversee their digital strategy and produced a four-part video series called “Bubbie’s Kitchen.” Over the years, she has contributed articles for The Detroit Jewish News and SEEN Magazine. She’s a stickler for honest reporting and creating content that educates, entertains and inspires. Follow her on Twitter: @ajacobs114